I have been living at Planet Fitness for the past 3 months training for the Runamuck 5k race. My girlfriend Paris from work told me about it and her and I, along with my other coworkers Alex and Claude decided to sign-up! A week before the race we were so AMPED! We were working out strategies, planning outfits, and scoping pictures on the Runamuck website to try to get a peek at the track.
It looked insane. Swimming through rivers, crawling through mud, climbing walls, hiking, and running. The website advised us that by the end of the race, we would probably have to throw away everything we were wearing. It said to bring duct tape so we could secure our sneakers to our feet, as a lot of people parted ways with their footwear when trekking through the mud.
The day of the race, me and my team (named the Uptown Rundown, because we all live uptown NYC) made the hour long drive out to Sebago Beach. We signed in, got our numbers, and waited at the start line.
The race started with 1.5 miles of running. Most people died out and started walking, but my team and I kept up the pace. Then we reached the first obstacle, a 10-foot rope mesh wall. We had to climb up one side and down the other. It was difficult because there were a lot of people on it at one time, pulling the rope in different directions. After that, more running.
The next obstables included walking on a plank over a river, manuvering through a maze of rubberbands stretched from tree to tree, wall climbing, hurdle jumping, crawling on hands and knees through mud, tredding water through a river, and about 2 miles of hiking. The entire race took about an hour, and by the end of it we were drenched in sweat and mud. But we all finished as a team. I definately want to do it again next year, and I want to wear a costume. How cool would it have been if we all ran as Navi from Avatar?? Friggen awesome.