I decided not to participate this year to a Spartan race. I want to focus on my running, I really want to bring my time to something good during the half Marathon. I also understand now that to have any type of success on a mud race is to train for it. I did it in 2014 without proper training and even though I made it through, I felt like I failed because I was not prepared enough. I guess I gained a bit of respect toward such races and my expectations. So instead of doing it without the drive it takes, I’ll participate another year.
I might also check for another mud run. I was expecting so much more mud from the Montreal Sprint in 2014. I mean, it’s on a ski resort. all the infrastructure is there to soak participant, to get the trail muddy, get participant dirty. I was dirty, but not as bad as I was hoping.
At the same time, I am closing in to the forties and I got injured in running last summer. I really don’t want to risk my Half Marathons. Seems like I can’t do all the things I want any more. Is this a part of growing old ?