From the category archives:

running

I was pretty excited to be runner 5 and 11 on our ultra relay Team for So Cal Ragnar. Mostly because my first leg would run through familiar territory and leg 17 included a killer downhill. Leg 5 through the City of Orange: While the first leg of mine was short, it was unbearably hot […]

Share

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

So Cal Ragnar Relay 2012: The Views

by This is Carrie on July 22, 2012

“Starting south of Los Angeles in beautiful Huntington Beach your team of 12 runners will head south down the pacific coast. Along the way you will pass through Anaheim, Carlsbad, Del Mar and La Jolla. The race (and your stamina) will wrap up near San Diego on beautiful Coronado Island.” While this …

Share

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

So Cal Ragnar Relay 2012: The People

by This is Carrie on July 17, 2012

One of the down sides to running a relay as an Ultra team, is your time and energy to fraternize with the other teams is almost non-existent.  But the teams at Ragnar are made up of some of the most fun and creative groups of runners (and non-runners) around. We were very impressed by this […]

Share

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

So Cal Ragnar Relay 2012: The Supplies

by This is Carrie on July 13, 2012

It takes more than a fun team, a fancy van and great outfits to run a successful Ragnar relay race. That’s why we asked a few of our favorite companies to join us on our 200 mile ultra adventure. Honey Stinger waffles are my favorite for pre-race fueling (gu and gels make me gag). Delicious […]

Share

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

So Cal Ragnar Relay 2012: The Fashion

by This is Carrie on July 11, 2012

The one thing that hasn’t changed in the three relays I’ve run is the Sparkle Athletic running skirts.  While they may seem like just another crazy relay costume, there are many practical reasons why they make THE BEST relay running outfits: They are lightweight and comfortable. So comfortable, you might actually forget you’re wearing it […]

Share

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

So Cal Ragnar Relay 2012: The Decision

by This is Carrie on July 7, 2012

It’s been over two months since the So Cal Ragnar Race and I still haven’t written about it.  That’s pretty much because words can’t explain the epic adventure that was had on those two days.  It was a little like childbirth; when you’re in the thick of it, you can’t imagine ever doing it again. […]

Share

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Race Recap: The Foundation Games 2012 {kids run}

by This is Carrie on May 27, 2012

She got her first taste of the podium at the Foundation Games: 3rd place 2005 division — 200m dash. Time: 44:11

Share

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Going into the third and final race of the OC Chili Trail Run series, I knew I had a chance to come out in the top three women but I tried not to think about it too much.  I didn’t want the pressure to perform to keep me from doing my best. But Elise wasn’t […]

Share

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Race Recap: Xterra Renegade Off-Road Triathlon 2012

by This is Carrie on May 7, 2012

Putting aside the terrible pre-race music (Lisa Loeb and Faith Hill songs do not pump you up), Renegade Racing puts on an awesome off-road triathlon.  It’s a race I look forward to every year (2010 recap, 2011 recap). I like to swim, but I do not like to swim with people kicking and clawing me […]

Share

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Race Recap: OC Chili Trail Run Series 2012 (Race 2)

by This is Carrie on April 18, 2012

This race was destined to be either my best race ever or my worst race ever.  Sure, I was in the middle of a raging UTI, but more importantly, race #2 of the OC Chili Trail Run Series fell on the morning of the funeral for Sweet Baby James. Being an emotional runner to begin […]

Share

{ Comments on this entry are closed }