Thursday, February 25, 2010


So, I got a text on Sunday night from my aunt asking me if I wanted to "run in a relay called Ragnar" and I could "read about it online."  Of course I knew what Ragnar was!  I was going to run it, but we couldn't get enough girls for a team.  I was little relieved, but mostly bummed to not get to run this relay.  But, it looks like I'm going to be able to run it after all!

I've only run about 5 times since my marathon so I don't think I'm very prepared, though the marathon was only 6 weeks before Ragnar, so maybe it's better that I didn't run much so my muscles could recover.  I'll just tell myself to "keep going" like I did in the marathon.  It worked for that!  But, really, I am a little scared!

Here's what I'm up against:
I'm runner 11.
Running legs 11, 23, and 35.
Distances 8.5 miles, 6.4 miles, 3.5 miles for a total of 18.4 miles.

We are meeting at 4:00 am on Friday morning to drive up.  We start at 7:30 am on Friday and between 12 girls, we will run until sometime on Saturday afternoon/evening, depending on how fast we all run.  The course goes from Prescott to Tempe Marketplace.

Completing this race will mean I competed in a sprint triathlon, half marathon, marathon, and this relay within 5 months.  After that, it's time for a break.  Then, hopefully we can get pregnant and have a little baby girl!


shirley elizabeth said...

Um, I'm really jealous. And you want to know something? 11 was my leg. Because it passes right by my parents' house up in Cave Creek and pretty near Mike's parents' house.
Have fun!

The Boob Nazi said...

This exhausts me just reading about it. But maybe you just motivated me to go to the gym this morning?

katie b. said...

some of my teammates are running it so look out for them! :) good luck!

p.s. they're on the team "Running Ruggers"

katie b. said...

that's awesome! some of my teammates are running it so if you see them say hi! haha. They're on team "Running Ruggers". Good luck :)

Josh and Elisha Sandberg said...

I really want to do a sprint tri. Maybe after we have babies we could train for one together. Just the biking and swimming because you run too fast for me.

Kiera said...

FUN!!! You will do GREAT! I wouldn't worry about training at all if I were you.. the longest at one time is 8.5..that'll be a breeze for you:) Atleast this one you get breaks! Sounds like a blast! Can't wait for that little girl!!

j & s said...

ruthann you are just too amazing. tone it're make the rest of us look bad. :) good luck and have fun!!!

Thorne Family said...

That sounds like so much fun!! I wish I lived closer to these races! I've been wanting to do a sprint Tri, but they are always on Sunday! I hope you get your little girl soon. Maybe one day I'll get one to.


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