Friday, January 31, 2014

Ragnar Countdown - 1 week to go!

With only a week to go before the big race, I've started to plan what I'm going to pack. Here's a couple of my must-haves:

  • 3 full race outfits - most likely chosen from my favorites
  • 2 pairs of shoes - I'm sure the weather will be great, but I would hate to get soggy shoes and then have to run in them multiple times
  • Zip-loc bags - the relay runner's best friend. They'll keep all my gear organized and keep the van from becoming too smelly after all 6 of us have run a few of our legs!
  • Flashlights / blinking lights and a variety of glow in the dark paraphernalia - I'm taking my blue blinking lights from the Santa Hustle race and some glow in the dark necklaces. Last time we used the glow in the dark necklaces to decorate our van as well as for our runners. 
  • Sunscreen and visor - I burn pretty easily, so I definitely want to make sure I'm covered for my first venture into the sun this year.
  • Quilt - I've got a quilt that I made in high school that's lap size and will be perfect for snuggling up under in the van at night and spreading out to take a nap on between my runs. 
  • Chargers - pretty self-explanatory, but I forgot my computer charger the last time I went to PA, so I will be double and triple-checking all of my chargers this time! 
Now, here's some questions for you:
  • I've never been to Key West, so what should I make sure to see while I'm there?
  • What are your best solutions for staying hydrated and cool when transitioning from training in cold weather to running a warm weather race?
  • What other must-haves do you make sure to take for out of town races?


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