Saturday, I ran the River 2 Sea Relay as part of the RVRR team Blisters of Mercy. 92 miles across NJ, starting at Milford and ending by the beach in Manasquan. The club put together 3 teams. 4 men, 3 women and 2 cars per team. I am a huge fan of relays, but this was an experience like no other. You know how when you and a few others share a special experience, you want to yap away about it to anyone in sight...but you know no one else would really understand? That's how I (and I suspect the others) feel. An intense bonding experience with other runners from morning till night, sharing in the glory and pain and logistical challenges, that left us all feeling an extraordinary connection for each other.
One of the transfers
Finish by the sea
After more than 15 hours on the road, we were greeted by a band, pizza and soda...and finished with a cold swim in the sea.