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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Ragnar Weekend!

Myself and 11 other wild and crazy diabetics will be running "Ragnar Del Son" this weekend.  I will take lots of pictures and post them next week.  This will be my first event to run about 6 miles every 12 hours.  Wish us luck!

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Greetings Teams,

It's race week and I hope everyone is feeling ready to roll! Below are some important updates.

Notes from the Team Captains Meeting are online. You can access them here.
If you'd like to watch a recording of the meeting, please feel free to do so here.
Check out the Digital Ragmag available now! A printed copy will still be distributed to teams on race day.
Cold Start
We're expecting a cold front this weekend that will affect parts of the course in the early morning hours. Please be prepared with extra layers. We expect it to warm up on Saturday, however, so please be sure to stay hydrated.
Stay HydratedMake sure that your team is prepared for the heat by taking the following precautions:
1.PRE-HYDRATE, HYDRATE, RE-HYDRATE - Runners should pre-hydrate before each of their legs, hydrate while running, and re-hydrate after each of their legs. Water should be supplemented with electrolytes such as Gatorade, SaltSticks, etc. Proper hydration is obtained when the runner has clear (light lemonade colored) and copious urine...but please, use the portable toilets.
2.OBSERVE YOUR RUNNER - Closely monitor the condition of your runners before, during, and after each leg. If the heat index is above 90°, heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Above a heat index of 105°, heat exhaustion is likely and heat stroke is probable with continued activity.
3.SUNSCREEN - Lathering up is cool...especially if you are wearing a Speedo.

Breakfast options available at the start line
Chaparral Homemade Ice Cream will be set up at the Start Line again this year. They will have delicious goodies and hot drinks to help get you started. Check out their menu online here.
Happy Running,

Cydney Westgate
Ragnar Race Director

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