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Unread 08-14-2013, 10:55 PM   #1
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Tought mudder less than two months away

Well as the totals says I'm just under two months from doing my first tough mudder. I haven't been consistently working in almost a year now.. Poor cardio at this point now. For any fellow members that have done this or similar events, is this a near impossible feat ( mind you I'm within my body weight for height/ size ratio) Or
Is this do able?

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Unread 08-15-2013, 10:12 AM   #2
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its doable...a group of my friends is doing the one in California soon. I know people who have done them before, it's going to be hard. Get your butt running
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Unread 08-15-2013, 10:47 AM   #3
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Run as much as you can (~3x a week, at least 5km per)
Bike a bunch to get your endurance up (At least one ride a week as long as you can handle)
Take something like bouldering up to get some core strength (It's fun too)
Don't hurt yourself overtraining (This is the hardest point)

In the fairness of disclosure those are unqualified and unprofessional opinions, but a buddy of mine had a baby before doing a Tough Mudder, fell off his routine, and we trained together prior to the event. He did great.
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Unread 08-15-2013, 10:55 AM   #4
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Run as much as you can (~3x a week, at least 5km per)listen to the advice in number 3
Bike a bunch to get your endurance up (At least one ride a week as long as you can handle)
Take something like bouldering up to get some core strength (It's fun too)
Don't hurt yourself overtraining (This is the hardest point)

In the fairness of disclosure those are unqualified and unprofessional opinions, but a buddy of mine had a baby before doing a Tough Mudder, fell off his routine, and we trained together prior to the event. He did great.
without knowing the current level of fitness, i wouldn't recommend any running distance at all. Over training is far easier to and will set you back. Push yourself, don't over train and kill yourself.
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Unread 11-23-2013, 07:11 PM   #5
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I did tough mudder last year and it was a blast. There are enough obstacles that you can recover from the runs while waiting to go though. You'll never have to run more than 2 miles at once. I trained by doing 7 miles twice a week but then was in the hospital for a week right before and lost all muscle. Still completed it though.

Take care of your joints during it. You'll have to jump for different heights and that jolt followed by immediately running can do a number on your knees.

Wear shoes your feet won't slip out of when you're pulling your feet out of a foot of mud!

Don't be too proud to let someone help you. It's all about teamwork! Lend a hand when you can an let others do the same for you.

Above average strength isn't really necessary. If you can go across monkey bars and pull your own weight over a wall then you're golden.

Prepare yourself for jumping into that ice. It's going to be the most cold you've ever been in your life haha. The electric shock kind of sucks too. Just feels like getting punched in the face though.

Anyways, good luck! I'm down to answer any questions you have about it
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