This past weekend, I ran my fourth consecutive year at Rugged Maniac in Central Florida. Originally I was going to take a break from this year in order to try new races, but an opportunity popped up to do it again, and I couldn’t say no.
So here’s why Rugged Maniac is and always will be one of my favorite obstacle race series.
One of my big goals for the year is to complete a Spartan Race Trifecta. For those who are unfamiliar with this, here’s a short rundown:
The Trifecta is earned when an athlete completes the three levels of Spartan Race within a calendar year (or from January 1 to December 31). Those three levels are: the Spartan Sprint, which includes 20-23 obstacles over three to five miles; the Spartan Super, which kicks up to 24-29 obstacles over eight to ten miles; and finally, the Spartan Beast, the toughest of the three at ten to twelve miles and packing over 30 obstacles. Continue reading