I was contacted by the people at Spartan Race to share some information about their races. There are races all over the country including the Spartan Race Special Ops Tampa race on February 15 at Raymond James Stadium. This is one that I may try out this year, but I’m afraid that it could be a bit beyond my abilities. I guess I won’t know until I try!
Have you seen this? It’s a 4 mile course (“give or take”) with mud and some amazing and challenging obstacles created by Special Ops Forces. There are mud, fire, water, barbed wire (!) and “Hell on Earth” (!?!). The creators of the race have the goal of taking you out of your comfort zone. I’m pretty sure that barbed wire would take me out of my comfort zone.
One of perks of the Spartan Race is that there is no time limit. I wouldn’t be afraid of not being able to run fast enough, but I would be afraid of some of the obstacles. Quite honestly, if there was a wall I need to climb over, it may take me a while (and a boost) to get over it. I’m a strong swimmer, but if you are a non-swimmer, and the course includes a water obstacle that you need to swim in (if its too deep to walk through), you have the alternative of doing a set of burpees. The set of burpees actually apply to any obstacle that you attempt but cannot complete. (Which is why I would definitely figure out a way to get over any wall!)
Here’s the exciting part! The people at Spartan Race have given me one free entry to give to my readers. This code can be used for any of the 2014 races. Enter by Rafflecopter below. The signups for the free race will be open until Sunday (January 26) at midnight. If you can’t wait for the raffle, feel free to use this link to get 15% off any 2014 Spartan Race.