Warrior Dash 5K Recap
Almost exactly one year ago I signed my hubby, John, & I up for the Warrior Dash. It was much cheaper if we committed so far in advance. So, I signed us up. Then waited.
I have friends who have done it and this muddy, obstacle filled race was on my bucket list of 5k’s. This weekend was finally our time to give our all at the Warrior Dash.
It was all I thought it would be. Challenging, yet loads of fun… except the never ending steep hills. Those sucked.
Race Location: Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, Oregon
Race Distance: 5K
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The Muddy Obstacle Trail Run
Of course, what makes this event different from other 5K’s are the obstacles. It’s not a race to get your PR, but a race to challenge you in a different way.
Oh man, was I glad to be done. Those hills, the heat, and the black mud obstacle at the end wore me out. We earned our medals that day.
Getting Cleaned Up
There was a pond available to scrape that weird sticky black mud off before getting in your car.
This was not just any ol’ typical 5k. It was a challenge. I was worried about the obstacles, but they really weren’t much of a problem. A couple of them had me nervous, but I completed them just fine. There was nothing I felt I could not do. The most challenging part was going up all the hills. There was hill after hill with obstacles in between.
On my slower running days, I will run a 5k in about 45 minutes. So, I gave us the goal of finishing this obstacle filled race in an hour. We didn’t. It took us about an hour and a half. Some time was wasted while waiting in line to get through the obstacles and also I hadn’t counted on all those hills. We walked more than I planned. I wasn’t going for time anyway. I just thought we would do it quicker.
I’m so glad we did it. I think my hubby even had fun.
Have you participated in a mud run? How was your experience?