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Charlotte, North Carolina
United States
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 22m 16s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Pre-race cleanliness with my son, James (he is 25 yrs old).

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Event warmup:

Watched the other athletes at the obstacles that were visible from the starting area and tried to learn technique. James explained to me how to climb the rope using your feet and it made a big difference when I tried it (although I was unable to make it all the way up).
Run
  • 2h 22m 16s
  • 4.8 miles
  • 29m 38s  min/mile
Comments:

Completed my first Spartan race with my son! He's becoming quite the elite little Spartan, so I HAD to be introduced to his world of racing. This was a 4.8 mile course with 18 "fun filled" obstacles. If you cannot complete an obstacle, you must do 30 burpees. I had to do burpees twice. I was unable to climb all the way up the rope climb, however I DID make it up about 2/3 of the way which was a noble effort. Of the four of us (Pete, James, Jelytza, and myself) James was the only one to make it to the top. I also missed the spear throw. Otherwise, I did pretty good for an old gal! I'm not sure I want to do this type of race again, but yet another part of me wants to go for a "Trifecta" which is when you complete all three distances of the race within one year. Time will tell! We stayed together as a team, and Jelytza was not well prepared, so our time is reflective of waiting for and helping her get through the course. She was a real trooper!

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The muddy finish!
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What would you do differently?:

More upper body strength training.
Post race
Warm down:

I conquered the course. I am a Spartan!!!!

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What limited your ability to perform faster:

Being naive about proper technique and difficulty level!


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Running
02:22:16 | 04.8 miles | 29m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: 18 fun-filled muddy insanely difficult obstacles!
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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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