Rob, Mindy, Joselyne, Cat, Brian, Celeste, Alex, Lindsey
Fort Collins took two teams to the 24 Hours of Utah race. I was on a team of 5 with Alex, Joselyne, Rob, and Mindy while Cat, Celeste, and Lindsey took on the challenge as a trio. After some friendly competition for a few laps I made Celeste mad and they never looked back. That's not really true, but they did pull out to about a one lap lead on us throughout most of the day, they are all strong runners. As nightfall came we slowly chipped away at the lead, likely due to fresher legs, and finished only about five minutes behind them as the race came to a close. Both teams ran 24 laps for a total of 128.88 miles each. Not a bad days work, eh? 8 people and 257.8 miles (and that doesn't even count the extra laps people snuck in, probably another 6 laps or so). They edged us out for third place as the tie-breaker was the time you finished your last lap.
|Up this canyon lies the stream bed, fun to run through!|
|The big rock we ran around and around at daybreak|
|Another picture of the route with more daylight|
|The majestic La Salle mountain range. I never got sick of this view.|
That's the boring stuff though. I'm still working on getting the good stuff, the people stuff, written up. I'll post that along with some pictures later.