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2015 Atlanta Spartan Sprint

Atlanta Spartan Sprint Race Day! Depending on the weather, we prefer to have a start time around 12:30pm. Of course we don’t want to cook ourselves like we nearly did that last month at the Phoenix Sprint. The older I get, the more time I need to warm up and neither one of us really like to rush around in the morning. Spartan races are great like that… you get to choose a time to start versus only having a morning option. Race Course The funny thing about Spartan races is they really like to mess with the participants by hiding obstacles in the woods, mis-marking the mile markers on the course, and throwing in a memorization obstacle. Pre-Race always looks so much cleaner than post-race! Who knew getting all muddy could be so fun? Don’t forget to stretch! We both need about 2 miles to feel completely warmed up so we do some dynamic warm-up exercises such as leg swings, inchworms, and mountain jumper stretches along with the pictured stretches with bands. Race Nutrition A word of advice: don’t try something new on race day. Always experiment with your nutrition during a training run versus taking a chance on race day. Our race day routine looks like this: Breakfast – bacon, eggs, avocado, coffee, and plenty of water. Pre-Race – Isagenix IsaLean Shake or IsaLean Pro Shake and Replenish During Race – We don’t need to refuel during these sprint distance races, but for the Super and Beast distances, we have a different protocol to make sure we an make the distance. Post-Race muddy mess! The clean-up is always a challenge...