Friday Free-For-All – 02/05/16

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I have a 10 miler on the docket for tomorrow. 10 miles is the farthest I’ve ever run solo/in training, and every 10 miler I’ve ever done has left a bad taste in my mouth. Either it sucks and I hate it, or I don’t fuel properly and end up sick all day after. I’m hoping that tomorrow’s run will break the 10 mile curse and get me ready to face longer distances that are forthcoming with marathon training.

I am now obsessed with Yoga With Adriene on YouTube. My friend Nicole suggested the videos when I lamented my seeming inability to get out of bed for a Sunday morning yoga class. Now, I can do yoga in the comfort and privacy of my home, and totally on my own schedule. It’s so awesome. Adriene is down to earth and funny, but I still feel like I’m getting most of the same benefits as going to class.

I’m signed up for another race! The Vermont 100on100 relay is similar to a Ragnar race, but it’s only 100 miles in one day. You still have a big team and you still drive around in a van and get sweaty and smelly, but it’s a little less of a crazy commitment. Six people per team, each runner has 3 legs for a total of 13-18 miles. My friend Chris is a team captain and asked yesterday if I wanted to join his team “J’adore Hardcore.” Um, YES! We’ll rent a room in Stowe for the night before, and a room at Okemo for the night after, so it’s a big fun weekend event. I can’t wait!

Have you ever done a relay race like Ragnar or 100on100? Did you have fun?



24 thoughts on “Friday Free-For-All – 02/05/16

  1. Caitlin B. says:

    Good luck on the 10 miler, Rachel! If you ever want a long run buddy in the future let me know – I bit the bullet and signed up for VCM!

    – Caitlin

  2. hellyontherun says:

    Good luck on that 10 miler!!! Can’t wait to hear out it goes!
    I’m def gonna check out that Youtube yoga channel. I like doing Youtube videos 🙂
    That race sounds a lot less stressful than a regular Ragnar. I’d want to do one, but it seems too much logistics for me, lol! Ain’t no one got time for dat!

  3. Fallon @ Slacker Runner says:

    Fuel is tricky on long runs. I still run without it but I need to work on that. I usually carry Swedish Fish on race days though. Good luck with your 10 miler!! I’ve been wanting to run something like a Ragnar I can’t find enough people to join me!

    • DarlinRae says:

      I keep hearing good things about Swedish Fish! It just so happens that I’m now completely out of on-the-run fuel, so I think I’ll be picking up some little red gummy fish 🙂

  4. dgobs says:

    That relay sounds fun! I’ve only done 1 relay but I loved it, and want to do more! Good luck with your 10-miler… hopefully this will be the one that goes awesomely and makes you feel badass instead of bad! 🙂

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