The Body Surprise: The Ragnar Relay

I’m still amazed at the many ways my body can surprise me.  I think I know my body pretty well and then it does something it’s never done before.  Over the weekend I ran the Ragnar Relay for the second time.  This year we ran from Plymouth, MA to P-Town.  The runs were easy and mostly flat.  None of the legs were very long.  I ran 6.5 miles, 6.1 miles and 3.9 for a grand total of 16.5 miles.
I didn’t prepare that well.  I ran leading up to the race, but not intensely.  And normally if I know I have a long run, I hydrate and eat really well the day before.  I didn’t do that this time.  I think I kept telling myself this was going to be a breeze—I only have to run 6.5 miles at any one stretch and I can get through that.  I didn’t tell myself that over the course of a 24-hour period I’d […]