Last weekend 4 Fitta Bodies teams participated in another fantastic Aroc adventure race on the Central Coast at Dora Creek.
There were 140 teams in the event and our team placed quite well.
The rankings were as follows;
Fitta Bodies 1 – 12th place (9th in males)
Fitta Bodies 2 – 112th (4th in family) They had a 40 minute time penalty which is why the result is so low.
Fitta Bodies 3 – 29th (4th in mixed)
Fitta Bodies 4 – 50th (35th in males)
We ran, mountain biked, ran, mountain biked, kayaked and ran again.
For me in team 1, the race lasted 3 hours and 53 minutes including the bonus leg.
In my eyes, this would be classified as an endurance event. So being an endurance event, surely I should have carb loaded and trained for hours on end for months leading up to the event right?
Well, being a CrossFit advocate, I didn’t do any endurance training or carb load.
My breakfast on the morning of the event was at 5am a protein shake, a plum, a peach and some cashew nuts. At 7:30am I had some lean bacon, grapes and more cashew nuts.
My food leading up to the event was just the same.
I finished the race and I was not hungry at all.
My training was a 10 – 20 minute CrossFit workout 5 days a week and I cycled to work 3 days a week, which is only a couple of km’s each way.
As I have said before, it is not about duration. You don’t need hours on end of pounding your joints on the pavement. It’s about building aerobic fitness and stamina into your muscles. This will enable you to take on any fitness challenge.
I actually did barely any running at all recently, yet I managed to come out of the first running navigation leg in 8th place. Go figure…
The moral to the story is… Go hard and don’t waste hours on end running and screwing up your joints unless you do it for pleasure.
The other moral is… eat Paleo, you don’t need all the man made carbs, they just make you fat and sluggish.