2010 Tough Mudder Challenge

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    Jul 19, 2010 7:00 AM GMT
    I've registered to participate in the 2010 Tough Mudder Challenge in October and I'm somewhat concerned that my normal fitness routine isn't going to be enough to prepare me for what's to come. Is there anyone out there who's experienced this challenge/race? Any tips on mental/physical preparation would be appreciated. I'm participating with several friends who are all straight, and frankly, I'd hate to be the weak link!

    My normal fitness routine includes heavy lifting, mainly upper body, 5 days per week. Intense cardio with a trainer, 2-3 times weekly. I consider myself pretty fit and I have confidence in my cardio capabilities. But not knowing what to expect is creating some anxiety.

    Again, if there's anyone out there who has done this challenge, please kindly advise!

    Thanks!
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    Jul 19, 2010 2:45 PM GMT
    Hi mate
    lucky you. I would love to give it a go
    If I was training for it. I would do a lot of up hill runs & trail runnnig good luckicon_biggrin.gif

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    Jul 19, 2010 11:47 PM GMT
    Hey there - I have done Mud Sweat and tears which is one of the two NZ commando style races that we have here. Seriously what I would look at is some training in the pool (running up and down) which would be the closest to ditch running you could get, and hill work. The rest is pressy much general fitness (well and crawling under wire of course LOL)

    Have HEAPS of fun and good luck!

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  • Parker817

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    Jul 20, 2010 12:29 AM GMT
    Awesome dude- I'm doing the one in November. Actually, it falls right on my birthday weekend. Definitely looking forward to it, but I'm anxious as all hell!!
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    Jul 20, 2010 5:09 AM GMT
    Much thanks fellas for the encouragement and advice! I think with the time that I have left, I should be okay to complete the challenge!! Any other suggestions still welcomed. And good luck to any out there that may be participating in this or other Tough Mudder Challenges!!
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    Dec 05, 2011 1:32 PM GMT
    Just finished the ToughMudder, FL, yesterday...no training, but plenty of desire! I hope to recover by next weekend...icon_eek.gif