That is the question.
My good friend and fellow blogger, Andy, messaged me today about doing the PA Ragnar Relay October 2013.
Now, I have heard of these and read a few blogs about them. It seems people really enjoy these types of races, but I am not sure if I am one of those people who would. Now, having said that, I never thought I would run either.
Basically, a team of 12 people in two vans, take turns running a total of 200 miles over the course of two days.
Now, when I first read Andy's message, my first thought was, "no way." As the day went on and the more I thought about it, I started to think to myself, "why not?"
If you can get past the lack of sleep, lack of real food and 12 smelly people on top of each other in a van, then it actually sounds fun.
No really, you work as a team, decorate your van, wear costumes if you like and give yourself a fun team name all while running which is what I love to do. I am sure all the good and the bad combined will make for a great memory. Don't you agree?
So why am I writing this now when the race is a year a way? Well, because it is you who I look to for advice.
After finishing the Nike Half, it was clear to me that a marathon is in my future. I am pretty sure it will be the Philly Marathon, which will be in November next year.
The Ragnar will be about 5 weeks before the marathon. Now I have not made any definite plans, but is it bad planning to do those two big events in that amount of time?
So, how many of you have done one? What did you like/not like about it? What did you think about running at night alone? Were you really alone or were there other runners from different teams around you?
Anything else you want to share?
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