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Omaha 07-25-2011 03:33 PM

Warrior Dash
 
OK, I'll be headed to KC for Warrior Dash this weekend! My group runs at 3:00 on Saturday. Is anyone else doing it?

http://www.warriordash.com

ziggysocki 07-25-2011 03:47 PM

Unfortunately registration is closed... wish I would have seen that sooner... been wanting to do that, or a Spartan Race. http://www.spartanrace.com/

wazu 07-25-2011 03:48 PM

Yep, in the 10:30 heat on Saturday. Can. Not. WAIT!

Omaha 07-25-2011 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ziggysocki (Post 7770807)
Unfortunately registration is closed... wish I would have seen that sooner... been wanting to do that, or a Spartan Race. http://www.spartanrace.com/

Tough Mudder is coming to Omaha in 2012. That one is 10-12 miles, though.

sedated 07-25-2011 03:52 PM

I know a few people going on Sunday.

ziggysocki 07-25-2011 03:53 PM

They look like they put on some sweet races. The obstacle races look like a fun way to mix it up with something else than a road race or a trail run. Shooting for 100m in Feb 2012 myself.

rageeumr 07-25-2011 04:03 PM

I think I'm going off at 10:30 on Sunday. I just realized I never got a confirmation email, though. I definitely have the charge on my credit card.

Omaha 07-25-2011 04:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ziggysocki (Post 7770836)
They look like they put on some sweet races. The obstacle races look like a fun way to mix it up with something else than a road race or a trail run. Shooting for 100m in Feb 2012 myself.

I know some people who've done them & they said it was the most fun they've ever had. I'm stoked.

rageeumr 07-25-2011 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ziggysocki (Post 7770807)
Unfortunately registration is closed... wish I would have seen that sooner... been wanting to do that, or a Spartan Race. http://www.spartanrace.com/

I think Ruckus is supposed to be similar. KC Date was rescheduled in November due to the heat.

http://runruckus.com/pr-kc-news.html

rocknrolla 07-25-2011 04:45 PM

My sister in Washington had a blast doing it last week.

BigRichard 07-27-2011 10:54 AM

Me and my buddy are riding our bikes down from Omaha. We are running at 3 as well.

Mizzou_8541 07-27-2011 11:02 AM

1:30 Saturday!

Omaha 07-27-2011 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigRichard (Post 7777095)
Me and my buddy are riding our bikes down from Omaha. We are running at 3 as well.

Riding your bikes from Omaha?

BigRichard 07-27-2011 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Omaha (Post 7777502)
Riding your bikes from Omaha?

Motorcycles

Omaha 07-27-2011 12:50 PM

Ahhh. That makes more sense. I have cycling on the brain lately.

vailpass 07-27-2011 12:50 PM

That looks kind of fun but how do you keep the ice cubes from falling out of your glass?

BigRichard 07-27-2011 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vailpass (Post 7777545)
That looks kind of fun but how do you keep the ice cubes from falling out of your glass?

Sippy Cup!

MOhillbilly 07-27-2011 12:57 PM

we called this "playin rambo" or " MA, im hittin the woods" when i was a boy.

rageeumr 07-27-2011 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by MOhillbilly (Post 7777572)
we called this "playin rambo" or " MA, im hittin the woods" when i was a boy.

And I bet you didn't have to pay $45 to do it.

1moreTRich 07-27-2011 01:43 PM

10:30am on Sunday

soopamanluva 07-27-2011 03:21 PM

yep at 2:00

Omaha 07-27-2011 03:29 PM

The site says some confusing things. There's no parking on site. It looks like parking is several miles away. We are supposed to bring a change of clothes to check-in.

If we bring a change of clothes to check-in, what will we do with them while we run? What will we do with money & stuff while we run?

I hope someone has the answer to this. I do some local mud tuns & I usually lock everything in my car & then go change when I'm done. That doesn't seem to be an option here.

BigRichard 07-27-2011 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Omaha (Post 7778170)
The site says some confusing things. There's no parking on site. It looks like parking is several miles away. We are supposed to bring a change of clothes to check-in.

If we bring a change of clothes to check-in, what will we do with them while we run? What will we do with money & stuff while we run?

I hope someone has the answer to this. I do some local mud tuns & I usually lock everything in my car & then go change when I'm done. That doesn't seem to be an option here.

It says something about checking your items somewhere. They say it is like checking your coat.

Omaha 07-27-2011 03:43 PM

Ah, I didn't see that. I don't know how I feel about checking my cash & phone while I run.

rageeumr 07-27-2011 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Omaha (Post 7778230)
Ah, I didn't see that. I don't know how I feel about checking my cash & phone while I run.

