THIS INFAMOUS RACE IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART
This 5 minute read is supposed to prepare you and not scare you from what’s to come if you join the Spartan Race. But before anything else, we should not discount the fact that we’re still in the midst of the global pandemic so join the race at your own risk! Be sure to get vaccinated and ISOLATE YOURSELF AFTER the said event.
Personally, in order to live to the fullest, we must surround ourselves with certain challenges. And this certain challenge will push you to your limits; emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Here’s the 8 things you should do before joining:
1. EDucate yourself firsT
If you’re a beginner and you still love yourself, please… start with the 5k.
2. hydrate hydrate hydrate
3. NO NEED FOR FANCY GEAR, dress for comfort
4. Choose your footwear wisely
5. LEARN TO LOVE RUNNING
6. TRAIN FOR PULL UPS
If you’re not running, you are usually pulling. Most of the obstacles require you to get over tall walls that require you to pull yourself from one side to the other, monkey bars with crazy hard variations, lateral wall climbs, and vertical rope climbs. To make the most out of these obstacles, don’t skip on the pull ups! Do additional grip training and stay lean. If you don’t, prepare to do a lot of burpees!
7. MANAGE YOUR EGO
8. DO THE RACE WITH A TEAM
You can go lone wolf but it’s safer to do it with your friends especially if it’s your first try. There are lots of times wherein it was really hard. There were times that I thought of giving up because my legs were literally shutting down! I don’t know if I would have finished the 21k death march without my team.