By far this was one of the best courses I have run in a while. I love all the races but this one had a nice mix of hills, obstacle placement, single track and my sisters and uncle showed up which made it even better.
First off my apologies for the images being out of order. I could re-arrange them but I figure nobody is really going to care. This race was so much fun! I was pretty nervous going into it but once started it felt natural and fun. It was about 4 miles and mostly stairs like most stadium races. I ended up finishing 36th in Elite Mens which to me is great considering with my previous training I couldn't get close to that. I'm feeling great affects from my new training and can't wait to improve more! Sandbag carry: The finish. I was pushing hard since for some reason I didn't realize I was at the finish until about 100 meters away which is when I really booked it: One of the many stair climbs. There were so many I completely lost [...]
Running the Super in Mesquite is one of the events I really look forward to each year. Its basically in my backyard so the terrain is what I a used to and the desert really doesn't bother me much. The first year I ran it was last year in 2017. I ran it with a friend as his first spartan race and we finished in about 4 hours. It was pretty long but we had fun. This year I finished in just over 2 hours which was a personal best for me but still not where I need to be if I want to be competitive at any point. The rope climb was about a half mile in and unfortunately I ripped a lot of skin off my fingers on the way down which hurt like heck the rest of [...]