Myself and a group of guys from work are doing the Tough Mudder Pittsburgh event this year. I did the 4 mile "Ruckus Run" at the Washington County fairgrounds last year. I had planned on training for it but life had other plans so I had to go in without getting my cardio where I wanted it. I finished along side the guys who had trained and felt pretty good about myself. There is no way I could do that with tough mudder so I have a lot of work to do before August!
I've been using C25K to get my cardio up. Just finished week 6 today running 22 minutes straight without a break. By week 9 I'm supposed to be doing 3 miles, 3 days a week. I feel like once you get to that point you can be ready for a mudder. It's like 25 intervals of 1/2 a mile or less basically because you have to wait in line at obstacles and people walk portions of it.
In a perfect world i'd be at 5 miles, 3 days a week by August, we shall see.
Keep up the good work. I used to do 5 miles a day, but that was 20 years ago. I'd love to be able to do a couple miles a week. Knees and hip can't handle the running anymore but I still love to hike. New Year's Eve I did five miles on the snow tracking a flintlock deer for a buddy. 2.5 miles in and 2.5 out. He's 52 and I have a hard time keepin up with him.
In Memory of LCPL Ralph Fabbri 9/29/89-9/28/10
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