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Five-O
04-12-2010, 09:06
http://toughmudder.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRqbkHNckIc (teammate during a training/conditioning session)

On May 2, 2010 my team is competing in what is billed as the , "Toughest one day race on the planet," which is likely a marketing tactic to be sure. The Mudder is essentially a 7 mile obstacle course up and down Bear Creek Mtn ski resort (near Allentown, Pennsylvania) in which 5,000 athletes will have to negotiate 19 nasty obstacles including water, ice and fire. A competive team will finish in about 2.5 hours. One team is a "composite ODA" who have pledged to run the race carrying 55 lbs of bricks in new rucks they are T&Eing. As long as they keep those rucks on my team should beat them..:D

More to the point is that the race proceeds will benefit the outstanding charity : Wounded Warrior Project. The Mudder organization has set a goal of raising $100,000 before race day. To that end my 6/7 man team has raised more $1,500 and counting. PM me if you are intested in donated $25 or more and I will send you a link to facilitate that.

The Tough Mudder does not take itself too seriously and all sorts of athletes will be participating. Competing will be professional triathletes to regular joes and everything inbetween. After the race will be a BBQ and Spring Festival type party for the athletes and spectators. Please consider donating and I will be posting picture from my hospital bed after the race.

cornelyj
04-12-2010, 10:01
If I'm still in Miami at the time I'm going to try and do it.
Looks like some good fun in the mud and were already talking about making a team with some of the guys at my crossfit gym that I attend.
This is the first race I have seen where it is easy to get really hurt which makes it kinda cool and a definite challenge.
Races like these are great because they punish the specialist, IE the Runner or the Meathead will have allot of trouble.

dac
04-14-2010, 19:09
The Warrior Dash is very similar, though it doesn't have the benefit for WWF.

It does have a few more dates and locations though.

http://www.warriordash.com/

steel_eel
09-29-2010, 08:04
Warrior Dash Mid-Atlantic is next weekend. Is anyone from here attending?

WDMA (http://warriordash.com/register2010_mid-atlantic.php)

Masochist
10-05-2010, 10:41
Sadly no, as I was supposed to be at a school. I'll be shooting for next year's PA event: http://www.warriordash.com/register2011_pennsylvania.php

mffjm8509
10-05-2010, 18:13
I'm running WD next Sunday. Spending the weekend in Lancaster, PA.

I think my wave starts at 1100.

r/mp

NoRoadtrippin
01-26-2011, 22:48
Anyone signed up for the Tough Mudder in ATL in on 12-13MAR11?

I will be there with team "BAMF." We are made up of a couple other military folks and some of the doctors and staff my wife works with.

One of the docs and I will also be hitting up the GoRuck challenge (started by a QP) on 19FEB so we can wear the rucks during the race. Cuz, you know...it just wasn't going to be hard enough otherwise. :rolleyes:

Also...the Warrior Dash? Really? Three miles? I might send the link to my grandma...:D

Shockershot87
02-26-2011, 17:06
I was wondering if any others would be running the Tough Mudder here in Atlanta that are from this site.

I'm an 18xray and I'm running this race. I hope it turns out to be really challenging.

NoRoadtrippin
02-26-2011, 19:30
I am pretty confident it will NOT in fact be that difficult. I think you will be disappointed based on what I have read/seen. Sure, they bill it as being real tough. A couple of the guys on my team went to the GoRuck thing a couple of weekends ago in ATL and said it was pretty weak.

Honestly, my take is that you have to understand the difference between military "hard" and civilian "hard." You make a living out of doing asinine stuff and attending schools where you "embrace the suck," and it just puts you in a different mental state from the rest of the crowd. The course is 10 miles, and it says it takes most people 2.5 to three hours. I can only imagine the obstacles won't service hundreds of runners at any given point. I would expect a fair amount of standing around...especially if you are waiting on teammates who you don't want to get out in front of or leave behind.

But, I could be totally wrong too. It might be awful.

Shockershot87
02-26-2011, 19:45
I understand that. It's being billed as 11 miles and I understand what you're saying about Civilian tough and Military tough.

What day are you running it? I'm running it on Sunday.

Blitzzz (RIP)
02-26-2011, 21:07
Something like this done more frequently, ie once a week could deliver the necessary
toughness required for our line of work.