I probably won't take anything but my ID and my change of clothes to the check-in.

Mr_Tomahawk 07-27-2011 04:48 PM

I will be dashing 11am on Sunday.

CHENZ A! 07-27-2011 04:56 PM

Doing it on Sunday, 12:30 i think....

CHENZ A! 07-27-2011 04:57 PM

it's going to be hot as a mother****er out there, and I'm fighting a cold right now. I never get sick, so of course it's gotta be this week.

BigRichard 07-27-2011 06:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Omaha (Post 7778230)
Ah, I didn't see that. I don't know how I feel about checking my cash & phone while I run.

Come up and say hi. I will be the bald dude painted green.

Omaha 07-27-2011 06:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigRichard (Post 7778819)
Come up and say hi. I will be the bald dude painted green.

OK, I'll watch for you.

rageeumr 07-30-2011 04:35 PM

So, dudes who did it today....what did you think? Any words of advice for those of us dashing tomorrow?

Valiant 07-30-2011 04:50 PM

It was fun..
Hot as F, even in the morning on the backside..

Wear turf or trailshoes that you no longer want..

If you are serious, get in the front when they fire the whistle/flame off.. If not you will behind a shitload of people on narrow trails..

As for check in.. They did a good job.. I would not take any electronics or such.. Just id and cash..

In order, get your packet, install stuff, go get your id badge for drinks, go to gear check, write your number in marker on your bracelet and check it in..

Wear sunscreen..

Worst obstacle of the whole course is trying to wash off.. Other then the obstacles are easy, but the course sucks..

longer then 3.1miles.. Say 3.7..

When you convert your money to tickets, count them there.. Lil ****ers ripped me off..

track 07-30-2011 05:01 PM

My daughter ran at 3....she was a muddy mess when she finished.

wazu 07-30-2011 06:25 PM

I finished it today. Unbelievably exhausting! Running on roads is to running on trails what riding a bike with training wheels is to riding a bike. I was sucking wind HARD. Even had to walk for a few parts, which is something I am dead-set against doing. I wasn't too far from the front of my heat and just about everybody around was as well at times.

My advice:

1. Yeah, if you are hard core at all, get to the front of the line before start. (Usual SOP for any race, but probably more important here.)
2. Stop for EVERY water station. I usually skip water on a 5K. But I skipped the first station of this race and regretted the hell out of it.
3. Doubleknot your shoelaces. Otherwise when you run through water and back out again, they will come untied.
4. At the end, when it's time to jump in the mudwater and crawl under barbed wire, don't try to just walk in. Jump in feet first and get down. Everybody who tried to wade in fell on their ass. Plus the cameras are broadcasting you to the whole complex at that point, so you want to look like you are still mean and ready to kill.

Good luck!

emaw82 07-30-2011 06:45 PM

We're signed up for tomorrow. Does it cost to check your bag? Is the bag check pretty secure? This is my first 5k of any kind. Not excited for the jogging, but I'm pumped for the obstacles.

wazu 07-30-2011 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by emaw82 (Post 7789029)
We're signed up for tomorrow. Does it cost to check your bag? Is the bag check pretty secure? This is my first 5k of any kind. Not excited for the jogging, but I'm pumped for the obstacles.

Bag check is free and secure. We had iPhones and $100 in cash in a backpack and it was not disturbed. However, the lines to get bags after the race were pretty horrible at times.

rageeumr 07-30-2011 06:51 PM

I appreciate the info, guys. I had planned to try to get to the front anyway, but now I know I need to for sure. I watched a video that a guy took at one of the previous ones (must have had a helmet cam or something) and it looked like he had to wait to get on to a few of the obstacles.

wazu 07-30-2011 06:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rageeumr (Post 7789047)
I appreciate the info, guys. I had planned to try to get to the front anyway, but now I know I need to for sure. I watched a video that a guy took at one of the previous ones (must have had a helmet cam or something) and it looked like he had to wait to get on to a few of the obstacles.

I started the race probably at the end of what would be the first 25% of people. Lines at obstacles were not a problem at all for me. The much bigger bottleneck was narrow runways. There are quite a few spots where there is really only room for one person unless you opt for less-even footing.

Really though, once everybody hits mud and water the rest of the race is one big exercise in not falling down. I am amazed I made it through without wiping out.

Mr_Tomahawk 07-30-2011 07:06 PM

Thanks for the info guys. I am pumped!

I have done a few marathons, can blow thru 5ks....but I am nervous about gettin hung up in some of these obstacles...mainly the cargo net stuff.

Oh well...

