My husband and I are signed up to do a mud run, and have never done one. It says it has obstacles but doesn't elaborate - the photos of previous years show people balancing on boards and climbing ropes and tires.
What should we do for training to get ready for the obstacles? Our goal is just to finish, not to go fast We currently do interval running training every other day, for 20 minutes (5 min warmup & 5 min cooldown)
I have not done one, but I know friends who have, and I watched one of my friends "compete". After talking to them, the one thing I take away from it is, get some hill training in. Most, if not all, of these events are in areas that have skiing during the winter. The biggest complaint I heard from them was the running up and down hills. Downhill sounds easy, unless it is wet and slippery. For the few obstacles that are on the course, you can pretty much struggle through those. Plus, with the obstacles, you can go around some of them if you struggle too much, and can't hand climb over water pits, or go through giant pipes. There is one near me tomorrow at Yawgoo Ski area in RI. I'm going to watch two of my co-workers. I haven't done one yet, because I would probably be the one to twist an ankle and not be able to run, bike, and lift for three or four weeks. Not worth it to me. It does look like "fun" though, in a weird sort of way (i.e. "let's pay $30 to go run 3 miles in the mud").
Thank you! Hey if your co workers have any tips after their race please come back and share them!
I am nervous because we're not in great shape yet, but can definitely handle the running part (we'll do plenty of walking but that's OK IMO), I just don't know how to train for the unknown obstacles. So far I've read that we should train in wet outfits, and do plenty of upper body strength training.