Get Ready to Race
If you are just starting out, your journey can start with easy jogging a few days per week, until you have built yourself a small fitness foundation. Once you’ve done that, try out the WOD and FOD to kick your training and nutrition into high gear! If you want additional support, or to take your preparations to the “next level,” find a Spartan SGX coach to optimize your mental and physical readiness for this life-changing event.
No matter your situation, you will find all sorts off tools to prepare right here.
Four Steps to Your First Spartan Race:
1. Just Sign Up: Sign up for a race, invite a friend and let everyone know about it! Goals with accountability are easier to achieve. Sign up early to get low prices – and a big jump on your training. No excuses!
2. Build an Aerobic Base: The Spartan Race is a running event. Start running at an easy, manageable intensity three days per week, ideally on trails, until your body asks for more. Then, run harder on one day, and add sprints to another, and keep the third easy – but add time.
3. Add Burpees, Bear Crawls, and Jumping Pull-Ups: The Spartan Race requires all-around fitness. After two or three weeks, it is time to develop your obstacle immunity! Burpees, bear crawls and jumping pull-ups will help you with the athleticism and strength needed to conquer your Spartan Race. Practice these exercises for 10-15 minutes each, 2-3 days per week.
4. Obstacle-Specific Practice: As your race gets closer and you are feeling excited, remember some obstacles are easy to practice. Get to it: Carrying a 5-gallon bucket up stairs, practicing the monkey bars at a neighborhood playground, climbing out of the deep end of a swimming pool, and asking a buddy or working with a Spartan SGX coach to teach you rope climbing techniques – all of which will help you to thrive on race day!