This is a blog to track my progress in Crossfit.

Cardiorespiratory endurance, stamina, strength, power, speed,
flexibility, agility, accuracy, balance, and coordination: you're as good as
your weakest link.

- Crossfit Founder Greg Glassman

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

RAGNAR RELAY Sept 24 to 25

Here are my Garmin records of my three RAGNAR legs.

Leg 12 (5.6 miles) had a very steep incline. I didn't have to suffer through the torturous heat of the day like our other runners, but it was still hot...and the incline SUCKED ASS. I started this leg around 5:45 pm on 9/24.

Leg 24 (8.2 miles) was my favorite leg. I started it around 3 am on 9/25. Prior to running this leg, I'd had no sleep (been up since 6 am on 9/24 and we'd eaten a few hours prior at Olive Garden. I had pasta and parmesan crusted tilapia. And a glass of zinfandel.) This was a pretty hilly run. It was very dark. It was on trails/access-type roads on Sugarloaf Mountain. The air was cool. It felt great. I only got spooked by noises and movement about once every 500 feet :o) Seriously, this was my best leg of the race.

Leg 36 (8.9 miles) sucked major ass for me. It was the last leg of the relay. I started around 1 pm on 9/25. I knew everyone was waiting for me at the end. I ran about the first 4 miles, then I took to walking more than running. The heat was getting to my brain. I threw up water and energy gummy thingies (yuck). I was borderline crying (same thing happened to me around mile 23 at the Disney marathon...Thankfully, Mark met me halfway across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and walked with me til we met up with Gabrielle, Saad, and Jesse. We ran the last 1/4 mile to the finish...and it was over. I'm hoping it was the lack of sleep and the inadequate nutrition that put me into that sucked.

But I'd do it all over again.

Next year!

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