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2015 Charlotte Spartan Sprint

Race Day My boyfriend, Stephen, and I usually race at the same time and typically stay together during the race but we changed things up for this one so we could take advantage of the spectator area for extra photos. Elite Women I also wanted to give racing in the Elite heat a shot and what a difference… those ladies are hardcore! I loved the push and the challenge. As far as results go, I would have been 10th of almost 400 women in the 35-39 age group, but since I raced Elite, I was 33rd out of 49. Talk about motivation for the next race! Elite heats start bright and early in the morning… which also means obstacles are not completely muddied up and there are no lines at the obstacles! YAY!   The Course I don’t place tooooo much value on the placements since my goal during each race is to give it my all and decrease the number of burpee penalties I get each time. Just 90 this time… I missed the spear throw, rope swing, and straight bar/rope hang obstacle. BUT I CLIMBED THE ROPE! Victory!!!   The Final Stretch… I saw 3 other elite women starting the barbed wire as I entered and I was determined to catch them. I heard someone in the crowd say, “look at how fast she is rolling!” as she watched me gain ground. Into and out of the mud pits between segments of barbed wire, I kept them in my sights. I was alone in jumping the fire pit and the finish was straight ahead… I carefully made my...