24. September 2014 · 7 comments · Categories: running · Tags:

OK so I have been trying to work on a recap of Ragnar Napa but I just can’t seem to get there. It just hit me that 38 hours is a LONG TIME! I’m not just telling you about a marathon that’s 5 hours. Heck, my mileage alone was just about 30 miles. So I ask that you be patient with moi. I really want to make it a valuable recap with as much insight as I can offer.

In the meantime I wanted to share something so funny and cool

Our team came in FIRST PLACE in our category (Mixed Masters). Of course there were only 2 teams in that category and the other team DNF’d. =) But hey! We’ll take it =)


The overall winning team finished in 23:45:55 (an average pace of 6:57 per mile!), a whole 14 hours before us! But I bet we had less sleep more fun.


Team Call Me a CABernet: Mixed Masters Winning team =) (photo: L. McGarry)


If you want to step out of your comfort zone, do a Ragnar Relay. If you really want to step outside your comfort zone, do it as an Ultra Team! Holy shizzle it was no joke.

I’m pleased to report I had no ankle issues. I do have a slightly tight and maybe mildly strained hamstring but it’ll be fine in another few days. I didn’t take my own advice and didn’t stretch or foam roll during the race. #fail

I’ll get back on the running bandwagon this weekend as I have a half marathon in 2 weeks.

So what have I been missing in your life? Tell me what’s new.

What questions do you have about Ragnar Relays that I can answer for ya?


  1. Cannot wait to hear more!! Congrats on the 1st place team; the other team must have actually called a cab. 😉

  2. How is it you didn’t get that guy out and get a whole team of ladies? =)

  3. I have done a ragnar 5 times…curious about doing it as an ultra–more fun? or more tiring? Last year, I ran an extra leg and did 25 miles…I can only imagine how tired you must be…
    I am an East Coast girl…was your race hilly?
    Congrats on FIRST place!

    • More tiring! We actually didn’t have the energy to have more fun. Our team spirit levels dipped as the night went on. The positive aspect of ultra is that the entire team stays together for the whole event. I used to be sad when 6 of my team members were in Van 2 while I was in Van 1. Oh yes, this course was very hilly. I did have a few legs that were flat but most had at least one steep climb. Which Ragnars have you done?

  4. I’ve never heard of the Ragner relay, but congrats on 1st! That is awesome!

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