Thursday, March 10, 2011

Rouge Orleans RR

With Mardi Gras and the Rouge Orleans Ultra Marathon relay, I've been burnt out BIG time this week. With that said, I'll leave you with a quick recap of the Rouge Orleans Ultra Relay RR. This race started 1 pm Saturday in Baton Rouge and continued until 8 am Sunday in New Orleans. 126.2 miles total. My team consisted of mostly pilots from my hubby's job.

I got roped into this relay last minute and to be honest wasn't too excited going into it. It was an interesting experience to say the least and I will say that I have a new found respect for you crazy ultra marathoners. I ran 5 legs that totaled around 25 miles. I was pleased with most of my splits despite severe DOMS and sleep deprivation.

I probably took the relay a little too seriously. In fact, I may have had an out burst or two when teammates over estimated how long my legs would take and weren't at the exchange on time. Oops. And one of people I yelled at may have been my husbands boss. Double oops. I'll blame the sleep deprivation on that.



The video sums it up pretty well:



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Once I threw my sour attitude and overly competitive spirit out the window, I ended up having a great time with the guys and was glad to experience this aspect of running. Despite our added "transition times", we still won the military division. Yay! I highly recommend it to anyone considering an ultra relay. It's nice to get the team aspect back every once in awhile :)

13 comments:

  1. Sounds like an awesome race... will have to think about it definitely!

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  2. Awesome video!! And race!!! I'm not sure I could survive such a thing. I like to sleep. :) Sounds like fun had by all!

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  3. Sounds like a great race! Loved the video. It sure looked like you had some crazy weather.

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  4. I love it! I could totally see you getting crazy on someone not running the pre-set pace for their leg. Glad you ended up chillin out and having a great time. Gotta have some races like that where you just run for the hell of it and throw the pace out the window. Gotta go watch your video now ...

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  5. Loved the video ...very creative. What kind of video program did you use to create that?

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  6. Congrats on an awesome race! I have a lot of respect for people who brave races of this sort!

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  7. Video was very cool! I think that would be a lot of fun...I think that may be on my radar for one in the NorthEast

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  8. Yippee! Good job H! Ha.. I had to laugh at your out-burst! I don't think I could have helped myself either!!!

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  9. Oh my gosh... sounds like fun - sleep deprived and all! :)

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  10. Nice Race!!! And that video was freaking sweet

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  11. Hehehe.. yelling at your hubby's boss? hehehehe. I can relate to getting upset when things don't go right. Especially if the adrenalin is rushing.

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  12. i movie software... easy on a mac!

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