Something completely different

Like you can read from my earlier post about the Lejonruset race I thought it to be pretty much an ordinary cross-training race. That was a huge misconception.
The race was at a 1.5k track which was run over and over again, as many times as possible. The functionairies counted the laps of all runners. When the end-signal blew everyone continued walking to the finish-line in the same order. That way they knew who had come furthest on the 90 min.

The track itself was made with hill-climbing parts with around 50-70 degrees pitch, downhill running, cliffs, trees and other obstacles crossing the track, rope-climbing, crawling, running in tires and even more.

Christian Schmeikal running in tire obstacle at Lejonruset 2010-11-21
Me running in tire obstacle at Lejonruset 2010-11-21

I was not prepared for that! But it was fun, even though I during the climbing parts had many thoughts about the sanity in putting up with doing something like this. 😀

Maybe I should have had a clue of in which direction the race went when the arrangers were Military fitness 😉

I tried to track my HR and pace with the Garmin, but after 3 laps of continuously having to pull the monitor up I was afraid they thought I had a sport-bra, so I threw it to my wife. :S

Emilia Schmeikal and Clara Schmeikal at Lejonruset 2010-11-21 in AlingsÄs
My fanclub, consisting of my two daughters. They always keep me smiling no matter how tough it is

What about the military skills then?

I’m actually still waiting for the results. However, I’m afraid they may have counted the laps of me wrong – unfortunately to my disadvantage. An instructor there who also ran the race and spotted me at many times told me he agreed they might have and was going to tell them.

I will update this post when I know more…

Christian Schmeikal posing after race Lejonruset 2010-11-21
Me posing after Lejonruset 2010-11-21, notice the muddy numbersign 😉

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