Yes, the time for Hood to Coast 2012 is upon us.
I can't lie...last year I LOVED reading the recaps and updates from the various bloggers who participated in this epic race (a 197 mile 12 person relay that starts at Mount Hood and ends at the beach in Oregon). Even I, however, started tuning out after the 45th blog post. So, yes...I'm probably going to dwell on this more than I should, and you'll probably be ready to virtually smack me by this time next week.
But you guys....I'm running in Hood to Coast! #nuun #hydration #running #HTC #lemon lime flavor #low calorie beverage #blog post recap 4,256 #this is why I don't have twitter
Is that too many hashtags? I actually don't have a Twitter account, so at least I can spare you those updates.
Anyway, this Wednesday I am flying out to Seattle to join my other nuun teammates for the relay. I forgot to get excited for the whole thing until this weekend when I watched the Hood to Coast documentary. It looks FUN. I am so excited to meet my van buddies, gorge on junk food for a couple of days and run my little heart out.
|All shirts make my butt look fast.|
|I had to elbow tweens to get the last bottle. Maybe.|
Training wise, I feel pretty good. I will run a total of 17 miles in three different legs, so my biggest concern is just not racing too hard and then limping the final leg or needing crutches. This week I even managed to do three separate runs in 24 hours, which should be good practice. On Friday morning, I ran 6.5 miles. On Friday night, another 6. Then on Saturday morning, another 4. I know some people have been running doubles for months to prepare, but my last-ditch effort will have to suffice.
So, Hood to Coast voyeurs, here's my promise to you: when I get back, I'll put up a recap and share some photos of the adventure.
And Hood to Coast haters, for you: This will be the first post, and it won't be the last. But I'll take it easy, and I promise that the next four months will not be lengthy posts reminiscing the one weekend where I got to feel like a real runner. It will be more like three months.
Advice please! Anyone who has ever run a relay like Ragnar, Hood to Coast, etc: what's one thing you wish you knew before you started?
Packing, racing tactics, decor, costumes...share the knowledge!
I am Van 1 of "Team Night" in Nuun's team After-nuun Delight. Team Night (actually, mostly the lovely Caroline!) is putting together a fun playlist with songs about night. Any suggestions to add?
So far my favorites on the list are You Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC), A Hard Day's Night (Beatles) and Last Friday Night (Katy Perry).