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Rancho Murieta, California
United States
Rugged Maniac
85F / 29C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 23m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Stood around waiting for my team members/friends...seriously, just stood there and waited, then when some arrived, we all stood, waited, chatted, joked around...you get the idea.
Event warmup:

NONE, this was NOT a serious race...it was all in fun...that being said, we had to hop a 4 foot wall to get into the starting chute, where I then did some light stretching...that counts, right?
Run
  • 1h 23m
  • 5 kms
  • 16m 36s  min/km
Comments:

We really didn't run. My team mates and I have the slogan of "No Weeple left behind"---we take it seriously. (Yes, we are called the Weeple Army--one of the most supportive groups I have dealt with outside of triathlon). We had one team member who is getting back to exercise after having some severe foot issues (bone spurs and such)--so we mostly walked with some light jogging of the course. We also stayed at some obstacles a bit longer to help other racers clear them (its kind of what we do....no better feeling than being able to help someone conquer an obstacle!)
What would you do differently?:

Nothing--I had a blast!
Post race
Warm down:

showered.....for quite some time...I was very muddy. I then sat on the grass checking out racers and their costumes...some were very odd....like the 59 year old man who did the whole race in a full suit and tie....he did Tough Mudder in Tahoe last week...Mad props to him.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Holding back for teammates. I'm cool with that.

Event comments:

Rugged Maniac is a very well organized race group--they are national, and I believe this the first time they were near Sacramento. I was a little bummed that they didn't have the fire jump obstacle at the end, but with the dry conditions, it was probably a wise choice to omit it. Besides, I just wanted to do it for an awesome photo op---these guys do FREE professional race photos! I think there may be some cool ones coming from it. The funny part for me was hearing comments from obvious first timers--mainly young women--who were disgusted by not only the mud, but the fact that there "was probably MORE than just MUD in these ditches!" ---Uh yeah, hello...equestrian center??? What do you think? I laughed a lot at those. I would totally endorse this as a good introduction to Obstacle Course Racing/Mud Running.




Last updated: 2013-07-14 12:00 AM
Running
01:23:00 | 05 kms | 16m 36s  min/km
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Mostly flat, winding course laid out across a massive equestrian center/complex in Rancho Murieta, CA...There were over 20 obstacles, mostly easy ones, like small berms, ditches, etc. but there were some really good obstacles mixed in too--the big one was the barbed wire mud crawl that ended at a 10-12 foot "slippery wall"--wall with a rope to help you up--placed on top of a large cargo container, which then had a cargo net you had to cross to get to the other cargo containers--one stacked atop the other, that you THEN walked across and had to slid down a STEEP water slid to the ground again. Of course about 20 feet or so after that, there were two 10-12 foot walls that we had to climb. Those suck for short people like me. Thankfully my teammates helped me reach the top of that one...and the next. Apart from that, there were a few more barbed wire crawls, some tunnels, cargo net wall/climbs, and a lake crossing. all in all well done and very fun.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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2013-07-21 1:34 AM
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That sounds awesome! So glad you had a good time :D We have a Maniac around our area that I may have to look into.
2013-07-21 6:41 AM
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Sounds like a fun, dirty time!
2013-07-21 9:28 AM
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Mud and obstacle course racing is a whole lot of fun!  Nice!
2013-07-21 12:21 PM
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Pretty cool, I am always impressed by your commitment to help others enjoy things as much as you do.
2013-07-21 9:17 PM
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Originally posted by cdban66 Pretty cool, I am always impressed by your commitment to help others enjoy things as much as you do.

 

>blushing<  Embarassed Thanks!



2013-07-22 8:23 AM
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It sounds like you and your team had a great time!
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