I woke up for the Spartan DC Sprint feeling like I had been hit by a truck. My nose was stuffy, my throat was even more scratchy than the day before, and my upper body was trashed. My back felt great and my race clothes were already laid out, and the thought of sitting out didn't even cross my mind. After tackling the 6.4 mile, 29 obstacle, Savage Race the day before I knew my time on this 4.2 mile, 23 obstacle course was going to be quite a mental and physical battle.
My legs actually felt pretty good for the first mile, even though they were moving much slower than I knew they could.
Emilie Jones is an OCR athlete on a mission to become an Elite racer. Follow her journey through this blog and on social media.