Posted on October 30, 2011
Warrior Dash Nor Cal Review
This was my 2nd mud run. You may read my first one here.
Mike & I did the Warrior Dash in Casa De Fruita today. We were in the 2:00 wave.
This was a fun event for us. We didn’t have time goals or anything like that. It’s a good thing, because it was a warm one. We just wanted to have fun and we did!
We got there around 12:30 which was the perfect amount of time to park, duck tape our shoes, pick up our race packets and make it to the start line.
I think the first mile or so was all running. Well we power walked most of it.
We were a little disappointed most of the obstacles were at the end. Maybe because it was hot. Or we’re wussmeisters.
I didn’t train for this at all but felt like even if I really tried to race, I would have been fine. It wasn’t really that hard. Like Mike said “it’s all about technique.” Of course he was in the Navy & knows all about this kind of stuff. And well, I’m just cute.
***Edited to add race results can be found here.***
I had such a great time doing the WD with Mike! He taught me a lot. I did things I didn’t think I could do and he pushed me when I needed it.
We’re not in any of these pictures. I took them all after we were done while Mike was eating a turkey leg and washing it down with 4 beers. 🙂
When I got to the top of this one, I kinda freaked out a little. I straddled it and because others were climbing, it was swaying a bit. Mike coached me down. Kinda like a suicide attempt, but not.
This one was next. If it wasn’t for Mike, I might have just walked around it. Turns out it wasn’t near as bad. I lived.
This was the last obstacle before the finish line. Also the muddiest. It was pretty easy once I got to the deeper part, I just swam it.
They even hose you off.
Overall it was not my favorite mud run, but still a lot of fun. I mean how often do you get to run in the mud? And pay to do it.
You may find my mud run tips here.
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!