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Kurt
11-01-2012, 08:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vh5HdPM_QuE

Tough Mudder events are hardcore 20 km-long obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses and half a million inspiring participants, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world.

Anybody seen it?
Anybody heard of it before?
Anybody contemplating entering the events?

Tough Mudder - Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet (http://toughmudder.com.au/)

Melbourne Sat 31 March
Melbourne ?*Sat 31 March & Sun 1 April, 2012 | Tough Mudder Australia (http://toughmudder.com.au/events/melbourne/)

Sydney Sat 22 Sept
Sydney ?*Sat 22 Sept & 23 Sept, 2012 | Tough Mudder Australia (http://toughmudder.com.au/events/sydney/)

jchen
11-01-2012, 08:56 PM
Wow,

never seen or heard of this before.

Looks like hard work and fun.

k_21
12-01-2012, 08:02 AM
Tough Mudder 2012 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vh5HdPM_QuE)

Tough Mudder events are hardcore 20 km-long obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses and half a million inspiring participants, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world.

Anybody seen it?
Anybody heard of it before?
Anybody contemplating entering the events?

Tough Mudder - Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet (http://toughmudder.com.au/)

Melbourne Sat 31 March
Melbourne ?*Sat 31 March & Sun 1 April, 2012 | Tough Mudder Australia (http://toughmudder.com.au/events/melbourne/)

Sydney Sat 22 Sept
Sydney ?*Sat 22 Sept & 23 Sept, 2012 | Tough Mudder Australia (http://toughmudder.com.au/events/sydney/)

How interesting is that. I was only browsing their
site yesterday. They have an even coming up in
March in Phillip Island.

Looks Awesome.

Devante.

Tregs
28-01-2012, 06:46 AM
Or
Warrior Dash | Home (http://warriordash.com/)
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. (http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F&gl=US#/watch?v=XQsR7jbmVuY)

New South Wales - Feb. 11, 2012

Glenworth Valley
69 Cooks Road
Peats Ridge NSW 2250, Australia

5.13 hellish kilometres

$65 until 11:59pm* on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012
Click HERE to see pricing schedule.

Note: We do not offer refunds. See our FAQ for more information.

Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 - 11:59pm*
Registration will be closed. Absolutely NO registrations will be accepted after this time.
You will be unable to modify any details of participant registration information after this time. This includes wave time, date, participant information and location.






* Central Time

candyflip
29-01-2012, 09:30 AM
Seen it.
Heard about it.
No interest personally.

drjay
28-02-2012, 10:35 AM
anyone here entering tough mudder later on in the year?
keen on getting a team in :)

TrentZor
28-02-2012, 10:41 AM
drjay -

Some of the the guys at PTC sydney are entering it this year and doing the sydney one. 6 have signed up so far (yes they are crazies) :D.

So im working on a training/diet regime to get them in condition for this by reading last years american winner and his training journal. 10km runs 3 times a week.

you are welcome to join this. Just let me know.



http://toughmudder.com/

Alpha Moth
28-02-2012, 02:21 PM
Will be entering I think.

brendon
28-02-2012, 02:25 PM
me and at least 5 other mates are in. for the sydney one in september.. KEEN as ... it will be heaps of fun.

Tregs
29-02-2012, 08:59 PM
I would love to give it a go but I don't think my knee would hold up maybe next year I will .

TrentZor
29-02-2012, 09:56 PM
starting training next week. 10 guys now from the gym. Half of the soccer players are in and one fat buddha looking guy as well

walt
29-02-2012, 09:59 PM
would rather do crossfit then this

Persistenttiger
06-03-2012, 05:25 PM
Tough Mudder 2012 - YouTube

I am booked in to do the one in Melbourne, but can't make it so am seeing if I can transfer to the Sydney event in September. It looks awesome. My goal is to get across all the monkey bars!

Anyone else doing it?

TrentZor
06-03-2012, 08:18 PM
20 members from ptc syd are going it .. I started a threaf about it somewhere.. your more than welcome to join us

Persistenttiger
06-03-2012, 08:24 PM
I have a group to join already, but thanks for the offer :D

I haven't had an email back regarding changing events, so we'll see... I was really looking forward to it, so will be upset if I can't transfer to the Sydney event!

TrentZor
06-03-2012, 08:25 PM
U been training?

Persistenttiger
06-03-2012, 08:26 PM
lol harsh buddy, harsh. Don't you like getting dirty? :P

TrentZor
06-03-2012, 08:27 PM
Buddys a xfitt lover.. he afraid he night do kipups on the ropes

Persistenttiger
06-03-2012, 08:31 PM
Nothing specific, besides going to the local park and practising monkey bars, haha - they are hard! The longest run I do is 5km - but I don't think that will be so much of an issue as it's broken up so much with the obstacles.

I weight train 3 days per week and do a run or sprint intervals on another day.

Persistenttiger
06-03-2012, 08:32 PM
lol

walt
06-03-2012, 10:08 PM
lol harsh buddy, harsh. Don't you like getting dirty? :P

no I don't run more than 100metres lol.


Buddys a xfitt lover.. he afraid he night do kipups on the ropes

lol. yeah i love crossfit...

Persistenttiger
08-03-2012, 12:33 PM
I missed out on transferring to the Sydney event by a day! Boo hiss. So disappointed :( What a waste of money >:(

Light Weight
12-03-2012, 02:42 PM
They're bringing this to Adelaide next year. I already have a few guys keen to give it a go with me. Should be a good, fun little challenge :)

Admin
01-04-2012, 10:02 AM
Anyone do or know of someone that did the Tough Mudder challenge ?
How did you/they go?
What sort of training did you/they do to prepare for it

chocchillimango
01-04-2012, 10:04 AM
My cousin did it...will find out.
He's extremely fit...does BB and used to be a competitive sprinter.

Neddysmith
01-04-2012, 10:11 AM
Yeah I know quite a few people who did it, said it was pretty good but too much waiting when you got to a lot of obstacles, so you cooled down too much between activities...

Oh and apparently it was a great perve, just saying.......

TrentZor
01-04-2012, 10:10 PM
We have created a curcuit at the gym for the 14 boys 1 girl competing in the sydney one. They run 5kms 3 days a week. And a 2 days a week of drills.


http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m140/ceffo/PTC%20Equipment/tyrestoughmudda.jpg

nazzysmith
01-04-2012, 10:33 PM
F ME...

Trent that looks awesome....

