This last weekend was the Gladiator Rock n Run at the Rose Bowl. It was the same weekend it was last year, but unlike last year, which was cold and cloudy all morning, this one was warm going toward hot. I did the 7:30 wave again so I could do the 10K, and I was sweating almost the entire way. Still, it wasn’t as hot as it would get even yesterday, when it hit 110 here in town. Over there, I think it was a little cooler, but still, that’s hot!
The bad part about doing the 7:30 wave is having to get up and be there in time. I am so not a morning person.
The good part about doing the 7:30 wave is that I was home by 11 AM. Not that I did much with the rest of my day but veg. I did get my clothes from the mud run washed, but that was about the only productive thing I did.
The run itself? I thought I was doing well by training for some stairs. I didn’t train nearly enough. And running into the Rose Bowl and going up and down the stairs 3 times is one of the first things we do. I was so sore for the rest of the run that I had to walk parts. My legs just couldn’t run. And I skipped the cargo climb again. I probably would have gone for it if they only had one cargo climb, but my legs were shaking pretty badly and they had two back to back. I knew I wouldn’t be able to do both of them safely.
I also really need to work on my upper body. It is embarrassingly how little upper body strength I have these days. I can run the distance, but I can’t do anything else.
All this aside, yes I had fun. The 10K part of the course is really cool, and I enjoyed that. It’s a fun challenge. I just need to prepare more for it.