I think it was on our crazy trail run adventure that my friend convinced me to commit to being on a Ragnar team with her. I told her that if she rounded up 10 other runners, I wouldn’t be the one to stand between her and this item on her bucket list.
Well, you know where this is going. We now have a full team (knock-on-wood, no injuries please!), so I’m running Ragnar D.C. on September 12-13! Never mind that I will be in Vancouver earlier that week, or that she and another teammate will be in Japan–we figure our crazy work schedules and jet lag will be good training for the sleep deprivation aspect of this event.
I’m tentatively lined up to be runner #7. It wasn’t my first choice, but it was in my top three.
My first leg is 7.9 miles with this elevation profile:
My second leg is 4.9 miles with this elevation profile:
My third leg is 2 miles with this elevation profile:
Now that it’s official, I need to figure out how to train for this! I feel like I need to add some afternoon/evening runs to my schedule, add some doubles to my schedule, and add lots of hill training to my schedule. But, I also know that the most important goal of my training program is to remain injury free.
I’m also excited to share that just as I was finalizing my plans to sign up for Ragnar, I was offered an opportunity to review Nuun, which is an official Ragnar sponsor.
Look at all the flavors I get to try–and share with my Ragnar teammates. 😉
I know a few other people who have done Ragnar races (Carrie and Sue, consider yourselves forewarned of all my questions!), and a few more who are signed up for Ragnar D.C., but if you have any advice, insight, or encouragement, I would love to hear it!
Have you run Ragnar or another multi-day relay race?
Please share any Ragnar-related blog post links in the comments!