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My first ultra relay was a blast. I’m definitely not feeling my best right now, but I’m quite pleased with myself for knocking out 33.8 miles of running with a team that finished the 196 mile relay in 31 hours. It was a great team effort and the whole experience was awesome.

I’m really grateful for my prior captaining experience and the planning I was able to do based on past Ragnars. The van was well stocked with water, Vitamin Water and Gatorade, we had a good amount of snacks and the tailgate grill & camp coffee setup were priceless additions.

The pop-up changing/shower tents worked out super well. I kept the stink off and didn’t get any major rashes.

If I had one thing to change, it would have been to train up to the full mileage. I was training on 3 X 10 miles as my last long runs. My actual legs were 12.6, 11.8 and 9.4. I went with the mentality of training up close to target distance but not quiet and that just didn’t work for the relay. Net time I ultra, I’ll definitely put some more mileage in my training plan.

 

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