Wednesday, April 1, 2009

First Leg of the Race Completed!

Angie and her team of 11 dogs left Wolverine Lodge at 11:16 A.M. today (4/1) and ran the first leg of the race (60 miles) in 6 hours and 33 minutes. She now has a mandatory 6-hour layover plus time differential before continuing on to the next 110-mile leg of the race. She called home earlier this evening during the layover and said she is feeling good about the race and that her dogs are doing well. Hopefully, she'll be able to rest a bit before heading out again because the first leg of the race included a lot of hilly terrain. As a result, she spent much of her time running alongside the sled to lessen the weight that the dogs had to pull.
The earliest she will be allowed to leave for the next part of the race is 13 minutes after midnight. Hopefully, she'll enjoy the next 110 miles as much as she enjoyed the first 60.
GO, ANGIE, GO! We're rooting for you!

1 comment:

the Very! Excited! Parents! said...

Yipee for the first leg of the race being DONE!!! Good job Angie, you are one tough cookie!!