Monday, June 23, 2008

Myomed Ragnar Relay Wasatch Back 2008

Go to ragnarrelaypwc.blogspot.com for fun tidbits about the race and our team members

This past weekend Chris and I had the opportunity to be a part of a 12 man relay team. We raced from Logan to Park City covering 180 miles in 30 hours. This year just under 600 teams participated in the relay. PricewaterhouseCoopers sponsored us and the team consisted of Chris' colleagues and myself.

The actual race began a handful of years ago when a PWC employee was taking an entrepreneur class at BYU. He designed the race as part of a class project and after implementing it successfully, quit PWC and began doing this instead. There are several races throughout the nation and is becoming more and more popular.

Each one of us had three legs ranging from 3.1 to 8.5 miles each and differing in difficulty. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. I didn't get more than a few hours of sleep in a 48 hour period but didn't feel it until I came home and crashed. We all ran the entire thing except for a couple of us that walked short snippets but really hardly anything. We all pushed ourselves to the max. What made it challenging was the high altitude, the heat, and the hills.

It was one of those experiences that we will be talking about for a long time and the funnest and hardest race I've participated in thus far.

13 comments:

Amy-Alisa said...

You always have such great pictures. We saw one wave of runners go through Heber Saturday morning on our walk.

lucy said...

we thought about you guys and even speculated as to where you live. I seriously was amazed at how beautiful the Wasatch Back is and how pretty your city has become.

Carson Calderwood said...

who ran in the sandles?!

lucy said...

lol. no one did!! in between legs we switched shoes. At the finish line van 1 had been waiting around for a while, so I'm sure some were just trying to relax.

Chris said...

Carson, some guys at the race were talking about a "Hood to Coast race". It starts at the top of mount hood and goes to the coast. You should look into it. Start a team and I'll fly up to join it!

Chris said...

By the way, Nancy, thanks for joining me. I had tons of fun spending the time with you and want to do it again soon. Thanks for the great pictures!

the narrator said...

you took some awesome photos. you should make the album public or post the password so people can look at them individually

CUTRER said...

you go girl! I can tell that all the guys feet in the photo the all are hairy legs LOL. What an insperation you are I will have to try that some day I said some day don't push me baby steps.

Carson Calderwood said...

Chris, that would require that I run...

Chris said...
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Chris said...

Ah, I forgot about the rebar you had put in your leg as a secret weapon. Probably makes it a little more difficult to run.

Emily said...

way to go nancy and chris! I am proud and envious of the both of you! What wonderful examples you are to your boys! Great job! yeah!!!

Lettie said...

Congrats guys! Sounds like fun (and hard work too, of course!)