So how did everyone do?
We ended up having almost 20 in our group. It was tougher than I had envisioned, but doable even if one didn't really train for the race. My buddy that came along with this group didn't really train and he did ok. He said his cardio was lacking at times, but not too bad.
We started off as a group and got separated after the first set of wall obstacles. I saw the guys in our group at the top of the cargo net, but that's the last I saw of them. There was a log jam at the cargo net due to the single file path after that. We probably waited about 30 minutes at the top of the cargo net. Those in our group who were behind us got diverted around. . . There were many lines. Some were frustrating, but some where somewhat of a welcome break, especially in the second half when many obstacles tested your grip strength.
When we were standing in line to get our packets, I was behind a "test runner" guy who had run the course in the morning and was getting his packet for his timed afternoon run. He gave us a LOT tips that helped, particularly with the rock bucket. The sandbag carry kicked my ass in that at the start, one guy in our group cramped up badly so I was helping him carry his sandbags to the top of the climb. After that, I cramped up, but everyone was ahead of me, so I just had to suffer for a bit.
Overall, it was very fun. Longer distance than I thought, but a good test physically as well as mentally. There are folks in out group that want to try the super next year. I'll have to think about it. If I did commit to it, I'd have to train more. I think my cardio was fine. Could've been better for sure. Thinking back, I would've done more trail running or hiking with decent grades as opposed to running on mostly flat pavement. Familiarity with the obstacles will definitely help as well.