Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind!

“Walk early and walk often,” says Brendan Leonard, author, climber and ultra-endurance athlete.

Spartan Up Endurance Series host, Johnny Waite, talks with Brendan Leonard, author of "I Hate Running and You Can Too - How to Get Started, Keep Going, and Make Sense of an Irrational Passion " about why and how to take on your first endurance event.

  In this episode you’ll learn:

-How getting out of the comfort zone led Brendan to a life of adventure

-If you can see it, you can be it

-Why walking is the key to your first endurance event

-How to train for an ultra if you work a ‘desk job’

-The moment he quit cigarettes and realized he could partake in the endurance community


About Brendan:

Brendan is a writer, and most of his work centers around adventure, travel, and human experiences with both of those. He’s a contributing editor at Adventure Journal and a columnist at Outside. His stories have appeared in Backpacker, National Geographic Adventure, Outside, Men’s Journal, Sierra, Adventure Cyclist, and other publications.


Connect with Brendan:

-Buy his book - I Hate Running and You Can Too


-Twitter: @semi-rad

-Instagram: @semi-rad


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Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


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