Sunday, February 27, 2011

Super Spartan 8 Mile Obstacle Race

Saturday morning, I competed in the Super Spartan. It's an 8 mile obstacle race with all kinds of annoying ways to work your body. And what can I say? The race was everything I hoped for and more. And I feel like a rock star for running and finishing it!

Up at 5:30am. 44 degrees and raining. Hard. Yikes. Drove the hour and a half north to Temecula. More rain, and the temperature dropped down to 40. Arrived at the race site and thought, "what have I signed myself up for?!"

Our heat went off at 10am. And then we "enjoyed":

* A quick run along the lake


* A jump over the fire wall


* A blast from a fire hose and a dash through the cold water


* A couple of miles of crazy hills


* Serious, straight-up hill climbing


* An "Over, Under, Through" Wall


* A balance beam


* A muddy crawl under barbed wire


* More crazy hills


* An 8 foot wall


* A mad dash down the hill to the main area below


* Spear tossing into a target


* A cargo net climb


* A traversing wall



* Back up the mountain for more hills to climb


* And running along the backside of the lake


* And the downhills were steep


* More running on the back hills


* A 50 yard, tarp covered mud, rock and gravel crawl


* Dash back down the hill to the main area below


* Dead-weight lift



* Water bucket carry and tire obstacle


* Water obstacle


* Mental challenge with Rubik's Cube


* Slick mud wall


* Spartan fighters at the end


* A total of 8 miles of running


And all throughout, we had changing weather... rain, icy winds, then later, sunshine. It felt like a little bit of everything weather wise, and I loved it!

It was an amazing adventure and we will definitely run it again next year.