This weekend I am in Vermont running along highway 100 for 100 miles with 5 of my favorite running buddies. The Vermont 100 on 100 is a 100 mile race along highway 100 from Stowe to Okemo Mountain. This is seriously one of my favorite events of the summer. It is a tough day of racing, but so much fun! Beantown Bootcamp sends up about 6-8 teams ( each team has 3-6 runners on it) so it is just an awesome fun day!
We start by spending Friday night up in Vermont at Stowe mountian, then depensding on your starting time you start Saturday morning. The fastest teams start the latest, which allows all the teams to see and make new friends along the way. The runners are numbered 1-6 so if you were runner 2, you would run legs 2,8, and 20. When you complete your leg, the van is there to pick you up and drop off the next runner. It’s a blast and finally you end late Saturday night 100 miles from where to started. Don’t worry we bring lots of Snacks! That is maybe the best part!
I also think I need to make these guys! Peanut butter is good for you, and fuel right?!?!
We have a new member joining our team and she is a rockstar for signing up to run with us and be away with us for 3 days. I think the snacks sold her on the trip ha. I’ll be posting some pictures on:
So follow along this weekend and a full race recap coming next week!
Relay Race Preparation Tips!
– I pack my race leg outfits in large zip lock bags. This way clean race clothing is ready to go, and sweaty clothing goes right into the bag, and the odor is sealed in.
– When packing your outfit change, back new everything, socks, hat, underwear, shirts.
-Bring a towel, it helps you change and also keeps your seat in the van dry.
-Bring flip flops, after your run get those sneakers off, and rest your feet!
-Eat as soon as you finish a leg as possible. I love Corepower for this, because it helps my muscles recover for my next leg, and is easy to consume after just running.
– Eat some real food, it’s easy to snack and not eat real food (protein and carbs). Make sure you eat more than just chips and candy. A sandwich of Turkey and cheese or Banana’s and Peanut Butter are another great option!
– I love wearing my compression sleeves to help aid my muscle recovery between legs of my races.
– Pack hydration, suntan location, Vaseline, Band Aid’s, Hair ties, deodorant, all in an easy to reach location.
– If you run with a watch, music, or phone, make sure they are charged before the start of the race, or bring a car adaptor so they don’t die mid run.
-Print out the course Map, Van Transition Area’s, and Helpful quick references.
-Pack Trash Bags, Toilet Paper, Baby Wipes, Paper Towels all in an easy to reach area of the van.
– Embrace the fact you won’t get much sleep, but get rest when you can.
Have you run a relay race?
Do you Love it?