Tough Mudder

  • Medjai

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    Sep 07, 2012 12:49 AM GMT
    So I'm aiming to do oe in the following year. Likely the end of June in Vancouver or end of July in Calgary. Im pretty excited for the challenge.

    Anyone done one before? Any tips on training? Any insight into the event?
  • ndsu36

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    Sep 07, 2012 4:01 AM GMT
    It fun and challenging. first, take longer runs, and do some incline running and down hill stuff. sailing, and lifting. so. start sooner than later and do the race in earlier than later!
  • FL180

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    Sep 07, 2012 6:04 AM GMT
    My BF and I entered the Tahoe track in California that's 2 weeks away. Neither of us prepared that well, (We had great intentions to!) but it will sill be a blast!

    Check out the website for details, it's a great source for what the courses look like per area.

    Stay tuned! icon_biggrin.gif
  • MikemikeMike

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    Sep 07, 2012 11:07 AM GMT
    Have fun I did one with my nephew. He's 21. I beat him and a few of his friends timesicon_cool.gif
    Practice some HIIT. Run up and down bleachers. Do sprints. Belly crawl like they do in the service. We did that under a rope bridge in mud on our bellies. Was so much fun.
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    Sep 07, 2012 6:09 PM GMT
    FL180 saidMy BF and I entered the Tahoe track in California that's 2 weeks away. Neither of us prepared that well, (We had great intentions to!) but it will sill be a blast!

    Check out the website for details, it's a great source for what the courses look like per area.

    Stay tuned! icon_biggrin.gif


    Haha babe, we're so fucked. It will be fun though!
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    Sep 07, 2012 6:24 PM GMT
    Woot! Doing my tough mudder in3 weeks (patterson, ca)
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    Sep 12, 2012 1:56 AM GMT
    how many miles should I train to run? I know the course is 11-12, but, I've heard that training 5-6 works. I think I'm doing the TM on Dec 1, in FL. It'll be my first, but two buddies of mine at the gym talked meinto it after doing one. It turns out that they may not be able to make it; is it realistic for me to plan to show up and find other stragglers to hookup with as a team? I thought of trying to find a gay team, but haven't seen them publicizing on the site. Thanks!

    p.s. open to any other insights/advice. All is appreciated.
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    Sep 12, 2012 2:21 AM GMT
    I did the one in PA. It was 12 and a half miles. I didn't train for it besides my normal workout schedule and a bit of running. I hate long distance running but wanted to do it regardless. My boyfriend trained very hard for it. Ran up to 12 miles a week. So if you enjoy running train for it. If not good luck and hopefully you can muscle through it. Hah.

    We finished in 4 hours and I suffered from cramps, torn toenails and bloody knees and of course, a lot of mud. Everywhere. Not too bad. The obstacles weren't too bad but it was the running that did me in as to be expected. The hardest obstacle was probably the tallest wall considering I'm short and by that point I was extremely exhausted.

    I loved it but at some points I didn't think I would finish so it's awesome that I did. Even if I was limping across the finish line.

    You have to dress up. We wore this: <a href=/imgur.com/Ljj8p">">

    We were just going for ridiculous..but somehow people knew we were gay? Got a few weird looks and a few high fives. As life goes I guess.
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    Sep 12, 2012 2:24 AM GMT
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    Sep 12, 2012 2:28 AM GMT
    I so want to be able to do this by next year. I have had friends who have done it. Said it was fun but hard too.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Sep 14, 2012 4:52 PM GMT
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    That must have been the start of the race, because no one finishes a tough mudder and ends up clean.icon_idea.gif
  • groundcombat

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    Sep 14, 2012 5:31 PM GMT
    Yes. I've done two now, both in SoCal (May 2011 and Feb 2012). I'm also signed up to do one at Diablo Grande in the Bay Area in two weeks but I may drop out as I messed up my knee recently and have been getting over food poisoning.

    Every course is different. The May 2011 course was very steep. So steep there were rarely any opportunities to run so your best training would've simply been hill training. The swims were also significantly longer. The Feb 2012 course had a much better profile for running so distance running was good training. At any rate, although the course are long, my experience is that you don't do much running at any given time because there's obstacles mixed in.

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    Sep 14, 2012 5:36 PM GMT
    groundcombat saidYes. I've done two now, both in SoCal (May 2011 and Feb 2012). I'm also signed up to do one at Diablo Grande in the Bay Area in two weeks but I may drop out as I messed up my knee recently and have been getting over food poisoning.

    Every course is different. The May 2011 course was very steep. So steep there were rarely any opportunities to run so your best training would've simply been hill training. The swims were also significantly longer. The Feb 2012 course had a much better profile for running so distance running was good training. At any rate, although the course are long, my experience is that you don't do much running at any given time because there's obstacles mixed in.


    Dang! That sucks bro! That's the one I'm doing! Would have been cool to run w/ya.