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Old 09-14-2011, 12:10 AM   #1
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I'm considering doing one of these in 2012 or 2013. I just did a Warrior Dash last weekend and plan on doing at least another, if not both, Ohio events in 2012. Anyone ever done a Tough Mudder? Anyone interested in a HBT team for the event in Amherst OH April 14th 2012? There's already one other forum member who committed himself. Entry is currently $100

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Old 09-14-2011, 12:39 AM   #2
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tough mudder is like 12 Warrior Dashes in 1 day. Hope you're prepared.


We did Warrior Dash last year (spring), then the USMC mud run in the fall. Warrior Dash was fun.... Mud Run was... well... tough. And long..... We made it through, but it was more than we expected. Tough Mudder looks way harder than Mud Run.

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Old 09-14-2011, 11:26 AM   #3
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Done 2 tough mudders so far and signed up for another this fall. In the last one there was a sign as you entered the woods at the 3 mile mark that read something like "THIS IS THE FINISH LINE.... if you were running warrior dash..... but you're not, you have 7 more miles." (in actuality it was more like 9 more miles - they lied upfront on the distance)

Nonetheless, they are fun with a group. Best advice is to simply train endurance. Most people think they need super amounts of strength for the obstacles. The reality of it is that it is 2-3 hours of running with breaks to do some tasks.

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The wife and I are signed up to do the one near Bastrop TX in October. Hopefully the course still exists and hasn't been burned up by the wild fires! We've been doing crossfit for about 4 months with a little added distance running to make sure we're ready for the mileage. Can't wait!

As for the distance, I've read the courses vary. They claim 10, but some are a bit more, some a bit less. I'm hoping for the latter

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tough mudder is like 12 Warrior Dashes in 1 day. Hope you're prepared.
12/3=12. Thanks, good to know

I know it will be way tougher than a Warrior Dash, but that's the point. Good luck to everyone. I just started a new workout routine this past Monday, but I think next Monday I may switch to their recommended workout and see how that goes. Running today for the first time since the dash.
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I suppose this thread is not about butt sex?


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How tough is the mudder? It looks brutal, but I can jog pretty far. I'm thinking of doing it this feb in phoenix. I am a horrible swimmer though

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Tough Mudder isn't too bad if you've been training for it.

We did the first one (NJ last year - 13 miles) with a group of 6 - all varying levels of training. I was probably best prepared.... I had been training for a marathon that was 2 weeks before. The buddy's cousin was least prepared..... probably ready for 3-4 total miles of light jogging. However, we completed it as a team and everyone finished. Some of the obstacles were easier as partners, some were easily done solo. The toughest part was the electrocution grid at mile 11.5 of the 12 miles (look it up on youtube).... after 2+ hours of "working out" it's really easy for your muscles to cramp and one of our guys had to limp the rest of the way.

The second one (PA this past spring) was done by 2 of the original 6 guys. THIS one was TOUGH. Mainly because it was a ski resort. Yes yes, there aren't real slopes in PA - trust me, I know. However, try carrying a 30-40 log up ANY hill and you'd see my point. I suppose this one was TOUGH because we hadn't been training for running up and down hills (the first one - NJ - was FLAT). Also, this one was the one they said was going to be 10 miles and it was actually closer to 12 (according to THEIR mile markers).

There's a facebook page for them that has questions and what not about the toughest obstacle, etc etc. Honestly, the NJ one was mental.... convincing yourself to jump of a platform into 38 degree water and swim across a pond, run through 10,000 volts, run through smoke clouds, etc etc. The PA one was physical.... HILLS. They are definitely fun with a group though.

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Awesome SkiRunnr. I'm back and forth on it. I'm giving myself until October 14th to decide. That's when registration goes up another $20. I'm starting my training for it regardless as of this past Monday.

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