This weeks short workout of the day post will touch the 2 obstacle racing essentials: incline running and burpees. The former might be only present in the Spartan races only as a punishment, however you can’t deny it’s effectiveness then it comes to conditioning.

This is exactly the aim of combining the two heart rate boosting, sweat flushing and hard activities.


Inline Running and Burpees

Especially in the mix like this:

  • 5 minute run on max incline. Can be done on the hills, mountains or just a threadmill – the steeper the better. Also the heart rate throughout the workout should not be elevated to more than 75-80% of your working HRM max.
  • Followed by 1 minute of burpees. As many reps as possible.

Repeat until you have 45 minutes (for beginners training for a race) to 60 minutes and beyond (for more advanced athletes).

Here’s a preview of gritcamp editor Helena doing her “meat and potatoes” weekly burpees and running wod:

Get out there!

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