This week the designers wake up to find that athletic gear has mysteriously appeared in their rooms overnight. This was definitely a departure from the high-stress, high-style tone of last week’s Nina-centered challenge. (I have to say once again—Nina looked really phenomenal in the winning ensemble.) The twist this time around was that the gym clothes were for the designers to wear themselves. And so, they were whisked to the New Balance Track & Field Center where Heidi and Tim (well appointed in a charming combination of sneakers and jeans with a blazer, tie, and pocket square—we love you Tim!) awaited them.It was another team challenge and this one was going to be bad. The designers were working in four teams of three and the saying, ‘Two’s company, three’s a crowd.’ has never been more apt. A race (yes, as in running) determined the team leaders. These poor souls had been hunched over sewing machines 24/7 and were so out of their element. Viktor summed it up nicely, “I never run unless someone is chasing me with a gun.” At this point Cecilia, who had been wishing she’d gone home instead of Julie, stepped up and eliminated herself from the competition. A Project Runway first! She left without much fanfare, and the race was on. Within minutes we had a man down—Olivier fell, injured his knee, and promptly fainted. Medics arrived, he recovered, and it was back to business. Let’s get these guys back to the workroom stat!