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Old 07-16-2013, 09:05 PM   #1
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Mount Snow Tough Mudder coming up

Well I'm doing the August 10th Tough Mudder at Mt Snow in VT. My biggest concern is I'm doing it with a bunch of psychos (my family) who have all done one before. Anyone ever done one?

The team members that I know:

Sister 1: psycho competitive crossfit junkie who has done the Goruck as well as several other types of competitions

Her boyfriend: Former Air Force special forces now a trainer to the stars out in the Hamptons, has done about 10 mudders and many other endurance/fitness competitions.

Sister 2: Former 3 sport college athlete who has done a few half marathons and one tough mudder.

Brother in law: Former Marine with 12+ years active duty service, could sit on his ass for a year and still kick my ass in any type of competition, toughest human being I have ever met.

Me: Fatso the clown.

Wish me luck.

Oh and our team is running in support of Hope For the Warriors, an organization that all my team members are involved with in one way or another.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:44 PM   #2
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I reserved a spot when it was in June, it got rescheduled to Aug and I canceled. The obstacle part is not that hard, the running part sucks. If you keep lifting and get good at pull moves like pull-ups, and do more conditioning work to handle the run. You'll be fine.
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To be honest, the only thing I am worried about, besides keeping up with my team, is the under ground tunnel obstacles, that **** freaks me out.
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:11 AM   #4
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Are you worried about being stuck in the tunnel or just claustrophobic?

Just tail a hot girl (or a guy if you're into that stuff ) and that should keep you motivated. Today on DB bench press was the first time I get 75lbs DBs up 5 reps without a spotter simply because there was a got girl right next to me. It's all mental bro.
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hahhaha I lost it at fatso the clown
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No tough mudder here but I did a few mud events and Spartan race at 5 miles. They are tough as you want to make them. Anyone can finish. I wanted to do TM this year but it just doesnt work, hopefully next year. Part of the events is the camaraderie. They should help you through if you struggle. Kind of no man left behind type thought. Just make sure you are pushing hard.

Advice- Clothing- all dri-fit type stuff. Cotton will get mud soaked and weigh you down. Dont duct tape your shoes unless you have to. Wear a wrist band, something on your arm to wipe the sweat/mud from your face. Gloves if you dont have calloused hands.

Training- find a WOD. But basically run a mile then do an activity (30 burpees, 50 pushups, box jumps) then run another mile, wash rinse repeat.
Lots of upper body stuff- find a rope to climb, find some monkey bars, a fence to jump over. pull ups
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I did one 3 weeks ago or so. None of the obstacles were really that hard. It was just a matter of the distance being difficult. I've run a marathon and a bunch of halfs so it wasnt bad for me. I was one of the few people running at the end. My brother in law and his buddy were both struggling by the end just because they were sore. Just go slow and dont expect to break any records and you'll be fine. You are literally running through 4 inches of mud for most of the 12 miles.
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I did one 3 weeks ago or so. None of the obstacles were really that hard. It was just a matter of the distance being difficult. I've run a marathon and a bunch of halfs so it wasnt bad for me. I was one of the few people running at the end. My brother in law and his buddy were both struggling by the end just because they were sore. Just go slow and dont expect to break any records and you'll be fine. You are literally running through 4 inches of mud for most of the 12 miles.
This one is only 8 miles because its on a mountain, I think I'll be fine.

Plus I ordered some Spun compression shorts for it, shipped within a day should be here soon.
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hahhaha I lost it at fatso the clown
You calling me fat?
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Do a lot of people do these for time?

Wanted to try one and was checking out some youtube videos and seems like lots of people take a casual pace. Also lots of backup at the obstacles so plenty of time for rest.
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The timing used to be on the honors system as far as qualifying for the toughest mudder, I think anyone can just sign up for it now though.

But you are right, most people don't compete for time.
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Most have early flights for the people going for time. They also use timing chips.


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Well my team has fallen apart, my younger sister and her boyfriend broke up so he's out, and my brother in law decided not to do it. So it's me and my sisters, should be interesting.
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Have you been doing much cardio? I feel like I haven't seen anything but lifting and change in diet.
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Have you been doing much cardio? I feel like I haven't seen anything but lifting and change in diet.
I had been running 2 miles a day a few days a week, but my lower back and legs started to tighten up on me so I've taken it easy the past 2 weeks, have been riding a bike every now and then.

I think I should be fine, just concerned that I'll have no other guys to help me with obstacles, just my sisters, who knows we may meet up with my one sisters ex as he us still doing it.
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I had been running 2 miles a day a few days a week, but my lower back and legs started to tighten up on me so I've taken it easy the past 2 weeks, have been riding a bike every now and then.

I think I should be fine, just concerned that I'll have no other guys to help me with obstacles, just my sisters, who knows we may meet up with my one sisters ex as he us still doing it.
from what I heard it's a good environment for getting help. Most people are really cool about it.
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from what I heard it's a good environment for getting help. Most people are really cool about it.
I've heard the same, hope it's the case because if there are any obstacles where I need to be lifted or pulled up I'm screwed if I have to depend on my sisters.
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Well I finished, completed every obstacle on the way too. Was an awesome experience even though my legs were cramping severely for the last two miles, the pain was absolutely ridiculous at times but I muscled through it. For some odd reason I thought this course was shorter but it was a full 11 miles.

Going up and down the mountain was pretty ridiculous as we went up 6 of the steeper runs.
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