TrentZor
01-04-2012, 10:45 PM
if your gonna enter a competition why train half assed? :)

nazzysmith
01-04-2012, 10:47 PM
if your gonna enter a competition why train half assed? :)


Thats what she said!!!!!!1:D:D:D:D:D

Persistenttiger
08-04-2012, 02:10 PM
A few of my friends Did the Melbourne event (that I was meant to do). My friend said the ice water bath was the worst bit, but overall she hated it more than liked it. She has cuts all over her legs!

wingman
08-04-2012, 02:20 PM
My friends from the crossfit i used to go to said they went to the perth one and it was pointless. Just running and straight forward obstacles and got through it all unscathed.

mrdamo
08-04-2012, 11:13 PM
Planning to do Brisbane and Sydney next year.

chocchillimango
08-04-2012, 11:20 PM
my cousin thought the Melbourne one was a bit of a doddle. Annoying having to wait at every obstacle...up to 2 hours on one apparently?
He said the worst part was just all the actual mud...
but he didn't find it particularly challenging. he's ultra fit and strong though.
His takeout was that it was geared to allow the average person to have a go.

wingman
08-04-2012, 11:25 PM
my cousin thought the Melbourne one was a bit of a doddle. Annoying having to wait at every obstacle...up to 2 hours on one apparently?
He said the worst part was just all the actual mud...
but he didn't find it particularly challenging. he's ultra fit and strong though.
His takeout was that it was geared to allow the average person to have a go.

pointless :(

Persistenttiger
09-04-2012, 07:55 AM
my cousin thought the Melbourne one was a bit of a doddle. Annoying having to wait at every obstacle...up to 2 hours on one apparently?
He said the worst part was just all the actual mud...
but he didn't find it particularly challenging. he's ultra fit and strong though.
His takeout was that it was geared to allow the average person to have a go.

My friends said with a few obstacles there was a wait. I guess it would depend on what wave you were in. That would be annoying.

BigJim
08-05-2012, 03:33 PM
Apparently im going to Sydney in September to do this.

Looks like fun.

Have to change my training.

Brb buying a weights sled...

BigJim
08-05-2012, 03:36 PM
Posted this in another thread but this one looks better:

Apparently im going to Sydney in September to do this.

Looks like fun.

Have to change my training.

Brb buying a weights sled...

You going Trent?

JazDSpaz
08-05-2012, 07:11 PM
Yep I'm signed up for this already with 2 other mates, can't freggin wait to do it, although I'm not sure how to train for it? Just doing squats deeds and bench and might add in sprints I dunno? Lol

JazDSpaz
09-05-2012, 01:44 PM
I think I'd also like to add has anyone read anything about the toughest mudder? Where the top 5 from each race around the world get selected to do it. Has about the same amount of obstacles although it's only 12 miles long, difference is its how many times you can finish the course in a 24 hour time frame, from memory the guy that won last year finished it 7 times which equals about 80kms not to mention the obstacles.

Bluey
09-05-2012, 04:58 PM
Im going to Sydney in September. Going with a group of guys I know.

Have started running from a zero cardio level. I can now run 1km. Aim to run 5km non stop by end of June. Am doing 6am walks up local mountains twice a week too which is killing me. I'll be moving to more fitness then strength stuff once GPC nationals is over and drop some KGs to make it a bit easier to run and do chins etc.

Ill have to come train with you Trent. That looks sweet as.

taku
12-05-2012, 08:32 PM
im going in september:) a group of 10 or so i think

Bradders
09-07-2012, 04:01 PM
Wondered if there would be thread on here about this..

Anyways there's 14 of us going down to do the sydney on in september should be a bit of muddy fun..

pottsy44
13-07-2012, 04:30 PM
This is going to kill me..

taurus
30-07-2012, 06:25 PM
have signed up for the sydney one.
hopefully tougher than warrior dash! That was fun, but a bit of a laugh too...

Bradders
30-07-2012, 06:35 PM
have signed up for the sydney one.
hopefully tougher than warrior dash! That was fun, but a bit of a laugh too...

I would say it will be... If not check out the Spartan death race

taurus
01-08-2012, 04:21 PM
I would say it will be... If not check out the Spartan death race

id say it will be too! lol
but ill check that out anyway!
thanks!

JazDSpaz
01-08-2012, 06:20 PM
id say it will be too! lol
but ill check that out anyway!
thanks!

You wouldn't happen to go by another name on another aussie bodybuilding forum would you?

JazDSpaz
23-09-2012, 08:11 AM
Finished tough mudder yesterday, boy was it a kick to the ass! The last maybe 8kms were the worst! That ice bath was by far the worst obstacle well and the 6m? High wall you had to jump over!

Was great fun though will be doing it next year.

TrentZor
23-09-2012, 08:50 AM
The team of 18 from ptc have left for todays tough mudder. One has a head camera installed. Should be interesting to see what they get up to..lol

Wishing everybody competing the best of luck!!

Bradders
23-09-2012, 12:09 PM
The lasts 6km was shit! That mud mile was crazy ended up just walking round.it!

JazDSpaz
23-09-2012, 12:48 PM
Good luck to em! It's definitely a test for the human body I tell you that!

Bradders
23-09-2012, 12:53 PM
Yeah very much so, endurance more than anything could barely lift my legs but felt cardiowise I could go.for a run

adamklam
23-09-2012, 03:25 PM
One of my mates scored an invite to the worlds toughest mudder in the US. Did anyone on Ausbb qualify?

JazDSpaz
23-09-2012, 03:51 PM
^^^ that is bloody impressive. And I agree the last 6km it was just mud after mud after mud lol.

Alpha Moth
24-09-2012, 12:52 PM
I feel disabled today. Was good fun. Too much mud though.

JazDSpaz
24-09-2012, 03:05 PM
I feel disabled today. Was good fun. Too much mud though.

There was ALOT of mud on the 2nd half of the course, which made it even more exhausting. I'm in a lot of pain today aswell lol.

taurus
24-09-2012, 07:01 PM
Was a great day. My back hurt but warmed up quickly! That last 6-7km was pretty much all mud, I lost a shoe in it and did the last 5 or so km barefoot. Not smart! Hahah. Had a good time, great perv and only just missed out on top 5%. I still go ok for a 100kg 34 year old. Will definitely go round again next year and maybe even the one in Melbourne.
Some of you may have met my wife, she was one of the volunteers...
Well done to all you guys who did it!!!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

JazDSpaz
24-09-2012, 07:49 PM
Was a great day. My back hurt but warmed up quickly! That last 6-7km was pretty much all mud, I lost a shoe in it and did the last 5 or so km barefoot. Not smart! Hahah. Had a good time, great perv and only just missed out on top 5%. I still go ok for a 100kg 34 year old. Will definitely go round again next year and maybe even the one in Melbourne.
Some of you may have met my wife, she was one of the volunteers...
Well done to all you guys who did it!!!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

What was the top 5% time out of curiosity? Yeh I was worried about losing a shoe, I brought duct tape but I was running late and it was like a 6km walk from the carpark the the registry lol so I didn't get to use it. Sacrificed my shoes to the tough mudder gods at the end though.

CaT_SPeW
21-12-2012, 03:09 PM
anyone planning on doing a tough mudder in 2013? looks like i might be doing the sydney one with my sister but just waiting on her to confirm she can get the time off work to fly up for it. melbourne one would be better but its too soon so no time to train for it

Bradders
21-12-2012, 03:22 PM
anyone planning on doing a tough mudder in 2013? looks like i might be doing the sydney one with my sister but just waiting on her to confirm she can get the time off work to fly up for it. melbourne one would be better but its too soon so no time to train for it

Nah Sydney is heaps better than melbourne.. I did the sydney one last year and know a couple of people that did both and said Sydney was way tougher. plus melb one was less than 15km..

