This is the race I have been waiting for and dreading. 11+ miles of wicked Monterey hills and 25+ obstacles that would push me to my limits and beyond. A few days before the race, I started to get the nervous feeling in my gut. The longest I have ever run at one time was 10 miles and that was only 7 days before the Beast. I knew that I would be able to do the running/jogging part as its not straight 11+ miles thanks to the obstacles. I packed all of my obstacle race gear and a few changes of clothing and readied myself for a trip to sunny California. Two hours of flying and a hour and a half car ride later we arrived at the hotel that was 15 or so minutes away form the race.
The night before the race, my sleep was not very good. I woke up multiple times due to noise and possibly nerves. We found out when we were leaving that the water heating system was recently tuned and we were lucky to hear swishing noises all night in a pattern. Yay. Continue reading The Trials and Trails of the Monterey Spartan Beast 2014