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My Tough Mudder: Part II

A philosophy that all our fellow Mudders adhered to. And now for the rest of the story. At the conclusion of my last telling, we had traversed about 14 obstacles including a number of mud and water crossings that may or may not have been actual obstacles.  We had encountered three water/fuel stations including one with bathrooms (this is important for older people and those who have given birth at […]

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My Tough Mudder: Part 1

Team GeriAtrocities Well, we finally did it. Team GeriAtrocities traveled to Society Hill, South Carolina early Saturday morning to complete the Tough Mudder Carolinas challenge and we were not disappointed.  There were eight total members on our team and we ranged in age from 39 to 46, four women and four men.  Two of our team members live outside of Charlotte and so did their training on their own.  The […]

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Final Tough Mudder Training Day

Well, we’re almost there.  Our Tough Mudder is this coming Saturday and we are about to do our last workout today.  It will involve a total of 10 miles running and 14 obstacle stations.  This is still less than the actual race, but many of the Tough Mudder obstacles are psychologically challenging rather than strength challenges.  Our goal today is to sustain our efforts for the entire time without breaking […]

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Obstacle Course Race Conditioning

Whether you are training for a Warrior Dash or a Tough Mudder, it wise to condition yourself for the combined efforts of running and climbing.  Or crawling.  Or jumping.  Or whatever your race has in store for you.  Switching back and forth between endurance and strength efforts is a bit harder than doing either in isolation.  And a lot more tiring.  The good news is that it doesn’t take a […]

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The Wall

Today, my dad and I built an obstacle course training wall.  This has been a theoretical project for some time now, but since the Tough Mudder is in eight weeks and its high time I learn to climb a wall, I decided to get my dad involved in the project because, well, I don’t have to explain, it just gets done.  That’s a great thing about dads in general, but […]

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My feet hurt

I’m quite new to distance running.  I don’t exactly like it yet, but I’m getting there.  I actually said, “let’s do a short run, like five or six miles” other day.  If anyone had used “short run” and “five or six miles” in the same sentence to me a few months ago, I would have died laughing.  And yet, here I am. Love these shoes. I mentioned a few posts […]

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11 Weeks Out

All right Team GeriAtrocities!  The Tough Mudder is in eleven weeks and its time to finish up our base training and get more specific.  Two posts ago, I talked about the obstacles and what the general fitness needs are going to be.  I now want to get even more specific about what we’ll be doing over the next several weeks to get ready to take on this challenge.  This is […]

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