We completed our 1st of 6 Spartan Races for our Double Trifecta this past weekend. The Spartan Ohio Beast. We pushed ourselves and completed in less time than we did our last Beast race, but in a little more time than my solo Beast. We encountered new obstacles like the Bender which was challenging and fun at the same time. We did our part helping other Spartans just as on one or two obstacles we received assists in completing a few. That is one of the things I love about running Spartan ... Read More about We Did It!
Our Double Trifecta is in the books! Yayyy! The last two races were tough, Michigan Super and Sprint. It’s not that the layout and terrain was all that tough, well those stairs were killer, it was the time we allowed ourselves in between the West Virginia Beast and the Michigan races, only 2-weeks. For some of you this maybe no issue however for us it was just not enough time to recover from West Virginia to the back-to-back race weekend of Michigan. Our 2017 season is now behind us for ... Read More about Double Trifecta Success in the Books!
We finished our Beast, our very first Spartan Race, and my knees and ankles were so achy and sore. Some of the other racers suggested mountain biking trails as they tend to offer up trail obstacles you will encounter during a Spartan Race. Living in South East Michigan I could not imagine finding anything with crazy hills, logs, boulders, water obstacles, etc. I started asking friends and some who enjoy mountain biking, they gave me a few suggestions of local trails they like. I also found a few ... Read More about How to Train for Spartan Race Obstacle Course
The first Spartan Race my husband and I signed up for was the Ohio Beast. We had not raced in anything more strenuous than a Warrior Dash prior to signing up for a Spartan Race but we were looking for a new challenge. Or, I should say I was. We are not elite athletes; we both have full-time 9-5 jobs with 4-children and all that goes with it. Our workout schedule was sporadic at best, not anything that prepares a person to run even a Spartan Sprint. When we signed up for our first race, we ... Read More about My First Spartan Race
In 2015 when I was training for my first Spartan Race, I read all I could on obstacle course races and training. When it came to running and the steep inclines I was trying to figure out what could take me to the next level so I did quite research on wearing a weight vest. Everything I read suggested by adding weight to my run that I would see an improvement in leg endurance and strength. I was on a hunt for the vest I could use not only for runs but in other parts of my workout as well. I ... Read More about Why I Prefer the Hyper Vest Pro