Ready to Race?

So here we are, just a few days away from my first Spartan Race of the year and I’m ready.  Maybe.

Spartan Races are tough. That’s no secret.  It’s also fairly common knowledge that to do well, some training is necessary. If you want to do really well, you can easily make the case for lots and lots of training.

While I have been training, I will admit that I’m not feeling as ready as I had hoped I would at this point. Don’t get me wrong.  I’m looking forward to the race for sure, but looking back, I know that I missed some opportunities to more ready.  It’s go time though, so ready or not, here we come!

The thing about Spartan is that you can’t just train normal.  It’s not a normal race, so your normal training doesn’t quite cut it.  A Spartan Race isn’t clean.  You’ll get dirty and your limits will be tested, mentally and physically.  That’s the point. 

There is running, but there’s more to it than that.  Running is the base though.  You’ve got to have that, so I’ve been doing it along with lots of push-ups, pull-ups, squats, and burpees.  Gotta have your burpee game on point for a Spartan.  Hopefully we’ll hold up.

We?  That’s right.  This race will be run with my daughter, just like the first Spartan Race I did last year.  It was a great time running with her and I expect no less this time.

This weekend should be a blast.  I’m looking forward to putting my training to the test and spending time with my family.  Let’s get at it!  AROO!!!

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