How I Will Be Fueling For Ragnar DC

Oh, my! Ragnar DC is getting so close! I am running out of time to make last minute Amazon Prime orders (but thanks for shipping the safety vest, shower wipes, and first aid kit to my door!), and making final decisions about what I will be packing. One of the most important decisions is how I will be fueling before, during, and after my three legs. 

Ragnar DC

 I know you’re not supposed to try anything new on race day–especially any new fuel–so last week I hit up Hudson Trail Outfitters and stocked up on some of my favorite bars.

Ragnar Fuel (Bars)
I don’t eat Clif bars very often because they have more calories than I usually need for a snack, but I have been so hungry lately with all of my training, that my main concern for Ragnar is having enough to eat! In addition to these bars, I am bringing a box of Nature Valley crunchy peanut butter granola bars and some homemade trail mix with nuts, dried cherries, and chocolate chips. I hope we have time to get “real” food, but if not, this should get me through the 36 hours of Ragnar DC craziness! 

I’ve also made some decisions about how I will stay hydrated during my runs–especially during my first leg, which will be in the midday sun. 

Ragnar Hydration
I originally got this Nathan hydration pack for my long bike rides, but now that I’ve taken it on a few test runs, I think it will be perfect for Ragnar. I love how it cools my back when I freeze some water in the bladder the night before, and I love all the easy-access pockets. I also will bring my fuel belt, in case I decide to use that for one of my shorter legs. Of course, I’ll be adding Nuun tablets to my water–think I have enough to share with my teammates? 😉  

How do you fuel for long runs? 

Do you use electrolytes (tablets or drinks) or stick with water?

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10 Responses to How I Will Be Fueling For Ragnar DC

  1. Carla says:

    Im so so so so proud of you (OOH SNAP. Yes. The PWORD!) and in awe of you.

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  2. Love that amazon prime too! I will be using a mix of gatorade and water. I need some sugar and calories on a long run. It’s finally here!!
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  3. That should work for you. Yo!u should have time to stop somewhere to eat. We had 2 breaks where we were able to go to a restaurant and sit down somewhere, BUT…that can be risky if you eat somewhere you aren’t used to…Nuun or other electrolytes for anything over 8 unless it’s super humid
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  4. Kim says:

    I can’t wait to hear all about your relay – I think you are going to have so much fun!!!
    I just drink water -not sure that is always the smartest choice but…
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  5. Looks like you are ready! I like the Nuun tablets too! Good luck and I hope you have a fabulous time!
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  6. Looks like you are ready to go! So excited for you!!
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