“Today I’m Gonna Do What You Won’t…

… so tomorrow I can do what you can’t.”

The Trovatos and Josè Velez tested this maxim last month.

They completed the three-part Spartan Race Trifecta on August 26th and 27th at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia: 

  1.  “The Beast” was 12-14 miles with 30-35 obstacles. This portion took all four athletes around 6 hours to finish.
  2. “The Super” was 8-10 miles with 24-29 obstacles and took Dawn and Joe around 3 hours to complete.
  3. “The Sprint” was 3-5 miles with 20-23 obstacles. Dawn and Joe were able to finish with a time of 2 hours and 20 minutes and Dylan and Josè beat them by about 25 minutes.

Dawn reported that “the distance, elevation and the terrain were the most challenging part.”

Dylan agreed. “Every part was hard.”

Dawn, Joe, and Dylan all said there were a lot of obstacles in the race that CrossFit prepared them for, like tire flips, atlas stones, and rope climbs. Dylan claimed that even with obstacles like the monkey bars, which we don’t have in the gym, his training on the pull up bar helped.

Dawn, Dylan, and Joe all said their favorite part about the Spartan Race Trifecta was “jumping over the fire and crossing the finish line.” Their hard work in the box definitely paid off! Be sure to offer each of them an extra high-five this week.

Programming is up!