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  1. Laura
    April 18, 2014

    Whoa! I wouldn’t have thought of most of this stuff… I’m so bd with the sunscreen especially!
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    • Debbie Woodruff
      April 18, 2014

      I’m pretty bad with sunscreen in general, but in circumstances like this I’m pretty vigilant. Plus it’s so easy just to spray it on.
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  2. Maureen
    April 18, 2014

    Great idea about the wipes. Nobody wants stink people in the same vehicle!
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  3. carrie@familyfitnessfood.com
    April 18, 2014

    I sure did use that foam roller. In parking lots, on sidewalks, wherever I could.

    This is a fantastic post – so helpful. I know you mentioned that you weren’t happy with your bag – I was really happy that I had that shopping bag type option as I threw everything in there in the dark and didn’t have to took around too much for anything. I’d highly recommend that for next time :-)
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    • Debbie Woodruff
      April 18, 2014

      I think your idea with your bag was great. I know it was really easy to access. That’s why I’m thinking two small bags, one with my running stuff, one with my “accessories.”
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  4. GiGi Eats Celebrities
    April 18, 2014

    OMG thinking of sleeping bags brings back SO MANY MEMORIES!!!!! I used to camp A LOT and if you can believe it, I actually lived in a TEEPEE for 2 months!!!!!!
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    • Debbie Woodruff
      April 18, 2014

      I actually had to buy a sleeping bag (we had one..somewhere..but couldn’t find it. I think it was probably my son’s when he did camp when he was a kid (and he’s 37 now, so it was a little old :-) ).
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  5. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
    April 18, 2014

    Pinning and sharing with my team! Thanks for becoming an expert for me. :)
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  6. Sheena
    April 18, 2014

    Yes, to all of these things! Action Wipes and Shower Pill are my favorite wipes, hands-down, and definitely saved our van during Ragnar last year. I’ll be bringing an entire pack again this year! I also keep a package of Action Wipes in my desk at work for those days that I can somehow manage in a runch. We don’t have showers at work :(

    I have super sensitive skin (and am slightly picky) and Kinesys is definitely my sunscreen of choice! I can’t afford it regularly unfortunately, but for something like this where it’s constant sun on you, it’s a must. Last years Rangar Napa, my first leg was through Sausalito when the sun was at it’s hottest and I’m glad I had sunscreen! My night leg was dark of course (haha) and my 3rd (and 4th since I picked up a leg for an injured vanmate) were in a downpour or grey clouds.

    I brought my comfy neck pillow and an airplane-style blanket that worked out. We didn’t have much extra room for sleeping bags unfortunately, and they would have gotten messy since it rained for 2/3 of the race!

    The small duffel that I brought was great – one big pocket for all my running clothes and shoes (and rest clothes and shoes) and 2 side small pockets for accessories and wallet, fuel, etc. Unfortunately I used that bag until it literally fell apart, so now I have to find a new (and equally Ragnar perfect) before September!
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    • Debbie Woodruff
      April 18, 2014

      Yes, I think a smaller duffel would be a better idea. My bag was just too deep and had too many pockets. I was always digging for stuff that I couldn’t find :-). I’d love to know what duffel you finally pick!

      My sleeping bag rolled pretty small, so I don’t think it took more room than a blanket. The neck pillow is a great idea. Kat, our driver, used one when she was sleeping in the driver’s seat and she looked pretty comfortable.
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  7. Debbie @ Deb Runs
    April 18, 2014

    Thanks, Debbie, this is great! I just pinned it to my Ragnar Pinterest board so I’m all set! Now I just have to wait five months for my Ragnar! :-)
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  8. Haley @ Running with diapers
    April 18, 2014

    You pretty much hit the nail on the head with your list. I’ve done two Ragnars and consider myself and expert as well. The one thing that went over very well during our last Napa Ragnar was a bottle of Biofreeze Spray. Everyone on our team used it and our van ended up smelling less like sweat and more like Biofreeze.
    I’ll have to find those Action wipes for the next trip. Those look perfect for Ragnar (or post any race for that matter).
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  9. Jody – Fit at 56
    April 18, 2014

    I need to get my hands on those wipes! I also want to try that pocketfuel gel that I wrote about – the coffee ones sound amazing! :)

    What a great write up Debbie!
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  10. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets
    April 18, 2014

    What a helpful guide to Ragnar!! I would love to do it one day but it seems like such a logistical challenge…this makes it seem a little less scary!
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    • Debbie Woodruff
      April 18, 2014

      Frankly, I would never have done it if I hadn’t been asked to fill in for Melissa. Now I can’t wait to do it again. Yes, it is logistically challenging, but when you have a good captain and a couple people who’ve done it before you’re golden. It truly is an unforgettable adventure.
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  11. Kelsey @ Blonder Side of Life
    April 20, 2014

    I’ve done 2 Ragnars now and this is literally a spot on list of essentials. Wipes are a must, as well as, for me, extra socks and shoes to change into post run.
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    • Debbie Woodruff
      April 20, 2014

      Actually I forgot to put compression sleeves, which I brought but didn’t really use until post race. I’ve edited the list to add them though, and next time I will definitely use them between runs. I didn’t wear socks between run (though judging by my stinky feet it would have been a good idea :-) ).
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  12. Virginia @thatbaldchick
    April 21, 2014

    My husband just gave me knuckle lights for Easter. Squeal! Glad to see your packing list, it’s very helpful!
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  13. Amanda A
    April 22, 2014

    What a great list! I will definitely look back on your list when I need to pack!
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  14. Kat
    April 22, 2014

    What a lovely bunch of ladies representing sweatpink! X2 rocks for sure!
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  15. Katie Sexton
    April 23, 2014

    Such a great list, will have to bookmark this so I can go back to it when I need it :)

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