As a Spartan SGX coach I get to help others achieve something that can't be priced. The empowerment one gets from finishing a Spartan race is undeniable. You are tested not only physically, but mentally and emotionally. You get stronger, build confidence and have a sense of empowerment that can make one feel UNBREAKABLE.
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One year ago I was lining up at a start line, freezing cold, not knowing what to expect and wondering what it was I was going to have to do. I told myself I was going to take it easy, but once we were released to go, I took off into the unexpected. The cold, rainy weather, mud and ice cold water was only a piece of what I was experiencing. Along the way I was running up steep hills, climbing over walls, crawling under what felt like a mile of barb wire, climbing ropes and doing burpees in the mud. I managed to finish and never felt so alive. That day was December 7th, 2013 in Malibu, CA at the Spartan Malibu Sprint, the day that marks the date when I would never be the same.
The SOCAL Beast, one of many races put on by Spartan held in Temecula, CA. With estimated high temperatures of 105 degrees + on race day, September 13, 2014, one of my proudest days.
With anticipation and nerves building up days to a race, there are many things to think about. The week before a big race can be crucial depending on length of race and intensity, training, nutrition, hydration and rest are all very important. I am going to keep this very basic and easy to understand.