Yep! That’s right. I fronted up for another Spartan 300 Challenge today!
4 weeks ago, on 16 June I completed my first Spartan 300 Challenge. Something my PT, Mason, ‘surprised’ me with. It was a terrific challenge and despite it being really hard I found myself saying YES! when Mason suggested I do it again down the track to guage how much my fitness and strength had improved. The perfect Week 8 Mini Milestone, so today was D-day.
This time I knew what was in store…and I knew that we would be stepping it up a notch with heavier weights, higher box jumps etc while aiming to stay under the time I completed it in the first time. I was definitely TERRACITED (Terrified + Excited at the same time).
The challenge involved 300 reps broken down as follows:
50 deadlifts at 60kg (20kg heavier than last time!)
50 single arm snatch at 10kg (25 R then 25 L)
50 box jumps at 30cm/12inches (higher than last time)
50 sit ups with 5kg medicine ball (25 V-sits & 25 butterfly sits)
25 pull ups
I completed it in 24:02! I burnt 277 calories in that time!!
OMFG – heavier weights, higher box jumps, V-sits instead of all butterfly sits AND in a faster time!! AND I did it in spite of my cough and cold!! I am so pleased and already looking forward to doing it again – with increased difficulty, no cough/cold and in faster time! BRING IT ON!
Doing it a second time has really hit home the message that I am becoming stronger and fitter, especially given the increased difficulty and faster time!
Thank you Mason for setting up this challenge for me & coaching me to smash it!!
Thank you Mish & 12WBT team for the Lean & Strong program. It really gets results.
THIS IS SPARTA!!! Beyond doubt.