I was invited by a local blog friend to run in this:
Should be fun! It will be two weeks before the Berlin marathon, so it will make a nice substitute for the final long run. (I'm not planning a big training buildup for Berlin...really want to soak up the experience there)
It is a new challenge to figure out pacing for a race such as this. If you are running three 10k runs, you obviously need to dial back the pace ;)
Running in the dark will also be a first! (you have lights)
Glad everything is looking good for Eugene! And Berlin will be awesome! (so will Ragnar but I'm more excited about Berlin for you)ReplyDelete
I've done two relays: one on a very competitive team; the other on a very relaxed team - what a difference. I ran my hardest on the first one on every leg and surprisingly did better on my 3rd leg with a sprained ankle. Haha! You're going to have a blast. Just note that you will not sleep during the relay and will require a lot of extra sleep to prep for Berlin the following week. It took me a lot longer than just an extra night to catch up, took almost a week.ReplyDelete
Hooray for great Eugene weather! :)
Berlin? Very green with envy here. I simply loved Germany in the 80s. Switzerland would be a close 2nd. Looking forward to reading that post too and seeing the pics!ReplyDelete
How fun! I think a relay would be a great experience.ReplyDelete
I know people who ran the Ragner near where I live and they had a blast! GL in Eugene!ReplyDelete
A Napa Valley relay? Sounds fun!ReplyDelete
Eugene weather is looking good :-)ReplyDelete
I was thinking of trying for a sub 4 in Berlin but I don't want to have to train so much and I prefer to have fun while running.
I might try and see if I can keep up with you :-)
Re:sub-4 you have LOTS of time before training for more speed.Delete
Meanwhile you are gradually building endurance and strength. 8)
You can try to keep up with me...but I have never had to stop for a port-a-loo break! 8-P
I will be taking LOTS of pictures during that race, I'm sure!
Ahhhh but after my port-a-loo trips I speed up my pace to catch up again :-)Delete
Godo luck at Eugene! As they saw at the rodeo - Git-R-Done!ReplyDelete
Ragnar relay does sound fun!
Have fun and good luck in Eugene. You've got it.ReplyDelete