I'm doing the brisbane one in august..

CaT_SPeW
21-12-2012, 03:52 PM
Nah Sydney is heaps better than melbourne.. I did the sydney one last year and know a couple of people that did both and said Sydney was way tougher. plus melb one was less than 15km..

I'm doing the brisbane one in august..


did you do much training specifically towards the event? ive got three months to train and havent been in the gym for 4 months, i do a bit of running though and can knock out 10 k's pretty easily

Bradders
21-12-2012, 04:16 PM
Specifics training... As long as you can do pull ups you will be fine and can swim a bit..

I didn't do enough training that's for sure... Found my legs got smashed especially towards the end where it was like 6km of mud, anything to increase your quad strength is a good idea I think..

taurus
21-12-2012, 04:29 PM
I did this years one in Sydney and have signed up for next years too. It's good fun. Not heaps tough, but makes you work harder than warrior dash! Great perv too, so many hot chics there too. None better than my wife of course lol

Bradders
21-12-2012, 04:51 PM
Agreed on the perv factor. Stampede was pretty goo though massive bath thing with chicks stripping off.. hhnng

CaT_SPeW
21-12-2012, 05:11 PM
perv factor sounds like motivation enough

CaT_SPeW
23-01-2013, 09:19 AM
anyone still?

ive registered for Sydney in April. just me and my sister so far...

taurus
23-01-2013, 10:23 AM
ill be there mate

Grippy
23-01-2013, 11:13 AM
Agreed on the perv factor. Stampede was pretty goo though massive bath thing with chicks stripping off.. hhnng

Sounds like a win. I would end up face first in the mud while watching what they were doing instead of myself.

A mate and his brother have entered the Sydney one this year, not sure they know what they have got themselves in to. They are both fairly fit, they run a shitload and recently walked Kokoda but they not sure why you need to be able to do chinups etc.

Neddysmith
23-01-2013, 01:01 PM
Agreed on the perv factor. Stampede was pretty goo though massive bath thing with chicks stripping off.. hhnng

They would be like "Hey you filthy pig, you cant do that here..."

And i would be like " But it's mine and will wash it as fast or slow as i like"

CaT_SPeW
23-01-2013, 02:12 PM
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mcqc0nP3dz1qaktt0o9_r1_1280.jpg
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mcqc0nP3dz1qaktt0o2_500.jpg
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mcqc0nP3dz1qaktt0o1_1280.jpg
http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/mud071612/m21_RTR34YX6.jpg
http://toughmudder.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/20110724-ToughMudderWI-Gudkov-1240.jpg
http://p.twimg.com/Au-DtgLCQAERAPy.jpg
http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab137/JALnSC/e853c1fee896a9ca1f42697887c3b3a0.jpg

http://lvrunningscene.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/ToughMudder_Borat.jpg

Neddysmith
23-01-2013, 02:24 PM
I am almost convinced to give this a crack...

CaT_SPeW
23-01-2013, 02:26 PM
I am almost convinced to give this a crack...


what about now?

http://www.stag-budapest.com/images/katakt/Mud%20Wrestling1.JPG

matth27
15-02-2013, 06:50 PM
looks pretty hard!

Camo1902
15-02-2013, 06:56 PM
Best event on the planet. Awesome fun. You make it as easy or as hard as you want to. Last year I did it with a group of 8, a few mates and their wives. All of us at varying levels of fitness, so we just strolled the course and had a ball.

This year 2 mates and I had a serious crack and did it in just on 2 hours.

Highly recommend it! That ice bath is ridiculously cold.

Raulski
15-02-2013, 07:48 PM
Last year's Sydney event was awesome. Harder than I thought & more fun than I thought. Better in every way than I expected.
Signed up for Sydney in February as soon as it was open. Very disappointed it was moved to April as I took time off work & bought plane tix. Can't do April.
I am doing brisbane though. As disappointed as I was with the organisers, it's still the best event I've ever done.

Bradders
15-02-2013, 08:20 PM
Last year's Sydney event was awesome. Harder than I thought & more fun than I thought. Better in every way than I expected.
Signed up for Sydney in February as soon as it was open. Very disappointed it was moved to April as I took time off work & bought plane tix. Can't do April.
I am doing brisbane though. As disappointed as I was with the organisers, it's still the best event I've ever done.

Last years Sydney was awesome the last couple of kms were killer

CaT_SPeW
14-04-2013, 03:26 PM
Just finished Sydney one. Was awesome event and I'm fuckin buggered. Highly recommended.

DKD
14-04-2013, 06:27 PM
Well done Dave and sheeeeeeeeeeeeet how did I miss this thread and those pics? Nice!

0ni
14-04-2013, 07:27 PM
You're precisely the type of person who signs up for these races, the type of person who thinks running a race where you play in the mud and climb some fucking wall elevates you over other people in the fitness community, the type of person who still says "winning" and "AROO", the exact type of person who makes me shake my head. Toughmudders are a corny little trend in fitness, a blip in the grand scheme of things, the crossfit of running. Once, I stop seeing signs for spartan races and toughmudders and hear people talking about them like they're so grand, I will be overjoyed.

Coop
14-04-2013, 08:05 PM
You're precisely the type of person who signs up for these races, the type of person who thinks running a race where you play in the mud and climb some fucking wall elevates you over other people in the fitness community, the type of person who still says "winning" and "AROO", the exact type of person who makes me shake my head. Toughmudders are a corny little trend in fitness, a blip in the grand scheme of things, the crossfit of running. Once, I stop seeing signs for spartan races and toughmudders and hear people talking about them like they're so grand, I will be overjoyed.

Why did you write this dude?

kaz
14-04-2013, 08:13 PM
Why did you write this dude?

First post.....questions 0ni.

WarbyD
14-04-2013, 08:17 PM
Is that really surprising Kaz? 0ni talks a lot of shit, but thats gotta be among the most pointless of the rubbish he's spouted lately..

kaz
14-04-2013, 08:22 PM
0ni's post was a Tl; dr moment.

Coop
14-04-2013, 08:26 PM
Is that really surprising Kaz? 0ni talks a lot of shit, but thats gotta be among the most pointless of the rubbish he's spouted lately..

It stirred emotion in me.

And I'd like ONI to explain why he came to this and what fuels his thoughts on this stuff.

kaz
14-04-2013, 08:27 PM
It stirred emotion in me.

And I'd like ONI to explain why he came to this and what fuels his thoughts on this stuff.

Fair question. ;)

0ni
14-04-2013, 08:27 PM
Thanks guys, I thought it was one of my better write-ups

Coop
14-04-2013, 08:30 PM
Thanks guys, I thought it was one of my better write-ups

This is why Internet forums are a joke.

SPARTAN RACE - Fitness - 420chan (http://boards.420chan.org/ana/res/79976.php)

What you need to do ONI is write from your own experience and stop stealing from others ok?

Your credibility is in the toilet.

