I think that if you get out ahead of the crowd then you shouldn't have to wait in line. It should spread out after the first few miles. I haven't done a TM before, but I've done a Spartan Race - which is an obstacle mud run. I think it is what you make of it. If you want to be competitive then you have to be upfront. And also try not to get stuck behind people!
Yeah I will do that when I get back. Never really done any running through trails except a couple times for the Army but that wasnt anything special and it wasnt very dense or arduous.
Workouts & meals!!
I'm looking to do the 2013 TM in GA too. It'll be my first and I'm pretty out of shape right now. I figured a full year of training ought to be enough to get my ass in gear. I'm in the Athens area and could probably use someone to yell at me until I get up off my ass if anyone here wants to help. I have very limited upper body strength, so I could probably use some tips on improving that. I do jog 3 miles 3 times a week, so at least I'm not starting from nothing.
Im in the same boat i have preregistered for the event and will be back in GA from deployment in oct ... im in need of a training partner myself.
im doing ga saturday 10am wave looking for partners