Spartan Race South Carolina Ultra – Race Recap What is an Ultra? A Spartan Ultra, previously known as “Ultra Beast” is one of Spartan’s longest and most challenging events, consisting of 30+ miles on trail terrain (usually lots of elevation) and 60+ obstacles. As quoted by Spartan, “The Ultra is the first race of its [...]
On Saturday, September 15th, 2018, I sat in my car with no medal, no t-shirt, no photo representing my Spartan glory. How dare I assume you could just show up and demolish a Spartan Ultra Beast Killington Vermont. Seriously, I'm kind of embarrassed. Looking back, I simply did too much.
The most common mistake that new endurance runners make is blowing themselves out early in the race. Without practice, it’s hard to know how hard is too hard. We’ve all gone through variations of this thinking: “It’s a race, right? So I should be in front, right? Okay!” Unless you’re superman, that thinking inevitably leads to that painful feeling near the end of the race that you’re dying and somehow can’t keep on going. For 100 milers, 24+hour events and other big endurance events, this thinking is what causes a good deal of Did Not Finish’es (DNF’s).
Muddy Mud Guts and Glory Masters, Warrior Dash Warriors, Beasts Beasting the UltraBeast and Conquer the Gauntlet...Conquistadors? Okay - that last one was a stretch, but you get the gist. This last weekend had no lack of races, mud, pain or fun! Whether it was a fun run or a death march you craved, OCR delivered in spades.