WarbyD
14-04-2013, 08:32 PM
iiiiiinteresting.. so.. is 0ni trolling elsewhere also, or is he stealing his troll content? Either way, I feel sad :(

kaz
14-04-2013, 08:33 PM
:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

Bahahahaba!!

Bazza20
14-04-2013, 08:33 PM
I thought Oni post was funny, sure to upset a few.

Someone asked me to do it with them, i said no fucking way. One, I fucking hate cardio and two I couldn't stand all the fuckers who think they are so hardcore for doing it.

CaT_SPeW
14-04-2013, 08:43 PM
You're precisely the type of person who signs up for these races, the type of person who thinks running a race where you play in the mud and climb some fucking wall elevates you over other people in the fitness community, the type of person who still says "winning" and "AROO", the exact type of person who makes me shake my head. Toughmudders are a corny little trend in fitness, a blip in the grand scheme of things, the crossfit of running. Once, I stop seeing signs for spartan races and toughmudders and hear people talking about them like they're so grand, I will be overjoyed.

Is this directed at me???

0ni
14-04-2013, 08:52 PM
It's not directed at anyone
People need to calm the fuck down lmao
Holy fucking shit I just keep posting more and more ridiculous things all the time and people still take it seriously

wingman
14-04-2013, 08:57 PM
need ped cycle advice so i can win tough mudder

Grippy
14-04-2013, 08:58 PM
Just stirring the pot hey little fella.

Coop
14-04-2013, 09:04 PM
[QUOTE=0ni;446143]It's not directed at anyone
People need to calm the fuck down lmao
Holy fucking shit I just keep posting more and more ridiculous things all the time and people still take it

Plagiarism's ok though.

0ni
14-04-2013, 10:49 PM
what are you even on about
how can you get this upset

wingman
14-04-2013, 11:37 PM
what are you even on about
how can you get this upset

hes new and hasnt figured you out yet

0ni
15-04-2013, 12:03 AM
>being this new

Snoochies
15-04-2013, 08:06 AM
Well kinda back on topic. A year and a half ago a friend invited me to do Toughmudder and I was overweight and unfit which then got me to start thinking about my health. Lost 10kg's and it got me into strength training which thus brought me to this forum. :)

taurus
20-04-2013, 01:15 PM
I thought Oni post was funny, sure to upset a few.

Someone asked me to do it with them, i said no fucking way. One, I fucking hate cardio and two I couldn't stand all the fuckers who think they are so hardcore for doing it.

lol.
you are right mate, as you know i did it last year and was embarrassed by some of the people there. It was funny looking around at them. Almost a real american wanky type of energy about. Lots of what i call 'pepsi max heads' competing. All like 'whoo, yeah dude, rad' . But saying that i really enjoyed the event, it was a great day.........

CaT_SPeW
20-04-2013, 04:47 PM
lol.
you are right mate, as you know i did it last year and was embarrassed by some of the people there. It was funny looking around at them. Almost a real american wanky type of energy about. Lots of what i call 'pepsi max heads' competing. All like 'whoo, yeah dude, rad' . But saying that i really enjoyed the event, it was a great day.........


ive gotta say i didnt notice much of that maybe i wasnt really looking though. saw a couple of really jacked strongman/bodybuilder guys, one of them gave me a leg up over one of the walls and nearly threw me over!

one thing i forgot to mention was how uncrowded the event was. i'd heard horror stories of people waiting up to an hour in lines waiting to do obstacles and other TM's so we had booked into the first wave of runners and i dont think we waited on one obstacle. even watching the last few waves of contestants they didnt have wait either.

CaT_SPeW
08-05-2013, 02:42 PM
anyone doing the melbourne one in september? im thinking about giving it another shot. this time aiming to complete it without stopping

Snoochies
10-06-2013, 09:25 AM
Are heavy squats and running a mis match? Am training for this event and started running but am finding it impossible to run long distance after squats.

adamklam
10-06-2013, 09:46 AM
Are heavy squats and running a mis match? Am training for this event and started running but am finding it impossible to run long distance after squats.

Have you tried running first them squatting?

D1cko
10-06-2013, 11:12 AM
Are heavy squats and running a mis match? Am training for this event and started running but am finding it impossible to run long distance after squats.

I'm starting to think YES...I've been struggling with squatting ever since running 6km 1-2 times a week. But since I'm committed to TM, I'm considering just accepting with it for now. My bench and deads are still cranking.

0ni
10-06-2013, 01:47 PM
lol.
you are right mate, as you know i did it last year and was embarrassed by some of the people there. It was funny looking around at them. Almost a real american wanky type of energy about. Lots of what i call 'pepsi max heads' competing. All like 'whoo, yeah dude, rad' . But saying that i really enjoyed the event, it was a great day.........

Exactly like Crossfit
I'm pretty pleased with this equality

Snoochies
10-06-2013, 06:47 PM
Have you tried running first them squatting?

No, usually run the day after. Might try same day.

adamklam
10-06-2013, 06:56 PM
No, usually run the day after. Might try same day.

Why not run the day before?

Snoochies
10-06-2013, 07:21 PM
Why not run the day before?


Normally train weights Mon, Wed, Friday and run Tue, Thurs, Sat.

adamklam
10-06-2013, 08:17 PM
Normally train weights Mon, Wed, Friday and run Tue, Thurs, Sat.

I'd put the squat session at one end of the week, and the hardest run session at the end - squat Monday, light run Tue, hard run Sat.

otherwise re-arrange it so you squat on saturday?

0ni
10-06-2013, 08:17 PM
A squat workout followed by running would get you used to running under fatigue without any real effort or having to train for hours wearing yourself down. This is how I trained for cycling

CaT_SPeW
11-06-2013, 09:59 PM
If I had to pick two exercises only for tough Mudder it would be pull ups and hill sprints. wouldn't bother squatting.

taurus
20-06-2013, 10:42 AM
How i trained for tough mudder, mixed up weights & runs. Bodyweight stuff mixed with weights. Increase the run length as you get fitter...

super-set 10 chins & 10 dips (both just bodyweight) straight into a 200m run up the street and back
45 sec rest

super-set 10 reverse EZ bar curls into tricep dips into the same run
45 sec rest

super-set DB shoulder press (20kg each db) into 30 second plank into run
45 sec rest

super-set 20 lunges into 30 calf raises (both bodyweight) on step into run
45 second rest

super-set 10 sledgehammers on tyre into 15 tricep pushdowns into the same run
45 second rest & repeated the whole thing again

D1cko
20-06-2013, 11:02 AM
How i trained for tough mudder, mixed up weights & runs. Bodyweight stuff mixed with weights. Increase the run length as you get fitter...

super-set 10 chins & 10 dips (both just bodyweight) straight into a 200m run up the street and back
45 sec rest

super-set 10 reverse EZ bar curls into tricep dips into the same run
45 sec rest

super-set DB shoulder press (20kg each db) into 30 second plank into run
45 sec rest

super-set 20 lunges into 30 calf raises (both bodyweight) on step into run
45 second rest

super-set 10 sledgehammers on tyre into 15 tricep pushdowns into the same run
45 second rest & repeated the whole thing again

Thanks for sharing mate, sounds brutal!

