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May 15, 2018

How To Win A Ragnar

Since I have completed a single Ragnar - I pretty much know all there is to know about how to run and win a Ragnar. I am a professional Ragnar racer (team #BirdMachineCC represent), so take it from me. I even simplified it into 10 easy steps!


1. Build a badass team. Team captain/our fearless leader/fastie Nicole Freeman brought together quite the gaggle of speedsters + skilled crew members. 

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2. Have a profesional calligrapher on the team. You may think this step is not neccesary. But, think again. It's all about the team van aesthetic. Bow down to queen Julia Bez

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3. This one is super important: keep your van clean + organized AT ALL TIMES (examples below). Cannot emphasize this one enough.

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4. No need to practice handoffs. It'll just make things complicated. Follow your intuition.

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5. Fan girl the sh!t out of the woman who just finished her leg. Keep the hype train choo-choo'ing. 

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6. Be Brave. Get Ugly. Like... really ugly. Tired, hangry, van stench, no showers, yesterday's mascara type of ugly. 

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7. Be seen. Stay safe. Create jealousy amongst the other teams with your Lightning Layers. O reflective styles > everything else. #facts #notsorry

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8. Wear Snap and Spandos to intimidate the competition. Can't explain this one... but 60% of the time, it works every time. 

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9. TRY and run it in with your captain who just slayed an 8mi leg in 6:45 pace.

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10. Celebrate your collective #womanup-ness. 

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Boom. That's how you win. You're welcome. 

Signing off, 

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#BirdMachineCC Member 


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Comments

kassia | May 16, 2018 at 9:39am

inspiring

really impressed by the work of this team -- and taking the tip on keeping the van organized to heart (thanks for photos; i needed a good laugh!). congratulations to all.

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