Race Day Mistakes

From my experience of racing (i.e. running and obstacle races) I have noted a number of mistakes.  Because I am not perfect, I have even done a few myself:

Drinking the night before

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This might seem an obvious mistake, but at nearly every obstacle race I have seen someone do this. Continue reading “Race Day Mistakes”

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10 miles into the longest run…

The Spartan Beast was a huge achievement in many ways – it was the longest distance I have run and the longest period of time that I have had my fitness tested over.

How did I get through this?

Continue reading “10 miles into the longest run…”

The Spartan Manchester Double

As part of my race calendar I set myself the challenge of running the Spartan Trifecta this year.

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This means that I am required to run:

  • The Spartan Sprint (Approx 6km)
  • The Spartan Super (Approx 12km)
  • The Spartan Beast (Approx 20km)

The Sprint and Super Races Continue reading “The Spartan Manchester Double”

Hey ho, let’s go… insane at Badass Mudder

Hey ho, let’s go… insane at Badass Mudder:  On a very hot, humid Saturday morning my friend Tom and I took part in the Badass Mudder obstacle race at the River Lune, Lancaster.

We crashed over at friends, so had a pleasant 30 minutes drive through the country.  When we saw the Badass sign with an arrow we knew we had taken the right road.  It was £3 to park, but no one was collecting so we got a freebie.

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The Perfect Time…

In my quest to dominate the Spartan race, I have been working on my running time.

I decided to compete in a 10k the week before Spartan – the purpose to soak up a competitive atmosphere and address any gear issues.

I was running that distance round 46 – 48 minutes, but had not timed myself for a while.  I decided to set myself the target of 41 minutes and to be honest I thought I may have been setting myself up for disappointment.

I prefer 5k distance, it is easier to fit around other commitments. Due to seeking a perfect body at the gym, I don’t always have the energy to run. Continue reading “The Perfect Time…”

Don’t quit

I was running the Spartan race, doing a sprint distance course.  This is about four mile, which is not a difficult feat when running on pavements.  However this was an obstacle race, so I had mud, water, hills and urm… obstacles.

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The obstacles were not a major problem.

Neither was the mud or the water, despite the fact I face plante directly into a puddle of water due to misjudging the deepness, I had chosen to sprint through. Continue reading “Don’t quit”