Friday, July 30, 2010

Ragnar - Relay

Bob and I, along with 10 other teammates ran the Wasatch Back Relay this June. The starting line for the race is in Logan Utah and finishes at the Canyons Ski Resort in Park City. The course covers 189 miles Our team "Frozen Tozen" finished in a little over 30 hours and 30 minutes.
Each runner had to complete 3 legs of the 36 leg course. I was runner #2, I ran my first 7 miles at 10am, another 3 miles later that afternoon and a final 3 the next morning around 7am. While not running our team took turns eating, sleeping, and cheering each other. We slept under trees, in parking lots, even on the floor of the van. We took showers at a high school locker rooms, stopped over for a weenie roast with the girls at Bob's sister's place & took advantage of the massage therapists at the mid-way team support venue.

I have to admit that though the mileage was reasonable, the altitude change from Anchorage (Sea Level) to the Wasatch front (5,800 feet) was noticable. elevation coupled with the heat of the summer really took a toll. I was so grateful that we were able to recover between runs. In fact, I think all my workouts should be designed in a similar format, especially the massage part.

We had such a great experience that we registered Bob's family members to run with us next year. We plan on taking the award for best costume. Look for team "We Bee Crazy" we'll Bee dressed in yellow and black.... The rule of the road is the better you look, the slower you can go. So don't worry team, I'm firing up my sewing machine as we speak.

1 comment:

amyruthporter said...

Can't wait to see the costumes!! You crazy girl. ALMOST makes me want to join you! lol