So this week, after admiring photos from various races such as Tough Mudder, The Wolf Run, Rat Race etc, I finally plucked up the courage to sign up for a couple of races! I first agreed to the Eliminator Race which will involve 5 miles of Mud and a few ‘natural’ obstacles…. then I happened to see a tweet relating to the Judgement day race saying that MuddyRace were looking for a few more team members, after a bit of a chat I was hooked and decided that yes I would do it! … Its in December! And it involves water…. I kind of feel I have completely lost the plot! Its going to be so cold! I am already fantasising about getting out of those cold clothes and into warm trackies and hoodies after.
I am terrified. But excited too. The fear is the fear of the unknown. Many of these races you have no idea what you are going to be coming up against until you get there. All I know is that I need to work on my overall body fitness. I can run no problem. I ran a marathon afterall and am currently training for a half, but I know my upper body strength needs work! I’m looking to see if I can find a cheap personal trainer locally because I really want to do this well! I’m told its all about team work, and I really hope it turns out to be that way, so many people have said it, only time will tell. I’m used to ‘normal’ races where its each to their own, chasing that all important PB! Everyone I’ve spoken to assures me these races are not like that, they also tell me I will get hooked, that I believe!
But in the meantime I’m hoping the fear will drive my training!