So while my first obstacle race is probably going to be a BattleFrog Series race, I think I will be focusing more on Spartan races after that.  I like the Spartan races, mainly because there are many different styles of races that you can participate in.  I think my goal for the year is to earn a Trifecta medal.

For those that don’t know what the Trifecta is, it’s a medal that you get by combining the pieces that you earn from each of the race types.  So you have to complete your Trifecta between January 1st-December 31st, so you have a complete calendar year to finish it.  You can also finish multiple Trifectas throughout the year, but you can only get 1 piece from each race, even if you run multiple heats in a day.  You get a piece of the Trifecta for completing a Sprint, Super, and a Beast, and you can complete it in whatever order you wish.

A quick look at the race types:

Sprint=3+ miles, 20+ obstacles
Super=8+ miles, 24+ obstacles
Beast=12+ miles, 30+ obstacles

I plan to finish it in order of difficulty this year, so Sprint, then Super, and finish it up with the Beast.  Next year I can try to finish multiples, but at the same time I also want to do the Spartan Endurance events so we will see what all I can get done.  Once I get more experience with these races, I plan to start entering Elite races in order to earn points for global rankings.

Let me know what you think.  Thank you for reading.

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