The Spartan Race series is an obstacle course event with 3 main types of competitions: Sprint courses are 3ish miles with 20ish obstacles, Super courses are 8ish miles with 24ish obstacles and Beat courses are 12ish miles with 30ish obstacles. They get pretty intense… it takes a whole different level of fitness than running in a straight line. Thus the upcoming release of the book: Spartan Fit! by Joe De Sena. Joe is the CEO and co-founder of the Spartan Race series.
The book contains a plan full of workouts and diet information to lead someone to competing in a Spartan race, or just as a new way to approach fitness. There are no weights required, no gym required and it helps you build your fitness from one level to the next in a true progression.
Also, the Spartan series has their Summer Agoge coming up. This was new to me… and well, it just sounds kind of insane. Held June 17-19, 2016, this event is only open to those who apply and make the cut. Those who are nutty enough to spend 60 hours going through obstacles designed to test their physical and mental strength. In other words… not for the majority! The event isn’t even open to spectators, it’s just for those participating to test themselves and not any kind of exhibition. You can check out the video for the Winter Agoge… it looks intense.
To help spread the word about the new book being available for preorder, the good folks at Spartan have offered to give away one entry to a Spartan Race to one of my readers. (any open heat, continental US)
And if you want to sign up for any Spartan Race at a 10% discount, you can do so with the code SPARTANBLOGGER.
Disclaimer: I didn’t get anything from this, other than the opportunity to give something away. No sponsored content or payments, just good will!