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My Last Meal

Well, the time has come. The Tough Mudder is less than 24 hours from now. With that in mind, I’ve been a little more careful about what I’m eating and drinking today. I’m trying to take in a lot of carbohydrates and water. Hopefully, that will give me energy and keep me hydrated while on [...]

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No more training!

To quote one of my favorite songs from the 1980s, it’s the final countdown! I did my last long run yesterday (going the full seven miles), and I felt really good afterward, so I’m taking that as a good sign for Saturday. Typically, it’s good to taper off training a few days before a big [...]

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Sunday is still open

I’ve been told by the Tough Mudder people that Sunday registration is still open, and you can even register the day of the event if you want to. As far as I know, it’s $75 for Sunday, which is half the price of what it cost most people to race on Saturday. Also, I hear [...]

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One more day to register

Still on the fence about doing the Tough Mudder? Well, you better act fast. The race for Saturday, Oct. 9, has been sold out since Sept. 13 (3,500 people), but there are still a few spots left for Sunday, Oct. 10. However, registration closes tomorrow (I incorrectly said you could register on race day in [...]

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It’s got to be the shoes

One thing that was brought to my attention recently was that running shoes might not cut it for the Tough Mudder. Participants are going to be running across varied terrain, sometimes at steep inclines, and running shoes aren’t designed for that kind of activity. Furthermore, do you really want to ruin a nice pair of [...]

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Registration information

For those of you who are still considering doing the Tough Mudder but have yet to sign up, I have some good news: You can register the day of the event (Oct. 9 or Oct. 10). This info comes direct from Tough Mudder: “Participant registration will be open on both days at 8:00 am. Please [...]

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Time off

Sometimes taking time off from training is unavoidable, and that’s how it was for me when I went on vacation this past week on a trip I had scheduled long before I started preparing for the Tough Mudder. While it’s not ideal, taking time off can give your body time to recover and recuperate, and [...]

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The beat goes on

It wouldn’t be a good idea to take your iPod with you when you’re competing in the Tough Mudder, but it might not be a bad idea to use it while training. Studies have shown that listening to fast-paced music while working out improves the workout by up to 10 percent, without the person even [...]

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The first step is the hardest

Before I go into any of the training I’m doing to prepare for the Tough Mudder race, let me first say that I’m no fitness expert, nor have I consulted with one as of yet. I’m just going by common sense, which usually goes a long way in these types of things. As I write [...]

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Welcome to the Mud Blog!

Welcome to the Mud Blog, which will chronicle my training for the Tough Mudder race at Bear Valley on Oct. 9. Before I get into my training specifics, I wanted to mention another similar type of event that will be coming to our area in the near future. The Down And Dirty Mud Run will [...]

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