Here we go…(again)….

Hey gang,

I’m still prepping for my early morning departure tomorrow so I don’t have long to write, but I thought I would take a few minutes to share some information regarding how you can follow the Spartan Death Race online this weekend. There seem to be three places you can go to keep track of what’s happening:

  1. The Peak Races websitehttp://www.peak.com/death-races/death-race-stream/
  2. Mud and Adventure website: http://mudandadventure.com/peak-death-race-live-coverage/
  3. Twitter: Watch the hashtag: #PeakDR

Regardless of how the race goes, my experience preparing and training for this event has been an incredible one. In some sick and twisted way, I’m actually looking forward to this race. Wish me luck!

Caelin

…and for those of you who are curious, here’s the gear list of what I’ll be carrying. And the food list is at the bottom. At no other time in life will you have such a giant pile of tasty junk food that you won’t want to eat.

Gear List

Mandatory gear:

  • 30 sq ft faux buckskin
  • 50 ft. buckskin lacing
  • 40 ft. rope
  • Tyvek suit
  • Porcupine quill
  • Needle and thread
  • Tape measure
  • Knife
  • Compass
  • Handsaw
  • 1 Adult diaper
  • $100.00 cash
  • Work gloves 

Food/Hydration:

  • Misc. food
  • Energy bars
  • Energy gels
  • Camping tubes
  • Electrolyte tabs

Optional gear in pack:

  • Spare shoes
  • Windbreaker
  • Thermal base layer
  • Spare socks
  • Bug repellent
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Pen and paper
  • Can opener
  • Thimble
  • Matches
  • Zip ties
  • Spoon
  • Headlamp
  • AAA batteries
  • Toilet paper
  • Hydration bladder
  • Collapsible water bottles
  • Pack rain cover
  • Bivvy
  • Splitting axe
  • Wrist straps
  • Hiking poles
  • Running belt
  • Waist pouch
  • Sandbag
  • Hand towel

 First aid supplies:

  • BodyGlide
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Foot powder
  • Bandaids
  • Gauze
  • Sterile wipes
  • Tweezers
  • Moleskin
  • Physio tape
  • Duct tape
  • Hockey tape
  • Physio tape
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Antacid tabs
  • Pain gel

Caloric breakdown for solid food stock:

  • Corn nuts (700g @ 460 cals per 100g) = 3220 cals
  • Bagels (6 @ 300 cals/bagel) = 1800 cals
    • With Tahini (2 tbsp/bagel x 6 bagels) = 1080 cals
  • Craisins (4 packs @ 462 cals/pack) = 850 cals
  • Builders bars (4 @ 270 cals per bar) = 1080 cals
  • Bio X bars (12 @ 290 per bar) = 3480 cals
  • Cooked rice (any format; 10 cups at 200 cals/cup) = 2000 cals
  • Chips (plain; 400g) = 2000 cals
  • Bananas (12 @ 89 cals/each) = 1335 cals

Total solid calories available: 16,845 cals

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2 thoughts on “Here we go…(again)….

  1. Well! That is quite the supply list you are taking. Hope you have enough calories for the rock lifting and heaving.and whatever other surprises await you! Next year, could you challenge yourself with a meditation retreat? Signed, your Mother Take care (?) and give it hell!

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