If you didn’t know already, Adam and I are running the Ragnar Relay in the Adirondacks this weekend. If you’re not familiar with the race, it’s a 200-mile relay race from Saratoga to Lake Placid. Runners in teams ranging from 6-12 trade off a batton and collectively run from start to finish. We are running with some other friends in a team of 10. So, once all the legs of the race are split up, 6 of us are running 4 times within the 24-30 time period (yes, through the night) and the other 4 will
only run 3 times. That puts each individual’s total mileage totaling anywhere from 15 miles for the shorter legs to 23 for those who are running long legs plus a 4th leg. Whoohoo!
I will be journaling this whole journey on here for those of you interested in all-night running, 200-mile relays, and any other crazy adventures we might encounter. 🙂
It’s the night before the race! Our team met tonight for some good ol’ carb-loading with some pasta and garlic bread and went over the plans. Our team is split into 2 vans with only 1 van having a designated, non-runner driver. Having an official driver allows for all runners to be resting, stretching, fueling, etc., but we’re short a driver, so van 1 will have to have runners drive as well. Oh, well.
Adam and I are in van 1.
Adam’s Run Times: 23.4 miles
10:00am – 5.3 miles
2:00pm – 5.1 miles
12:00am – 8.7 miles
8:50am – 4.3 miles
Ashley’s Run Times: 20.8 miles
12:00pm – 5.1 miles
7:15pm – 4.1 miles
9:00pm – 5.9 miles
6:15am – 5.7 miles
I’ll keep you all as updated with news and pictures as I can! Ask any questions you’d like, and I’ll answer as swiftly as possible!
For more information on Ragnar, visit: http://www.ragnarrelay.com/about