The “Mad Hatter”
Another round for the NLP Spartan Race Preparedness Team.
Two rowers will be set, teams of 2 will be selected. Each team will row for 300 meters. A hat will be passed and each team will draw an exercise, which will be performed by each team while the rowers complete their row. This will continue till someone drops from exhaustion. No, we’re kidding, we will continue this till everyone takes a turn on the rowers. Let’s kill this, We are Spartans!!!!
Below is information on how others are preparing for the Spartan Race, NLP is already ahead of the curve preparing you for the roughest, toughest race on Staten Island.
Prepare for a Spartan Race by building your Endurance
Darcy Fauteux, Calgary Extreme Training Examiner
To prepare for the toughest outdoor cross country obstacle course race available today you must properly condition your body to endure the rigors it will be exposed to. A Spartan race can be broken down into 10 or more mini-races if you consider each obstacle a separtate challenge of completing the entire race.
Some racers will be more adapt at rope climbing while others excell at bearcrawling through the mud, others yet fearlessly charge firepits and club-armed gladiators with zeal. Whatever the challenges in a Spartan Race are, a competitor must be ready for all of them and more.
“Walking” the course doesn’t cut it if you want to compete at the next level, best to be stepping smartly from obstacle to obstacle at a brisk run. Long-distance endurance is not necessary, unless you are tackling a two-day death race. You will, however, require a decent aerobic base so you aren’t gulping air after one obstacle. Jog a few miles everyday(start with shorter distances every other day and work your way up to a decent distance if you have to). Running is an excellent way to build your aerobic base, and you will have to run during the race if you want to win, so lace up those runners and get out there.