Friday, June 26, 2015

Packing for Ragnar Trail Massachusetts

 I am a Ragnar Relay veteran. But this weekend, I am going to run my first Ragnar Trail race.  When I heard that a race was coming to New England area AND it was going to occur after my school year ended I knew that I would definitely participating.  I couldn't/ didn't try the wrangle friends to form my own team, so I decided to join a random team from Facebook.  I know what's worked in the past for Ragnar road races, so packing started off easy.  I'll know better after the weekend, but here is what I packed for the weekend.

Clothes: I could go stinky and wear the same clothes, but decided to pack a few outfits. I have 3 running outfits, one night time warm outfit, and something to wear for Saturday afternoon since I'll be the first of my team done for the day.  After, I put them in bags, I don't want to have to dig through my bag, this way everything I need is good to go.

Accessories part 1:

Sunglasses, ball cap, winter cap, arm warmers, microfiber towel, bathing suit, fleece, raincoat, gaiters (I doubt I'll use them), headlamp

Accessories part 2:
Camping: Sheet, pillowcase (easier to stuff with clothes then carrying pillow around), sleeping bag, mattress pad, laters, hackysack, cards, notebook, book, and magazine.
Electronics: phone/camera, gps watch, Fitbit, and portable battery
Sleeping: eye mask, headphones
First aid: bug spray, sunscreen, ibuprofen, benedryl, inhalers, bandaids

Not pictured: toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant 

Shoes. 2 pairs of sneakers and keens.  Normally I am a flip flop girl, but socks are nice and impossible to rock with flip flop.
Ragnar trail is cupless. My favorite brand is hydro flask, it keeps stuff warm or cold forever.  A spork and cup alway come in handy too.

All that stuffed into my overnight backpack. Time to rock Ragnar trail!

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