When the time came to travel to Breckenridge, CO – I knew (hoped) at the end of the weekend I would have my Spartan Trifecta! And I did, yaaayyy me!
Running an OCR in this venue was phenomenal – the city was awesome, all the people around were awesome, but that elevation!!!!! That was a shock, not unexpected but hit me hard. Had my training partner (Melissa Harman) running with me, a good handful of people from the gym were there and several other’s from Albuquerque were present and accounted for.
So doing the Beast was bad enough, and that mountain – the never ending mountain. I figured once you go up, up and up so far – eventually you just HAVE to start going down. It never felt that way – that damn mountain! The cramps, the heaving just trying to get a sufficient breath, being a bit dramatic? Not really – “But did you Die”? I thought the Sprint would kinda suck due to the soreness, but, not all that bad – just a bit tired. I was one obstacle away each day from a perfect, burpee free race. So that was a nice accomplishment that came up just short.
We saw people that qualified for the Spartan Race Ultra World Championship in Iceland – much respect for them. And people that just blazed and conquered these courses and that damn mountain.
So all in all it sucked; it was hard; it was satisfying; and it was fun ALL AT THE SAME TIME!!!!!
Spartan does OCR right and makes it an awesome experience. And I have to say I will probably be doing more in the near future 😛