It’s almost time for The Ring again! This will be my fifth running of The Ring. I will be very happy to be back in Virginia for forty-eight hours, to run around the rocks and have no other goals except to make it to each aid station before time runs out.
It’s pretty simple this year. No grandiose time goals. I just want to finish.
I’ve already written my tutorial “How to Run your Best Ring Ever”, so if you are a first timer to run 71 miles around the Massanutten Mountain, you should read this.
Since I leave Friday after work, I thought I best get my act together and pack my one and only drop bag for The Ring. I find it easy to pack whatever I need in ziplock bags for each aid station.
This year I will write down a small note to look at before I come into the aid station, like I do for 100 mile events, so I won’t forget to do important stuff. The problem is The Ring is a social event, and I start talking with people and not paying enough attention to details associated with my run!