In June I ran a relay with my buddies.. I had been sick the 2 weeks prior to the relay and was very low energy. I ran my first leg, 5 miles and felt OK.. with just 4 runners the transitions are pretty fast. I was in and out of the van, taking pictures, cheering on my teammates, and having a blast. Before I knew it I was up again....the next 6 miles were painful, I had forgotten something very crucial- Nutrition, I did not take care of myself and refuel in between legs.
On any Long Training run or Relay it is important to refuel before it is too late. Running on fumes is not a good place to be. When I got back to the van I told my teammates that I was light headed and about ready to cramp up. Thankfully Tiffany had a Clif Bar which I chomped down in short order. I followed it up with some Clif Shot Blocks Margarita flavor with a little bit of salt. Within 5 minutes I felt like myself again, I only wish that I would have taken these steps between Leg #1 and Leg #2. There is so much going on during a Running Relay, that it can be hard to remember the most basic steps.
-Bring easy to digest foods that won't upset your stomach.
-Help your teammates remember to EAT!
-Carry items with you to refuel on the Run
When the Ragnar Relay HERE folks asked me to be a part of the Ragnar Swagnar Blogger Giveaway I was EXCITED to find out that the prize was centered around my major fail in relays past.
WHAT WILL YOU WIN?
Clif Bar nutrition pack ($50 value)
Pack includes: Shot bloks, Gels, Clif bars, Clif Crunch, the MoJo bars and Luna bars.
HOW TO ENTER:
Leave a comment for each entry.
1- Like the Ragnar Relay Page on Facebook HERE
2-Tweet about the Giveaway using the #Swagnar hashtag and @Ragnarrelay in the Tweet. Check out the Ragnar Relay Tweets HERE
3- Post a Comment telling me why you would like to WIN.
***This Giveaway will last 48 hours...so enter now for your chance to WIN... if you don't win on my blog, be sure to check out the next blogger as I pass the baton on October 22nd...
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