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! 🙂
I’ve had to skip the last three events, missing out on a 2017 trifecta due to family issues and being sick.
In preparation to do a GORUCK Light and to make Spartan’s Hurricane Heats suck a bit less, I signed up for the Pathfinder Forward Ruck Training Program after learning about it on Instagram and reading through the program description and reading through the Team Spearhead website. While the information is a bit older on the Team Spearhead site, the information is more expanded and explained there. I knew that this training program would help me be a prepared as I can for an endurance event.
Continue reading Pathfinder Forward Ruck Training Program Review
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
I missed my opportunity to do my long run on Sunday, I I used my Tuesday easy run time as a make up for the Sunday long run. I am glad I did.
I started Charity Miles, got my Garmin searching for devices and queued up my podcast app up with two Spartan podcasts, Spartan Underground and Spartan Up while I made my way to the starting spot of my run. When I got to my starting spot I hit “Go” on my Garmin and ran… and that I did. Continue reading 10k PR!