In May 2011 I "ran" (walk/jog/walk) my first 5k....this lead to a racing addiction of sorts. I am not winning these races but I am winning in that I go, I run (now I run) and I have tricked a bunch of my friends into coming with me and I have made many lifelong friends in the process.
84 races later (as of 9/23/2012) I decided to start a blog. It will be mostly race recaps but I will soon be starting my marathon training...YIKES
I am 215 races down as of 12/31/13.
Anyone who knows me knows I absolutely LOVE obstacle course runs. I did the Spartan Sprint back in June 2013 and it was THE.BEST.TIME.EVER. We were not fast but I loved every painful dirty second of it.
And I am not the only one who loves them obstacle race series are becoming more and more popular. They are not your typical road race or trail run. Obstacle races are created to increase your strength, stamina and teach you how to laugh at yourself. You will get dirty, you will be sore but the sense of accomplishment and pride of knowing you finished is all worth it in the end. I have never felt as bad ass as I did when I crossed that finish line
So back to the point. As these races get more popular Reebok teamed up with Spartan Races to make a shoe made specifically for these events.
The Reebok All-Terrain Series Footwear Collection offers a number of features to make your SPARTAN experience that much better. This collection has already been out for a few weeks and is already starting to receive rave reviews.
About the Obstacle Grip:
"So many people were slipping and sliding everywhere and we were just able to fly through the mud."
"I climbed ropes faster and ran through mud easier"
"The water drains worked wonder, and my feet didn't feel weighed down at all."
"The water drainage is the best in these, they didn't get heavy or bothersome after a dip in water or mud."
"Drainage, rock guards, traction, and overall design prove to be a great product in the making."
"If you run on mountain terrain...it doesn't hurt your feet at all."
"I think my feet were the only thing not hurting after the race!"
"After the mud dried up...I took them outside to the hose. They came clean and looked like new again."
Want to hear more about Spartan races? Check out the videos and info HERE
Think you are too out of shape to complete the course? Not a problem, head over to their site and check out the WOD (work out of the day), FOD (food of the day), or sign up for the Spartan eBook You'll Know at the Finish Line. All of this information is to help you succeed during your race. Remember, you will only get out of it what you put into it!
Want to try one? Or try a different one? Here is your chance to win a free entry into any 2014 US Spartan Race!!!Giveaway is for any open heat (non-confirmed start time) in any 2014 Spartan Race in the continental United States. Void where prohibited.