Being a coach potato may seem like fun or you may hate the fact that you are lazy and need to get off your butt and do something. A great opportunity to get moving is the Spartan Race. The Spartan Race is named after the great Spartans. If you have ever seen the movie 300, or remember your history, Spartans were probably the strongest of any group of people. They laughed in the face of death and had the strength to prove it.
Born from the genius of seven ultra athletes and one Royal Marine, the Spartan Race is hailed as the toughest race/obstacle course in the world. Want to take on Tough Mudder? Sure, it can be a training course to help you get through one of Spartan’s grueling courses. There are four different races. The Spartan Sprint is a 3+ mile course consisting of 15+ obstacles. If you laugh at this, then try the next move up called the Super Spartan. This is an 8+ mile course with 20+ obstacles. Who’s laughing now? You? Try the Spartan Beast with its 12+ mile and 25+ obstacles. You are sure to feel accomplished after that one. Now, after you are done crying from the Spartan Beast, take on the DEATH RACE! This is a 48 hour unknown mileage and unknown amount of obstacles that is suggested ONLY after living a full life.
Now, get out of that fetal position, put on your running shoes and get to work training. This would be my first attempt and the closest one to me is the Super Spartan. I am ready to take on this course and come out a winner.
For frequently asked questions and answers check out: http://www.spartanrace.com/spartan-race-obstacle-course-faq.php