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Tough Mudder

Discussion in 'Texas' started by tex, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. Jun 12, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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    tex

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    Its a 12 mile race in Austin on October 6th and 7th. It supports the wounded warrior project. My brother and I are talking about doing this and we would like to get a team together. Also the entry fee goes down the more people in your team. After reading about the course this is not something you can just show up for and expect to finish. I would expect a certain amount of training/preparing will need to be done.
    Let me know if anyone would like to join me. It supports a great cause and it might help motivate some of us out of shape drinkers to drop a few pounds.
    http://toughmudder.com/

    Video from the Dallas race in April.
    http://toughmudder.com/videos/texas-dallas-2012/
     
  2. Jun 12, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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    I'm currently injured but I do those all the time. I ran the one in Austin last year and qualified for the Worlds Toughest Mudder 24 hour race. It's definitely not something you can just sign up and do. You'll need to train for it.

    That being said, the chances of you running the entire thing are not high. I barely finished that course in under 2 hours last year and I ran the whole time. Run/jog what you can but expect to walk some. It's a fantastic experience and you'll definitely enjoy it.

    You should think about doing one of the shorter events first if you've not done an adventure race like that. I've done Warrior Dash, Fitness Freak, and Jail Break.


    Jailbreak is significantly easier than Tough Mudder but the idea is similar. Here's what you're in for. I got last year's race on GoPro. PS: It rained the night before and the course was 100% mud.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F9mJkDdH_o
     
  3. Jun 12, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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    I have been going to the gym 4-5 times a week for the last 3 months. I am in the best shape of my life but I know I can improve. Been focusing on strength training with some cardio.
    In order to start training for this I will start going to gym twice a day and do cardio for an hour before work and strength during the day. There are some workout routines I have found that should simulate some of the obstacles.
    I think in about a week from now I will attempt to run about 5 miles to make sure I can atleast endure that distance.
    I feel good I could do this race now but now I have a much better chance to finish if I change my workout a little.
     
  4. Jun 12, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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    These types of events are interesting. You'll see the huge strong guys walking and you wont see the thinner/runner guys at all because they'll be too far ahead. Here's the breakdown.

    1) Being a good distance runner will help you finish this race quickly.
    2) Being good at the obstacles will ensure you can physically do everything albeit at a slow pace.
    3) Cobine 1 and 2 and you'll win.

    That's a long way to say that the main thing you should focus on is the running aspect of it. Certainly don't ignore the strength but I mean think about it; the difference between being good at the obstacles and not at all is probably 15-20 minutes. The difference between running the whole thing vs walking is probably 2 hours.
     
  5. Jun 12, 2012 at 8:20 PM
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  6. Jun 12, 2012 at 8:31 PM
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    That is awesome you signed up. I need to confirm with my brother to make sure he is in. I'm not really a distance runner but can do a mile or more and a resistance workout in the same session. Going to start running for an hour in the morning and cross fit type of exercises in the afternoon.
     
  7. Jun 12, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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