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TOUGH MUDDER!!!

Discussion in 'Health' started by nelson18matt, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Jun 4, 2014 at 10:19 AM
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    hell yea man! Good luck. Work on upper body strength for the obstacles and leg work for the run. Im not sure if there are any hills around there but the Spartan race series loves to find and utilize hills/mountains.
     
  2. Jun 4, 2014 at 11:19 AM
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    This. TM is fun to do with a team and the obstacles are different, but it's an easy race overall. The savage race is a really good race with comparable large scale obstacles at a fraction of the cost. It's also shorter but distance doesn't mean shit when you are with a team and waiting for slowies.

    First beast or first race ever? I've done several sprints, and a super and they aren't for the weak willed, especially my super. Beast is a challenge I have yet to take on but can't wait till I can.
     
  3. Jun 4, 2014 at 11:44 AM
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    The beast I did in dallas last year was hands down the hardest thing Ive ever done. It was suppose to be 12 miles but they made it 15 miles at the last minute. It was so cold they had to cut out a swimming portion and added on 3 miles.... Im going again this year and its my goal to smash my time from last year.
     
  4. Jul 18, 2014 at 12:17 PM
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    What shoes do you guys use for these types of races?

    I have running shoes but they don't have a ton of traction. And I also have hiking/trail shoes that have traction but are heavy as hell. Not sure which ones to use. Any suggestions?
     
  5. Oct 4, 2014 at 3:20 PM
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    buddy fell in on the last obstacle... I made it... Dos Equis girls FTW
     
  6. Oct 4, 2014 at 3:30 PM
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    I've done it in the 5 toed shoes and regular cross training type shoes. I like the full shoe better despite the lighter weight of the vibram 5 toed shoe. Tread on a shoe, regardless of type, doesn't really help in mud. Running across open terrain doesn't require extra tread usually. Most of the obstacles either don't need that much extra traction because there are places to actually stand on or kick your feet into.
     
  7. Oct 8, 2014 at 11:18 AM
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    I did my first TM at the Portland location with Zach (Smar969905) in August of this year..signed up for Seattle the following month with their sale. Unfortunately, Zach couldn't join due to other priorities. Aiming for Vegas next year with the same folks I did Seattle event with.

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    I do want to do Spartan Race (sprint) next year. Spartan looks physically challenging. I've done a few other 5k's..they're more fun than challenging.
     
  8. Oct 8, 2014 at 12:25 PM
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    I run in merrell mix master trail shoes and brooks cascadia's.


    Go for a spartan, much more challenging :cool:
     
  9. Oct 8, 2014 at 1:04 PM
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    Truth. Talking to a friend who did the trifecta this past year. Definitely on my list to do in 2015.
     
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    I signed up 2 years ago with almost a year to prepare. I didn't follow through and didn't bother going. I was filled with guilt about it. I ended up buying an open ticket for this year. It was going pretty much the same as last year. At the start of the summer I was diagnosed as type 2 diabetic.
     
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    Because of the diabetes diagnosis I decided to diet and exercise in lieu of medication. I've lost over 20 pounds and my longest jog to date is 12 miles. So guess what? I assigned my open ticket to tough mudder philly on Oct.18!
     
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    I posted this 2 years ago. I guess I was heavier than I thought. I weighed 186lbs. at my last doctor's appointment 2 weeks ago. I jogged half marathon distance today without water or food during the run. It took me approximately 2 1/2 hours. But my training loop has a nice gradual hill in it. The loop is 1.2 miles, so I hit that hill 11 times today.
     
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    I'll be there that day too. :)
     
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    It's not that bad. I signed up back in 2012 a month out in Seattle without any training. Worse part for me was the electroshock...no thank you. Mind you, I'm not fit or obese, just an average dude. Doing it with a group of friends help for motivation. This race is all mental, nothing physical.
     
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    Me and a few others will be there as well
     
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    Good to know others from here will be there. I will be the 45 year old guy trying to keep up.
     
  17. Oct 2, 2015 at 8:59 PM
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    I am open to all gear recommendations from all you experienced mudders. Thanks in advance!
     
  18. Oct 4, 2015 at 8:38 AM
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    It's too late for me to train for strength and grip. If I start now I'll just end up sore and fatigued the day of. I was at Dick's the other day and picked up Nike Alpha Grip. Sort of a gimmicky thing I thought I might try. I have heard about cut off mad grip gloves and might pick those up. The event is 2 weeks away and I am pretty excited. My brother did it 3 years ago with his brother-in-law. I will be on my own to start which doesn't bother me at all. I like the challenge and I mostly enjoy doing things solo. it was always individual sports for me. Tennis, cycling, golf, and now running. With cycling and running it's at least an hour by myself and I like it. I'm up to 2 hours running a loop and I like it.
     
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  19. Oct 5, 2015 at 6:51 AM
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    Don't wear gloves. Your hands give the best grip on metal if you can wipe them in grass first. As long as they are dry/semi dry you will have amazing grip on any bar obstacles. I saw countless people drop on bars because their gloves were wet and slippery.

    Doing a savage race this weekend with my wife, like a tough mudder but shorter and MUCH cheaper. Always a good time though. Only obstacle race I've done where the obstacles compare with the tough mudders.
     
  20. Oct 5, 2015 at 4:25 PM
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    Thanks for the tip! What about wall edges and such! I get that they're not needed for bars and such, but I thought they might help on walls.
     
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