Nothing like a team pre-race plank stack to get you excited to spend the next 36 hours in a van together.This one is going to be a lot different! Not only have I never met any of my teammates in person, but instead of spending the entire race in a van, we will be camping out overnight with all the other teams. The event is a great chance to explore more of the Atlanta trails and get to know a new part of the amazing Atlanta running community. The whole thing is basically like a giant trail runner summer camp (or at least that is what I am telling myself). There are live bands, a bonfire, group yoga, and even smores! I bet smores will go great with a Chocolate Island Boost! There is only one thing that is causing me not to be over the moon excited for the event.
So here's how the whole thing works. Every team consists of 8 runners, each of who will run 3 different legs of the relay. There are 3 different trail loops of varying distances (3+, 4+, and 6+ miles, each runner will run each loop once) and in between legs, runners hang out at the campsites enjoying music, yoga, fueling up, and resting for their next run. Unlike the road Ragnars that I've done (all were on an Ultra squad), I will actually have time to enjoy some of the non-running parts, there will be a lot more time to socialize with other teams, and
Nuun Energy to get me through the night! Feel free to follow Team #Electrolit on instagram or twitter throughout the weekend for updates on our progress!
Have you ever done a Ragnar? Do you like team relay events?