Ragnar: less than one month to go!

Ohhh boy, Ragnar Great River is less than a month away and I’m getting exciiiiiited! We have all of our volunteers, both vans secured, team shirts ordered and I just sent out an email to my team to find a time for our last meeting before the race.

I decided that it was probably a good time to actually take a look at my legs and start to prepare for what I’ll have to run. The only thing I’m having a hard time gauging is what time of day I’ll likely be running. We have an 8 a.m. start time. I’m pretty sure my first leg will be sometime around noon maybe? But beyond that, have no idea.

1st leg — Leg 4 | 6.6 miles | hard



What worries me about this one is that the elevation doesn’t look too bad but yet it’s considered “hard.” I’m not sure if that’s because of the mileage or if it’s because there is no van support allowed for this leg. Or is it something else?

2nd leg — Leg 16 | 3.5 miles | moderate



This one shouldn’t be too bad. There’s some serious elevation gain, but at least it’s only 3.5 miles total.

3rd leg –  Leg 28 | 5.1 Miles | Very Hard



This one is the one that worries me. There’s some serious elevation change and it’s my last leg. Just hoping for good weather for this one!

Other loose ends:

  • Finish making sure we have all of our required safety equipment
  • Start a list of what to pack
  • Buy noisemakers/van paint/other fun stuff
  • I’ll need to attend a captain’s meeting about a week before the race

The first day of the race will be my 28th birthday. I kind of forgot about this part — maybe I should make a shirt or something?!

Have you ever run a race on your birthday?


4 thoughts on “Ragnar: less than one month to go!

  1. Andrea

    I’ve been meaning to take a look at my legs too! Ragnar should be a super fun way to celebrate your birthday! We may need to get you a little tiara or sash or something fun so everyone knows it’s your birthday 😉

  2. katielookingforward

    I’ve ran races the day before my birthday a few times, but not the day of yet. I hope you have a great time! I can’t wait to hear more about it. I really want to do a ragnar at some point.


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