So I’m doing the Tough Mudder this year

So I’ve decided to enter the Tough Mudder this year (Sunday 3rd August) with two of the dad’s of AFC Masters who also help out a lot with the training etc. What is the Tough Mudder? :-

Tough Mudder events are hardcore obstacle courses designed to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world.


Click here to see the obstacle I’ll have to tackle when doing it.

MY GOD WHAT HAVE I DONE? Ian Percival did it last year and told me how NOT EASY this even really is. Gaz has already started training for it which is starting to make me feel uneasy. Most people even slightly involved in fitness has heard of Tough Mudder – How the hell do you plan for an event like this and am I ready to do such an event?

Well to start with, I completed a suitability test on the Tough Mudder website and I got the following results:

Image84 – erm… well that’s an OK score… isn’t it? Just making the grade…. Here’s another number, 78 and according to the Tough Mudder website “Only 78% of entrants successfully complete each challenge“. So nearly a quarter don’t make it????

OK I’ll need to do a lot of training. Going back to my question of how do you plan for an event like this, there is a Maybe Mudder Boot Camp PDF which has lots of training drills etc I should be doing daily. I don’t think I’ll start this right away as I’m doing my Insanity Workout stuff which will see me into March. Then I’ll look at starting this in April since it’s in August.

This will be a great event if I complete it (hears last four words repeated/echoed in head over and over again).


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