So I was practically top 25%, and almost 20%, in all categories. If I look at the time, it’s not that good. I don’t know exactly what happened during the race, but the obviously made it to be very difficult for attaining a good time. I think I completed my Spartan Sprint last year in Thailand in a much better time than this, and I kinda walked the entire time!
So, how can I go about getting better? This is the best because I know where I am and where I want to be.
If you ask me, “where do you wanna be?”
Top 5%. That’s always been a goal. However, the terrain and everything could be so difficult to hit that mark.
I’ve gotten much stronger. Again, I was passing so many people buy and didn’t have any stress on my body. I’ve woken up this morning and it doesn’t even feel like I did the race yesterday. No soreness or anything. However, it didn’t reflect the time. Might I say that I had to wait about 30 minutes total throughout all the obstacles, especially the one where we had to go through a creek and into a river.
I’m on a Spartan group on an app and I told everyone some vital information.
Cardio! Cardio! Cardio! There needs to be a lot of focus on cardio because that’s all part of the race. One of the racers said, “I didn’t think I needed cardio.” He failed miserably. Another one said he did cardio everyday but it didn’t prepare him for the amount of hills the race had. This is the super scary part about doing races in places like Malaysia. They use hills and terrain to JACK YOU UP — EFFECTIVELY.
Having a very strong core can get you through most upper-body exercises. One girl had me bust out in laughing by saying, “man, I did all that just to climb two feet over and fall.” I laughed, but with her, not at her. I then showed my strength by using the circles on the black-plastered wall and went all the way across with ease. How? Strong core and utilizing it rather than using my upper-body. It does revolve around technique, but your core is the foundation of it ALL.
Upper body, of course, is essential. I’ve done lots of building up all areas the top and it proved to be extremely vital.
So, now in preparation for my Super, which is double the distance of the sprint, I’m going to do a lot of core building, strength on top, and tons of cardio.