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    Tough Mudder Training

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    I'm doing the Tough Mudder in Pennsylvania (Round 2) and was wondering if anyone has competed in one, what training they did, if the training worked, etc!

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    I'll let you know in 3.5 weeks... TM SoCal #1
    I didn't like the rules you gave me, so I made some of my own.

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    i haven't done the tough mudder, but i love mud runs. check out the spartan race...they email out a workout of the day that is perfect for training for something like the tough mudder.

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    one week till SoCal TM. Ran 4.3k today with my buddy that I'm doing the TM with. My last run was 7 weeks ago, the same 4.3k and my time went from 37min down to 28min (really easy pace both times [~11min mile], the first time I was bagged after, this time I feel great).

    My training has been Starting Strength 3 days, with Ultimate (aka 60min of sprints) one night and Volley Ball (plyos) one night each week. I've been doing zero distance training (aside from the 2 runs 7 weeks apart). After the race I'll let you know just how broken I am .
    I didn't like the rules you gave me, so I made some of my own.

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    awesome, thanks man! I've been heavily neglecting distance training too...lol mostly just alot of metcon mixed with strength workouts and muay thai/jiu jitsui when i can find time for those classes!

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    You just have to remember it isn't a 12 mile run, it's more like 24 half mile runs
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    I'm doing the Melbourne TM on March 31st. I do bootcamp 3 times a week and have gone on 12, 15 and 20km runs in recent weeks. My plan is to keep doing boot camps and go on a couple more 15-20km runs.
    My goal is just to finish, I don't care about time. My weakness is strength in relation to body weight. I'm not weak, but I can't do a pull up. So my worry is draining myself trying to climb walls etc and not having the energy to finish.

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    Federkeil, I'm doing the TM on Saturday too. Team Axis of Awesomeness, we've a 10:40 start time. My team is mostly Paleo as well, if you're there we should meet up.

    The longest distance I've gone is about 6 miles. As was said, it really isn't a 12 mile run, it's a bunch of short 1/2 to 3/4 miles interspersed with obstacles. I've not done it but I'd say a great way to train would be to stop every half mile, bust out 20 burpees and run again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yaish View Post
    Federkeil, I'm doing the TM on Saturday too. Team Axis of Awesomeness, we've a 10:40 start time. My team is mostly Paleo as well, if you're there we should meet up.

    The longest distance I've gone is about 6 miles. As was said, it really isn't a 12 mile run, it's a bunch of short 1/2 to 3/4 miles interspersed with obstacles. I've not done it but I'd say a great way to train would be to stop every half mile, bust out 20 burpees and run again.
    Team Canadian Bacon at 8:40

    It'll be me and my buddy, two 6'6" guys in Canada Flag morph suits. I should be easy to spot. My buddy will be winning the Strongest Mudder drinking competition at the end of the day.
    I didn't like the rules you gave me, so I made some of my own.

    Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. - Mark Rippetoe

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    I plan on doing TM Sydney in September! Still trying to get a team together. My training is soccer and weights workouts. Can't do a single pullup so I'm working on that as well.
    Starting weight: 90kg (11/3/13) (33.1 BMI)
    Current weight: 89.5kg (12/3/13) (32.9 BMI)
    Goal weight: 75kg (27.5 BMI)
    Short term goal: BMI under 30
    Mid term goal:
    40 pushups, 100 situps, 10 pullups, 10.1 beep test, >10m 2.4km run
    Long term goal: Enlist as an ARA Combat Engineer

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