I think I'm officially crazy. Last year my work did a relay team for the Ragnar Relay that goes from Logan to Park City. This year my boss is again putting a team together and yes I signed up. Ouch. The relay is a 187.9 mile race that is ran by a team. We will have 12 runners, who each run 3 legs of the course. The total miles each person runs ranges from 12.4 miles to 18.4 miles. The legs are broken up into various distances and terrain. I don't know yet which runner I am but I'm crossing my fingers I'm not runner 11 who has to run 3.8 miles on Very Hard terrian, 7.3 miles on Hard, and 7.3 on Very Hard. I also prefer not to be runner 6 who also has a tough one of 6.9 Very Hard, 8.1 Very Hard and 3.1 Easy.
The race is 24 hours straight. The team of 12 runners is split into two vans. Van #1 runs their legs and then rests while van #2 runs and they switch off like that until the race is complete. Being cramed in the van with 6 other people will be a delight I'm sure. Plus the little to no sleep? Ugh.
Training started this week and so far I'm doing ok. If you know me you know I'm NOT a RUNNER. I've NEVER been a runner. So this is a great personal challenge for me. I'm excited to do it, although I heard many grueling stories last year. I just want to finish my 3 legs and not have to have someone else step in for me. Even if that means I have to walk part of it. At least I can say I did it. I know it will be a great experience and fun time with my co-workers and friends/family of them.
Check out the website: http://www.ragnarrelay.com/wasatchback/