Bright Spartan Trifecta Day 2 recap. Beast 20.5km, 1100m vert, 30+ obstacles, 1st F.
After suffering bad hamstring cramps overnight I considered pulling out of the Beast. But in the end I started because I knew it would test me, this is what I came for, and I've done a hell of a lot of training for this event. Beasts are all about you winning the mental battle and not letting your body stop.
The first 10km went by pretty quickly with the single trail along the river, the torsion bar overhead carry, the long sandbag carry and the first ascent up Mystic. @flickptryan seemed to have multiplied and cheered me on at almost every obstacle. Volunteers were amazing. Hamstrings didn't cramp in the river run which was encouraging.
Then came the obstacle gauntlet in the festival area:
2. Barbed wire crawl on rocky terrain (soooo painful)
5. Inverted wall
7. Tyrolean traverse
8. Cargo net complex
9. Slip wall
10. Atlas stone carry
11. Torsion bar barbed wire crawl (also very painful)
12. Balance beam
14. Monkey bars
15. Z Wall
16. Bucket carry
All these obstacles were one after the other. I fell off the monkey bars but managed the others and was surprised with how easy the bucket carry was today (was trying to be positive towards it!). After that it was off for the second round of mystic this time ascending up mountain bike single trail. There was only a short fire trail section before the seated tyre pull at the top then the descent down fire trail, a farmers water carry, 8 foot wall and further descent to the last obstacles before the finish.
Thanks @spartanraceau for a great weekend and an opportunity to challenge ourselves mentally and physically. Congrats @robynkoszta and @pietrasswong for podium finishes and getting through the trifecta with me.
#spartanraceau #spartanrace #spartanbright #ocr #obstaclerace#obstacles #slipwall #sandbagcarry #bright #trailrunning