Hungary Jack wrote:
I really want to do one of those.
You would fly through it. The climbing obstacles really scared the crap out of me and slowed me up. You'd be over those in two seconds where I was being a chicken [expletive] and taking too much time. Mike can back me up on this - without question I think everyone of my friends would have put the guy in the middle winning, me getting second, and the guy on the left third. It was the exact opposite - the guy in the middle finished last because he's a very serious cyclist and has thighs like tree trunks that started cramping up on him after about 1/2 mile. The guy in the left kept gaining a little more and more on each obstacle, until I couldn't catch him on the running part. I'm the best runner of the bunch, but even though it sounds like alot of running (3.2 miles) it's really not, because it's basically running 1/4 mile and then dealing with some obstacle.
Agility and climbing etc.. is more important than running provided you have some decent level of fitness.
I am not sure how I am going to get in that kind of shape again in the foreseeable future. I just don't have time to get to the gym regularly. It's mostly swimming and cycling for me now. If we move to a bigger house, I'll get the equipment I need to work out at home and regain that strength.
My other issue is running. I cannot run consistently to train. My knee won't allow it. But I guess it's not as demanding for that.