Fitness Friday || 12 People, 24 Hours and 187.5 Miles

Ragnar Colorado – July 27-28 – Aspen to Vail to Breckenridge

At some point last year I decided that one of my goals for 2012 would be to run an ultra relay. Actually I made it a goal when I saw Hood to Coast in 09 or 10. I just hadn’t decided when. Then, when finding a group of 11 other people to commit to the same goal seemed impossible I’d pretty much given up on the idea. Until I received this as part of an email…

Jill was our first alternate…so as long as you are still interested Jill…you are in! Welcome!


No way! I had to reread it just to make sure I read it right :) So my ultra relay goal for 2012 is on!

Meet the team. A group of amazing and inspiring women who have at least 2 things in common. Running and blogging! I’m looking forward to getting to know them all.

Van One

Runner 1- Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner
Runner 2- Danielle @ Happy, Healthy, & Strong
Runner 3- Lisa @ Because I Can
Runner 4- Jill @ Run for the Hills
Runner 5- Lauren @ A Duck on the Run
Runner 6- Amanda @ Run to the Finish 

Van Two

Runner 7- Julia, our captain, @ Pain, Pride, Perserverance
Runner 8- Rachelle @ Running for Trevor
Runner 9- Ashley U @ Ash & Diz
Runner 10- Ashley R @ Redonk runner
Runner 11- ME!! @ Fitness, Health, and Happiness
Runner 12- Kara @ Mile High Maven

That’s me…runner #11. Kinda freaks me out! What does it look like to be runner #11?

Leg 1

Leg 2


Leg 3

I still find myself thinking that it’s unbelievable that this is happening along with thinking of a million and one questions. What do I pack? What will be wear? How in the world do I train for this and 12  half marathons? As I figure it all out and move closer to July I’m sure you’re going to see more Ragnar blogging :)

Have you ever (or would you consider) running an ultra relay? If you have, do you have any words of wisdom or advice you’d like to give me? 

Now the link up!


About Jill Conyers

My name is Jill, welcome to my blog! Jill Conyers | Fitness, Health and Happiness follows my life and my passion for family, fitness, nutrition and healthy living. I love being outdoors, conversations with my kids, run dates with my husband and creating in the kitchen.

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60 comments on “Fitness Friday || 12 People, 24 Hours and 187.5 Miles

  1. YES! I have been totally wanting to do a Ragnar Relay for the longest time, but the timing just never seems right. They typically happen around here in January (Miami to Key West). My blogging friend, Running Betty, and her hubby Brian of Digital Running put together teams and travel all over. She’s been trying to get me to run with them but it just never works out and money is an issue too.

    Good luck with your relay! You are amazing and an inspiration!

    I linked up and shared my “Love My Abs Challenge” I’m hosting this month. I’d love for you and your readers to join us!

  2. Awesome post!!! And friend don’t even stress because I know you will do fantastic! And I always have all kinds of tips on what to pack so no worries there :) can’t wait!!!!

  3. Jill I’m so excited for you! I can’t even imagine doing such a feat. I’m sure you will do great and can’t wait to hear about it.

  4. you will have an amazing time. My friends did it last year in N. CA and they’re coming down to S CA in April to do it again!!!

    I just signed up for my first 1/2 marathon at Disneyland in CA on 9/2! soooo excited

  5. wonder if i can ever do them all..that would be so neat. I am really excited about this amazing team of women!! and since you so kindly linked everyone I now have a google reader page with just our team so I can keep up with folks!!

  6. That is going to be so much fun! What a coincidence; I just put a post up today about the relay race I am running! Hopefully we can help each other out with tips and stuff. I mean, 6 people in a van, overnight…it should be interesting!

  7. I’m so jealous! I really want to do a Ragnar (or Hood to Coast would be awesome!) This year I am doing two relays, but one is just a 30K 3-person relay and the other is a 77.7 mile relay with 7 people so it will be similar to a Ragnar without staying up all night!

    I can’t wait to read all about your training and the relay!

  8. Ragnar is a blast! I ran one 4 years ago to celebrate my 30th birthday. The best advice I got before was to have 3 outfits each in a ziplock bag, when you change the old clothes can go in. Also get a hotel somewhere in the middle to sleep/shower when your van has a big break and if you time it right you can take advantage of the free breakfast!

  9. You will have such fun! I did Hood to Coast last year…so fun :) My advice…be careful what you eat! Stay hydrated. Rest between your legs. Bring a Stick to roll your legs out. Enjoy it…don’t stress about it. So cool!!!!

  10. Ahhhh!!! You are going to have so much fun doing the Ragnar!!! It’s such a good time. The best advice given to me before I did a Ragnar: Bring 3 different outfits, head to toe outfits, in ziplock bags. And sweats to wear in between. Then you’re not sitting around in the car in your sweaty running clothes. Seems rather simple but it made a huge difference!!

    Can’t wait to read all about your Ragnar experience!!

  11. I’ve had those same thoughts Christine but only for a minute or 2. All I can do is give them my 100% right? It’s going to be awesome.

    You’re an amazing runner Christine! You should do it! Imagine the experience. Maybe we should plan a team for a 2013 relay :)

  12. by the time we run in CO, this will be my 5th relay– the biggest trick isn’t necessarily about training for mileage since its too long of distances- its knowing how to run on tired legs. ALSO, remember importance of stretching BEFORE AND AFTER the runs so you don’t cramp up and get stiff from all the sitting (thats where most people struggle)

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