The past weekend was filled with Spartan 4 events, 3 of which I was registered for and I participated in 1, the Super Spartan. Due to my lack of training, I opted to skip the Sprint and due to lack of desire, I skipped the Hurricane Heat. The fourth event was the Hurricane Heat 12 Hour, which I will most likely never do.
It was fun to catch up with a lot of the Beasts OCR members and meeting new members. The Airbnb that a few of us stayed at was freaking amazing, lakeside for the win!
My race recap is up at the Beasts OCR site and will be up here on Monday.
I’ve been neglecting this site a bit, my only excuse is because I’ve been working on creating BeastsChallenge.com for the OCR team I’m part of. It’s a fun challenge site for members and non-members of Beasts Obstacle Course Racers. We currently have 2 year long challenges, a Community Payback challenge and a Supporting Local Races challenge as well as a monthly challenge and a fundraiser/charity virtual race (a taco mile!)
Stop by and enter a challenge or three! 🙂
Well, I did it. I completed a GORUCK event. After last years Medical DNF from the Halloween Tough, where I got further than I thought I would but still mentally messed me up, I signed up for a GORUCK Light and completed it. Not exactly apples to apples, but it’s a completed event none the less.
I got to the starting point with about 2 minutes to spare. I hadn’ t seen anything about a need to wear a costume, so I went wearing my normal endurance event gear. Sure enough I see 3 or 4 people out of 30 or so people in costume. My first thought was “what did I miss, oh well can’t change it now.” Sure enough. 2 hours prior to the start Cadre DS posted to the events facebook page to be in costume. Note to future Halloween GORUCK participants: Expect there to be a costume requirement. Bring something light and easy to pack. It may save your butt! Continue reading Portland GORUCK Light 28-OCT-2017
I’ve had to skip the last three events, missing out on a 2017 trifecta due to family issues and being sick.
Truth be told, endurance events – a GORUCK, Spartan’s Hurricane Heat and the like – are 100% out of my comfort zone. I am intimidated by them. I’ve successfully completed two Spartan Hurricane Heats and was medically dropped from a GORUCK Tough, a 12ish hour event, somewhere between the 6-8th hour. In each event at some point I told myself that I’m never doing another one of these events again. I was out of my comfort zone. The medical drop really did a number on my confidence, not because of the medical DNF part, but that my physical fitness was not up to snuff.
Continue reading Endurance Events and Fear