This Sunday will be the first competitive thing I've done in over two months...well outside of floor hockey and dodge ball I guess!!
The Beast adventure race is held just outside of Seattle and has a similar layout to a MOMAR sprint race. Finish times are almost exactly the same, except there will be no paddle leg, and there is some pretty tough navigation throughout...at least that's what Todd tells me!
The Beast 06 was the first race that Todd and I ever did together. We headed down under the impression that we could do a race in a non-competitive environment, amongst people we didn't know, and therefore get to know each other's race styles a bit better. Instead, we...well I, decided that we were in fact going to race the event. I let Todd know of my decision about thirty seconds before the race directors said go! We raced hard, suffered lots, cramped regularly, and really came together to pull out a solid win...it was the perfect way to get to know each other's race styles...or at least that's what I told Todd afterwards.
Having not run more than sixty minutes a week since Sept, and having biked only once in the last two weeks, this should be interesting for us. I'm sure we will feel physically fine during the race, but the recovery time might be a bit slow afterwards.
Either way wish us luck...in fact get yer own ass down there and race it for yourself, it's a great event, and a ton of fun to be racing in a completely new area!