There were three options to entering True Grit, you could do it solo, run as part of a team of two or as part of a team of 4. We didn’t know anyone else that would want to do it with us as part of a team of 4, since the majority of our friends didn’t really get our OCR obsession. Those that do understand were already running, so this left us the two options - doing it solo or doing it as two.
After some deliberation we decided to do it as a team of two, the initial prospect of doing it solo was quite overwhelming and at least this way we could complete it as a team. There are of course some pro and cons to this to doing as a team.
If we did it solo we could run together and help each other through it, however both being quite stubborn, we probably would have had some sort of argument along the way especially as we got tired or hungry. Neither of us where ready to conquer it solo, however now we know what is involved we will be doing it solo next year.
As a team of two, you got to have some breaks whilst the other person is on course, depending on how fast the other person is, your break didn’t really last long, you could probably sneak in a quick power nap. Due to my accident I had to stop after my third lap, whilst Dave powered through another 4 laps in a row, as I tried to rest and recovery. This is also an additional benefit of doing it in a team, you could rest if you needed too, or if you another team member got injured. Of course if there is four or you in a team, you get a longer recovery / rest period.
Keeping you posted on the OCR (Obstacle Course Racing) journey. Letting you know about courses, events and general health and fitness.