Since I'd be running home, I took the train north along the coast to get to the start in Huntington Beach. Beautiful ride!
Fueling up the van on a pre-race shopping trip!
Our half of team Run Write Repeat before the 10:15 a.m. start.
WR editor Allison Pattillo readies her watch.
And we're off...well, one of us is.
Allison Pattillo looks like she's ready for a "kill"—passing someone.
After our first legs, ASICS massages at the exchange to Van 2...ahhhhhh!
At the exchange, the jerky sample tent was a popular stop. A little protein to help muscle recovery!
The costumes of some teams (hello, Rompompachomp!) were fun eye candy.
RagA rest—and shower!—at the ASICS headquarters were followed by a sneak peek at some new fashions.
I definitely have my eye on this new shoe (coming out in June). Note the purple strapping in the back. Cool!
My first night run was a blast. There were only a few minutes when I was the only one on my slice of road.
Nighttime in the van...not much sleeptime.
We all joined together for the final jaunt to the finish.
Some 26 hours and 49 minutes later—12th place in the regular mixed open category and 30th overall.
The dozen of us, finally together. I'll refrain from showing the "jump" shot, where tired legs prevented some of us from getting air!
Last weekend, Women’s Running’s fearless Managing Editor, Nicki Miller, willfully hopped in a van with five other runners for a 26-hour, 200-mile trek down the California coastline. She ran. She rode. She reported. Here’s her Ragnar Relay SoCal story in photos!