The stretcher carry wasn't too bad. There were two of us holding the back side and the only sucky part was the uneven load this put on my back. I tried to compensate by switching hands a few times during the carry, but I think I would do better to just take both handles of whichever end I get next time. It didn't help that our entire team is made up of fatasses.
The run to the finish was longer than you would think, as was the run to get to the stretcher carry. There were also some brutal incline runs in between some of the obstacles, but I can't really remember which spots. We got a nice sprint to the finish and made sure to cross as a group, in case anyone was taking photos.
What would I do differently?
I would wear some lighter shoes with a thinner sole, but just as much traction, like a cross country shoe. The trail shoes felt very heavy and I wasn't used to such a high, slanted platform after running in the Vibrams for so long. I would also make sure my foot was healthy before doing another one. If it was another mud run, I would want to get Lasik first. I would also make sure to drink more on the water breaks early in the race.
Would you train differently?
I want to start adding in anaerobic activities before and after my runs or in between sprints and tempo work. I could also see running with ankle weights to simulate wet, muddy shoes. Basically I just need to get faster and run more hills and uneven terrain. Maybe do some more crossfit type workouts to get that full body burn. I felt like my strength and explosiveness were good, I just need to become a better runner, up my fatigue threshold and improve my ability to recover from burst of explosion.
I hope this was long enough for the plus one :-)