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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Fun At The Fish Lake Relay!

When I saw a post from my friend Vince Massa on Facebook Friday morning asking for a last minute runner for the Fish Lake Relay (a one day relay that runs from Fish Lake to Richfield, UT) the next morning, of course I volunteered! I have been running so many of my weekend training runs alone, I jumped at the chance to run with other people and since I didn't have to pay, it was a no brainer for me.

I got home from work about 9:00pm, got my gear together, took Zoe out and was in bed by 10:30. 3 1/2 hours later the alarm went off and I drove to Orem to meet Vince and Nate for the 2 hour drive to Fish Lake to meet the rest of our team.

The thing that is cool about this relay, is that it is only one day and each team only has 6 runners. Each runner only runs two legs and each leg is on average 4 to 6 miles. I was runner 2.

My First leg was 4.2 miles straight uphill. It was cold (about 40 degrees). Starting at 8800 feet and climbing to 9450 feet, the elevation made is very difficult to breathe. This was confusing as I run at high elevation all the time, but for some reason I felt like I was sucking air through a straw!

That first run felt like a marathon due to the elevation.

Vince for the hand off!

Nate's turn to run!

Beautiful scenery!


The boys and I


My second leg was 6 miles. I was looking forward to a leg that didn't climb a mountain, but the 90 degree heat took all the fun out of it! I was glad to be done!

Nate doing "Blue Steel"! Ha Ha!


When you do a race with Vince, this is your food supply!


Vince lured me into drinking this swill! OK, it was hot as hell and I begged for it!

I meant business behind the party van wheel!

5th Place Overall!

This was a really fun one day relay. If you like beautiful scenery, no traffic and sleeping in your own bed, this race is for you!

Thanks so much guys for having me on your team! 

2 comments:

Todd said...

Beauty and the Beasts, haha! Wow, what a temperature swing. The scenery does look amazing. I love Utah/Idaho. Run Happy!

Jessica I said...

I love the food supply! Hahahaha!