At 5am this morning, we took off from the Santa Monica pier to race for the title of fastest female team in The Speed Project - a 340 mile road relay from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. There are 12 of us - 6 runners and 6 crew - and we’re a mix of amateurs and pros connected by a love of adventure and belief in each other. This year is the first year an all-female team takes on the notoriously challenging course, and we’re proud to be a part of this female first.
It’s been a journey - one that’s required coming together, collaboration and preparation, patience and persistence, and even a little fun. But the time has come for us to have our day (errr… 3 days) and work together to beat the course.
And because our birds never fly alone, we’re bringing everyone along for the ride. Follow along in twitter and instagram, and run some miles with the team. Take a picture of your weekend miles and use #birdstrike to fly alongside the team. We’ll be sharing miles, words of motivation, and messages with our runners along the way.
Life’s an ultra, and we can’t wait to see you out there!
The #Birdstrike Crew
Meg, Lauren, Jungle-Chicken, Claire, Robyn, & Twerd