Se pare ca mai nou doar sport stim sa facem 🙂 Si ca sa nu dezamagim, va anunt ca tocmai am participat la primul nostru Spartan Race Super.
Pentru cei care nu stiti ce inseamna exact asta, ei bine, e o cursa in noroi de minim 13 km (la noi a fost de 15) cu minim 25 de obstacole (la noi au fost 29). Obstacolele pot fi absolut orice de la carat saci cu greutati, la aruncarea sulitei, la sarit peste ziduri, la inot.
Trebuie sa recunosc ca a fost una din competitiile mele preferate de pana acum si abia astept sa mai mergem si alta data la un Spartan Race. De ce nu, chiar sa facem Trifecta (Sprint, Super, Beast).
Evident, nu am facut atat de multe poze ca si la alte competitii, dar acest lucru s-a datorat faptului ca efectiv eram morti de oboseala si de frig. “Norocul” nostru a fost ca si inainte de competitie cu cateva zile si dupa a fost soare, iar in ziua concursului furtuna si frig. Asta insemna ca jumatate de traseu era patinaj artistic pe noroi 🙂 Daca nu ar fi plouat ar fi fost chiar ok cursa, dar asa am avut de asteptat in ploaie cateva ore pana la startul nostru si nu ne-am imbracat cu tot ce aveam la noi pentru a avea bluze uscate dupa finish. Apoi cursa in sine prin noroi, inotat prin lac rece, iar la final cireasa de pe tort, dus cu apa rece pentru a da noroiul jos de pe noi 🙂 Ma mir ca nu suntem toti in pat cu febra.. desi.. a trecut doar o zi, inca nu e exclus.
Totusi, mi se pare ca noi am mers destul de pregatiti pentru cursa, atat ca si conditie fizica cat si ca si echipamente si nu am avut probleme pe traseu. Evident, cei mai neantrenati dintre noi azi se plang si abia se misca, dar majoritatea am fost si suntem destul de ok. Pe traseu insa, imi era mila uneori de oamenii care poate nu aveau papucii potriviti, si nu le-a fost tocmai usor. Poate daca nu ploua nu aveau atat de mari probleme, dar mai ales pe portiunile cu noroi care erau si in panta abia se tineau uneori pe picioare.
Oricum, concluzia este ca ne-a placut, ne-am distrat ca de obicei si abia asteptam sa mai participam si la anul. Anul acesta, echipa “T Gym Team” a terminat doar pe locul 30 din 221:(
It appears that lately the only thing that we know to do anymore is sports activities. So in order to not disappoint you, i just wanted to let you know that we just came back from our first Spartan Race Super 🙂
For those of you who don’t know what that means, well, it is basically a minimum of 13 km mud race (in our care 15 km) with a minimum of 25 obstacles (in our case 29). The obstacles can be anything from carrying something heavy, to spear throwing, to jumping over walls, to swimming.
I have to say that i think that this was one of my favorite competitions as of now and i can’t wait to go again to a Spartan Race and why not, even complete the Trifecta (Sprint, Super, Beast).
Obviously, we don’t have as many pictures as we did from the other competitions, mainly because we were very cold and exhausted. Our “luck” made it so that a few days before and after the race the weather was sunny, but the day of the competition we had storms and cold weather. That meant that half the race was figure skating through the mud:) If it wouldn’t have rained the race would have been more than ok, but as it was, we had to wait a few hours in the rain for our start and we didn’t want to wear all our clothes so that we had dry things to put on after the race. And then we had the race through mud, we had to swim in the cold lake and at the finish line, the icing on the cake, we had to take a cold shower to wash off the mud 🙂 I am still amazed that none of us are currently in bed with fever.. but still.. it has only been a day… it could still happen.
Also, i feel like we went there pretty prepared, both physically and also equipment wise. Obviously, those of us who didn’t train as much before are pretty sore now, but the rest of us are pretty ok. On the course tough, the people who didn’t have the right shoes didn’t have it easy. Maybe if it wouldn’t had rain it would have been ok, but as it was, on the steep muddy sections they could barely stand on their feet.
Anyway, in conclusion, we had a blast and we can’t wait to go again next year. This year tough, the “T Gym Team” ranked only 30 in the team division out of 221 teams:(