team sparkle RUNS ragnar so cal

by @according2kelly on June 2, 2012

team sparkle run ragnaras i’ve mentioned before, running an ultra relay is a wee bit different…

unlike a typical, or normal relay, an ultra team consists of only 6 people, running a little over 200 miles as a team.

now there are two ways to accomplish this feat. an ultra team can decide to run run two legs back to back, three times
(for example the first runner would run legs 1-2, 13-14, 25-26) OR an ultra team can decide to run 6 times, 1 leg at time (for example the first runner will run legs 1, 7, 13, 19, 25, 31). does that make sense? trust me, i know it’s confusing.

honestly, i don’t know if one way is easier or harder than the other. we ended up choosing to run 6 individual legs. which was nice because it meant that most of our legs were 10 miles or less. but, we got very little (if any) sleep or rest between legs, eating properly was a joke, & it always seemed like you were gearing up to run again.

team-sparkle-runs-ragnar-so-calnow before we talk about running ragnar, i thought i’d re-introduce you to our our amazing team sparkle runners (just in case you’ve already forgotten them). so, from left to right – carrie, elise, tamra, kelly (me), linda, & kenna.

team sparkle runs ragnar so cal

friday, 11:30am – 2:57pm
linda {leg 1}: 5.1 miles in 36 minutes
kenna {leg 2}: 5.1 miles in 34 minutes; 3 kills
kelly {leg 3}: 5.7 miles in 48 minutes; 2 kills
tamra {leg 4}: 4.6 miles in 42 minutes; 5 kills
carrie {leg 5}: 2.4 miles in 23 minutes; 4 kills
elise {leg 6}: 2.7 miles in 24 minutes; 1 kill

team-sparkle-nuunfriday, 2:57pm – 7:56pm
linda {leg 7}: 8.8 miles in 1 hour & 21 minutes; 6 kills
kenna {leg 8}: 3.9 miles in 31 minutes; 9 kills
kelly {leg 9}: 5.2 miles in 51 minutes; 4 kills
tamra {leg 10}: 5.7 miles in 52 minutes; 10 kills
carrie {leg 11}: 5.5 miles in 49 minutes; 14 kills
elise {leg 12}: 4.6 miles in 35 minutes; 8 kills

friday, 7:56pm – saturday, 2:26am
linda {leg 13}: 10 miles in 1 hour & 24 minutes; 17 kills
kenna {leg 14}: 9.2 miles in 1 hour & 12 minutes; 9 kills
kelly {leg 15}: 8.5 miles in 1 hour & 9 minutes; 20 kills
tamra {leg 16}: 6.6 miles in 59 minutes; 29 kills
carrie {leg 17}: 6 miles in 45 minutes; 29 kills
elise {leg 18}: 7.4 miles in 1 hour & 1 minute; 34 killsteam-sparkle-ragnar-headlampsaturday, 2:26am – saturday, 5:28am
linda {leg 19}: 3.7 miles in 33 minutes; 6 kills
kenna {leg 20}: 4 miles in 29 minutes; 11 kills
kelly {leg 21}: 3.9 miles in 31 minutes; 10 kills
tamra {leg 22}: 2 miles in 17 minutes; 6 kills
carrie {leg 23}: 3.9 miles in 29 minutes; 14 kills
elise {leg 24}: 4.7 miles in 43 minutes; 14 kills

saturday, 5:28am – 10:05am
linda {leg 25}: 5.5 miles in 45 minutes; 21 kills
kenna {leg 26}: 7.3 miles in 1 hour & 6 minutes; 10 kills
kelly {leg 27}: 5.5 miles in 45 minutes; 17 kills
tamra {leg 28}: 2 miles in 17 minutes; 11 kills
carrie {leg 29}: 7.5 miles in 1 hour & 6 minutes; 25 kills
elise {leg 30}: 4.2 miles in 38 minutes; 14 kills

team-sparkle-finishsaturday, 10:05am – 4:59pm
linda {leg 31}: 7.1 miles in 1 hour & 4 minutes; 11 kills
kenna {leg 32}: 7.8 miles in 1 hour & 5 minutes; 20 kills
kelly {leg 33}: 15.5 miles in 2 hours & 17 minutes; 21 kills
tamra {leg 34}: 5.8 miles in 53 minutes; 15 kills
carrie {leg 35}: 4.9 miles in 42 minutes; 9 kills
elise {leg 36}: 6.3 miles in 53 minutes; 16 kills

team sparkle runs ragnar so cal final results

* linda ran a total of 40.2 miles, spending a total time of 5 hours & 43 minutes running (averaging 8 minutes & 31 seconds per mile), amassing 61 kills.
* kenna ran a total of 37.3 miles, spending a total time of 4 hours & 57 minutes running (averaging 7 minutes & 57 seconds per mile), amassing 62 kills.
* kelly ran a total of 44.5 miles, spending a total time of 6 hours & 21 minutes running (averaging 8 minutes & 54 seconds per mile), amassing 74 kills.
* tamra ran a total of 26.7 miles, spending a total time of 4 hours running (averaging 8 minutes & 59 seconds per mile), amassing 76 kills.
* carrie ran a total of 30.2 miles, spending a total time of 4 hours & 14 minutes running (averaging 8 minutes & 24 seconds per mile), amassing 95 kills.
* elise ran a total of 29.9 miles, spending a total time of 4 hours & 14 minutes running (averaging 8 minutes & 29 seconds per mile), amassing 87 kills.
* team sparkle ran over 208 miles, in a total time of 29 hours & 30 minutes, amassing a total of 455 kills.

* just in case you are wondering, “kills” refer to our ragnar relay road kill. anytime we passed another team’s runner on the course, we considered it a kill. counting kills as you run (sometimes out loud), definitely helps the miles fly by.

read the rest of the team sparkle ragnar so cal adventure…
* part one: ragnar relay so cal {what is it?}
* part two: ragnar relay so cal {team sparkle ULTRA edition}
* part three: ragnar so cal {the sparklicious swaggerwaggon}
* part four: ragnar so cal {team sparkle relay essentials}
* part five: team sparkle RUNS ragnar so cal
* part six: kelly runs ragnar socal {with team sparkle}
* part seven: team sparkle FINISHES ragnar so cal

5 comments
Stephanie
Stephanie

Wow. What a feat! So proud of you and inspired by you.

Jocelyn
Jocelyn

Wow that is a lot of KILLS! I'm super impressed!

Tasha @ Healthy Diva
Tasha @ Healthy Diva

You girls look fabulous and it looks like you had a great time. I love the tanks- I need to order one! Someday I want to run a ragnar ultra so let me know if you ever need an extra runner. :-)

xLMIC
xLMIC

You all look so awesome and did just great! I like that idea of doing it one leg at a time, running 6 legs each...I think that was a smart move! Great pictures!

delovelydetails
delovelydetails

this is so awesome! Congrats on the huge accomplishment!!

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