Spartan Race was today! (or yesterday for those technical mofos)
First, I’ve got to say this is the most fun I’ve had ALL year. Fucking amazing! To be honest, I dint train for this at all and it showed. My final time was 1:14:05. My conditioning really sucked and it showed but I definitely kept up. And best of all, my foot dint bother me once throughout running the course.
There were a lot of things that I’ve never done, like the wounds in the pictures are from climbing a rope. I’ve never done that before and it was pretty cool, I just wish they dint set up the events in the order they did for that. Right before the rope climb there was a farmers walk event, which I’m sure they did on purpose to tire out your forearms. Although I made it to the top, as soon as I hit the bell, my grip gave out and I SLID all the way down, laughing too lol.
I’m not even upset about the time, I wasn’t going for a record or anything. This wasn’t like running a half marathon either, you obviously have to stop to pull, climb, shimmy over the obstacles but I noticed a TON of people just walking from event to event. I did on occasion to catch my breath, not going to lie but I made sure to run more than I walked.
One last thing, BURPEES FUCKING SUCK. A rule when doing this race, if you fail a certain obstacle, you have to do 30 burpees. Yeah. Javelin throw, row 500m under 2 minutes (10 Fukn meters left!!) and shimmy across a wall, think like those indoor rock climbing places except you can only go left or right. Yeah, I failed only those out of 20 or 25 obstacles? So I don’t think I did too bad.