I think I'm going to sign up for the race at Fenway next November. Anyone care to join me?
Here's a description of the Spartan Race taken from their website:
Spartan Race is on a mission to get you active, healthy, excited about change, and return to our ancient roots where running through woods, getting dirty, and facing adversity was part of everyday life. Our events are all about challenging today’s perception of normal.
Our events challenge the familiar, today’s perception of normal living and getting you out of your comfort zone! At Spartan Race, we do this everyday and it shapes everything we do.
Having experienced many different racing events, we wanted to make adventure racing more accessible to everyone, but do not be fooled by the word ‘accessible’, as our events have a challenge for everyone’s needs.
Spartan Race now introduces a level for everyone beginning with the entry level Spartan Sprint, intermediate level Super Spartan, the advanced Spartan Beast, and the ‘99.9% need not apply’ extreme level Death Race.
Whatever your level, Spartan Race will test your strength, stamina, and sense of humor.
Spartan has also developed a shoe specific to this type of obstacle racing that is now available!
So, if you think this kind of racing is for you, or if you are up for a challenge, or like me, you just want to say you raced an obstacle race at Fenway, here's your chance!
The folks at Spartan have graciously given me a race entry to giveaway to my readers! Follow the instructions below and I will draw a winner 5/1.
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The founder of the Spartan Race, Joe DeSena, also has a book that will be available in May called Spartan Up, A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life. Joe’s message of inspiration and personal transformation makes him a popular speaker for a variety of business groups, including Pepperidge Farms, the Association of Corporate Growth (twice), Florida Venture Forum, and the independent TedX BeaconStreet.
In the book Joe touches on topics such as:
- Finding the will to succeed: The first half of a race you run with your legs; the second half you run with your mind. Turn your pain into an outboard motor to drive you forward.
- Tossing your cookies: The Cookie Test can teach you how to overcome the need for immediate gratification and help you prosper in the long term.
- Getting Spartan fit: Survival of the Fittest means training outside the gym for strength, endurance and flexibility for your entire body—and don’t forget those burpees!
- Moving mountains: Whether metaphorical mountains or the ones on which Spartans race, what you think of as your limitations can actually be a mere starting point for transformation.
Look for the book to be available on May 13, 2014. Pre-order now on Amazon.com. I have one coming and I'll let you know what I think once I get a chance to read it.
Have you ever done a Spartan Race or obstacle course race?
Not a Spartan but I have done the Warrior Dash and the Tough Mountain Challenge.
Want to do it at Fenway with me?