For a typical Ragnar team there are twelve runners, six in each of two vans. When one team of six runners finishes running their miles, they rest while the other van takes over. We have no second van, so it will be interesting to see how much rest each of us actually gets. I am going to try and blog as we go so hopefully you can feel what we feel as we go. We have one runner that has never run Ragnar, and only Gabby and I have ever run an ultra marathon before today, Here is how we are feeling:
Karrie: Is super excited about running Ragnar with us, however, she is more excited about being able to hang out with her friends than actually running. She is our social butterfly!!
Gabby: is excited about the challenges of today's race. She is also happy to be able to hang with her friends. She has nervous butterflies in her stomach, which I am sure will carry her through her miles.
Darcy: is tired but excited for the journey. She is ready to conquer her miles, but is trying to wrap her head around having to complete 11 miles as her final leg.
Kristi: is our virgin racer and is super excited about the journey. She is so anxious about completing her miles that she hardly slept last night. She is glad we talked her into this challenge--we will see if she feels the same tomorrow night.
Pat: has the longest miles of the whole journey--over 40 miles! He is our zen runner--his motto is "Lace 'Em up and just run!" He is not at all worried about his miles including his first legs which have him doing 21 miles.
Dave: is our driver and has to navigate to each check in point and make sure we get there in time to drop off and pick up the runners. He is proud of our team. He plans to drive true and straight and get us to our stops in time. He is most looking forward to resting in his sleeping bag on the grass, ground, wherever. Not sure how we actually get to rest at all--sorry Dave!
Right now we are driving up to the start line. We will be beginning our race at 6:15...let's go team!