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For the past couple of months I have been training for a 5k race, which will be held in Philadelphia this weekend. Going through the training for this type of event has been a bit of an eye-opener for me
You may remember on a previous podcast, with Michael Felder, that we learned our friend was participating in a Spartan Race. After going through the training for a simple, basic 5k race I now have a new level of respect for anyone who chooses to train and prepare for one of these races.
So, what is a Spartan Race?
Remember American Gladiators, and The Eliminator? Think of a Spartan Race as a tougher, more grueling version of that. Now multiply it by five.
Allow me to share this video with you because it puts it rather simply.
With college football practices opening up around the country we are seeing many schools institute new training techniques and drills. Is it just a matter of time before we see a program have a Spartan Race set-up for getting their players toughened up?
Well, that may be a reach, but with a guy like Mike Leach out there who knows? But why not? Heck, they have team races. Perhaps we could get teams made up of players from each conference compete against each other in team Spartan Races.
Is the SEC really that much tougher than the Big Ten or Big 12 and Pac 12 players? We know they can dominate on the field, but how are they in an obstacle course run?
How about this. If you could sign up for a Spartan Race and assemble your own team, which college football players would you include on your team? I know for a fact I would start my team with now former Alabama running back Trent Richardson.
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