Spartan Race Releases Training Tips in Response to an Article Regarding Race Preparation from Olympic Runner Jeff Galloway

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Following an article published on AJC.com which focuses on training trips from Olympic runner Jeff Galloway, Spartan Representative Carrie Adams speaks to endurance expert Rich Airey to receive more training and endurance tips.

On August 24th, Spartan Race commends an article written for AJC.com which features training tips from Jeff Galloway, who gives recommendations on how to successfully train for a race with confidence. In response, Carrie Adams, spokesperson for Spartan Race, discusses Galloway’s advice with endurance expert Rich Airey and receives additional tips for runners.

According to the article, Galloway offers several options for racers who are struggling with their training routines. The article explains that Galloway credits his success to alternating bouts of walking and running. AJC.com quotes Galloway advising runners to, “Start back by walking gently the first week. Aim for 20 to 30 minutes on Tuesday, 30 to 40 minutes on Thursday and 50 to 70 minutes on Saturday or Sunday. During the second week, ease back into normal walking speed. Runners can walk for 15 minutes and then alternate 15 to 20 seconds of jogging followed by 40 seconds of walking for 15 minutes. Ease into your normal exercise routine over the next three to four weeks.”

Spartan Race commends the article published by AJC.com and Galloway’s beneficial tips for runners. In July, Spartan Race Representative, Carrie Adams, received more valuable advice from endurance expert Rich Airey who discusses how to properly prepare for a Spartan Race. Adams mentions that endurance experts like Airey are a fountain of valuable information, providing several tips for future racers and giving readers knowledge on what to expect the day of their Spartan Race. “When it comes to endurance racing, your goals will determine how specific your training needs to be,” comments Airey. According to Adams, “We offer our own WOD’s that focus on strength, endurance, and power-all elements necessary for success on the challenging Spartan courses.”

Olympic runner Galloway and endurance expert Airey provide encouraging advice for runners who wish to start their training. In the AJC.com article, Galloway gives advice to new runners and states, “Walk for the first five minutes, then run for 15 to 20 seconds and walk for 15 to 20 seconds for 10 minutes. Then gradually increase the amount of running, as you feel comfortable.” In response to Galloway, Airey believes it is important to practice different running techniques and drills before the race. According to Adams, “Obstacles or not the good majority of the event is still running. I would recommend adding technique drills, intervals (long & short, time & distance based), hill training.”

Spartan Race, voted Outside Magazine’s Best Obstacle Race in 2012, is the world’s leading obstacle race series and the first of its kind to obtain global rankings. Spartan Race is a timed event series that features races at three escalating distances in locations worldwide that culminate in a World Championship Finale with cash and prizes for the champions. While featuring competitive elite heats, Spartan Races are for athletes of all levels and abilities and are geared towards tearing people from their couches and into the outdoors. Visit http://www.spartanrace.com/ for more information, a schedule of events or to register for a Spartan Race. For videos, please visit http://www.spartanrace.tv. Their tagline touts, “You’ll know at the finish line!”

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