Happy Friday from Mud Run Guide! We hope you are gearing up for a great weekend of racing!
Our first community member of the week is Per, who finished his first Spartan Race last weekend during the Whistler Sprint. Congratulations on a great race! We can't wait to see what you do next!
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Next, we have Leigha who came in 5th place in the Elite heat of the Sprint in Killington last weekend in a close race. Way to keep pushing and finish strong!
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⚡️RACE RECAP!⚡️ Killington @spartanrace was by far my most exciting race to date. No I didn’t win, but I did come in 5th by only a few seconds! Here’s why I loved it: ⚡️I started off at an “easy” pace up the first climb- something i never do bc my ego gets in the way and I go way too fast out the gate. But for the first time in my life I had some patience ? ⚡️I felt great on the downhills and was able to recover in the woods, staying just behind a few awesome athletes ⚡️had a serious scare at the Z wall when I almost fell like 3 times and took an extra minute to complete what’s usually a very easy obstacle. ⚡️I had to make up lost time on a long, strenuous uphill. This was by far the hardest part of the race. I was just trying to keep up with @storm_the_spartan and @iriland who were pushing the pace hard. Luckily I had the help of a couple friends who were running along the course with me making sure I didn’t quit (you know who you are, & thank you ??) ⚡️about .25 miles from the finish was the sandbag carry. I knew this was where I had to push it so I did. I made my passes and got to the spear in 6th place. Nailed my spear and passed an athlete doing burpees. ⚡️all three of us were on the final rig at the same time. I lost control but was somehow able to recover, hit the bell, and sprint to the finish, beating out my opponents by only 4 seconds! ⚡️The highlights: getting this ?? at the finish line from my friend and ocr pro @fayestenning_ocr , pushing myself beyond my limits, getting to run such a beautiful course with so many friends, and all the hugs from opponents at the finish line. The camaraderie in this sport never ceases to amaze me ☺️ Finally, thanks to more consistent training and the help of @grit_coaching , my running seems to be improving. I’m so excited for the rest of the season!
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