Hood to coastline Relay Race recap
right here is my Hood to coastline Relay Race Recap! however really, there is no method to truly share all the fun as well as legendary parts of a 199 mile relay with 11 other runners. These are the highlights/parts I remember….
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I was on the Runner’s world belVita Team. The team included RW as well as belVita workers – including the legendary Bart Yasso as well as um, me. Not sure exactly how I handled to snag an invite to this party, however I am so thankful I did!
First thing in the morning we headed as much as Mt. Hood. The race starts on the mountain HOOD as well as goes all the method to the COAST, hence the name.
I was in Van 1, runner #2. So, I was prepared to run very first thing since I would be going on the very first hand off.
We saw our very first runner begin as well as then headed to the hand off so I might get ready.
My very first leg was all downhill, which I love. I flew down the mountain thanks to gravity. I understood that I would regret going out so quick on leg 2 as well as 3, however I couldn’t assist it. I just focused on keeping my body relaxed as well as going with it. My speed is super quick for me as well as I recognize that’s as great as it gets so I am okay with it (even though my quads did get super tight after!).
(source Runner’s world instagram)
Plus I had to show Bart Yasso I was awesome sufficient to hang out with him! totally worth the burn.
Leg 1 done as well as done – time to cross it off the list!
Everyone in our van killed their very first leg! Laura Beachy was the last runner in our van. We handed off to Van #2 at the shift as well as wanted them luck on their very first legs.
(source Scott’s instagram)
By the time we completed our very first leg it was around 1pm as well as we were HUNGRY. We decided food before anything else as well as were on a objective to get fuel.
Someone spotted an Olive garden as well as it was quite much unanimous. We needed to make this happen.
We all believed going to the Olive garden was super funny though – nobody had been there in years. So, we needed to toast to the endless salad as well as bread-sticks.
Follow my relay team runners on instagram here… Scott, Robert, RER, Steph, Seth as well as Beachy
I got this poultry Abruzzu-something or other meal as well as it was delicious.
From lunch we headed to Portland for a quick shower stop. Yes, you checked out that right – showers on a relay race??!! We had a hotel space to hold our stuff as well as had about a half an hour to shower leave our gross clothes as well as satisfy up with Van 2. Isn’t that fancy?! #PerksofRunningwiththeBigBoys
We had a long time to wait before the Van 2 back to 1 shift so we hung out, moisturized for our leg as well as enjoyed the fun HTC ambiance.
My second leg was relatively flat with a few rolling hills. however my legs felt quite heavy from the very first downhill leg. It was a bit difficult as well as I didn’t push it since I wished to save something in the storage tank for my last DARK leg (because I was scared).
But, I did try to surface strong as well as when I got close I sped it as much as hand off to Scott. I saw him just a bit bit away as well as heard our team number being called out so he might be ready. He had his arm prepared – we took our slap bracelet hand-off seriously – so I ran toward him as well as the volunteer reached out as well as grabbed me to stop me. They were directing web traffic as well as I assumption a vehicle was just provided the “go” as well as I didn’t see or hear it! I had to stop for a second as well as then made the hand-off on the other side of the street.
And it’s a great thing I didn’t die since right after I was done with leg 2 I satisfied visitor Jordan! She was really dealing with 4 legs!!
Our next runners completed up their legs just as it was getting dark. I believed my second leg would be the dark one, however that’s not exactly how the time worked out this time. Both of my previous relays had me doing my second run at night.
We got our last runner, handed off to the other team as well as then headed to the next huge transition.
Robert prepared to go for his dark shift.
Check out my insta video for 15 seconds of a hand-off.
After our van was done with leg 2 we tried to get some sleep before we had to run again. I came somewhat prepared with a sleep mask as well as ear plugs. except I should have brought a heavier jacket since I was freezing.
I’m quite excited that I did get a bit small bit of sleep – most likely about a 40minute power nap.
But it was quickly our turn to run again. I didn’t want to get out of the vehicle since it was so chilly as well as dark so I talked myself up as well as rallied.
I told everybody about my very first night leg experience as well as exactly how scared I was to run in the dark. Robert suggested I discover somebody to run with so as soon as I got the bracelet I took off to catch up with someone. A guy ended up coming up behind me as well as handing me my blinker that fell off as well as running ahead. So, I tried (desperately) to stay with him. I heard the miles tick off on my Garmin (but I couldn’t see it at all in the dark of night) 3 times. lastly I had to just autumn behind (I kinda believe he was pushing it so I couldn’t pass him however I just desired a friend!). I discovered somebody else as well as it turns out she was in my preferred van name.
She had to walk so I kept going. however I was terrified. I glanced back when to see if anyone was coming up behind me so I might sluggish to run with them however that was even scarier to just see pitch black behind you.
Moral of the story: Don’t look at where you’ve been, just keep going. #Az mély
Befejeztem!!! I just kept believing “Chase your fears” as well as I did it.
I was so thankful it was over!!! You don’t even know.
After my leg we stopped at a high institution to get coffee. I altered there as well as got eggs. It was tasty – particularly since we hadn’t eaten a genuine meal since yesterday at lunch as well as it was about 5am at this point.
Steph scored pancakes from one more quick stop.
From there I happily enjoyed cheering for my other team members. I had the difficult part done as well as might just enjoy the rest of the relay!!!
I assumption there was a team of red heads running! I spotted this van embellished with pro red head cheers. Bumm.
When the last runner of our van was done we high-fived the other team as well as saw our other van off!
I tried one of the soft baked belVita breakfast biscuits in the van too. have you tried these? I only had the difficult ones that come 3 to a pack before. Rumor has it the banana bread flavor is the best.
Pro tip: put some Nutella on a crunchy belVita as well as your taste buds will say thanks to you.
There are a few shifts with locations for people to sleep. one of them even had a whole camping tent city! This was our last hand-off as well as I just took a peek.
Done as well as tired as well as headed to the coast!
The success lap!
Since our van was done as well as had a great deal of time before van 2 would be at the surface line we discovered a diner for breakfast. Elképesztő volt.
And about an hour later we were at the beach! We made it as well as waited for our teammates to get there.
The Runner’s world belVita team crossed the surface together! Megcsináltuk!
Bart Yasso was our anchor as well as ran the last leg. He crossed the surface as well as led us to the beach to get in the water. Jégfürdő!
I had so so so much fun! It is incredible exactly how running as well as living in a van together for 24 hours can bring people together!! I think about all my teammates buddies now. “We can’t stop!!!” <- not a motivational phrase, an inside joke. Thank you to Runner’s World, belVita as well as the incredible people who put up with me for the last 48 hours! Question: What was the very best thing you ate this weekend? Anyone run? How’d it go? Küldje el nekem a munkafüzetet Megment A megosztás törődés! Ossza meg Csipog Csap Ossza meg Posta Ossza meg