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Prescott - Mesa, Arizona
United States
Ragnar Relay
Total Time = 00m
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Run
  • 00m
  • 202.1 miles
  •  min/mile
Comments:

My first run was at dusk, 7 miles of rolling hills. It was on all on dirt roads through the high desert. About 1 mile in the sun went down and I was running by headlamp. The temp was dropping fast! I ran hard to keep warm and I'm really happy with my pace, avg 7:39. My team was awesome. They drove ahead of me to heckle and take pictures many times. After this fisrt leg I had a long break to eat and rest. I could not get sleep though. Next year I must find a way to nap.
Before my second leg there was an accident where a car struck a runner. Our team runner was beyond the police road block in the 2AM cold, so I ran ahead to being her a jacket. I hung out with her and the cops for an hour before race officials cancelled legs 18-23. We ran back to the van and drove to the restart location.
My third run was 8.5 miles of rolling hills, a lot of it was on the bee line highway. Even though this race had 350 teams, I only saw a few people. My legs were pretty beat and my heart rate was elevated; I blame no sleep and mild dehydration. I drank as much as I could, emptied my 20 oz of water in 4 miles. Thankfully they had an aid station and I refilled my bottles. I pushed it hard and managed an avg pace of 8:03. I'm thrilled with that. There was a red light 400m from the finish line and I had to wait for it to turn. Me and another runner sprinted the finish he beat me with a NASTY kick, lol. Done!!
Post race
Warm down:

Tailgating with the team, Corona and girl scout cookies. The to california pizza kitchen for awesome pasta.

Event comments:

This is a must do event for every runner. They did an amazing job restartigng the race after the tragic accident.
Here is more info on the poor kid who died in that accident. http://www.abc15.com/content/news/centralsouthernarizona/wickenburg...




Last updated: 2009-11-03 12:00 AM
Running
00:00:00 | 202.1 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: I only ran 2 of my 3 legs because they cancelled the middle portion of the race due to a runner/car accident.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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2010-03-03 10:13 AM

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2010-03-03 10:24 AM
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This race sounds like so much fun! I've been looking for a team to join for the FL relay. Would be nice to hear more about the logistics of the race, your teammates, the planning that went into the race, etc.

That is absolutely HORRIBLE about the fatality, however.

Edited by Renee 2010-03-03 10:24 AM

2010-03-03 10:36 AM
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Ragnar is awesome, I'm so sorry to hear about the boy who was hit.  It's becoming a problem with this race...

2010-03-03 10:41 AM
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Nice Chad! I think we ran the same first leg, I was runner #12 in my Van 2. I ran that dirst road at 11:40pm, it was so dark but very cool!
2010-03-03 10:32 PM
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Wicked race there, Chad! Although the death was absolutely tragic, at least everyone handled it very well (the driver, the cops, all the runners and organizers of the race)... 

(And I definitely need to do a relay race soon!!
2010-03-03 11:12 PM
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Thanks for the RR!  Sounds like a great event.  Nice job on your times.


2010-03-04 8:17 AM
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Great job, Chad - your pace was awesome!!

2010-03-04 8:59 AM
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Well done- thats a great pace!  

2010-03-04 8:07 PM
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Subject: RE: Ragnar Relay Del Sol
nice job chad.  the red light is funny.  i don't know why but i have this mental image of tumble weed blowing by when you guys are waiting for the light to change with this music playing in the background.  bravo!
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