Anyone who's ever run Ragnar before can understand my obvious excitement. and if you haven't run Ragnar before...
Dude. You're missing out. I haven't even actually run it yet, but it's still, like, the most exciting thing. EVER.
Do it. Do it now.
And if you want to know more about my lovely, lovely, legs... (Not those ones, fools! Eyes up here!)
The race is scheduled for September 27 and 28.
The total distance is 196.2 miles (as you can see to the left) and there are 36 "legs to the race."
That means in a normal team of twelve people, each teammate will run three times.
All team also have the option of running as an Ultra Team, with only 6 runners, and each runner runs 6 legs.
I'll post more about Ragnar and how it works later. But for now..
Elevation Change: +1 foot
Leg Notes: Exchange occurs at Saratoga Race Track
*Super exciting! I LOVE horse racing!*
This is a nice easy leg to start my first official Ragnar adventure. I like it, I like it a lot. Short distance, cool exchange, minimal elevation change. Couldn't ask for better.
Elevation Change: -8 feet
Leg Notes: No van support
This one is a little harder, with a hill in the middle in terms of elevation, but then slopes back downhill. This is probably one of the best legs that you could get because it runs right along Lake George in Upstate New York during September. Can we just all agree: GORGEOUS. I am pumped, guys. Super pumped. Fist-pumpin', Jersy Shore kinda pumped.
Difficulty: Very Hard
Elevation Change: +182 feet
Leg Notes: None
This leg is both the longest and the one with the greatest elevation change, but based on the mapping, appears to just be a nice steady slope over the entire distance of the leg. That means I will probably barely even notice the gradual change in slope.
While putting the longest of my legs at the end is going to be a challenge, I'm also very excited for it. At this point, I plan to be running on caffeine, beef jerky, and enthusiasm.
Plus motivation from my lovely teammates. :)