Shockershot87
02-26-2011, 21:41
Roger that.

Unfortunately, the money aspect of that would get too much...

Blitzzz (RIP)
02-26-2011, 21:59
Roger that.

Unfortunately, the money aspect of that would get too much...
...or fortunately...one can receive all the misery one can tolerate with miles to go and a fair sized ruck to take with you.

Masochist
02-26-2011, 22:14
Also...the Warrior Dash? Really? Three miles? I might send the link to my grandma...:D

Honestly, my take is that you have to understand the difference between military "hard" and civilian "hard." You make a living out of doing asinine stuff and attending schools where you "embrace the suck," and it just puts you in a different mental state from the rest of the crowd. The course is 10 miles, and it says it takes most people 2.5 to three hours. I can only imagine the obstacles won't service hundreds of runners at any given point. I would expect a fair amount of standing around...especially if you are waiting on teammates who you don't want to get out in front of or leave behind.

Exactly. The Warrior Dash website dubs their event as the "Craziest frickin' day of your life." While for some a 3.55 mile obstacle course followed by beer may be the the crowning achievement of their lives, others call that Friday PT.

BTW, I'm registered for Warrior Dash Pennsylvania this year. Anyone else competing? Grandma? ;)

Shockershot87
02-27-2011, 00:54
...or fortunately...one can receive all the misery one can tolerate with miles to go and a fair sized ruck to take with you.

That's why I went with an 18xray contract. Plenty of rucking to be dished out...

Carpe Diem
02-27-2011, 13:17
http://www.spartanrace.com/

Super Spartan 8+ mile
Spartan Sprint 3+ mile

If anyone is considering the 3+ mile in Smithville, TX on Mar 26th send me a pm.

NoRoadtrippin
02-28-2011, 11:33
I understand that. It's being billed as 11 miles and I understand what you're saying about Civilian tough and Military tough.

What day are you running it? I'm running it on Sunday.

I'm pretty sure we are doing it Sunday as well.

Shockershot87
02-28-2011, 12:45
Cool. I'll have to look you up when we're there.

NoRoadtrippin
03-14-2011, 10:26
So to report back on the Tough Mudder:

Definitely not the easy civilian event I thought it might be. The initial dip and then the culverts filled with water and hundreds of pounds of ice made for a nice wake-up within the first half mile of the event. After moving into the GA woods, the trail wound up and down the hills for miles. You would get to the top of a hill, see another group on the trail 10 feet over and think, "Oh, we are almost where they are." Nope. You'd drop back down at hit switch backs for another quarter mile before coming back up. Just hairpin after hairpin stretching the course as long as possible. Lots of mud made the day fun. I think I still have an orange tint.

The website and "Finisher Badge" they email you for posting to Facebook and such says that you can only get it by completing 7-12 miles of the hardest single day event on Earth. I'm not sure I'd go quite that far. I will say that the GA course was 14+ miles, not 7-12.

I finished in 3:52 after staying with some teammates for the last few miles. I think breaking 3:30 would have been fairly doable for my level of fitness.

A portion of proceeds go to Wounded Warrior, and I recommend it to anyone looking for a fun day of embracing the suck.

Five-O
04-22-2011, 17:42
Is it too late to donate money/sponsor the original poster? PM Inbound Sir.


Thanks for your generous offer. Our donation window is closed but WWP is always open if you would like to donate.

BenL
05-25-2011, 10:23
To anyone in the D.C. / Viriginia / Maryland area,

The Tough Mudder will be coming to Virginia this October 22nd and 23rd, a weekend. I'm going to go have some fun running the course, I was wondering if anyone in my area might want to attend with me.

I ask here because my current duty position at Walter Reed requires me to work in a small group of 3 people. As such I don't have many to go with save for maybe one very good friend. I think going to this event would be the most fun if there were more like-minded people on the team. I would be honored to have any volunteers. Please send me a PM or reply here if you would like to go with me.

Very Respectfully,
- Ben

Masochist
08-13-2011, 13:38
Ben,

PM inbound.

NoRoadtrippin
09-12-2011, 08:41
I think going to this event would be the most fun if there were more like-minded people on the team.

