Training For A Mud Run – Daily Tips on Training For A Obstacle Course Mud Run
“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life a champion.’” – Muhammad Ali
Attention Racing Humans!
Our September 29, 2012 event is only 66 Days Away, and the question is, What Are You Doing To Prepare for the 25 military style obstacles that make up Racing Humans?
Luv My Body FitCamp contributor, Joanna Bolton, gives you a great workout to get your in shape for Racing Humans. Take a look and see hope her workout can help you prepare for the grueling obstacles and 5K run that is Racing Humans.
Hey fellow “Racing Humans”! The time for the Racing Humans 5K Mud Run will be here before you know it. For some of you this may be your first time doing a 5K or any kind of race for that matter, the good thing is it’s about having fun & getting down right dirty (LOL)!
So you may be asking yourself, “how do I train for a 5K mud run?” Our Racing Humans 5K mud run will have obstacle courses that are going to challenge you to run up hill, climb, jump, crawl, push & pull. When training for the Racing Humans mud run, you want to incorporate several different types of training: Endurance, speed, agility & strength.
Since there will be obstacles involved, the 5K may take longer & your normal pace will not be the same, so I suggest “running the extra mile”.
-Jog 4miles 3-4 times per week at a pace that is at your level.
-15 minute sprint intervals on the treadmill (1 minute fast walking pace & 1 minute sprint pace). As you build up your endurance you can increase your time to 20 minutes (45 second fast walking pace/1minute sprint pace)
For strength, agility & endurance training here are some exercises to help you prepare:
-find a nearby ditch or park with steep hills and do lunges going up the hill.
-running bleachers (at a nearby high school)
You can perform the following exercises in sets of 2 for 45 seconds -1 minute each with a 1 minute break in between. *(always go at your pace, take a longer break if needed)
Misc helpful hints from my own experiences:
Expect to get wet…and yes, you will get VERY muddy! With this being said, be expected to be weighed down by your shoes & clothes. If you are trying to reach a goal time wise, this will be a factor. So when training, you want to train at a faster pace & longer time (if possible).
Wear old clothes and shoes because you’re going to want to throw them away later. Believe me, they are not worth keeping!!! And if you want to keep what you are wearing, wear dark clothes, because mud stains (learned this the hard way).
The great thing about most of these exercises is that they can be done at home, so no gym needed & no excuses! If you have any questions, feel free to reach me at Luv My Body FitCamp.
Have Your Registered for Racing Humans Yet?
Preparation has already begun for the most intense obstacles EVER and we are going to have thousands of Racing Humans on September 29th. Don’t miss out on the MUDDIEST, FUNNEST, most FAMILY-FRIENDLY Mud Run of its kind!
Huge Thanks to the Racing Humans Sponsors
Without our great groups of sponsors, Racing Humans would not be the great race that it is. We are pleased to work with such great businesses who help make our events first class. Visit our sponsors page for the 2012 Racing Humans Sponsor List.