Timeah
20-06-2013, 02:05 PM
Apparently im doing this tough mudder bullshit this time round.

Im not going to one single run. :p
Plenty condition in the gym though, tyre flip, sledge, prowler, ropes, complexes. Fuck normal running though, not worth the pain!!

How long is this thing? Ill jog/walk most of it.

Tim.

Snoochies
20-06-2013, 02:09 PM
Think I'm going to stick a fork in the squats. I started doing lighter weight squats for 15 reps but still my legs scream after running 1km. I'm not puffed but the legs just have nothing to give.

I did a 6km run today and the first 3km my legs were just jelly. I decided on the way back I'd run hard for 400m, walk 100m and repeat til I got back to my destination. Even with the stop start I came in 3 minutes quicker than I did on Tuesday when I jogged the whole 6km.

My strength has always been sprinting and have always been pathetic on long distance runs. I did train for this event last year and was able to do 10km qute easy but the only squats I was doing at the time were bodyweight jumpng squats. Was just hoping to maintain what I had, but have to be realistic, if the body says no, not much I can do about it.

Snoochies
20-06-2013, 02:09 PM
Apparently im doing this tough mudder bullshit this time round.

Im not going to one single run. :p
Plenty condition in the gym though, tyre flip, sledge, prowler, ropes, complexes. Fuck normal running though, not worth the pain!!

How long is this thing? Ill jog/walk most of it.

Tim.

20km.

Timeah
20-06-2013, 02:17 PM
The fuck.

What is the point? :p


Tim.

CaT_SPeW
20-06-2013, 02:22 PM
The fuck.

What is the point? :p


Tim.

You'll take that back when your crawling through the mud behind some hot chick with your nose up her arse.

Bradders
20-06-2013, 03:51 PM
You'll take that back when your crawling through the mud behind some hot chick with your nose up her arse.

Agreed!!! Eye candy is sensational

Timeah
20-06-2013, 04:13 PM
Hmmm. Ill make this a fun day then. :p

Tim.

Snoochies
03-07-2013, 09:30 AM
For those who have done the challenge, how far do I 'really' need to be able to run to complete the course. I have heard that it's only 500m to 700m between each obstacle and you get regular rest breaks.

I am trying this long distance running thing but it bores the crap out of me. I tried 8km this morning and after 4km I just lacked motivation to keep running, I really hate it.

I prefer doing interval work instead but wanting to know how far should I be able to run comfortably to meet the needs of the challenge?

taurus
03-07-2013, 09:36 AM
For those who have done the challenge, how far do I 'really' need to be able to run to complete the course. I have heard that it's only 500m to 700m between each obstacle and you get regular rest breaks.

I am trying this long distance running thing but it bores the crap out of me. I tried 8km this morning and after 4km I just lacked motivation to keep running, I really hate it.

I prefer doing interval work instead but wanting to know how far should I be able to run comfortably to meet the needs of the challenge?


mate, mix it up! every km or lap of a park, do some pushups, situps, burpees etc. It will break up the monotony of a road run/long run. Change the route of your run, change the park you go to, change the music in your iPod etc!

Tough mudder is 21km, the obstacles were about 800m apart in some parts and up to 2km in others, but you do get a little break at each obstacle due to a bottleneck of people catching up then spreading out again...

Snoochies
03-07-2013, 09:42 AM
mate, mix it up! every km or lap of a park, do some pushups, situps, burpees etc. It will break up the monotony of a road run/long run. Change the route of your run, change the park you go to, change the music in your iPod etc!

Tough mudder is 21km, the obstacles were about 800m apart in some parts and up to 2km in others, but you do get a little break at each obstacle due to a bottleneck of people catching up then spreading out again...

Cheers, yeah have tried that lol. I run along the Brissy river along southbank over to the city so it's a pretty cool view.

Would a comfortable 5km run be enough?

Last year I trained for the event (but didn't go) and I managed 10km but got bored of that too. I ended up doing 1km fast runs with a 400m walk and totalled around 7km doing it that way. It was more interesting focussing on 1km runs than thinking about the total distance.

taurus
03-07-2013, 09:51 AM
Cheers, yeah have tried that lol. I run along the Brissy river along southbank over to the city so it's a pretty cool view.

Would a comfortable 5km run be enough?

Last year I trained for the event (but didn't go) and I managed 10km but got bored of that too. I ended up doing 1km fast runs with a 400m walk and totalled around 7km doing it that way. It was more interesting focussing on 1km runs than thinking about the total distance.


Thats a pretty good idea, enjoy your runs, empty the brain on the way! Doing it your way is a smart thing too. You may be able to eventually get those 400m into a slow jog with the KM going quicker. Set markers on the run as you go, sprint between light poles and jog when you get to a park or a hot chic! haha

Rich
10-07-2013, 04:09 PM
Well kinda back on topic. A year and a half ago a friend invited me to do Toughmudder and I was overweight and unfit which then got me to start thinking about my health. Lost 10kg's and it got me into strength training which thus brought me to this forum. :)

Same here, I signed up in Dec last year for Tough Mudder in 5 weeks time from now after doing SFA for a few years. That led me to crossfit, and crossfit led me here. How about that.

I went in the 15km spartan race a few weeks ago as a tester, it was doable and I havent ever run more than 3km straight through before, I did walk a little when calves were cramping towards the end, but otherwise slow jogging depending on the gradient. The challenges were a bit tedious and catered to most, only 2 or 3 memorable challenging ones. The spartan race attracted less athletic people than I expected (esp the chicks!), and although its cheesy as fck, getting those people outside and moving can't be a bad thing, unless it kills them which I thought at the time was a very real possibility.

I'm booked in another one this weekend, True Grit. Fcks me why I'm doing these things all the sudden, I guess a health check of how the training is going I suppose. It's a bit shorter at 12km but 30 obstacles, we'll see.

Timeah
10-07-2013, 04:31 PM
Im not doing an ounce of running for prep for this thing. We all intend to walk it...lol.



Tim.

Snoochies
11-07-2013, 08:13 AM
Same here, I signed up in Dec last year for Tough Mudder in 5 weeks time from now after doing SFA for a few years. That led me to crossfit, and crossfit led me here. How about that.

I went in the 15km spartan race a few weeks ago as a tester, it was doable and I havent ever run more than 3km straight through before, I did walk a little when calves were cramping towards the end, but otherwise slow jogging depending on the gradient. The challenges were a bit tedious and catered to most, only 2 or 3 memorable challenging ones. The spartan race attracted less athletic people than I expected (esp the chicks!), and although its cheesy as fck, getting those people outside and moving can't be a bad thing, unless it kills them which I thought at the time was a very real possibility.

I'm booked in another one this weekend, True Grit. Fcks me why I'm doing these things all the sudden, I guess a health check of how the training is going I suppose. It's a bit shorter at 12km but 30 obstacles, we'll see.


Well done mate. Seems you have prepared well.

