Race Build-Up: X Warrior Wilderness 2019

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Building up for this race has been unusual. Coming off one of my best races ever at the Calgary Spartan Super I’m feeling really confident. Now I only have done one extra run since that race so again I don’t feel like my running is at its best but having done so well I feel like my excuses are gone. I also think the short turnaround of 12 days between races will help as I didn’t overload my workouts in this time but also know I didn’t run myself into the ground during that race so I’m feeling good coming in. The biggest unknown going into this event is I’ve never run this event, haven’t heard much about it and the only event I’ve run at the Boneyard was Black-Ops which I don’t know how much will translate into a much shorter event. I’m imagining the difficulty of the obstacles will be one factor that should carry over from that event. Which means I’m expecting a harder test for this event than the previous Spartan in that department. As for the course layout I really don’t know what to expect as during Black-Ops it seemed to me to be a lot of terrain at the Boneyard we weren’t using so that really leaves the door wide open for something completely different this time.


Goals for this race are

  1. Finish – this event is again a battle-axe race so no matter what I do I must cross the finish line.
  2. Finish within the top 10% of the open class again like I was able to do during my last X Warrior Sprint.
  3. Less than 4 Penalties – Goal here is to improve on my usual lap during Black-Ops and improve on total.


I don’t have to much more to say this time as the amount of time between races doesn’t lead to a whole lot of new factors for this sprint. I’ll talk with you in my race review soon to let you know how the Wilderness Sprint goes.

X Warrior Cargo Climb "mountain"

Scotty Voodoo
I am a proud father & husband. A former semi-pro skier, turned rugby 7’s player, I’ve now worked to become a OCR racer. As I’m typing this I’m dealing with an epic sneeze attack, have you ever had a memorable sneeze attack?
A level 2 NCCP certified coach, I also hold coaching certifications in 3 sports.

2 thoughts on “Race Build-Up: X Warrior Wilderness 2019

    1. The battle axe is a reward for finishing certain events run by X Warrior Challenge within a calendar year. There are 2 relatively easy events, 2 middle range and a minimum of one brutal event that must all be completed to earn it.


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