OK. I’ll admit it. I may have underestimated the Spartan Race.
5K, I thought- no problem.
Burpees? Yah, I can do a lot of those.
Army crawling in the mud? Sure, that’s lots of fun.
While those are definitely pieces of the Spartan Race…it does not even begin to describe it.
We are proud at inov-8 of our amazing sponsored athletes who took on the challenge of their first Spartan Race and rocked it! Ben Nephew (pictured below) placed 1st in the Open division and 4th overall and Lisa Mikkelsen (pictured in the tractor pull) placed first in her age division.
Besides being an awesome challenge, running in our inov-8s was absolutely an advantage. All around us people were slipping down hills, losing their shoes in the mud, or throwing their shoes away after the race. My F-Lite 230s didn’t budge from my feet as the mud tried to suction me into a mucky black hole. They gripped as we went down a wet downhill rocky path, and at the end of the race, after being unrecognizable with a solid coating of mud, I stuck the hose in them, let the water drain out (it literally poured out through the upper mesh), and they looked as good as new.
Oh and one more thing- the Spartan Race was an awesome team building/bonding experience. We all laughed or cried (not literally, but almost) our way through the obstacles together and gawked at the amount of mud down our shirts (honestly, somehow even my underwear was covered in mud!). We had a blast together!
Now that I know what Spartan Races are all about- I am excited for the challenge of my next one.