Back in May of 2011 a group of us started talking about Tough Mudder, an endurance event designed by British Special Forces (so we’re told) with a ton of crazy obstacles.

Tough Mudder is not a race but a challenge. The goals are camaraderie, team work, and pushing yourself past what you thought you could. The 8 of us decided to do it together and began training the first week in July for our October 8th date. Most of our training involved:

  • Sprint Intervals (usually walk 1 block, jog 1 block, sprint 2 blocks) 10 times
  • Hill runs (2 miles to the hill, .5 miles up, .5 miles down, 2 miles back)
  • Pyramid runs (2 blocks, 4 blocks, 6 blocks, 8 blocks, 8, 6, 4, 2) with short walks in between
  • Circuit training
    • Decline Pushups
    • Standard Pushups
    • Pullups
    • Dips
    • Y-Press
    • Lunges (weighted or not)
    • Upright row
    • Mountain climbers
    • Cross body curls
    • Balance pushups
    • Bent over row
    • Superman
    • Scissor Kicks

We traveled to Austin, TX together and simply did our thing. It was a great not only to train with a group of guys but to become physically exhausted with thousands of others. Here are some pics to prove we did it.

Tough Mudder – Central, TX – 2011
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