It’s hard to believe that it has been almost 3 months since I found out that
I wouldn’t be running HTC I would be running Ragnar Northwest Passage with Nuun!
The ball gets rolling on Thursday with Colin and Spud dropping me off at HQ in the afternoon. I don’t think I’ve mentioned it before, but Colin earns the title of world’s best husband as 19 July is our 9th wedding anniversary. I think I’m going to have to push really hard for an ultra team next year so we can have a 10th anniversary trip! #runnerds! Once I’m dropped off I’ll be meeting up with Holly (van 1), who is coming in from Oregon. I’m assuming we’ll toodle around town until it’s time to see the rest of the team for dinner and van decorating. I asked about decorating rules this time around and, unfortunately, this is a no-go:
Window art is highly encouraged, but there was a bit of an issue getting the rest of the van clean after Hood to Coast 2011 (so I heard – thankfully it wasn’t me that had to drive up to the rental place in it…).
Thursday night I’m hoteling it in Seattle with Holly, Jenny (van 2), and Becky (van 1). I’m pretty thankful that I’m not in van 1 this time around as they have to leave at 5:15! My Friday starts at 9am with a van ride up to Bellingham-ish.
According to the handy Ragnar pace calculator I should be running at the following times:
Leg 9 * 6.1mi/9.8km * Moderate: 4pm
Leg 21* 2.7mi/4.3km * Easy: 2:30am
Leg 33 * 6.8mi/10.9 * Hard: 12:15pm
For running a total of 15.6mi/25.1km within 24 hours I’m surprisingly calm. Not sure if it’s because I’ve done a relay before; it’s NOT Hood to Coast, therefore less pressure; I feel like I know the people better this time around; or just because I get to hang out with the Nuun folks, but I’m so happy to be able to do it! I”m packing tonight so it won’t be a mad dash tomorrow and hopefully I won’t forget anything. Tomorrow’s Wordless Wednesday post apparently has its subject matter!
Pop back on Friday for ways to follow our team! Twitter will be the main source, but I’m sure Facebook and maybe blogs will be utilized as well. Just a head’s up that I won’t be tweeting much myself due to roaming charges (free WIFI is where it’s at!), but if you search for @lovemyrunners you can find out how I’m doing.