It's that lovely time back at home in our cozy beds, when we look back and reflect on the hell we just put ourselves through. After the mud, dust, blood, and tears have settled, you start to ask, "Where could I have done better?"
After speaking with 50 of our athletes and a ton of other Spartan Finishers about their experience this weekend in Chino, we found out there were probably six major mistakes that people made in their preparation for this last weekend's race. Let's work through these together. So, we can learn and progress this year.
#1. YOU RAN ROAD BUT NOT TRAIL! I heard this a lot on Saturday. "I should've done more trail running."
Spartan's terrain is typically their best obstacle. Running trails works the feet, ankles, connective tissues, and legs in a whole different light than running on a flat predictable surface, (specifically, if you will be running on trails on race day). Take your running out to...
Gear Checklist For Chino Spartan Racers
By, Haydee Graves
Why we love Chino
Chino is the first SoCal race of the year and the terrain is FLAT (for the most part). It’s typically a beautiful day which means a pleasant experience at the beer garden post race to hang out and connect with the Spartan Community. It’s also a double race weekend (Super & Sprint) and is a great way to earn your trifecta real quick.
What is a “Trifecta?!”
Most people want to complete their “Trifecta” which means that you have completed all three races (Sprint, Super, and Beast) in one calendar year; not necessarily in that order.
Below you will find a Gear Checklist to help you prepare for your race. We’ve also included a link to our Amazon Store where you can find ALL of these items and the brands we recommend straight from Amazon. Click the “Spartan Gear Checklist.”