Most teams finish in 24 – 30 hours but since that is a very full two days, it feels very much like a little running vacation. That van you are in is your 5-star hotel with amenities and full of new found friends. Instead of worrying about work or what’s the next activity for the kids or what you need to get at the store for dinner, you worry just about making it to the next exchange in time and what goofy things will come up at 3 am. And you marvel over the beautiful areas that Ragnar Northwest Passage take you through. It’s two days to unplug and just be present.
An ultra team where there are just 6 runners instead of 12 brings the relay to a whole new level. Some would say it’s a whole new level of crazy. But the same principles apply as with a regular team. What becomes even more important is running within your ability for every run, making sure you are recovering well and checking in with team members so the team stays on track. With an ultra team, there is no down time and everyone gets to play driver, runner, nursemaid, navigator and general instigator of fun.
There you have it. The skills you practice at this type of event can help you with ANY other event. As always, we are looking forward to our next Ragnar Relay and hope you’ll consider joining in the fun and the challenge.
Let us know if you are ready for the relay!