This weekend was tough, fantastic, fist pumping amazing and grueling all at once. This was my first time racing back to back days. This was also my first time tackling two Spartan races in one weekend. The Toronto Spartan weekend started with the Sprint distance on Saturday and the Super on Sunday.
Everyone from Alpha Obstacle Training arrived fairly early on Saturday to register, get injuries taped up, apply sunscreen, hydrate, chat with friends we haven’t seen in a while, tie our laces a little tighter, apply war paint and gather in an pre-race circle for a Jesse Bruce motivational pep talk.
My friend Allegra joined me for the Sprint on Saturday. She won the Eastern Spartan Race pass that I was giving away on my blog (after winning it at the first Alpha OCR of the year) so she asked if she could run the Toronto Sprint with me. I said of course! I told her she was going to drag my butt up and down the hills of Brimacombe (as she’s a super fast trail runner) and I’d give her some tips on obstacles! She lovingly waited for me as I struggled in the heat. She could’ve beasted the run portions so much faster without me. She tackled so many obstacles for the first time with determination to get them. She got the rope, monkey bars & z walls which can prove challenging for a first timer. She’s definitely going to be a force to be reckoned with if she starts training for these seriously 🙂 Which I’m confident is now going to happen. She asked to come back on Sunday! LOL