Saturday, July 7, 2012

Hood to Coast

The day I left for Quebec I received an email from the good folks over at NUUN.  In it was the information I had been waiting for: what runner position I would be and also who would be on my team!

We were asked to select our 3 top choices of running position back in April.  I got my first choice: Runner #1.  I wanted to be in van 1 and experience the race from start to finish.
Runner 1 is the "easiest" position according to the ranking of the race website.  Total mileage is 13.6 miles.

I will run leg 1, 13 and 25.

LEG 1 is one of 5 VERY HARD legs in the race. 
It is 5.64 miles of very severe downhill ( from 6000 to 4000 ft). 

I know I will be in pain after this one and I need to make sure I do everything to prepare for this.  I am doing the exercices my PT gave me for my groin.  I am already doing a lot better.  Today I went for 4 miles.  It was the first time in a while that I ran 3 days in a row and I am planning on going tomorrow as well.  I am keeping the mileage low and I keep doing the 1 min walking breaks at each mile.

LEG 13 is 4.21 miles and LEG 25 is 3.75 miles.

I am on team Team Night: AfterNuun Delight

Van 1
Caroline – Canadian Runner in Exile: Legs 1, 13, 25
Lauren – Health on the Run: Legs 2, 14, 26
Vanessa – Gourmet Runner: Legs 3, 15, 27
Shanna – Smack! Media, Nuun Partner: Legs 4, 16, 28
Susan – Nurse on the Run: Legs 5, 17, 29
Robyn - run pretty run fast: Legs 6, 18, 30

Van 2
Emily – Sweat Once a Day: Legs 7, 19, 31
Katie – Katie RUNS This: Legs 8, 20, 32
Sarah – Running Starfish: Legs 9, 21, 33
Harmony – Keep on Keeping On: Legs 10, 22, 34
Megan – Nuun Employee: Legs 11, 23, 35
Kelsey – The Go Girl Blog: Legs 12, 24, 36

I will have a Giveaway on the next post so please make sure to comeback!

I leave you with more pics from Quebec
Me and my nieces, Eve 14 and Maude 11 trying our best Top Model pose!!

And those 2...make me smile
These were taken on different days in different homes...and the kids did not see the pics.  This is my brother's youngest daughter and my youngest son and they are so much alike !


middleagedrunner said...

Hood To Coast is going to be so, so exciting! It's awesome that you are runner #1- what a great position to be in- I'd love to be the lead off runner in a relay.
Such cute pics too!!

Giorgio said...

Beautiful photo of you and your two nieces :) It's great to hear you will be runner # 1.
I look forward to reading your
next post!
Have a nice Sunday!

giraffy said...

Congrats on getting the legs you wanted!! Wear your Aspaeris magic pants between legs, compress compress compress, and bring The Stick!! Get out and walk around when you can, at exchanges. It's going to be so much fun!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

You are going to love Mt. Hood! So excited for you to be runner #1.

Boston Bound Brunette said...

How exciting!! You are going to have such a great time!! Love your photos! I also glad to hear that your pain is getting better.

Jill said...

You're going to have so much fun with the relay....I can't believe how quickly it's coming up! Being #1 is going to be so awesome! :)

Anonymous said...

How exciting to run the first leg. I remember watching the movie and how downhill it is. You will do great!!

Hahah the yoga pose picture makes me laugh... too cute!!

Sam said...

Wow runner one! Amazing! Good luck with it!

Terzah said...

I've been in van one for both relays I've done. It's the best because you are DONE first and you can then spend what energy you have left cheering on your teammates in van two (psychologically they need it!). I'm so glad you got your first choice!

Linda W. said...

The first leg, although it's down a super-steep road is very scenic. And it's so exciting to be the runner to start the relay! Mt. Hood and Timberline Lodge are gorgeous. Take it from this Portland gal, you'll love it! (Mt. Hood is one of my favorite places)

Yo Momma Runs said...

Glad you got your run leg of choice! And I love the kids' yogi pics. Perfect!

On the Right Track said...

that's so awesome you got your #1 pick!!! It sounds like it will be so much fun...and I recognize a few of those bloggers out there on your team ;)I would LOVE to do a rely one day...I really would, all in due time ;)

Hope you continue to feel better...keep doing those exercises!!!

YEAH! very cute kids btw...great personalities I bet!

Runner Maybe said...

congrats on the HTC leg! That looks great!!!

Kate said...

Really excited for you HTC journey! :)