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TOPIC: Fat girl doing the Tough Mudder?? Crazy??

 
March 25, 2012 3:56 AM
I REALLY want to do the Tough Mudder race, but I'm not even sure how I would go about training for this thing or if I should even try.

http://toughmudder.com/?gclid=CPKbsrfvga8CFahgTAodcTMb2w

Has anyone done this race yet?
March 25, 2012 3:59 AM
Pretty sure this type of thing is open to all fitness types. GO FOR IT.
March 25, 2012 3:59 AM
i haven't tried but want to!
where do you live?
March 25, 2012 4:01 AM
OMG that looks amazing, really bloody scary but amazing. Go for it!!
  6093904
March 25, 2012 4:04 AM
Ive registered for Sydney's event in September. They say it takes between 2-4 hours and you really need to be able to run a minimum of 10-12kms. They give a fairly decent training program too.

I did the Warrior Dash in February and in all honesty it really wasn't that hard. Mind you, I run 10-15kms three times a week so running isn't a problem for me. The challenges are also designed so you'll need team assistance to get over hurdles etc, so I think you'd need a fair amount of upper body strength and that's where the training program will assist in your preparation.
  8521857
March 25, 2012 4:18 AM
hey! i plan on doing the norcal one in september and i'll more than likely still be considered overweight at that point.
i'm not worried about the running bit, so at the moment i'm focusing on my upper body strength. i figure if i can do a few pullups by july i'll be well on my way.
  12840602
March 25, 2012 4:20 AM
Go for it hun!!! :D x
I'm gonna do it when I move back to Australia!
Doing something similar, but not as... mental.. hahah

http://www.gaelforceevents.com/west/ << in August

http://www.gaelforceevents.com/turfguy/ << in november!

iRISH STYLE !!!! :)
March 25, 2012 4:21 AM
Go for it!!

I am booked on the Spartan Race in August
  4570614
March 29, 2012 5:01 AM
I am registering for the Tough Mudder in Indiana in June!!!!!
  6991232
March 29, 2012 5:08 AM
I'm doing somthing very similar in one month! I nearly cried when I realised what I had been signed up for!!!sad

My friend signed me up to raise money for help for heroes as we lost our friend in Afghanistan. (She didn't tell me what it was mad ) No backing out as it's for Dave, at least I know wherever he is Dave will be laughing his head off at us trying to get round it!

I'm just trying to run and weight train every day hoping I will be fit enough and strong enough. Good luck I hope you enjoy it!! x

flowerforyou
March 29, 2012 5:24 AM
That looks WICKED COOL!!! Go for it!!
  15007437
March 29, 2012 5:27 AM
Not crazy, it's awesome! I'm the token fat girl on my gym's team doing the Mudder in Septemeber. I can't wait!
March 29, 2012 5:31 AM
I think your determination is amazing! Go for it...and don't feel like you have to run the entire thing. I did the Warrior Dash which is a half version of Tough Mudder and plenty of people were walking when they got tired. The fact that you are even doing it, be proud :)
  15090081
March 29, 2012 11:59 AM
My boyfriend did it last Fall. I say go for it, but only if you're going to seriously train and be in top shape for it. He trained seriously for about 8 months, finished in about 3 1/2 hours, but could barely walk for a week or so after. I don't know what location you're looking at, but here in Northern California it's literally up and down ski slopes. I can tell you from watching him it's way more than I'd be willing to try, but I'm not exactly tough. LOL
  20001484
March 29, 2012 12:01 PM
Only problem I see with this is that the OP is no fat girl. She's a strong woman.
March 29, 2012 12:04 PM
They're bringing one to TN next spring. I will be doing it! Looks like a lot of fun. I'm hoping to get a team of people together to do it.
  2499808
March 29, 2012 12:05 PM
I did the Dirty Girl Mud Run @ 184 pounds, and I did all the obstacles! Go for it, you'll be crazy proud of yourself after!
  14287248
March 29, 2012 12:05 PM
Not doing that one but I'm doing Warrior Dash on 4-28
March 29, 2012 12:05 PM
If you believe you can do it, you will!

I have signed up for a Spartan Race in June. Crazy or not I will complete the course and I will enjoy every moment.

Way to go!
March 29, 2012 12:06 PM
Totally not crazy! I'm doing a 5k on the 26th of April, the Merrell Down and Dirty Mud Run on May 6th, the Run For Your Lives Zombie 5k in November of this year and the Warrior Dash in February of next year. All of which I am registered and paid for! So I can't back out laugh

And I'm in no way in excellent shape. I just see it as motivation and a much more fun and challenging way to get out there and exercise! I don't care about my times just yet, I just want to get past the finish line! GO FOR IT!
March 29, 2012 12:08 PM
http://toughmudder.com/training-prep/

Check out this link for a training plan. There is a link to a pdf file with a really great circut.
I'm signed up for the one in OH in April...I'm not sure if I'm crazy but all I can do is my best:)
April 8, 2012 4:49 PM
You absolutely can do it! I was overweight and completely out of shape and completed it last year. I walked the entire thing with two other friends and we finished. That's all we wanted to do, is finish. I'm doing it again this year and have started a running program (C25k), 30DS and Zumba to get me in shape. So far I'm down 10 lbs and many inches but still have a ways to go but on rockin' it this year!
  13040511
April 8, 2012 4:49 PM
QUOTE:

You absolutely can do it! I was overweight and completely out of shape and completed it last year. I walked the entire thing with two other friends and we finished. That's all we wanted to do, is finish. I'm doing it again this year and have started a running program (C25k), 30DS and Zumba to get me in shape. So far I'm down 10 lbs and many inches but still have a ways to go but on rockin' it this year!


That's awesome! I would love to do it. Still considering it, but I have to see what my scheudle is going to be in the coming few months.
April 26, 2012 7:56 AM
Did you sign up yet?? You CAN do it!!!
  13040511
March 31, 2014 4:22 PM
I finished and completed the 2014 los angeles tough mudder Saturday as a 300lb female.. i was dead last but i still did it all besides a few walls because everyone was gone and wouldn't have anyone to help boost me over..

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