Friday, June 12, 2009

Sawtooth Relay

Today I will travel with a group of 11 other runners to venture into the beautiful Sawtooth mountains of Idaho.

We will sleep under the stars tonight.

This is our weather forcast:
Hazardous Weather Outlook
Today: Scattered showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. East southeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. South southeast wind between 3 and 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday: A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
This is our race in the morning...

Course Description
Start Location:
Stanley Elementary School, Stanley, Idaho
Finish Location:
Atkinson Park, Ketchum, IdahoPark at Warm Springs Park and Ride nearby.
These distances are estimates only
Airport Road and Wall Street, Stanley .55 miles
Highway 21 .36 miles
Highway 75 58.4 miles
Wood River Bike Path 2.6 miles
Total Relay Distance:61.9 miles
Relay Legs:12 legs
6 teammates run about 5 miles twice

We will run 2361 ft uphill to reach the Galena Summit and then descend 3201 ft.

The experience should be...hmmm I am not sure what it should or will be...bring it on!


Cal said...

That sounds awesome! Good luck on the relay...they are so much fun. Your getting me excited for my team that is running the Wasatch Back next week...Bring it on!!!

Robyn said...

Sounds amazing! The views look gorgeous. Good luck and have fun!

Ruthie said...

wow! amazing! cant wait to hear!
good luck! :) what an awesome experience!

Molly said...

Wow! I grew up spending time at Redfish lake every summer near that area. I cannot imagine running that stretch of road.

HEATHER said...

WOW that sounds fun! I hope it doesn't rain too much, have fun! what a great experience this will be!

Heather said...

YOU ARE BRAVE!!!!! good luck!

Kelly(M&M) said...

That sounds beautiful! I can't wait to hear all about it. Good luck and enjoy it!

blonderunner said...

Relay's are great. There is a new relay called the Lake to Lake down in St. George, Utah in February. A group of us from the South Davis Road Runners did it - it was a beautiful route. Wasatch Back is next!

Meg said...

that sounds awesome!!! i wish i was running that rather than the city marathon i'm gunning for. i was raised in that area and it is hard to beat.

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