This past Saturday we drove over 1,600 kms round trip to Quebec City to run another X Man race! The Sherbrooke event was so amazing we had to go back for the Quebec City event. We left Friday around 4pm after having to put in hours at our full time jobs and drove all evening to arrive in Quebec City around 1:30am, we found the cottage on air bnb we were renting with our Alpha Obstacle OCR family (6 people in total), found beds that didn’t have people in them, collapsed and woke up 4 hours later to fuel, chug water and get dressed for OCR battle. Registration at the event went smoothly, timing chips were attached to our shoes, Magnum Nutraceuticals Rocket Science was consumed for added kick & focus, water was downed and warmups began.
This weekend’s course was 7.8km with 44 obstacles. I ran it again with my race partner from last month, Amelie (see picture below). It took Amelie and I, 2 hours and 14 mins to complete this course. It wasn’t our best effort but we still put in work, we pushed each other, got better on some of the obstacles we had encountered in Sherbrooke and admitted where we need to train harder. We both had heart rate problems on course and had to walk a considerable amount of time and focus on our breathing to calm it down but we were still full of smiles and jokes for most of the course! It’s the only way we know how to race
Here’s a recap of all the obstacles. We tried to write them down right after the race but struggled to remember the right order, so they are not all in perfect order of occurrence.