Race Recap: Ragnar Relay Cape Cod 2018

Last weekend, I completed a Ragnar Relay with 6 other docs from my Mama Docs Run This Facebook group and 2 of their husbands (also docs). 

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Talk about seeing what you’re made of! Almost 200 miles, 33+ hours, and in/out of a van with strangers (none of us met in-person before the race, but everyone was awesome!).

Thursday

We met on Thursday in Massachusetts, and attended the safety briefing (we had to bring our reflective vest and headlamp). Then it was back to the house to strategize, eat, and decorate the vans.

Friday

Van 1 (Runners 1-6) started at 5:15am, so us in Van 2 (Runners 7-12) got to sleep in with an 11am start. I was runner #11 — My first run was around 3pm (6.4 miles), and my second was around 2am (3.5 miles).

Saturday

After Runner 12 finished, we passed the bracelet on to Van 1, and headed to the second house for some rest. Then, we were up again to do our third legs. I ran 2.7 miles (with a few hills) at 11am, and passed on the bracelet to our anchor who finished strong with 8.1 miles!

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I would definitely do this again, and have actually started planning another Ragnar for November 2019 with a group of friends.

Week 10 Recap/Tally (late)

My Week 10 recap is 5 days late… it has been a busy 2 weeks!

did get up the guts to sign up for the Ragnar 200-mile relay with the Mama Docs Run This Facebook group in May 2018! Oh boy!

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I also decided to raise money for St. Jude’s charity as I train for my half marathon in March. Please support me if you can!

Monday

My hip was sore from my 4.5-miler on Sunday, so I decided to rest.

Tuesday

After a 12-hour shift, I tried to run on my home treadmill, but I had sharp pains in my knee on the good leg, so I decided to wait until I could run outside. {Sad face}

Wednesday/Thursday

Wednesday, I worked another 12-hour shift, and by the time I got home, I went straight to bed since my flight on Thursday morning was at 6am!

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I flew to and from Chicago on Thursday for a meeting and didn’t get back home until 11pm. No running those days either.

Saturday

Make up time!

Saturday was my first time running this week… I ran solo, went slowly and did my 3 scheduled miles with a view of Manhattan.

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Sunday

Got 5 miles in – my longest run of my training so far! Met with a new running buddy from Black Girls Run, and we got it done. Week 10 is a wrap!

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***TOTALS***Measure

8 miles ran

10.5 total pounds lost (not much progress the last 3 weeks)

60 squats, 60 sit ups, 30 pushups (I forgot to do them the other days)

1.5 days til 1st 5K (Yup, it’s on Sunday – wish me luck!)

133 days til 1st Half-Marathon –> I’m running for St. Jude, support me!