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So Cal Ragnar Relay 2012: The End

by This is Carrie on August 22, 2012

Just when we thought we were completely spent of energy, we got a text from our final runner, Elise, out on the course on her final leg.  All it said was “I’m coming in hot!”  Or in other words, “I’m running super fast so you better be ready and waiting for me when I come […]

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One of the things I’ve always disliked about running a relay with two vans and a full team of 12 is that you really don’t ever get to see your other van.  It never really feels like one cohesive team.  Running the Southern California Ragnar Relay race with Team Sparkle as an ultra team meant […]

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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 […]

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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 …

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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So Cal Ragnar Relay 2012: The Sweet Ride

by This is Carrie on July 9, 2012

When you’re going to be spending 2 days with 8 people in one van (six of them being hot, sweaty messes), you need to make sure it’s awesome on the outside because it’s going to get pretty gross on the inside.  And when you’re an ultra team of girls running in sparkly skirts, your van […]

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So Cal Ragnar Relay 2012: The Team

by This is Carrie on July 8, 2012

We thought rounding up a group of women willing to join our So Cal Ragnar Ultra Team might be difficult. Turns out our friends are even more awesome than we thought and each one practically jumped at the chance to spend a day and a night and a day sharing the same sweaty, stinky, van […]

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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. […]

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