The weekend after the Bear Lake triple, we were off to run Ragnar Wasatch Back. 5 of the 6 of us in van two had been at the Bear Lake event, so we weren't really sure how it was going to go. We made it up to the first exchange to take over from van one and it was HOT. I think we all nearly melted trying to get through our first legs. We managed to survive and headed out to what we thought was the second exchange. The directions that were written in the booklet made it sound like we needed to go to the high school that was actually the third exchange. So we sat around forever, waiting for our runner to come in. We realized our error a bit too late, but we managed to book it on over to the proper exchange and get back on track. The van one people only waited maybe 10 minutes before we made it there.
|An epic hand off to Scott on the first day.|
|Team Haulin' Arse, looking triumphant.|
Next up was the AF Canyon Half. The proceeds from this race go to cancer research. It's a wonderful course, as well, so it's a win/win all around. I didn't feel so great at the start (go figure) and it was a struggle to get through it. I did manage a decent time due to the course.
|Photo credit: Scott M. Stringham|
|Running for America. Photo credit: Jamie Eckles.|
It was a nice day to race. It started early enough that we got through before it got too hot outside. I was finally feeling good and was able to run a strong race. I finished with my fastest half marathon time for the year. They changed the course from the previous years that I had run it. There was less downhill with the new course, but it didn't seem to matter to my time.
I hope to have a more entertaining and timely blog for y'all next time. Until then, happy running!