Avoid Skipping Recovery
Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.
Relay Iowa is the World's Longest Relay Run! Teams of up to 12 participants run 339 miles to cross Iowa over a long weekend. You build your own team and then work together to break down the distance into segments of your choosing. You control the order and distance of runners and can change your plan at any time. Any level runner can participate as long as your overall team pace is 10 minutes/mile or less, allowing your team to finish in the allotted time.
One runner at a time from each team will advance day and night beginning in Sioux City on Friday and ending in Dubuque on Sunday. It is a relay, not a race, encouraging teamwork, camaraderie and fun while testing your determination. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or need help getting started.
This year we are challenging every runner to commit to fundraising at least $50 for the event. Our non-profit relay raises money for Restoring Hope International, an orphanage in South Africa, and various charities in towns along the route. Accept the challenge and ask your family and friends to support your epic 339 mile run across Iowa! The $50 fundraising challenge is not mandatory, but you'll be one cool runner if you go for it!
Join us on this adventure!