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Ragnar Wasatch Back Relay - RunUltra Marathon

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Ragnar Wasatch Back Relay, Utah
United States
Ragnar Events, LLC
75F / 24C
Total Time = 30h 41m
Overall Rank = 261/492
Age Group = Coed Relay
Age Group Rank = 261/492
Pre-race routine:

Wake up, jam all crap for 6 into a van, and go!
Event warmup:

Meet at start, BS with team and other people, and wait for Team 1 to show up so we can start our relay.
  • 30h 41m
  • 188 miles
  • 09m 47s  min/mile

Very interesting experience. I surprised myself on the uphill, averaging about 9:30/mi pace on 6% incline and followed it up with 6:30/mi on the 1 mi downhill. Leg 2 was awesome since it was in the pitch dark, nice and cool, and just slight rolling hills- I managed to avg about 8:25/mi on the 5.5 mi I ran. Leg 3 was intense! The downhill was harder and steeper than anticipated and my feet were on fire about 2 mi. in; blisters were forming on the bottoms of my feet. It was also very technical- a good portion of it was on a single track trail, and I had to be careful not to trip. To make matters worse, this was extended almost 1.5 mi more than it was stated because of a detour. I felt okay, but my feet didn't appreciate it.
What would you do differently?:

Not a lot- I think I did well, and found a good balance of fun and challenge. In the future I may want to push myself even harder to make certain times/paces. You've got the pressure of the team waiting for you, which makes it conducive to good challenge.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretch, sleep in van on the way back home

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of sleep/rest and blisters on feet-- I'll admit that it was kind of strange running at 3am. Not used to that...

Event comments:

Awesome experience. I'll totally do this again!

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Last updated: 2010-03-01 12:00 AM
30:41:00 | 188 miles | 09m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/492
Overall: 0/492
Performance: Good
Course: Lots of various terrain. My 1st leg consisted of a 3 mi climb followed by 1 mi decent up to Snow Basin Resort. Leg 2 was a run from Wanship past Rockport Reservoir of 5.5 mi, and Leg 3 was a steep downhill run down toward Park City from the peak of Guardsman Pass for 7 mi.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-07-06 8:31 AM

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