If you haven't had the opportunity yet to get down to the Mornington Pennisula and book yourself into The Compound. if you want some help and improve on areas, there is definitely something new to learn that well help on race day. Just spending a few hours there has taught us so much, and having the opportunity to learn and practice has given us more confidence in some of the obstacles for True Grit in a few weeks.
It's funny when you start having ITB issues and you have to start retraining your running style and technique, no one taught you to run, you just did it, and at no point until injury occurs do you realise that you were doing wrong. The same principals also apply to obstacles, apart from monkey bars, there are not many obstacles that you find yourself in an unique situation where you can practice before you get on course. Some may have been lucky enough to be taught a rope climb or traverse or how to practice jumping over walls, but not all of us. The only time and opportunity we get a chance to do it, is when we're actually on course on race day.
After exposing pretty much ever weakness I had, we got taught the correct technique on a few areas including locking your feet during a rope climb, moving quickly on the rope traverse, visulising the step on the wall. Also other tips such licking your fingers to enable a better grip during the wall traverse, understanding the spear throw.
Don't get me wrong it was not an easy session, and the bruises I have now shows what you put your body though. Plus Allyson and Clem just made everything look so easy, graceful and effortless. Both Dave and I still have a long way to go to reach their standard but at the end of the day we will still keep going and trying.
Now I need to conquer my biggest obstacle which would be my head and self doubt.