Sunday, July 13, 2008

Wasatch Back 2008- At least ten Virgins

So its been awhile now but I need to post up these pics of my race a few weeks ago. Three years ago our ward tried out a little relay race spanning 180 miles or so from Logan, Ut to Park City and we had a lot of fun doing it and it has become a bit of a tradition ever since. 12 people make up a team and each team splits into two different groups- the first group handles the first six legs of the race and then hands off to the second group while they go recover and rest a bit in preparation to take over after group 2 finishes six more legs of the course. This continues all day, all night and much of the next day. This year was special because we decided to take a group of the most in shape people from our ward and make a team that cared about running it as fast as possible, our goal was to break the 24hr barrier (26 hours and change had been our previous best mark) I flew in to town for the race from Phoenix where I have been selling pest control, and we embarked on our quest. It turned out to be a great time, about half way through the race we realized that we were setting a very fast pace and if we could hold it, we would easily break the 24hr mark. After it was all said and done, we finished in a time of 22hrs 46min good enough for 15TH PLACE OVERALL! We are the sickness.

1 comment:

Megan said...

Yeah Chris! Missed this one too! Wish I could run! :( Maybe in the next life!