Relays

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  1. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I would describe my body type as a fairly solid type. I used to sprint, I've played soccer, and hockey. Short distances (200m), that's what I've liked.

    I run at night to try to stay in shape. Not always easy, but I'm doing a few miles at night.

    My dad invited my to join a team for a relay race in Oregon two weeks ago. The Hood to Coast Relay (www.hoodtocoast.com) is 197 miles. It begins at Mt. Hood and ends at Seaside, OR.

    That started a fire in me.

    A week later I was visiting my girlfriend in New Mexico and we ran the Santa Fe Trail Run 1 mile run together.

    I ended up registering for the Navy 5 Milers on Sept. 26 in Arlington, VA and the Marine Corps Marathon 10K on Oct. 31.

    Well it didn't take me long to sign up with another relay team with my dad, the Ragnar Relay in Tennessee on Nov. 5-6. That race is 195 miles, from Chattanooga, TN to Nashville, TN.

    When I visit my girlfriend from Thanksgiving, we're going to run the Turkey Trek 5K.

    And finally, the Ragnar Relay is taking place on Sept. 24-25, from Cumberland, MD to just outside of Washington, DC. That race is 193 miles. I'm not on a team yet, but I'm feeling around. I'm a little nervous about this one, if I get a team, especially because it takes place Sept. 24-25 and the Navy 5 Miler is Sept. 26. So either I don't get a team, and just run the 5 Miler, or I get on a team, and feel out how I feel for the next day....or I try to walk the 5 Miler if I'm really tight (need 15 min/mile pace).

    Races like Hood to Coast and Ragnar beat you down, but I "enjoyed" my time at Hood to Coast.

    Do what makes you happy. Challenge yourself. And collect those sweet race shirts and medals. :thumb:
     
  2. LophatYogurt

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    I started Cross Country last week and in no way in shape for long distance running like this, but it may be because I am doing weight lifting and taekwondo all in the same day, 5-6 days a week. I'm slowly getting better and hopefully I can get a 9-10 min 1.5miler :D
     
  3. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Whoa whoa whoa, a 9 min. 1.5 milers is not too shabby!
     
  4. LophatYogurt

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    I wish I could get a 6 min mile pace, mine right now is 7 mins. My friend is 5:20ish min pace, 4:30 timed mile ><
     
  5. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    I don't know if they still run it but the Oahu Perimeter Relay was an awesome run that I ran in twice in the mid 90s. 135 miles - 6 man team. It was brutal- staggered starts so that everyone finished around the same time. One of the truly humbling experiences in my life was having a woman from an all-womens team that had started a couple hours behind us blow past me around the halfway mark. I could hear her coming but just no way I could pick up the pace enough to stay ahead of her. So much for the studly Airborne Ranger:rolleyes: I think we finished in around 19 hours both times- not exactly world class :wink:
    The race to really train for is the Haleakala "Run to the Sun" on Maui- it's a 36mile race that goes from the ocean to the peak of Haleakala- 10,200 feet vertical climb. I had someone try and convince me to enter one year- NOT ON YOUR LIFE!!! But my hat is off to anyone who can do that one in the time limit. BTW- the winner last year did it in 5.28!
     
  6. LophatYogurt

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    with these relays, is it a continuous run or are there like stops you rest at then continue later?
     

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