I have a confession.
Every time I go running, I am a little terrified of the impending Warrior Dash. Strangely, it’s not the obstacles I’m afraid of.
Even though they include such descriptions as “hurdle over barricades and crawl through barbed wire,” “rappel down a steep ravine,” and “stampede through the scrap yard of rusted wreckage,” I’m actually looking forward to them.
Don’t mistake this for cockiness–I know the obstacles are going to be really tough, but I’m so looking forward to the sense of accomplishment after leaping over fire that I think my mental toughness will prevail over my weak human body.
The thing is, I’m not a great runner. Frankly, I’m not even a runner. I’m a running poser. I might have the shoes.
And the drive.
But I don’t like it.
After I reached 1.6 miles of running today and stopped to walk, I once again wondered what the secret is to being physically able and enjoying running upwards of ten miles.
Warrior Dash is only a 5k (3.31ish miles?) with 10 obstacles in between. With only two months to Warrior Dash, I still haven’t been able to run 3.31 miles straight.
I don’t know if the obstacles will act as ‘breaks’ between running or if they will make me more exhausted, but I truly hope that before August 18th rolls around, I will have run 3.5 miles straight without stopping.
Do you have any running tips?
Note: The source of all photos is www.warriordash.com