So this Ragnar thing is this weekend. In fact, our team’s van 1 starts at 9:00 AM this morning. Barry and I are in Van 2 (along with my dad, who is driving, Deb and her husband, and two others). Deb is actually runner 8 and I’m runner 9 so she will be handing off the slap bracelet to me throughout the weekend. Fitting, since she
tricked roped me in to joining her Ragnar team earlier this spring!
We will be running approximately 200 miles as a 12 person team from Cumberland, MD to Washington, DC. As I mentioned, our team is starting at 9:00 AM this morning (Friday) and we are projected to finish around 5:00 PM on Saturday afternoon. My van (van 2) takes over around 2:00 PM this afternoon.
Every runner will be running 3 legs. As runner 9, I have legs 9, 21, and 33. My legs should be around 4:30 PM this afternoon, 3:00 AM tonight (!!!), and 1:45 PM tomorrow afternoon. My total mileage will be somewhere around 14 miles total. I ended up with one of the more mild set of legs, which is good since I am in the midst of marathon training. I’ve got that cumulative fatigue and all that going on. Barry is runner 11, and he has a tougher set of legs. But he’s a tough guy, so I know he’s going to rock it!
My biggest fears for this weekend are getting lost, getting kidnapped during my 6.7 mile night leg through rural Maryland, or worse getting sprayed by a skunk. Clearly I’ve got my priorities in order 🙂 But everyone talks about how much fun Ragnar relays are, so I’m expecting the weekend to be pretty epic. Let’s just hope I’m not found somewhere curled in the fetal position on the ground overnight Friday night, because a strange shadow scared me.
Have you ever done an overnight relay?
Are you afraid of the dark?