I really don’t know where to start… How do you sum up such an incredibly amazing weekend in one short blog post? You don’t…
Way back in early April when I registered our team for Ragnar DC, I picked Runner 8 because it seemed like the hardest position overall. Runner 8 seemed to have a combination of extremely challenging hills and longer legs, and seemed right down my alley!
Five months flew by; and with our captain’s meeting, team meetings, and training behind us, Ragnar DC was suddenly very real!
I spent Thursday packing, and I have to say the internet is a wonderful thing! Possibly the biggest secret I learned about packing for Ragnar was to place our running gear in marked zip-lock bags. It was especially important that we pack our sets of clothing in individual bags with the leg number written on the outside. After our run, we could easily find our clothes for our next run, and stuff our stinky sweaty clothes back in the bag and seal it tight!
Once in Cumberland, they posed behind their mini van for a picture to send to us, and assure us they’d arrived safely and on time.
Van 1 got one more picture of their half of the team just before Anne took off to start the Cruisers Rockin’ The Relay!
While Van 1 was running, Van 2 stopped for lunch, and then again at the rest area at Sideling Hill to stretch our legs.
The views looking down into the valley were beautiful, but it made me nervous how high we were, since I’d soon be running back up to the top of Sideling Hill and down the other side on a highway nearby.
Stay tuned for pictures, commentary, elevation charts, pace charts, and much, much more tomorrow!
Editor’s note: Click here for Part 2.
- Have you ever run Ragnar DC, another Ragnar, or similar relay?
- What kind of hill runner are you? ~ I love flying on the downhills!
- What did you do on Friday?
Happy Running! ~ Deb