Is it hard to weasel your way towards the front of heats at the beginning or are people dicks and dont let you thru?

emaw82 07-30-2011 07:12 PM

Thanks for the info. I'll prob start near the middle or back... Going more to get muddy and have fun than to post a good time. Never done a 5k, but I have been doing 3 miles/night a few times a week in preparation. I think we start at noon tomorrow. If I like this one, I'll prob do RunRuckus in November. That one looks like a blast... climb across a horizontal pole 18 ft above water.

wazu 07-30-2011 07:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr_Tomahawk (Post 7789080)
Thanks for the info guys. I am pumped!

I have done a few marathons, can blow thru 5ks....but I am nervous about gettin hung up in some of these obstacles...mainly the cargo net stuff.

Oh well...

Is it hard to weasel your way towards the front of heats at the beginning or are people dicks and dont let you thru?

It's not difficult. 95% of the people at this event don't give a damn at all about trying to win. It's just one big party. My wife and I "weaseled" our way up the line quite a bit. No dirty looks. In traditional 5Ks it's actually the norm to work your way up where a post is being held saying "7 minutes", "8 minutes", etc to indicate average mile pace. So that gives faster people public "permission" to walk up to the front of the line. Here there were no signs, so I was kind of just walking up to somewhere semi-competitive, but far enough back that I wouldn't be in the way of the really hard-core runners.

Edit: Realize the sign post thing is obvious info for you if you've done marathons and 5Ks, but FYI for newbies.

Mizzou_8541 07-30-2011 07:50 PM

The obstacles really aren't that difficult. However, the course is hilly and rocky in parts. Also, near all the water obstacles, it gets pretty slick. My Merrill's worked out pretty good, but I saw a lot of people in standard running shoes having a difficult time so wear some trail shoes if possible.

It was hot as balls, so get a little extra sodium in your diet if you can.

rageeumr 07-30-2011 08:05 PM

Well I don't have any trail shoes and I'm sure as hell not going to buy some just to ruin them. Guess I'll be busting ass!
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wazu 07-30-2011 08:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mizzou_8541 (Post 7789231)
The obstacles really aren't that difficult. However, the course is hilly and rocky in parts. Also, near all the water obstacles, it gets pretty slick. My Merrill's worked out pretty good, but I saw a lot of people in standard running shoes having a difficult time so wear some trail shoes if possible.

It was hot as balls, so get a little extra sodium in your diet if you can.

I was wearing Merrell Trail Gloves myself. They aren't ruined. They are designed so that you can just run them in the washing machine, which I did. They are for barefoot-style runners, though.

Mizzou_8541 07-30-2011 08:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wazu (Post 7789314)
I was wearing Merrell Trail Gloves myself. They aren't ruined. They are designed so that you can just run them in the washing machine, which I did. They are for barefoot-style runners, though.

I love mine, but they aren't trail gloves. How do you like them? Heard nothing but good things....

wazu 07-30-2011 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Mizzou_8541 (Post 7789354)
I love mine, but they aren't trail gloves. How do you like them? Heard nothing but good things....

I wasn't crazy about them for street running, prefer Vibrams Five Fingers. But they are absolutely perfect for muddy trail running.

wazu 07-30-2011 08:34 PM

Oh, and according to the final results, I finished right ahead of Casey Wiegmann. Trying to decide if that's good or bad.

Mizzou_8541 07-30-2011 08:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wazu (Post 7789366)
Oh, and according to the final results, I finished right ahead of Casey Wiegmann. Trying to decide if that's good or bad.

ROFL. I didn't do bad, but the run was more difficult than I anticipated.

Mr_Tomahawk 07-30-2011 08:52 PM

Do you find out your times once you cross the line...or do you have to wait until the evening once they post all the times online?

wazu 07-30-2011 08:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr_Tomahawk (Post 7789399)
Do you find out your times once you cross the line...or do you have to wait until the evening once they post all the times online?

They post them the same day on their site. Here are today's: http://warriordash.com/results/2011_...ity_Sat_AG.htm

Mizzou_8541 07-30-2011 08:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr_Tomahawk (Post 7789399)
Do you find out your times once you cross the line...or do you have to wait until the evening once they post all the times online?

Not when you cross the finish line. Too many flights overlap. There are some TV's set up near the finish the gives results, but there were always a ton of people huddled around it for me to check. Today's results are already posted on the website.

Valiant 07-30-2011 09:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wazu (Post 7788971)
I finished it today. Unbelievably exhausting! Running on roads is to running on trails what riding a bike with training wheels is to riding a bike. I was sucking wind HARD. Even had to walk for a few parts, which is something I am dead-set against doing. I wasn't too far from the front of my heat and just about everybody around was as well at times.

