Wednesday, March 7, 2012
This post brought to you by Spartan Race. All opinions are 100% mine.
So, you've trained, made your 5k PR, maybe run a half marathon or two, a trail race in the snow. That's great, but what's next?
What's it all about? Running, climbing, crawling, trails, fire, water, all the mud you could possibly want, a few surprises, physical endurance, mental endurance, and maybe a couple of Band-Aids. No, Spartan Race is not your average jaunt over the river and through the woods. It's the obstacle race to kick the behinds of all other obstacle races in the world. That's right, the WORLD!
Don't be scared! Spartan Race offers adventures for all levels from beginners to the elite, starting with the Spartan Sprint (a mere 3 or so miles packed with amazing obstacles). In fact it's totally family friendly! Even kids as young as 4 can get in on the action with the Jr. Spartan (4-9 years) and the Varsity Spartan (10-13 years). Really, tell me your kid wouldn't have a blast climbing over stuff and tearing through mud pits to earn a finishers medal. What adult wouldn't? Especially since the grown ups get a beer with their medal.
Not ready, you say? Well, Spartan also offers support and training. They provide daily workouts to get you into participation shape, motivation through weekly newsletters and a blog, and live chat. The folks at Spartan Race don't just want you to "do" the race, they want you to "DO" the race; and finish with a sense of pride and accomplishment that you wouldn't know otherwise...and maybe a little exhaustion.
So, why should you do a Spartan Race? "You'll know at the finish line"
For more info and some crazy videos, check out the Spartan Race website. For frequently asked questions, visit http://www.spartanrace.com/spartan-race-obstacle-course-faq.html. And don't forget to let me know when you conquer your first Spartan Race.