Thursday, September 26, 2013

Survivor Mud Run 2013

It had been two months.  It was time to get back in the mud.

Fortunately, I had a fun run scheduled for last weekend.  Spencer and I headed down to Lake Ellsinore for the Survivor Mud Run.  This is the third year in a row I’ve done this run, and it is worth it.

They have most of their obstacles in the middle, including their mud.  That gives you some long stretches to run, but it’s worth it.  The mud is plentiful, they make you crawl through all of it, and it is deep.  I got as muddy as always without even trying.

One highlight was definitely the pit after the tub crawl.  You got muddy no matter how hard you tried to avoid it.  It was deep and you had a drop off into the mud.  Not much you could do about it.

They also had some thick spots where you pretty much had to drop and roll.

As always, we took a detour through the lake, which was fun.  We spent some time cleaning off, but then the final mud pit – the one right before the finish line – got us again.

I had planned to arrive plenty early because they always have long lines to pick up your bib and drop off your bag.  That wasn’t an issue at all this year.  In fact, we had everything and were ready to run in about 20 minutes.  A definitely improvement over just barely being ready in time in the past.

It’s a long drive – 2 hours one way – and I was trying to decide if I thought it was worth it.  The answer is a resounding yes.  Can’t wait to go back again next year.

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