Abominable Snow Race

Race Report

If your not from Wisconsin you wouldn't know this, but it been unseasonably warm in Wisconsin. Like in the 40s so going into the race, I was expecting soggy, wet, and muddy conditions. Despite the race directors constant communication that the course was going to be icy and snow covered. When we got there I was pleasantly surprised because it was snowy and icy. So I decided to put the yaktrax on my shoes.

We had about an hour of waiting to go before our wave went off. Before our wave we could view some of the obstacles and competitors I could see the elite heat going off. Some of these competitors were fierce!!!
 

 


As we started off with an accent up the hill the first obstacle we came to was some crawling and walls. Next we came across a 9- foot inverted wall which was one of my favorite obstacles, you had to climb up on 2x4 on a ladder styled incline wall, them slide or climb down the other side. My other favorite obstacle was a military weaver. A military weaver is 20 degree incline with 2X4s, that you are instructed to go under and over. During this obstacle you are suspended in the air and not allowed to touch the ground. The yaktrax seemed to help for any of the icy, snow inclines.  However when it came to the trail running I found them to be a bit of a burden because they kept slipping off and I would have to readjust my shoes before going on. The obstacle that I thought was the most fun was the tube slide down which I would think next year would be a fun finisher to the race course next year. The only obstacle I could not complete was the last one which was a slip wall, and the penalty for failure is 20 burpees. So I completed my 20 burpees and crossed the finish line. 

All and all I really enjoyed the course and the location and plan to attend next year!

 Race Hack: Attach safety pins to the top of your gloves, when your not 100% certain if you will need them the whole race this way you can clip them to your clothes or race belt. 

Race Hack: Attach safety pins to the top of your gloves, when your not 100% certain if you will need them the whole race this way you can clip them to your clothes or race belt.