Faith Ensminger – How one little girl stole hearts and conquered all she saw.

Posted on March 14, 2014 - by:


Posted in Motivation, My Journey to Sparta, Ode to Sparta, Spartan Spotlight, Spartan Stories

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Those butterflies, that gentle “bubbling” right down there in the pit of the stomach. That nervous energy that consumes you leading up to your first Spartan Race. The electric tingle that buzzes over you the night before and despite your best efforts, your mind won’t shut off.  You’re trying to imagine what the course will [...]

Sex is very good for you and here is why.

Posted on March 13, 2014 - by:


Posted in Fitness, Health, Spartan Fitness Tip of the Day, Spartan Lifestyle, Spartan Training

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OK, bear with me on this one. It’s a little out of left field and I wouldn’t want you to go thinking I’ve turned a little bit, well, “frustrated”, but when it comes to being healthy and happy, have you considered getting frisky with your significant other? Yes – I told you that I needed [...]

The official Reebok shoe of Spartan Race gets “The Bear” treatment.

Posted on March 12, 2014 - by:


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Because I have worn exclusively Inov8 Talons for the past 6 years with my mountain running career I will use these as a comparison.  I take pride in seeing if the Reebok “truly” is a better shoe. First: Fit.  I wear a size 10 and the size 10 was pretty darn close.  If anything I would [...]

Spartan Race – Singing the praises of Atlanta mud.

Posted on March 11, 2014 - by:


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By: Tony Matesi Welcome to Atlanta where the Spartans play, and we hang on them traverse walls like every day. Big Heats, fit Elites, see Spartans roamin’ and the festival starts at eight in the mornin’. Kicking off another extraordinary Spartan weekend for the 2014 season we saw another grueling Hurricane Heat that pushed participants [...]

Spartan Race – Let’s take a closer look at Colorado.

Posted on March 10, 2014 - by:


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By Tony Matesi FORT CARSON – SPARTAN MILITARY SPRINT  There is no better place than one of the most well known Army bases in the nation to host our Spartan Race Military Sprint. Named in honor of legendary Army scout, General Christopher “Kit” Carson, who explored much of the West in the 1800s, Camp Carson [...]

Spartan Coaching: Spartans Run Hills – Part II

Posted on March 09, 2014 - by:


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Spartan Coaching:  Spartans Run Hills – Part II by Jeff Godin, Ph.D., CSCS, Director of Spartan Coaching In my last blog I discussed the importance of hill training. Today I want to address the technique of running hills. Running efficiently during your Spartan race will be crucial to energy management. You only have so much [...]

Dear Joe – Adam J. Speeg

Posted on March 08, 2014 - by:


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Dear Joe, My oldest brother Bill Speeg died of a massive heart attack while at the gym training for his first Half Ironman that he was gonna do in March in San Diego. He was in the navy for 10 years and retired out in San Diego after meeting his wife Kelly of 23 yrs. [...]

Bryce Amdur: Veteran fights through his darkness to laugh into a happier life

Posted on March 07, 2014 - by:


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Bryce Amdur served the Army for almost 5 years. Sadly, in February 2013, he was medically discharged at 30% disability. A year before he was released, he was battling pain and, in his own words, “inabilities to be a soldier”. A depression hit him hard because he thought he wasn’t a worthy soldier any more. [...]

Spartan Race – What’s in store for the Georgia race?

Posted on March 06, 2014 - by:


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By Alec Blenis This weekend, Spartan Race returns to the Georgia International Horse Park for its 4th year. Located 30 miles east of Atlanta in Conyers, GA, the horse park was host to the mountain biking and modern pentathlon events during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. With over 15 miles of single-track trails and hundreds [...]

Spartan Race – Volunteering

Posted on March 06, 2014 - by:


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Volunteers are the oil that lubricates the gears of Spartan Race. Wherever you are at an event, you’ll see the souls in red shirts helping at obstacles, handing out medals or water and helping you along the way. But why would anyone want to volunteer? In her role as Volunteer Coordinator, Katie Morrison explains why [...]