My advice:

1. Yeah, if you are hard core at all, get to the front of the line before start. (Usual SOP for any race, but probably more important here.)
2. Stop for EVERY water station. I usually skip water on a 5K. But I skipped the first station of this race and regretted the hell out of it.
3. Doubleknot your shoelaces. Otherwise when you run through water and back out again, they will come untied.
4. At the end, when it's time to jump in the mudwater and crawl under barbed wire, don't try to just walk in. Jump in feet first and get down. Everybody who tried to wade in fell on their ass. Plus the cameras are broadcasting you to the whole complex at that point, so you want to look like you are still mean and ready to kill.

Good luck!

Yeah I cannon balled into it..

Valiant 07-30-2011 09:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr_Tomahawk (Post 7789080)
Thanks for the info guys. I am pumped!

I have done a few marathons, can blow thru 5ks....but I am nervous about gettin hung up in some of these obstacles...mainly the cargo net stuff.

Oh well...

Is it hard to weasel your way towards the front of heats at the beginning or are people dicks and dont let you thru?

If you are athletic at all.. Just run across the cargo net, it is what I did, honestly the obstacles are the easiest imo.. Most people crawl across it.. Pretend it is the tire run..

Sidenote.. I have a tan line of where the medal was on my chest..

wazu 07-30-2011 09:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Valiant (Post 7789461)
If you are athletic at all.. Just run across the cargo net, it is what I did, honestly the obstacles are the easiest imo.. Most people crawl across it.. Pretend it is the tire run..

Just for the record, if I had attempted this, I think I'd be dead now.

BigRichard 07-31-2011 10:44 AM

Just got back to Omaha. Stupid ****ers at the parking lot ****ed us over. There was 4 of us on 3 motorcycles and the website had said it was $10 per stall not per vehicle. We were going to just park all three bikes in one stall and pay the $10. They told us we had to pay $30. ****ing douchbags.

As far as the race goes it is muddy, slick and hilly. I ran it at 3:00 yesterday and it was ****ing hot. I was exhausted when I was done. Ran it in 45 minutes which was decent for the 35-39 group. I think I would have done better but I ran it in cut up jeans which were not ideal. Once they got wet it felt like I had a brick around my waistline.

Phobia 07-31-2011 11:23 AM

You ran the Warrior Dash in Jorts? What is the deal with people from Omaha?

Bi_polar 07-31-2011 11:26 AM

looks fun

BigRichard 07-31-2011 11:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phobia (Post 7790168)
You ran the Warrior Dash in Jorts? What is the deal with people from Omaha?

It is called a costume.

Phobia 07-31-2011 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigRichard (Post 7790223)
It is called a costume.

It's an old guy faux pas until you post pics.

Bi_polar 07-31-2011 01:02 PM

we need pics to be certain.

wazu 07-31-2011 01:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigRichard (Post 7790223)
It is called a costume.

You weren't by any chance carrying an American flag, were you?

Valiant 07-31-2011 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wazu (Post 7790564)
You weren't by any chance carrying an American flag, were you?

Yeah that guy got mud all over the flag at the end. See the power ranger and nickleloden(sp?)

Mr_Tomahawk 07-31-2011 04:11 PM

Just finished. Did it in about 39 minutes. Toughest part was not slipping on the muddy trails.

Sent from my SPH-M920 using Tapatalk

BigRichard 07-31-2011 04:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phobia (Post 7790421)
It's an old guy faux pas until you post pics.

Here ya go...

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6026/...98a90626_z.jpg

wazu 07-31-2011 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigRichard (Post 7791023)

Nice! Yeah, I can imagine those pants were rough once they got wet.

BigRichard 07-31-2011 04:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wazu (Post 7791024)
Nice! Yeah, I can imagine those pants were rough once they got wet.

The water not only weighted me down but it washed all the green off. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.

Omaha 08-01-2011 07:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigRichard (Post 7790223)
It is called a costume.

Hey man, I looked for you. I even saw a dude painted green, walked up to him, & said, "Big Richard?"

He looked at me a little weird & replied, "Dude, I'm the Hulk."

eazyb81 08-01-2011 07:57 AM

So I'm confused after looking at the website. Do you run by yourself or as a group? Are there beer stations or is everyone sloshed before starting?

This seems cool.

Mr_Tomahawk 08-01-2011 08:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eazyb81 (Post 7792135)
So I'm confused after looking at the website. Do you run by yourself or as a group? Are there beer stations or is everyone sloshed before starting?

This seems cool.

You can run as a group, by yourself, in costume, or practically naked. Almost anything goes.