I have heard TM isn't as hard as it makes out and the biggest thing to overcome funny enough is the amount of actual mud. My mate did the Sydney one and said the obstacles were challenging but said he knew it was ToughMudder, but enough of the f&*king mud! The mud mile was his worst, just a long slog through thick mud where it was impossible to get across without the help of others. Then after that, there was more mud lol.

I still have a fear that I'll be under prepared though.

Rich
11-07-2013, 09:03 AM
Cheers mate, I don't think you can ever be too prepared for them. Mud - yeah my eardrums kept popping after an hr or so when running, I dug solid mud out of my ears later that night. Chockas. Also, wear minimum clothes. Shoes socks and running nicks, it's a bit gay but that mud is fcking heavy, tshirt got ditched after first obstacle, there were literally piles of tshirts for the first few kms on the trailside. And shoes with some grip, that helps ha ha.

taurus
11-07-2013, 10:42 AM
Cheers mate, I don't think you can ever be too prepared for them. Mud - yeah my eardrums kept popping after an hr or so when running, I dug solid mud out of my ears later that night. Chockas. Also, wear minimum clothes. Shoes socks and running nicks, it's a bit gay but that mud is fcking heavy, tshirt got ditched after first obstacle, there were literally piles of tshirts for the first few kms on the trailside. And shoes with some grip, that helps ha ha.


yeh! Dont wear volleys thinking 'ah who cares if i wreck them' you'll be slipping everywhere! Speaking from experience! haha
I wore a dress in warrior dash, but in tough mudder just a singlet and footy shorts. Had an old pair of NB that fit and ran well which i didnt mind trashing. Mud for days after, black boogers and all

CoinFlip
11-07-2013, 12:31 PM
I did it last year in Sydney. Awesome fun... Particularly the electrocution! People handle it differently. I remember one bloke got zapped in front of me and dropped like a bag of concrete into the mud. Total face plant. He kept trying to get up, got zapped, and back down. It happened a dozen time and was very entertaining. He didnt quit, he just kept going till he got it done.

It is a long distance, but not overly hard from a cardio point of view. Just make sure you've got the km in your legs so you don't cramp. It's not a race, and I highly recommend it.

Coin

Rich
13-07-2013, 05:11 PM
Got back from True Grit an hour ago, run out of tamborine forest. Was more cardio challenges and hills than spartan, but shorter distance at 10km. I suspect tough mudder will be similar but with a shed load more mud. Again I combo'd jogging with walking, couldn't quite jog it straight through due to those hills!

Bradders
13-07-2013, 05:25 PM
Did murder in Sydney last year it was the mud that got to you in the end constantly slipping and sliding around my legs were so fried by the end of it cardio wise I thought I could have ,kept going.

I'd go for tights like and o,d list if skins or k mart cheapies saves your knees and calves getting banged p as much

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Snoochies
16-07-2013, 10:58 AM
Alright I'm starting to get Toughmudder anxiety. Less than 5 week to go. I ran 8km this morning and didn't do it fast but was comfortable doing it. Will be working upto 10km next week and on Saturdays I run a circuit around my house with a shitload of hills which was around 7km all up. Working up to 8-9km over the next couple of weeks.

Apart from that, I do 1 strength training program with weights and 2 body weight routines, Bas Rutten all round workout, full of pushups, situps, lunged, jumping squats, burpees, hill climbers, shadow boxing.

Coming into the final stages, what would be the biggest thing I would need to focus on. I will also be incorprating hill sprints and more pullups and some tabata training.

What is the one thing for people who have done it wished they focussed on the most?

Timeah
16-07-2013, 11:21 AM
Thats some crazy training...
Are you looking to place well?

Me and the boys are just gunna jog/walk the whole thing. Just a bit of fun. Could never fit in the training required to do okay at it. Lifting first. :p

You sound like you are well prepared mate. Ill probably be in morph suit. Haha

Tim.

Snoochies
16-07-2013, 12:11 PM
lol. As I said, I got anxiety. I'm doing it with a couple of mates who are genetically gifted athletes and have set the bar high. I struggle to get through that training though. Probably like you, I'm more into weights and the cardio endurance stuff is not my forte and I'm pushing around a 100kg frame.

Guess I'd rather go overkill now.

Rich
18-07-2013, 11:59 AM
Hey mate,
based on my zero 1st hand knowledge of TM, but reflecting on spartan and true grit, I think if you can jog/run at least 50% of the race distance on concrete/footpaths etc you will be ok. You won't be competitive but you won't suffer either, and if you have above average strength and musc endurance like most here, you will make it comfortably and be in top 20-30% of entrants. If you want to post a competitive time you need to work on the running which is a whole other ball game I personally have zero interest in nailing. If you are already at 7km, you are on the way there. I'd also start mixing in the other exercises with the running - e.g. 3x20burpees/situps at 2km, bear crawl forwards and backwards for 50m at 4km etc, lunges for 100m at 5km etc, 2x 30 airsquats/pushups @7km etc that will give you an idea of how you feel after completing a few of the challenges between jogging. Mix that up with a long run once a week to stretch it out, pace yourself differently throughout the training run as well, e.g. race pace +10% for 1 or 2kms. Seriously think about what a bucket of muddy water dumped on you before you start the training jog would feel like, it should make you re-evaluate clothing options. Most races seem to start by making competitors get smashed in mud or water within 1-200m, think it over. And get some of those gu shots to stash in your pants, 1 every hour or so I reckon. And dont wear gloves ffs.

My team mate is thinking about training soon, I said we should prob run our own race.


Alright I'm starting to get Toughmudder anxiety. Less than 5 week to go. I ran 8km this morning and didn't do it fast but was comfortable doing it. Will be working upto 10km next week and on Saturdays I run a circuit around my house with a shitload of hills which was around 7km all up. Working up to 8-9km over the next couple of weeks.

Apart from that, I do 1 strength training program with weights and 2 body weight routines, Bas Rutten all round workout, full of pushups, situps, lunged, jumping squats, burpees, hill climbers, shadow boxing.

Coming into the final stages, what would be the biggest thing I would need to focus on. I will also be incorprating hill sprints and more pullups and some tabata training.

What is the one thing for people who have done it wished they focussed on the most?

Snoochies
18-07-2013, 12:22 PM
Thanks for that. Yeah my aim is to just complete the event and not place. Have watched a few videos now and it seems majority of people are walking by the end of it anyway and it seem a mental slog to get through it.

I'm doing my all terrain run this Saturday doing hills and forest run and apparently it's going to be raining at the time so good chance to test the clothing out and get amongst the mud.

Thanks for the info.

taurus
18-07-2013, 05:07 PM
as Rich; says, theres plenty of bottlenecks at the obstacles where you are waiting around to get on and this gives you time to catch your breath pretty well.
As i said earlier, combine weights and running for some cross training sessions which will see you thru ie pushups into chinups into a 200-400m run outside. Alot of the stuff can be done at your local park if you think outside the square. Burpess, pushups, lunges, prison squats, planks, situps etc can all be supersetted together with a run around the oval or to the next corner of the park. Its enjoyable and tough training!

