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
This might seem an obvious mistake, but at nearly every obstacle race I have seen someone do this. Continue reading “Race Day Mistakes”
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…”
As part of my race calendar I set myself the challenge of running the Spartan Trifecta this year.
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”
Thanks to @tisquirrel whose sketch noting work inspired me to display my training ambitions and race schedule for 2015 in this fun way.
Continue reading “Sketch Dashboard: Race Schedule 2015”
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.
Continue reading “Hey ho, let’s go… insane at Badass Mudder”
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…”
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.
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”