Once you finish the dash you get a beer.

Probably wouldn't attempt the dash sloshed. It was tough enough trying to stay hydrated.

As of 11am on Sunday, there was said to be at least 30 people who had passed out from the heat. I saw a couple go down in person.

If you weren't a dumbass and stayed hydrated...it was a fun race.

rageeumr 08-01-2011 08:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr_Tomahawk (Post 7792149)
You can run as a group, by yourself, in costume, or practically naked. Almost anything goes.

Once you finish the dash you get a beer.

Probably wouldn't attempt the dash sloshed. It was tough enough trying to stay hydrated.

As of 11am on Sunday, there was said to be at least 30 people who had passed out from the heat. I saw a couple go down in person.

If you weren't a dumbass and stayed hydrated...it was a fun race.

I heard on the news last night that 57 people were treated for heat related illnesses and 13 went to the hospital. They canceled all waves after 2 PM upon strong suggestion from the fire department and EMTs.

I think I may have been an unreported #58. I felt terrible all day yesterday. Running that with a hangover was probably the worst decision I've ever made.

Mr_Tomahawk 08-01-2011 08:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rageeumr (Post 7792161)
I heard on the news last night that 57 people were treated for heat related illnesses and 13 went to the hospital. They canceled all waves after 2 PM upon strong suggestion from the fire department and EMTs.

I think I may have been an unreported #58. I felt terrible all day yesterday. Running that with a hangover was probably the worst decision I've ever made.

I saw a few people sitting/laying down in the shade on the trail. From previous experience, you do not want to sit and rest...it become almost impossible to get back up and move again.

I started the race at about a 7 minutes/mile pace. That lasted until the first obstacle...I took it pretty easy the rest of the way. The heat was ridiculous at times.

Omaha 08-01-2011 08:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eazyb81 (Post 7792135)
So I'm confused after looking at the website. Do you run by yourself or as a group? Are there beer stations or is everyone sloshed before starting?

This seems cool.

They start 500 people every 30 minutes. The beer comes after the race. (Well, for most people) Your race chip is a free beer ticket once you finish the race.

Yeah, it was very cool.

Mr_Tomahawk 08-01-2011 08:16 AM

I felt good before and after the race yesterday.

Feeling it today tho. I threw my back out a couple of weeks ago so I have been dealing with an acute lower back strain since. Popped a couple advil before the race...felt fine. Today...I am paying for it. Can't bend over and am very guarded.

In addition, I am hoping I don't get ecoli or some weird shit like that. I went to the creek to wash off after the race as the water-truck area was essentially a large mud-pit. Later to find out there was a dead raccoon in the creek about 20 yards from where I was... :rolleyes:

Omaha 08-01-2011 08:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr_Tomahawk (Post 7792184)
I felt good before and after the race yesterday.

Feeling it today tho. I threw my back out a couple of weeks ago so I have been dealing with an acute lower back strain since. Popped a couple advil before the race...felt fine. Today...I am paying for it. Can't bend over and am very guarded.

In addition, I am hoping I don't get ecoli or some weird shit like that. I went to the creek to wash off after the race as the water-truck area was essentially a large mud-pit. Later to find out there was a dead raccoon in the creek about 20 yards from where I was... :rolleyes:

****! I didn't need to know that!

wazu 08-01-2011 08:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eazyb81 (Post 7792135)
So I'm confused after looking at the website. Do you run by yourself or as a group? Are there beer stations or is everyone sloshed before starting?

This seems cool.

I didn't notice anybody drinking alcohol prior to running. That would be a very bad and even dangerous idea. Plenty of time to party after the race.

boogblaster 08-01-2011 08:55 AM

kool .. glad ya finished .. beer for everyone ....

BigRichard 08-01-2011 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Omaha (Post 7792104)
Hey man, I looked for you. I even saw a dude painted green, walked up to him, & said, "Big Richard?"

He looked at me a little weird & replied, "Dude, I'm the Hulk."

LOL, that was me. I don't know/remember what I thought you said but I didn't put it together. Fail on my part.

MOhillbilly 08-01-2011 09:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigRichard (Post 7792351)
LOL, that was me. I don't know remember what I thought you said but I didn't put it together. Fail on my part.

LMAO

Omaha 08-01-2011 09:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigRichard (Post 7792351)
LOL, that was me. I don't know/remember what I thought you said but I didn't put it together. Fail on my part.

That's great! ROFL

Phobia 08-01-2011 11:51 AM

I would have rather just continued to think of you as a jorts wearing dufus. Now I have to think of you as a costumed Hulk freak. This sucks for me. Did you even consider the ramifications?


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