As you know I’m a runner and occasional triathlete. I was, at one point in my life, a college athlete and fitness competitor. All of these activities have required various types of training with various levels of intensity. I was pretty satisified with myself for having tried all these different events and didn’t think there was anything else I wanted to try until I was introduced to the Spartan Race. This is some serious business. Everything about this makes me want to join in the “fun”
What is Spartan Race you ask?
Spartan racing is the new way to work out and push your body to the limits with their world leading obstacle courses. There are many different styles of racing and many different cultures of racers with races ranging from muddy 3+- mile events with 10 or more obstacles up to 40+ mile events.
What if I’m not an extreme athlete?
If you are a beginner, the challenging 5k sprint trail races are a great way to get off your couch and start living. From beginner trail racers and mud run participants to hardcore warriors, tough guys and marathon runners, they all come out to test themselves on the insane obstacle races! 99.9% of all people who try this event will finish, and 100% will have their thirst for mud & trail racing fully satisfied!
Spartan Race was created with the idea that working out is not always torturous. It can be fun and entertaining, that is if you look at it in the eyes of a Spartan. What’s even better is that all ages can enjoy the new muddy way to stay fit as long as they have the determination and self discipline to be part of this new fitness frenzy!
So you must be asking yourself “Why Spartan?”
The clear answer is because the Spartans were tough as nails and in the world we live in today, you gotta be tough! Why race Spartan obstacle course races? Because we all thrive under pressure, survival of the fittest. Spartan Race’s goal is simple…
to get you off your couch, throw you in the mud & trails, and feed you one tough endurance event day that will be the adrenalin rush of your life. Spartan Race is also one of the only events offering a kids race and a women’s network with Spartan Chicked- the race is one that promotes family, community, and overcoming obstacles.
Not only does the race itself look amazingly challenging and fun but the community and support structure they provide is awesome. What other race have you done that gives you a daily workout, a weekly newsletter, and inspiring blogs that will help them get from the couch to the finish line within 45 days.
So for me the closest race is in October in Chicago. I’m SERIOUSLY considering making this fit into my hectic life but they give you so many ways to prepare and succeed I seriously feel like I can do it and i think you can too. Find one in your area and sign up.
Have you done a Spartan Race before? What was your experience like? Tell me all the fun things you did! I am feeling super motivated and want to hear from you!
Oh and don’t forget. You will understand what it means to be a Spartan at the finish line… but don’t wait to sign up as their races do sell out!