They say that distance running is a mental game—you need to have the resolve to push yourself to keep going even when you want to give up. They also say that sprinting relies mostly on physical ability. Whoever runs the fastest in short bursts will win the race; there is no time for thinking. What if there was a race in which you needed to be equally strong, both physically and mentally? That is plausible. How about if that race had obstacles, such as fire, barbed wire, mud, and even people trying to trip you with one of those double-sided foam ‘swords’ they use in American Gladiators? That seems ridiculous and unfeasible, yet so oddly specific it must exist right? Oh yeah. It’s called the Spartan Race. People actually pay to sign up for this cruel and unusual punishment, as it has become one of the most popular (and toughest) competitions around! Distance running + interval sprinting + grueling obstacles = Spartan Race. Now, that is a formula truly created for the athlete looking to push themselves to the limit!
This year, Phix is one of the proud sponsors of the daunting Spartan Race! We will be there both days (2/25 and 2/26) providing free Phix refreshments and energizing the athletes to help them get both mentally and physically amped up for their big race!
If you want to train like a Spartan, stop making excuses! Grab a Phix Energy, and get out there and GO DO IT!
Your friends at Phix