How to prepare For a Trail Race Event like Tough Mudder, Spartan Race or Warrior Dash
Endurance obstacle course events have become popular. Most endurance runs add in the element of mud if for no other reason than to create a light-hearted fun atmosphere. Endurance runs on a whole are about running stamina, however, mud runs such as Warrior Dash are only mud runs and contain no obstacles. If you are asking yourself, “What’s the difference between the Tough Mudder (untimed event), Warrior Dash (timed event) or Spartan Race (timed event)?” The answer is very little. They are all obstacle course events with Tough Mudder being the longest on average and largest. With many races and runs out there you should be sure you know what type of trail race you are entering. Is it a mud run or an obstacle course?
What Kind of Trail Obstacles Will You Encounter?
Rope climbs, mud crawls, short and tall barricades to climb, mud pits to jump, fires to jump over, barbed wire to crawl under (usually in muddy water), crawling through tunnels (tubes), carrying logs, jumping off high ground into water, plunging into ice-filled vats, and of course running. Running up sudden steep inclines which become slicker over the event, running down steep inclines, running up sloped walls, running up and down hills. Oh yes, and the Tough Mudder features a forest of hanging electrically charged wires to dash through. Read More