Sep 12, 2008

Colorado Relay

Kathy left this morning at 3:30 to be in Georgetown to start the Colorado Relay. What is the Colorado Relay? Well, it is relay teams of 10 competing against each other over 174 miles of running. Kathy's team is a "masters team" (read old) and they ran the Wild West Relay last year from Fort Collins to Steamboat Springs and got hooked on it.

Running as a team sport? What's the deal with that?! The relay differs from other races because there is a huge team dynamic at play. Everyone must work together and support each other the whole time, not to mention share mobile living space for 24-plus hours!

As the first of their team took off this morning, the rain was coming down heavy and steady. Snow is down to 9000 foot level for the first 24 hour period of the race, so everyone has to be prepared for inclimate running weather.

Part of the run is on bike trails, part is on high mountain passes with dirt road, and some of it is even single track!

It's all for a good cause also, Outward Bound and Judi's House are fine charities. So send out some good vibes for everyone to make it through in good shape and safe.


  1. I think you could put any picture under a headline marked "Safety!" and I would laugh.

    I'm a simple man.

    Good luck to the team - hopefully they watched 'Cannonball Run' to get tips on how to hobble the other teams.

  2. I hope the dog in the last picture has some whiskey in that keg!



    I'm not sure why I am yelling all over the internet today. Maybe so you people will hear me better.

  4. Anonymous3:55 PM

    Fifty bathroom breaks over twenty-four hours? Is it just me, or does that seem a bit excessive?

  5. Sending good wishes! Hopefully the Relay will go well and be injury free.

  6. Anonymous9:11 PM

    Wow, good for her! Lots of good wishes going out to Kathy and her team.

  7. Yeah sure, but can she run a 5K... in a skirt?!

  8. Sounds like a lot of hard work. I'll send good vibes in between bites of my french fries and Coke.

  9. Good to see you posting.

    Good luck to the runners. So glad it's not me. I don't run. I glide.

  10. ya got ME hooked at the 5-12 smelly people line.

    I walk probably 10 miles every day at work (or so according to the pedometer that Mountain Mom gave me in a care package); can I contribute some of this milage to the Cause in any meaningful way??

  11. If this is in any way comparable to the Iron Dog sled race, then I think that the fact that your spouse is involved should score you a vp nomination. Look into it.