World's Toughest Mudder- Advice needed

  • quirkyquirk

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    Oct 25, 2012 12:13 PM GMT
    Hi everyone,
    I just received my email telling me that I qualified for World's Toughest Mudder. I have no idea how to train for a a 24 hour event like this. Any advice? Does anyone here race ultras?

    Looking for any insights!

    Thanks folks.
    Jeff
  • calibro

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    Oct 25, 2012 12:48 PM GMT
    i hear taking nakey pics of yourself and posting them is really good practice
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    Oct 25, 2012 12:53 PM GMT
    This is the first time I heard of it. Apparently it's based on the british special forces so perhaps look up their workout regime and do that? i'm just taking a guess. I hope someone else with better experience can help. Congrats and goodluck
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    Oct 25, 2012 1:19 PM GMT
    Wow! That's impressive! Congratulations!
  • quirkyquirk

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    Oct 25, 2012 1:31 PM GMT
    Calibro.... naked pics will make me faster. Dang! I'm there!! I wish it was that easy.

    I have followed a Royal marine training program in the past and it was really helpful. I'm not so worried about the obstacles.... I'm really worried about being in movement for 24 hours and running 50+ miles. It seems like my joints would just fall apart!

    Thanks for the props guys... but I just got lucky and had the race of my life!
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    Oct 25, 2012 1:36 PM GMT
    quirkyquirk saidCalibro.... naked pics will make me faster. Dang! I'm there!! I wish it was that easy.

    I have followed a Royal marine training program in the past and it was really helpful. I'm not so worried about the obstacles.... I'm really worried about being in movement for 24 hours and running 50+ miles. It seems like my joints would just fall apart!

    Thanks for the props guys... but I just got lucky and had the race of my life!


    i'm sure your joints would be fine. but i'm sure that's why people do it together. they will be there to lift your spirits when you think you can't go any further and make sure you do the same for them even if you're trying to be the winner icon_biggrin.gif
  • Medjai

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    Oct 25, 2012 2:06 PM GMT
    I have no advice of any value to offer here, but I wanted to congratulate you. Qualifying for WTM is an amazing achievement.
  • quirkyquirk

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    Oct 25, 2012 2:25 PM GMT
    Thanks Med!
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    Oct 25, 2012 2:28 PM GMT
    quirkyquirk saidHi everyone,
    I just received my email telling me that I qualified for World's Toughest Mudder. I have no idea how to train for a a 24 hour event like this. Any advice? Does anyone here race ultras?

    Looking for any insights!

    Thanks folks.
    Jeff



    My really intense Triathlon friends have done it. Its pretty much going to kill you. Thats all I know.
  • Whipmagic

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    Oct 25, 2012 4:18 PM GMT
    Congratulations! When I qualified, I researchd this a bit, and found last year's winner, Yunyong Pak, has posted extensiely on his preparations, even made his full training log available online. Here is his link:
    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?saved&&note_id=10150462199448089
    After reading that, I must admit that I felt completely unqualified to even attempt this, even though I had technially qualied. But somewhere in my mind there is this nagging voice that I should try it with a bit more time to prepare, perhaps next year.
  • groundcombat

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    Oct 25, 2012 8:58 PM GMT
    Just out of curiostity, what sort of time did it take to get the WTM qualifying email?
  • quirkyquirk

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    Oct 25, 2012 9:54 PM GMT
    I finished in 2:08.

    Thanks for the link to the training log! Bomber! Rj is the best dang forum around!
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    Oct 26, 2012 12:28 AM GMT
    Congrats!

    And I read the title as "world's toughest murder" for some reason icon_eek.gif
  • Whipmagic

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    Oct 26, 2012 1:17 AM GMT
    groundcombat saidJust out of curiostity, what sort of time did it take to get the WTM qualifying email?


    2:14 for me at the TM in Wisconsin. But the courses are somewhat different, so your milage may vary.
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    Oct 26, 2012 11:49 PM GMT
    Congrats! I just finished the TM and took three hours. Way to go! I'd suggest a lot of condition/endurance training. Do a day long marathon of p90x vids or something.
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    Nov 02, 2012 11:29 PM GMT
    I participated in last years World Toughest Mudder, and if it is anything like last year the obstacles are not that tough, just like a regular tough mudder. The hard part is going to be enduring the cold, wear a wetsuit or something similar the ENTIRE time, we were up to our shoulders in water within the first 5 minutes and I was dying, so I think just keep with your regular training but really prepare yourself for the cold cause if anything that is what will get you in the end if you decide to quit.