Chris: An Endurance Junkie Takes on Japan
Samurai Sports would not happen without the men and women who keep fit and challenge themselves! In Snapshots, we ask a few questions to those who excel and explore outside their comfort zones, in Japan and abroad.
How would you introduce yourself? (2-3 sentences)
Hey everyone, SGX Coach/Master Trainer and Spartan Race Krypteia Chris King here. I have been racing with Spartan for over 7 years and completed over 40 races. I’m an endurance junkie and willingly sign up for some crazy events, if only for a pretty sick t-shirt and medal. I chase my passion, which is endurance events. When I say endurance, it is not just feats of running, cycling, or even lifting. Endurance is the mind, body, and soul of the athlete. What wakes you up in the morning and drives you to be more than who you were yesterday?
How do you pursue an active lifestyle?
I do everything the normal athlete would do including, running, rucking, calisthenics, and some weightlifting but I don’t follow repetitions or sets. Rather, I aim for time. For me, 30 to 60 minuets is a solid set. I train by doing things that make me feel uncomfortable, I do things that some would ask, “Why?” I would only say in response, “Why not?” Challenging yourself to race a Hurricane Heat and an Ultra Beast in 24 hours is no easy feat, but to fail would teach so much more.
Tell us about a fitness or sports-related item/gear/equipment that you love.
If I was to recommend any race gear or equipment, I would tell anyone to pick up a Spartan Race Ultra Race Day Pack for training, travel, and events. The pack has helped me through many events, including Hurricane Heats, Ultra Beasts, and Ultra Marathons. It has so much room and the right pockets for any athlete on the go. I’ve had mine for over 3 years - long enough that the bladder has had to be changed out!
Whether it’s in the studio, on the road, or at the pool, we know you’re working hard to log those training hours - and we want to learn more about you! Give us a holler at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be featured next - or better yet, email us with how you would answer the questions above.