Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Kim with Ragnar teammates Mary Jane and Brynne
Kate's right--February has flown by. It's hard to believe that Ironman is only 8 months away!
I ran Ragnar this past weekend. For those of you who are not familiar with Ragnar, it's a 12 person relay race where each runner runs 3 legs of the race over the 24-30 hour period. The Del Sol race runs from Wickenburg to Tempe.

This is the 2nd year I've run Del Sol (I ran Great River MN/WI a couple years ago). My first leg was about 5 miles and was during the hottest part of the day on Friday. It did not go well. I overheated and was sick. I did recover and my 3.3 mile night run about 12 hours later went great! My final run on Saturday afternoon was also about 3.3 miles and went well despite the heat.

As is the Ragnar norm, all of this was done on about an hour's sleep!! This year I decided not to follow Ragnar with a tri on Sunday morning. :) So I was able to recover and rest. I actually felt pretty good the next day. As one of my teammates said--my leg must've been too easy for me.

And, our other Ironmom, Kristin, ran on an ultra team (only 6 runners instead of 12!). She's amazing.
I am looking forward to the Phoenix 1/2 marathon on Saturday!!

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