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Anyone else do the Tough mudder event?

Tough Mudder - probably the toughest one day endurance race on the planet

I did the Toughmudder at Englishtown, NJ event back in November. It was 12 miles of awesomeness! Jumping off the 15 foot pier into the 40 degree toxic lake was the worst part! The freezing water almost suffocated me and this was at mile 2! It took about 3 days before I was able to walk down stairs without pain. The worst part of the whole run was walking a mile back to the car because we had cooled down, the sun was gone, the wind was crankin and we were freezing at that point! Other than that Looking to do it again this upcoming November 2011 I don't know why I waited till I was 40 to do crap like this...



My favorite was the monkey bars! this was after mile 10 or 11. Made it half way but tried to skip bars and messed up my rythm.

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Looks awesome. They doing it again next year? EDIT: Cool, I'll look for it in Nov.

Toughest one day endurance race is a big overstatement though. There are 24 hour endurance MTB races, ultra-marathon and more. The Leadville 100 for example is 100 mile MTB race all in the 10-15k ft altitude range. Lance Armstrong won it in 2009 and I think maybe 2008 (didnt race 2010)....go figure.


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the one closest to me is actually one of the winter resorts I go to snowboard at so their course starts off pretty hilly. I have done a few of these "extreme" obstacle course races and this definitely looks tougher and in some parts dumber (electroshock therapy section in upwards of 10,000 volts) than any the other ones I have done. Btw if you are doing any races that involve getting wet i recommend getting some vibram five fingers. when you come out of a bunch of water just makes your feet lighter as opposed to pair of shoes you may just end up throwing away at end of day.
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Looks awesome. They doing it again next year? EDIT: Cool, I'll look for it in Nov.

Toughest one day endurance race is a big overstatement though.
Funny that it says that above in my link. I didn't even type that. I guess it's website is bragging if you type in the link toughmudder.com

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Rob, would you know what the difference between day one and day two? there is a $20 price difference between saturday to sunday
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Rob, would you know what the difference between day one and day two? there is a $20 price difference between saturday to sunday
The event is the same but probably because one day is more popular than the other I guess.

Don't know if you're on Facebook but you can ask them there. They usually respond back.

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I've wondered about that race. It looks fun as hell.

I've looked at the muddybuddy as well, but paying $75 to race for only 6.5mi is downright silly. I pay that to run big venue Half-marathons. Now, I'd rather pay that to race the mens health urban-athlon.... The looks on people's faces as they pass the finish line is priceless. Looks like their passing kidney stones, lol.

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Endurance race? No thanks. Seems interesting though.

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ill be doing it in GA march 12
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Damn, that race course is only 10 minutes from my hometown. Might do it if they ever make it out to the PNW. How much running did you do to train for it? Is it pretty much like training for a half marathon?
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