Snoochies
31-07-2013, 11:15 AM
So have somehow put on 6kg's and is the total opposite of what I wanted to do. Now 104.9kgs!

I was doing strength training about 2 months ago and weighed in at 98kg, had weened off it to concentrate on running and body weight exercises and jump on the sales after a month and my weight shot up. I admit I had been eating more due to the extra calories burnt but it seems a pretty excessive weight gain.

In saying that, I did a 10.5km run in 55mins last week. Currently doing steep hill sprints, tabata training and my Bas Rutten workout and feeling fit and strong. But was hoping to be under 95kg lol.

I'm one of those body shapes that tend to hold fat quite well but also bulk up easily too, can I seriously bulk up whilst running and doing body weight stuff :confused:

Snoochies
17-08-2013, 09:19 PM
That was an awesome day. Completed every obstacle first go without assistance and helped where I could. Highly recommend it. Electric shocks feel like someone has sucker punched you.

taurus
18-08-2013, 09:05 AM
That was an awesome day. Completed every obstacle first go without assistance and helped where I could. Highly recommend it. Electric shocks feel like someone has sucker punched you.

Well done mate! You must be stoked.
More importantly, how good is the perv!?!?

Camo1902
18-08-2013, 09:07 AM
That was an awesome day. Completed every obstacle first go without assistance and helped where I could. Highly recommend it. Electric shocks feel like someone has sucker punched you.

Awesome work. TM is definitely my favourite event, bloody good fun. What obstacle did you find the toughest?

I have done it a couple of times and the arctic enema rips the air out of my lungs like nothing I have ever experienced. The mud hills are cool fun but get pretty hard towards the end.

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Rich
18-08-2013, 11:33 AM
Yeah mate, good job! I was there yesterday as well, got an epic tan from it. guts are still a bit sore, not sure if its the 18k jog or dehydration, maybe both. All kinds of people on the course, a few hotties here and there. I wish it had rained though, dusty as fck. Course was quite open between obstacles, same terrain over and over. Obstacles designed to accommodate everyone and all skill levels, no male/female challenge differentiation either, which is fine but means some obstacles could have been harder. And not as many obstacles as say true grit or even spartan per km covered. Still, everyone i saw enjoyed it. So in the end, if I was to do another obst course race it prob wouldn't be tm again. But I'm happy to have done it all the same as its been 8mths in planning/training, a new goal is required!

taurus
18-08-2013, 06:46 PM
Well done.
Next week on search4hurt Matt does tough mudder Melbourne. I wonder if he had any tricks to get thru the crowds and thru the obstacles quicker.

Bradders
18-08-2013, 08:00 PM
Well done.
Next week on search4hurt Matt does tough mudder Melbourne. I wonder if he had any tricks to get thru the crowds and thru the obstacles quicker.

Earlier you go the better

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taurus
18-08-2013, 08:25 PM
Earlier you go the better

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Oh yeh!! The mud gets alot worse as the day goes on! Ha

Bradders
18-08-2013, 08:49 PM
Oh yeh!! The mud gets alot worse as the day goes on! Ha

Yeah it does..

Mate was doing it tidy the last run time on the second day... Crazy muddy I'm sure

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Snoochies
19-08-2013, 09:01 AM
Cheers guys. 18 months ago I was lazy and fat and now I have finally conquered the course. I surprised myself that not only did I complete the course but nailed the obstacles I thought I would struggle on. I'm 103kg but look nothing like Taurus, I carry a decent amount of fat still but managed the Berlin Walls by myself, the monkey bars and everest all first go. My quads started to get tired after the 12km mark and I had struggled with the long distance running throughout my training so in the end it was the running that I found the toughest, that and I blacked out on electric eel with a nice bolt to the side of the head :)

Am signing up for next year for sure. Need the next challenge now.

Camo1902
19-08-2013, 09:05 AM
Cheers guys. 18 months ago I was lazy and fat and now I have finally conquered the course. I surprised myself that not only did I complete the course but nailed the obstacles I thought I would struggle on. I'm 103kg but look nothing like Taurus, I carry a decent amount of fat still but managed the Berlin Walls by myself, the monkey bars and everest all first go. My quads started to get tired after the 12km mark and I had struggled with the long distance running throughout my training so in the end it was the running that I found the toughest, that and I blacked out on electric eel with a nice bolt to the side of the head :)

Am signing up for next year for sure. Need the next challenge now.

Well done mate, great work.

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Snoochies
19-08-2013, 09:54 AM
And I was quietly happy to see so many Crossfit teams struggling. I think they learnt the hard way that kipping pullups don't actually help you get up and over anything. It was a pleasure to run past many crossfitters who were struggling and to climb over stuff un aided while their 'teams' were were climbing all over each other. There were plenty of cross fit teams advertising themselves on the day.

taurus
19-08-2013, 10:50 AM
Awesome stuff man!!
Did you do it on your own or with a few mates??

Snoochies
19-08-2013, 11:25 AM
Just me and a mate. Had many people say yes when I first asked but their enthusiasm dwindled the closer it got. Suddenly these mysterious injuries just happened. lol

The mate I did it with though is one of those very lucky individuals who didn't train at all but still completed the course. He's strong, fast and fit without doing anything.

serano
19-08-2013, 12:46 PM
Just me and a mate. Had many people say yes when I first asked but their enthusiasm dwindled the closer it got. Suddenly these mysterious injuries just happened. lol

The mate I did it with though is one of those very lucky individuals who didn't train at all but still completed the course. He's strong, fast and fit without doing anything.

My missus signed us up for the one in Perth in a few months time, much to my disgust. She's a triathlete and I haven't done any running in about 5 years :S

Finally forced myself out yesterday for a test 3 km and hardly broke a sweat at an average pace run.

Kind of looking forward to it now.

Mind you, if they have the little tunnels you have to crawl through 3/4 of water....I'm going to freak the f&ck out...

Headley
19-08-2013, 12:54 PM
My missus signed us up for the one in Perth in a few months time, much to my disgust. She's a triathlete and I haven't done any running in about 5 years :S

Finally forced myself out yesterday for a test 3 km and hardly broke a sweat at an average pace run.

Kind of looking forward to it now.

Mind you, if they have the little tunnels you have to crawl through 3/4 of water....I'm going to freak the f&ck out...

Here's every obstacle you will do: Tough Mudder's Most Badass Obstacles | Tough Mudder Australia (http://toughmudder.com.au/obstacles/) :)

Would love to do one of these one day soon

taurus
19-08-2013, 01:13 PM
Would love to do one of these one day soon


Just sign up!! Its a top day out

Snoochies
19-08-2013, 01:20 PM
My missus signed us up for the one in Perth in a few months time, much to my disgust. She's a triathlete and I haven't done any running in about 5 years :S

Finally forced myself out yesterday for a test 3 km and hardly broke a sweat at an average pace run.

Kind of looking forward to it now.

Mind you, if they have the little tunnels you have to crawl through 3/4 of water....I'm going to freak the f&ck out...

