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Has anyone ever done any of these? I'm planning on doing the Tough Mudder in October and the Warrior Dash in November. Will be my first time to do a mud race. Any advice or experiences worth sharing? TIA
sorry, can't help you, but I've been interested in doing these too
My friends and I are training for the mudder too. I've been doing sprints and a lot of swimming along with lifting. It's our first time too so any other input would be much appreciated.
Have done both of these as well as all the SEAL competitions @ CS & Austin. #1)Make sure you have plenty of fluids. It's an absolute killer if you are even slightly dehydrated. Had a teammate have some heat related issues while @ the Tough Mudder. #2) Make sure you know that you will be running nearly 10-12 miles plus obstacles. It's a blast, especially if you train and compete with a friend or two. #3) If you can, try to find an obstacle course in your area to train on.. It helps when you are trying to find a way over certain obstacles you may have never seen before, and #4) Make sure you have enough boots & clothes for both events. Your articles will be completely ruined after each event. At least that was the experience that I had personally.
If you have any specific questions, just let me know.
Appreciate it man. I've just gotten back into running (used to run cross country and track in high school) and have been running a 5K race each month this year. I was told by a friend that I should be in good enough shape to do these types of events. I'm looking forward to it. Watching the videos gets me freakin pumped.
Honestly, while I was an undergrad doing these competitions were quite possibly the funnest events that I have been apart of. If you specifically train for these types of events, then you can do really well; in part because most people will just run or swim, but won't do the specific types of events. I wish you well, hopefully you enjoy the Mudder and Warrior Dash.
On a side note. I love in NOLA now and am currently doing & working at crossfit gym. I'm hoping by next year I will be working up to the Crossfit Games. I'm not quite sure if I can make it, but Im working pretty hard @ it.
I'm coming down fro OKC to do the Tough Mudder in Austin in OCT with my Aggie guys. I have zero marathon experience so I'm worried also. What are some training benchmarks I should work towards to prepare? Run --- miles in --- minutes...?
If you are looking to compete for a win @ the Mudder I would suggest to you that running on land v. Running in mud plus obstacles is a completely different style. Best I can offer in regards to a benchmark with which you should feel comfortable is around a 6:00 min mile, and then during the course of training try to put some obstacles in your way. Tire yourself out, and then continue running. Its not like a marathon, where you will have a clear path, but it is in a way; in the sense that you will be tested for complete endurance, but in your upper body as well as your legs. You will most likely be hurting for a while afterwards, unless you are a freak, and I suspect most of us think we are, until we are shot down. Just be prepared to run in the range of 7:45-8:30 mile if you have prepared yourself well enough. For the entire Tough Mudder I would think that somewhere in the range of 90-105 mins wins the contest. Congrats on getting into one of the funner events in the region! And good luck!
Right now my 5K time averages about 23:30. I'm just gonna focus on finishing instead of competing against others, especially since this will be my first time. I know I'm not in good enough shape to have a chance to win, so I'm just gonna go out and have fun.
consider strengthening your Core, if you haven't already. Lots of people overlook the performance benefits........ Its good for the bedroom as well
Yeah brother, no illusions of winning. Just want to prepare and finish. Not sure of obstacle courses around but will look. If I can run 3-5 miles at a clip around 7:30 will I likely be within range ?
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