It’s time! Here we go with another Ragnar – this time in Cape Cod. When I wrote my packing post last time, I was running a local race. No airlines were involved and I left my house Friday morning and returned Saturday afternoon. Things are a little different when you Ragnar away from home. To add some fun to the mix, Beer Geek and I decided to make it a vacation to celebrate our 20th anniversary. This meant packing not only for running and maybe a night on either end. Nope, I had to pack for running and a week’s worth of clothes. Yep, I was going to take a Ragnar vacation. Luckily, I don’t have to take that all in the van LOL.
1. Bring clothes that can double if you can. We were here for a full day before the race, so yesterday I wore my Aspen capris to walk around Plymouth (love the capris!). I have now packed them in my Ragnar bag for my relaxing pants during the race.
2. Wear a pair of running shoes on the plane and carry your most important stuff in your carry on. If you are traveling for a week, chances are that you will need to check luggage. I can replace many things at a Target or Walmart, but my skirts, my running shoes, and the safety stuff required for night runs came on the plane with me. Your irreplaceable things may be different than mine, but I know you have them.
3. Run first. We are staying in the Cape Cod area for several days after the race. I’m glad that I’ll be able to sleep in for the remainder of the trip and not have to worry about potentially over indulging in rich foods or beer. (OK, maybe I indulged a bit before the race…)
4. Have two packing lists. I have a spreadsheet with a sheet with my running stuff, a sheet for my regular stuff, and a sheet for Beer Geek’s stuff. There was some overlap, but it guaranteed I brought everything and I used the Ragnar sheet to pack my duffel bag for the race today.
5. Plastic bags are the answer. I have one bag for each outfit including everything from underwear to hat. I have a bag with my nighttime safety stuff (convenient for check in). I have a bag for food and a slightly bigger bag for a towel and my toiletries for when we have a chance to shower. It makes it so much easier to pack the duffel bag and simpler to find things during the race.
What tips would you add?
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