Warrior Dash Question.

  • socksock

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    Feb 29, 2012 10:10 PM GMT
    I decided that I will do the Warrior Dash this year. Has anyone ever been in one? What kind of workouts would you recommend?
  • jmanorlando

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    Feb 29, 2012 11:37 PM GMT
    Warrior Dash is fun but not a physical challenge of strength but more one of cardio endurance.

    If you hit the gym on a regular basis and can run 3 - 4 miles you will be ok.

    Best to run in a group and go through the obstacles rather than run around them. (You are paying for them) Your likely to face running / walking in water, mud, on sand, up dirt hills and go over various balance challenges and go through a climbing wall or two.

    Have fun and enjoy.
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    Feb 29, 2012 11:46 PM GMT
    I did the warrior dash 2 years ago. Me and my friends were mostly disappointed for the most part. It wasn't everything we thought it would be (especially if you do crossfit).

    First - a friend flew through it... so she didn't really get the 'fun' part of it. Second, my bff wasn't conditioned enough so even a short 3.1 miles was too much for her.

    The obstacles were lackluster. The crawling through the mud sucked since it was shipped in and smelled BADLY.

    The music afterwards... didn't even bother showing up. No one stayed around for the food tents.

    It could have improved in the last year.. hopefully it did, but i give it a thumbs down with a side of wasted money.
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    Feb 29, 2012 11:59 PM GMT
    I loved it. Can't wait until this year's race. All I can say is...run. The obstacles are not overly difficult, you just need to make sure that you have the endurance to make it from start to finish, and pay attention during the obstacles. I took the first one a little too fast and trashed my ankle. So my final time sucked.
  • chris198

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    Mar 01, 2012 2:18 AM GMT
    im doing the tough mudder on may 19th when is your race? maybe we can keep each other in check on how far our training is going?
  • socksock

    Posts: 34

    Mar 01, 2012 5:48 AM GMT
    Thanks for the advice everyone. It seems like everywhere I look, it says it is more about endurance and mentally getting tough for the challenges.