Ragnar Training Recap

Well, here I am on the eve of running RagnarDC! I am still worried about the elevation profile of my first leg, still not quite sure of the logistics, and still counting on having a crazy-good time! 

Ragnar DC

To quell my nerves, I thought I would look back on my Ragnar training, to reassure myself that I’ve done all I could to get ready. (You can see all of my Ragnar training posts here.)

My Garmin data shows how I ramped up my running when I started training for Ragnar in late July. I went from running 2-3 days a week to running 3-4 days a week. I did four afternoon runs–something I’ve never done before–including three double runs (I forgot my Garmin on one of them).

July 2014 Garmin


August 2014 Garmin Data

September Garmin

Every week I did either hill repeats or a track workout.
I ran the evil hills of the Custis Trail three times,
and I did one long run across the Wilson Bridge. 

Custis Trail

The Custis Trail from Roosevelt Island

I kept up with my strength training,
went to an indoor cycling class at RevolveDC once a week,
and went on a “date ride” with my husband most weekends. 

Mountain Bike

 I stretched, I foam rolled, I took ice baths

ice bath

So, yes, I’ve done all I could to get ready to rumble for Ragnar!

Any last minute advice for me?


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11 Responses to Ragnar Training Recap

  1. Well you are certainly prepared to run-nothing to worry about. Can’t wait to see you out there and chat about it afterwards. Have an awesome time!
    Deborah Brooks @ Confessions of a Mother Runner recently posted…200 must haves for a 200 mile Ragnar Relay-An Overpacker’s GuideMy Profile

  2. I’ve run a few Ragnars, and I don’t think I’ve ever prepared as much as you have. The running should be no problem for you at all! šŸ™‚ Good luck and have fun!!!
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  3. Kim says:

    I’ve never done a relay – my only advice is to HAVE FUN and know that you have done all you could to prepare!!!
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  4. You’re going to have a blast. Have fun – enjoy the weirdness of it all – make sure you eat and drink in a way that works for you. Can’t wait to cheer you on!!
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  5. Just have fun. Don’t think about pace or time or it being a race. Just enjoy the experience!!

  6. Have a wonderful time. Cannot wait to hear how it goes.
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  7. Dagmara says:

    How exciting! You have trained hard and I am sure you will do great. I wish you best of luck, but most of all a lot of fun!
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  8. Coco says:

    Thank you so much everyone! I think I’m done packing except for the last minute things in the morning!
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