from a fitness stand point I think its a pretty cool course to test your fitness level but thats all it is. Personally I wouldnt have a problem completeing the course ahead of most people. I train ppl for a living at a gym part time and its required I do allot of stupid shit simply put.
Just dont tell me it was intese and that your hardcore because you climbed monkey bars and rope. Like I said I get the feeling the next story is going to be "I had to strap into this harness and risked my life falling down a ZIPLINE!"
Well aren't you just the most bad ass individual because you teach cross fit. Go do one then come back and report how easy and stupid of a race it was. Also keep in mind that believe it or not, not everyone is on the same level of god tier fitness as you are. So get the fuck off your high horse and let people who are not gym coaches enjoy their accomplishment and success of completing one of the toughest 10 mile races ever created.
Easy peezy Japaneezy.
If you think this is tough, I had to go to Wilderness camp as a teenager.
When I was 16 a friend & I were jumped by three 18 year olds, we pummeled their asses. One of the other guys happened to become def in one ear, from a well placed roundhouse kick to the dome. They just picked the wrong kids to fuck with, my friend & I had been in kickboxing together for 4 years @ this point.
It was not an option, it was through Corrections. We had to do that shit everyday.(minus the electricity) At first it was super shitty, you were a criminal & they treated you as such. But after the half way point, you became a team.
Now it became Wilderness survival, we got to rock climb, repel huge cliffs, portage lakes & sleep on the tops of snow covered peaks. They even had an obstacle course about 100 feet up in the forest.(picture Ewok village)
It was 8 weeks long. The final week we had to spend 4 days by yourself not a group with no food & only 1 liter of water
They told us if we seen anyone, not to go up & talk to them. We were so far up in the mountains that no one would expect to see people where we were. While I was on my solo, I heard a 4x4 coming up the mountain, of course I ran over & talked to them. Well so did my instructor, when we got back to camp, I got reamed out in front of everyone & was told I was going to have to do it all over again, 8 weeks with a new instructor & group of bad kids.
I felt so shitty, I could have died. It wasn't near as bad the second time, just because I had just finished doing it with a diff group.
@ this point I was close to the instructors in conditioning & knowledge.
I knew what was expected from us as a group & more importantly I knew what not to do. You couldn't even use slang while speaking or you would get push-ups for you & your group.
Still the first 4 weeks they treated you like a criminal, & was nothing but hard labor, digging out stumps larger than SUV's.
After the half way point, we got to do all the fun stuff again. Since I had already done it all, I got to be the guy who showed all the other kids how it was supposed to be done.
@ the time it wasn't that much fun, but looking back on it now, it was awesome.(not the labor part) I think every kid should have to do it.
There are programs similar to it for non criminals, & if you have a kid I think you should sign them up for it. They will thank you for it later in life, probably not so much @ the time though.
There is nothing in this world that can stop a group of determined people from accomplishing. NOTHING.
I wouldn't be the indestructible fearless lunatic that I am today, if I hadn't been forced to do it, twice.
Toughmudder is just playin' in the mud with your friends. That's it, that's all.
That program has since been shut down because a few kids died.
I almost forgot, about ten years later I was working in the film industry & got to go back there.
When you graduated from wilderness camp your group had to make some kind of plaque.
When I went back, I searched for my groups & I found it.
Since it was shut down permanently, I asked the guy in charge of letting us in, if I could take my plaque home. He didn't have a problem with that since it was mine anyways.
So I have my groups @ my house.
This is the weight of the world on my shoulders!