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Re: tough mudder

Postby Mookie4ever » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:29 am

Inukchuk wrote:I play a lot of soccer, so my cardio is OK, but I've started doing Insanity since I hate road/treadmill running. It's pretty brutal cardio-wise, so I feel like it should get me ready to go. I've also gone through P90X twice and plan on starting P90X2 once I finish the Insanity program next month.


I know some great hockey and soccer players that can't run 10 miles. You've got to train your body to run for an hour and a half without stopping.
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Re: tough mudder

Postby lastingsgriller » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:41 am

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Is the distance going to be an issue? You should first make sure that you can do 11m and still have something left in the tank. Also, this is trail running. Different than a road course. You should probably get trail shoes with more support and a trail tread. The only obstacle that looks to be a challenge is the monkey bars. It looks like about 20 yards of monkey bars. I will probably just drop down to the water half way through before my arms get pulled out of their sockets.



by the time of the event distance wont be an issue. If I train and work up to it for a couple months, I can do 10 miles with plenty left in the tank. I would say I'm most concerned about monkey bars, the two sets of Berlin walls and the 15 ft. rope climb as Pull ups have never been my strong suit.
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Re: tough mudder

Postby bigh0rt » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:50 pm

His mudder was a mudder.
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Re: tough mudder

Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:58 am

bigh0rt wrote:His mudder was a mudder.


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Re: tough mudder

Postby Tavish » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:56 pm

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tough mudder

Postby lastingsgriller » Mon May 21, 2012 10:29 am

Tough Mudder completed. All-in-all I would say that it was a fantastic event. The obstacles were kinda tough, but the best part about them was that you needed the help of others to get through some of them. The overall camaraderie amongst complete strangers was really great. I'd say the toughest part about it was that almost the entire 12 miles was uphill, downhill or sidehill so by the end of it my ankles and calves were just killing me. The running was a lot harder than I expected it to be. Also, on obstacles that had electric shock, the shock was more intense than I thought it would be. Felt like someone punched me as hard as they could in the shoulder. But, as I said, it was a great event and you really feel proud of yourself as you cross that finish line. I would highly recommend for anyone that wants to push themselves.

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Re: tough mudder

Postby ayebatter » Tue May 22, 2012 1:20 am

Tavish wrote:<149/1411hp 793/793mana 338/338mv 1231128tnl | NS>
You find a heavy vulnerability in Radagor's defences.
Your scratch devastates Radagor.
Radagor dodges your scratch.
Radagor dodges your scratch.
Radagor makes a powerful Dragon punch!
You dodge Radagor's punch.
You dodge Radagor's punch.
Radagor is convulsing on the ground.

<149/1411hp 793/793mana 338/338mv 1231128tnl | NS> th

Radagor performs a powerful side-kick!
Radagor's kick DISEMBOWELS you!
You sure are BLEEDING!
Radagor's leg sweeps around and strikes with a follow through!
Radagor's follow kick devastates you.
You sure are BLEEDING!
Radagor is convulsing on the ground.
<67/1411hp 793/793mana 338/338mv 1231128tnl | NS>
Your scratch misses Radagor.
Your scratch decimates Radagor.
You dodge Radagor's punch.
You dodge Radagor's punch.
You dodge Radagor's punch.
You dodge Radagor's punch.
Radagor is convulsing on the ground.

<67/1411hp 793/793mana 338/338mv 1231128tnl | NS> You grab Radagor and throw him to the ground with stunning force!
Your throw decimates Radagor.
Radagor almost recovers from the fall, but you maintain control with a Python's hold.
With brutal skill you grind Radagor against the ground with your weight.
Your ground control devastates Radagor.
Radagor is nearly dead.

<67/1411hp 793/793mana 338/338mv 1231128tnl | NS>
You find a slight vulnerability in Radagor's defences.
Your scratch MUTILATES Radagor!
Radagor is DEAD!!
Blood and bone splatter as Radagor's arm is sliced from his dead body.


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Re: tough mudder

Postby StlSluggers » Mon May 28, 2012 12:30 pm

I'm doing the StL Mudder in October. Late October.

I plan on being very cold and very miserable. :-o
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Re: tough mudder

Postby StlSluggers » Mon May 28, 2012 12:33 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:I know some great hockey and soccer players that can't run 10 miles. You've got to train your body to run for an hour and a half without stopping.

Troof. I ran my first 5+-mile run a couple weeks ago. Cardio-wise, no problems. I play enough tennis that a lazy saunter for 50 minutes is no problem. I even sprinted the last 1/4-mile or so.
But my joints... They weren't so ready for the constant beating that jogging puts on them.
I ended up developing tightness in one of my feet that night, and by the next day, I couldn't walk on that foot. That lasted for 4 days.
I've been taking it easier on the runs since then.

But as far as Mudder is concerned, I'm not worried about the running. There are so many obstacles that you're never running more than a mile or so at a time.
It's the cold, muscle fatigue, and cold that are on my mind.
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Re: tough mudder

Postby Mookie4ever » Mon May 28, 2012 3:53 pm

StlSluggers wrote:
Mookie4ever wrote:I know some great hockey and soccer players that can't run 10 miles. You've got to train your body to run for an hour and a half without stopping.

Troof. I ran my first 5+-mile run a couple weeks ago. Cardio-wise, no problems. I play enough tennis that a lazy saunter for 50 minutes is no problem. I even sprinted the last 1/4-mile or so.
But my joints... They weren't so ready for the constant beating that jogging puts on them.
I ended up developing tightness in one of my feet that night, and by the next day, I couldn't walk on that foot. That lasted for 4 days.
I've been taking it easier on the runs since then.


That sounds serious. If you are in shape a ten miler shouldn't injure you. Sounds like your form is off. May sound silly but good form is essential to staying injury free. There's lots of things to consider: landing mid-sole, landing with knee perpendicular to foot, not bobbing, not twisting hips etc... Maybe you should get some instruction or look at some instructional videos or something. Got to avoid being a heel-striker, that will kill your knees and feet.

I've decided to skip the Tough Mudder this year. Got too much going on this summer. My marathon this year is going to be the Savannah Rock n roll in November so I'm going easy on the training this summer and going to ramp it up in the fall. The ONtario Tough Mudder is August and I dont want to get injured so close to my marathon. Going to try to break 3:45 this year and I need to stay healthy.
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