Spartan races don't happen on the streets. Outside of our Stadium Series, they occur on dirt. Time to test yourself on the trails.
You won't gain experience running on trails any other way. Besides, running on trails tests your full body endurance more than if you simply run on the road. Look for gnarly terrain that will have you scrambling and climbing over things. This is how to get a huge functional-fitness bang for your buck in terms of time spent exercising.
- jog slow for 10 minutes
- Trail run for 1-4 hours
- jog slow, Stretch
Beginner Version: Try and reach the 1 hour mark. It’s ok to walk. Just run when you can. But do not stop until your hour is up.
Advanced Version: When out on the trails, grab a log or a rock for a few of your big climbs. Try and go for at least 3 hours there. Pack some water and food.