First, I did this in April – http://rebelrace.com/event.php?id=47
Yesterday, I did this – http://rebelrace.com/event.php?id=50
In September, I’m going to do this – http://thesurvivalrace.com/long-island-ny-5k-mud-run-2012/
Yep, I like mud. I wanted a goal to get into shape, and my friend J signed us up for the first Rebel Race in NJ. I did a bit of running to get ready, but I didn’t factor the obstacles in, so I did a little walking, which I didn’t want to do. Plus, it’d been dry for weeks before so there was almost no mud.
No Mud? Dude, it’s advertised as a mud run! Grrrr. Problem with this is being in the middle of the pack, I was suckin dust for the first 1/8 of a mile. Not tasty.
Anyway, so NJ was fun, it was a bit of a wakeup call. Plus, my friend J signed us up for the NY Rebel Race. In the meantime, I switched jobs, stopped sitting around at home (I was working from home) and got moving when I got the new job in the city. I did a bit more training, but not enough. I was disappointed by several things, but actually pretty proud of the NY race.
- The first one was only 2.2 miles, this one was 3.3
- This was in NY State – hills like a mofo.
- There was a rappelling line across a swamp – hold on with your hands, cross your feet, and pull yourself across.
- Several added obstacles I’d never seen, the above being one of them.
- I started out a lot faster than I should have, which I warned the guy we were with about. I REALLY thought my pace was a lot slower than it was.
Bad part – I walked more of this than I would have liked and felt like it kicked my ass. I had realized that it was that much longer and that there would be that much hill work involved.
Good part – I finished it, and I’m already thinking about September. I was thinking of going out for a run, but I want to keep my body in one piece 🙂
Anyone want to join me for September in Long Island?