I took an ass whippin at the #spartancombine yesterday. BUT like a Timex, I took a lickin & kept on tickin. I'm a realist, I know my place in line at something like this, so I knew I was going to take a beating. They didn't break me, but they did test me, push me, hurt me & made me suffer in a very different way than races do. I'm embarrassed, to a degree, at my performance, but I learned some important things about myself, & for that, I'm pumped for the new experience!
Essentially, I can feel an 11 month, 4 countries (2 in just 4 weeks), 11 state, 30 race season catching up to me. I could not put out power, change gears, HR was way WAY to high, breathing abnormally heavy, perceived effort out of whack each event = fatigue.
One of the things I learned, when it comes to super short, 1-10min, highly explosive strength & muscle power output efforts, I'm out-gunned (e.g., 150# 8x sandbag shoulder toss, I'm 145#). But I completed all 7 events (each progressively longer & grueling w/ 7# taking me 39:00 alone). But I did verifiy, my mental strength game is still strong as I wouldn't stop irrespective of the demands of the event & friends giving me shit about my age & strength (lack of) on really heavy objects.
I know people will see results & might say/think, "shit, I could have done that & I could have done it better, I should have been there".. maybe so - but if you weren't there you just don't know, so talk is cheap. And I assure you, it was universally agreed, it was fukkin hard & paper just can't show that.
I finished last, because that's where my performance demonstrated I should be on the day & that's reality #earnednotgiven #noregets
#activeasfuck #ihaveworktodo #itsalifestyle #thisiswhatido #traintorace #spartan #spartanrace #ocr #obstaclecourseracing #deathmarch #spartanracecombine #sgx #spartansgx #noexcuses #earnednotgiven #mentalstrength #nosympathy #greatful #blessed #motivation #goals #hardwork @spartan @spartanrace #KG #ꓘG 📹 @alwyncosgrove @hogman7mudrunner