Alright, my racing season is over, but i’m sure you can tell by the training log and Insta pics that i’m obviously back running. I took a full 7 days off and couldn’t wait to start again. Which brings me to the next question, what’s next?
After a marathon or goal race it’s natural to look ahead and start planning out the next event(s). Sometimes all it takes is a beer or two on a raceless weekend and the credit card magically appears in a hand. –C’mon i’m not the only one here 😉
While I’m still not in a rush to start adding races to my calendar (I’ve been riding the high from Philadelphia), I am excited to start thinking of what types of races I want to do in 2017. I’m sure i’ll be doing multiple half marathons and a few fun 5ks.
This year I did a Spartan Beast and a Ragnar Relay which were a brand new type of race for me. I liked the variety that obstacle courses and relay races offer to my training schedule and it gave me an opportunity to make friends and be social on the course, which doesn’t always happen when i’m trying to hit a time goal.
These types of races have helped keep me from burning out during some tough training cycles so I plan on doing them again. Right now Spartan is offering three different types of season passes for the 2017 year…hello unique Christmas present! These are expected to sell out quickly, so if you know someone who does obstacle course racing often or if you’re interested in completing a Spartan or two or three or more, keep reading!
Trifecta Pass: 3 race codes (valid for 2017)
Open Pass: unlimited races (valid for 2017 open heats only)
Elite Pass: Unlimited races (valid for 2017, all heats)
For more information click here!
Spartan is also doing 8 Stadium Races this year!How often do you get to race through a ballpark or football field? Check here to see if your town is on the stadium list! I’m leaning toward DC…
This week I’m giving away a free entry into a Spartan Race! Don’t be afraid of the unknown, embrace it! Training for an obstacle course race will only make you a better, tougher runner, and you might meet some pretty cool people on the way!
3 ways to enter the giveaway: Follow my Instagram, Follow Spartan’s Instagram, leave a comment telling me which Spartan you would sign up for (leave a separate comment telling me which entires you did).
Giveaway open until Sunday 12/18/16 @ midnight
Monday: 6m easy 8:30/pace
Tuesday: Crossfit, 5.5m easy 9:18/pace
Wednesday: 5.1m easy 8:55/pace
Thursday: 40min legs
Friday: 5.4 easy 8:22/pace, 30 min core
Saturday: Crossfit, 6.3m trail run 8:06/pace
Sunday: 11.3 long 8:18/pace
Total Miles: 39.6