What race did you participate in over the weekend and can you tell us a bit about the profile and terrain?
Spartan Race Sun Peaks Beast Race. It was 24 km with 28 obstacles. The first 10 km traverses to the top (6100 ft). You then begin the decent and have no choice but to get dirty and wet depending on the obstacles. It is unavoidable. Once the descent is completed you get to do a short climb straight up again and descend on the finish. The obstacles are sprinkled throughout the course. The kids did the Spartan Race Kids and had a blast.
How do eat when you’re going through obstacles and it sounds like you’re all over the map. Do you carry food and water with you or do they provide that along the way?
I had my camelpak loaded with bars and gels. The warning from race info was " If you don't hydrate and fuel you will not finish!". They had a few water stations (only) but defiantly wasn't enough if you hadn't brought your own pack. I fueled every 45 mins usually on the climbs with gels. I had bars but didn't feel like eating them but was diligent with gels. I felt like I had energy throughout. One of my team members chose not to use his gels or any fuel and he cramped quickly and bonked. He thinks he tore his calf in the process. There were lots of people cramping all over the course.