Friday, March 4, 2011
Washington State University 100K
First of all I am thrilled to have new friends in my support crew! Over 200! Nice! Please say hi and tell me a little about yourself. I am encouraged that my Thirsty Thursday posts aren't sending people running (well I do want you to run, but AFTER your read Thirsty Thursday). Thanks for letting me share my heart!
OK so let's get down to business. The WSU 100K is where I first stepped out of my comfort zone and tried running! A friend recruited me for LEG 10 and I trained hard and long to get to 4 miles.
It was an experience I will never forget! I was the last leg (no pressure) and we have to place 5th to get a ribbon and we were in 6th. The thing with a relay is you have to WATCH that other team/runner tag and go while you WAIT! So I waited and then I RAN (way to fast) and was determined to PASS this girl to get that RIBBON!! My team cheered from the car and encouraged me the whole way. The last bit two teammates jumped out and helped pushed me (I was sure I was going to die)...I was almost in reach of the PASS! Once we got close they stopped and I made the QUIET and QUICK pass!! I held on and we got our 5th place ribbon!
I was hooked and fell in LOVE with running that day!
Since then I have ran it two other times getting 4th and 3rd place!
So as I am considering getting a team together and thought I would put a shout out to any bloggers who may want to make the trek or learn more. If this peaks your interest go check it out HERE.
WSU 100K Legs
1 6.5 500 540 WSU Field House
2 5.6 200 250 Wawawai Rd-Flat Rd
3 7.9 240 1930 Wawawai Rd-Union Flat Rd
4 7.7 50 60 Wawawai Landing-Snake River
5 8.7 40 40 Blyton Landing-Snake River
6 6.3 1720 40 Bottom of Steptoe Canyon Rd
7 4.1 460 290 Steptoe Canyon-Schlee Rd
8 5.6 240 330 Old Johnson School
9 5.3 110 330
10 4.1 230 150 Busby grain elevator
LEG 6 is for CHAMPIONS....are you game?
Yes that is the one and only Jess from BLONDE PONYTAIL in the pictures above!! Ummm please don't compare our legs! I think if I compared my Portland legs to this old pic. I would feel better! I am sure it was the wind or lighting! Good times!
Happy to report I ran my 7 this morning and hit 3 @ GP. Ankle is hurting and slightly swollen??? Going to ice and see how it feels Sunday! Tired and ready to rest! Did the SHRED yesterday and muscles are feeling it! Big ball game tomorrow for One and Only and our team! Can't wait!