I am super mega happy with my time... and I honestly think the rain was a huge factor in that... it kept me cool man.
Fridays are usually trash for running for me. The legs are usually done and so it's more of an exercise in mental endurance and leg conditioning... but I think I beat my Wednesday's time by a minute, which is just huge. I'm honestly stoked!
It wasn't easy... I really wanted to walk on that last hill, but I'm at that stage now where I can push myself and my lungs. It's not a natural push for me at all, I'm way more of a sprinter... I love the fast action-packed but super quick activities... indoor soccer was just the best for me... but I really need to work on my endurance. I think I've mentioned before, but most failures in obstacle course races are balance, and then endurance. People fall on obstacles they can normal do all the time in competitions, because they're wreaked.
When I'm running, all I want to be doing is not running... and that's where the huge mental game is. I think that's what the really good runners enjoy. For me sprinting is absolutely enjoyable, especially if there is a competitive element to it. I love bootcamps for exactly this reason... I push myself so much harder when there is someone to run down... but that slow torturous jog... that's where the real mind games are.