Its most fun if you drink a couple beers before starting, and then carry a backpack full to partake of throughout the course. I will say that it didn't do much for my overall time though... :rolleyes:

rebelrace
11-19-2011, 18:33
if u r tired of running your regular trail... try rebel race's military style obstacle course

The Reaper
11-19-2011, 23:18
if u r tired of running your regular trail... try rebel race's military style obstacle course

Appreciate it if you would review the rules of this board and comply before promoting your course.

TR

Go Devil
11-20-2011, 19:19
Ran the TM in Indiana today. Buisness suit, tie, boots, and briefcase.

Great time!

20601

20602

20603

Dalik
11-21-2011, 09:57
Hello,
On the same subject, but a little different event.
http://goruckchallenge.com/
Back to PT.

Miztr4tay
11-22-2011, 14:05
I just completed a GORUCK challenge in San Francisco on the weekend of Nov. 19th (class 086). In my opinion, the challenge was more difficult than I expected it to be. The combination of steady rain, cold weather, heavy packs, and fast pace rucking put my body through the ringer. Besides the obvious physical demands of the challenge, I felt that it put my mind to the test as well especially in the last two hours with all my energy spent. Jason (GORUCK founder) reminded all of us before we started out on our journey that crossfit/gym jones/whatever would only take us so far, our minds would have to take us the rest of the way. He was right.

Anyone else completed a GORUCK?

dknob
12-19-2011, 09:00
I did GoRuck in Tampa last month - easily the hardest thing I've done since Ive been out of the Rangers/Military.

Ive done tough mudder, warrior dash, etc. And they don't compare - they are nothing but fun runs with some obstacles that you can do drunk.

GoRuck was a gut check - 26 miles, with 40-50 pound rucks, an additional 40 pounds of stones to carry for miles on end. Log carries. Surf PT.

Problem is too many shit bags show up who cant perform, and you end up literally carrying them and their packs. In real life they would just be dropped or they would quit.

Brian, who is the lead training cadre for GoRuck said it was a "bad day in SFAS"

d504
01-06-2012, 15:54
Impeccable choice of attire. The picture of you running behind everyone in their track gear is great. Props for a good sense of surrealist irony!

Ran the TM in Indiana today. Buisness suit, tie, boots, and briefcase.

Great time!

20601

20602

20603

The Reaper
01-06-2012, 19:38
Ran the TM in Indiana today. Buisness suit, tie, boots, and briefcase.

Great time!

20601

20602

20603

Bonus points.

I like the uniform.:D

TR

BigJimCalhoun
03-27-2012, 21:53
http://www.spartanrace.com/

Super Spartan 8+ mile
Spartan Sprint 3+ mile

If anyone is considering the 3+ mile in Smithville, TX on Mar 26th send me a pm.

Is anyone doing this at Fort Carson, May 5th? A team from work is going and I might participate.

KimuraFTW
04-29-2012, 18:07
I'm thinking of doing the Tough Mudder Mid Atlantic in Sept. Anyone here in the DC area thinking about going this year?

Masochist
06-01-2012, 08:55
ALCON,

Due to a family emergency, I'll be unable to attend the Warrior Dash Ohio on June 3 (THIS SUNDAY). Anyone who can take my registration, free of charge, let me know via PM.

Go Devil
06-01-2012, 17:11
The daughter and I will be doing The Mudder in Attica, IN on the 17th! Looking forward to another great time.

RADMAC
06-02-2012, 09:02
Anyone out there going for the TM in Running Springs July 7? Supposed to be a good one, course climbs up 1,000 feet in elevation and there always seems to be adverse weather...

Spectre6
07-08-2012, 00:45
Anyone attending Tough Mudder in Austin this October?

Scamilton
07-09-2012, 00:11
I've been curious about this for a while now... Has an entire ODA ever entered one of these races together?

I've been wanting to do one for a long time, but I really don't have anyone here at Riley who would complete it with me, and be competitive at it and having a good time as well... I have two or three buddies back home I know would jump at the opportunity to give it a go, but that is all. So jealous of all who have gotten to attend one. It looks like so much fun! AH! :lifter:lifter

NoLuck
09-25-2012, 18:07
I'm thinking of doing the Tough Mudder Mid Atlantic in Sept. Anyone here in the DC area thinking about going this year?

Sorry I did not even see this until now. Did you end up going? If so, what did you think of it?

I did it but I wanted to see what your thoughts were.