You'll love it mate. A bloke called Larry was shitting himself when he approached Trench Warefare. The underground trench took a right turn in the middle which was unexpected and complete darkness inside. Anyway, Larry took along time peeking in wondering wether to go or not. There was a decent crowd waiting and everyone was cheering him on to have a go and he go a massive ovation when he came out the other side.

They're the sort of moments that I loved about the event.

CaT_SPeW
19-08-2013, 01:36 PM
You'll love it mate. A bloke called Larry was shitting himself when he approached Trench Warefare. The underground trench took a right turn in the middle which was unexpected and complete darkness inside. Anyway, Larry took along time peeking in wondering wether to go or not. There was a decent crowd waiting and everyone was cheering him on to have a go and he go a massive ovation when he came out the other side.

They're the sort of moments that I loved about the event.

I did the trenches twice to help my sister through. Probably helped that I've been through the Cu Chi tunnels in Vietnam, at least the tough Mudder tunnels don't have bats and snakes in them lol

Rich
19-08-2013, 11:54 PM
It was funny, the problem i saw with the crossfit teams were the size of them. With so many together it's inevitable at least one or two gets an injury, and they wouldn't leave each other behind. My local cf team took 2hrs longer than me, as they walked from the 10k mark with some busted ankles and knees, but I know the guys at least are way ahead of me fitness wise.

taurus
20-08-2013, 10:46 AM
It was funny, the problem i saw with the crossfit teams were the size of them. With so many together it's inevitable at least one or two gets an injury, and they wouldn't leave each other behind. My local cf team took 2hrs longer than me, as they walked from the 10k mark with some busted ankles and knees, but I know the guys at least are way ahead of me fitness wise.


pfft lol!

jzpowahz
20-08-2013, 11:45 PM
my FB feed was full of unfit people who got off their arses for 2 months to train for this. Back to the couch with injuries for most I'd presume.

Bradders
21-08-2013, 07:15 AM
my FB feed was full of unfit people who got off their arses for 2 months to train for this. Back to the couch with injuries for most I'd presume.

Haha yep that's mostly the case I think... Until they get over there injuries and think it would be awesome to do another one. Rinse . Repeat..

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ride29er
25-08-2013, 08:34 PM
I had a great time at Mudder, suited runners more than crossfitters, A female friend of mine ran it in 1hr45mins, she is a triathlete, awesome time, anyone looking at doing this in the future, just make sure you can run for 2-3hrs and can pull your weight over a fence and you will do great, plenty of people to help if you get stuck as well, next year ill def run it solo, I had to walk over half of it sue to unfit team mates

Snoochies
26-08-2013, 07:51 AM
I had a great time at Mudder, suited runners more than crossfitters, A female friend of mine ran it in 1hr45mins, she is a triathlete, awesome time, anyone looking at doing this in the future, just make sure you can run for 2-3hrs and can pull your weight over a fence and you will do great, plenty of people to help if you get stuck as well, next year ill def run it solo, I had to walk over half of it sue to unfit team mates

What day did she run? On Saturday one of the mud miles and the obstacle trench warefare had a wait of about half an hour each. So one hour waiting all up and the rest of the course would have been impossible in 45 minutes :)

I saw many people skipping these obstacles and I don't classify anyone who skipped an obstacle as someone who completed the course. ;)

ride29er
26-08-2013, 08:21 AM
What day did she run? On Saturday one of the mud miles and the obstacle trench warefare had a wait of about half an hour each. So one hour waiting all up and the rest of the course would have been impossible in 45 minutes :)

I saw many people skipping these obstacles and I don't classify anyone who skipped an obstacle as someone who completed the course. ;)

she ran sat, app first girl through, did not ask if she skipped any obstacles, im sure the front group would have got through quick

Snoochies
26-08-2013, 09:43 AM
Fair enough, if she went first I can understand.

taurus
26-08-2013, 01:18 PM
Fair enough, if she went first I can understand.

Yeh the first group get a good clear run. Not like us plebs stuck at every obstacle watching others stop/cry/struggle/shit themselves/pose for a photo etc etc.

ride29er
26-08-2013, 07:11 PM
Yeh the first group get a good clear run. Not like us plebs stuck at every obstacle watching others stop/cry/struggle/shit themselves/pose for a photo etc etc.

im glad I ran sunday, I started mid pack and had a clear run through every obsticle besides the tunnel which curved, only waited 2 mins there

mellow
26-08-2013, 08:57 PM
Had a few mates do this, had a great time. I'd be interested in doing it the next time. Saw some dude with one arm doing it, kudos to him.

mellow
26-08-2013, 08:58 PM
Yeh the first group get a good clear run. Not like us plebs stuck at every obstacle watching others stop/cry/struggle/shit themselves/pose for a photo etc etc.

As a matter of interest, was there alot of people out of their depth there?

taurus
26-08-2013, 09:21 PM
Nah not really. Anyone could do it! As someone said, you can go around obstacles plus heaps of people walk the whole thing, dressed up, fatties etc. There were a few injuries, spoke to the first aid guys after (they had my mrs insulin pump) and said heaps of concussions and a few ankles.

Bradders
26-08-2013, 09:48 PM
Nah not really. Anyone could do it! As someone said, you can go around obstacles plus heaps of people walk the whole thing, dressed up, fatties etc. There were a few injuries, spoke to the first aid guys after (they had my mrs insulin pump) and said heaps of concussions and a few ankles.


Worst we saw was a suspected broken neck... fell off the over under bars head first.

Snoochies
26-08-2013, 10:14 PM
Nah not really. Anyone could do it! As someone said, you can go around obstacles plus heaps of people walk the whole thing, dressed up, fatties etc. There were a few injuries, spoke to the first aid guys after (they had my mrs insulin pump) and said heaps of concussions and a few ankles.

How did your Missus go with the event. My wife is type 1 as well and would love for her to have a go.

taurus
26-08-2013, 10:26 PM
Worst we saw was a suspected broken neck... fell off the over under bars head first.

Wow

taurus
26-08-2013, 10:26 PM
How did your Missus go with the event. My wife is type 1 as well and would love for her to have a go.

She was wiped out for days man. She did the city to surf before she had the pump and that fucked her. Mudder was worse

taurus
27-08-2013, 08:22 AM
How did your Missus go with the event. My wife is type 1 as well and would love for her to have a go.

She wouldn't do it again. Too long without insulin. Even taking extra beforehand leads to hypo's as you know.
She did warrior dash and spartan sprint which is more of a better time frame without her insulin pump.
Your mrs on an insulin pump or injections? My mrs been on pump 2 years now. 14 years on injections before that. Sux hey

Snoochies
27-08-2013, 08:50 AM
She wouldn't do it again. Too long without insulin. Even taking extra beforehand leads to hypo's as you know.
She did warrior dash and spartan sprint which is more of a better time frame without her insulin pump.
Your mrs on an insulin pump or injections? My mrs been on pump 2 years now. 14 years on injections before that. Sux hey

Yeah don't think my Mrs will end up doing it, she's not overly excited about fitness but does the minimum she needs to.

She was diagnosed when she was 7 and now she's 33 and only went on the pump at the start of the year and wished she had done it sooner. Certainly makes life easier.