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This may be a bit of a rant but just something I find funny. Every time I see a video or hear someone talking about how hard it is and how they crawled into a tube. I feel like their next story is going to be them telling me they risked their life Ziplining (lol). Im going to laugh when one of these competitions gets added to Xgames and it becomes the next level of EXTREME!. Anybody else notice this? I realize a few people on here may have done these but in Arizona everyone that does these is like "DUDE I HAD TO CLIMB MONKEY BARS OVER A POOL OF WATER at 7000 ELEVATION!!" In arizona there is one of these stupid cometitions every other week and hearding ppl talk about how intense it was is funny. To generalize my point from a fitness perspective. Snowboarding is much harder and requires allot more conditioning/athletesism.


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i see your point on that hah, not to knock it. it seems fun as hell, but idk about how "hard" it is.
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It looks like a lot more fun than the Warrior Dash that I participated in.

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i see your point on that hah, not to knock it. it seems fun as hell, but idk about how "hard" it is.
Ya, no kidding. They just had one in Whistler a while ago & I know quite a few people that went in it.

Here is a pic of a girl I went to elementary school with, she managed to do it.
Obviously it must be SUPER hard.

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This may be a bit of a rant but just something I find funny. Every time I see a video or hear someone talking about how hard it is and how they crawled into a tube. I feel like their next story is going to be them telling me they risked their life Ziplining (lol). Im going to laugh when one of these competitions gets added to Xgames and it becomes the next level of EXTREME!. Anybody else notice this? I realize a few people on here may have done these but in Arizona everyone that does these is like "DUDE I HAD TO CLIMB MONKEY BARS OVER A POOL OF WATER at 7000 ELEVATION!!" In arizona there is one of these stupid cometitions every other week and hearding ppl talk about how intense it was is funny. To generalize my point from a fitness perspective. Snowboarding is much harder and requires allot more conditioning/athletesism.
Just gonna say it, but have you ever actually done one? I mean shit it's 10 miles...while you're soaked and dirty and doing tons of other physical obstacles, like you said monkey bars or crawling over a wall e.c.t. Go out and run 10 miles right now, after rolling around in a muddy creek, then add all of that shit to your run. I haven't done one...but it certainly doesn't look easy. It would be fun for sure though.

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Just gonna say it, but have you ever actually done one? I mean shit it's 10 miles...while you're soaked and dirty and doing tons of other physical obstacles, like you said monkey bars or crawling over a wall e.c.t. Go out and run 10 miles right now, after rolling around in a muddy creek, then add all of that shit to your run. I haven't done one...but it certainly doesn't look easy. It would be fun for sure though.
I'd never heard of it (thank you google), it doesn't look easy but it does look fun. I'm not sure if running through smoke is very healthy though.
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Just gonna say it, but have you ever actually done one? I mean shit it's 10 miles...while you're soaked and dirty and doing tons of other physical obstacles, like you said monkey bars or crawling over a wall e.c.t. Go out and run 10 miles right now, after rolling around in a muddy creek, then add all of that shit to your run. I haven't done one...but it certainly doesn't look easy. It would be fun for sure though.
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!"


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Just gonna say it, but have you ever actually done one? I mean shit it's 10 miles...while you're soaked and dirty and doing tons of other physical obstacles, like you said monkey bars or crawling over a wall e.c.t. Go out and run 10 miles right now, after rolling around in a muddy creek, then add all of that shit to your run. I haven't done one...but it certainly doesn't look easy. It would be fun for sure though.
Yes! I completely agree. These types of events are great for the running community as a whole since it gets people active. You are also correct in that not each obstacle is easy. The quarter pipe is pretty challenging.

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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!"
There you go again about how much more fit you are than everyone else. How do you know you will finish ahead of most people? You only run a couple miles at a time. The course is much longer than a couple miles......

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Yes! I completely agree. These types of events are great for the running community as a whole since it gets people active. You are also correct in that not each obstacle is easy. The quarter pipe is pretty challenging.



There you go again about how much more fit you are than everyone else. How do you know you will finish ahead of most people? You only run a couple miles at a time. The course is much longer than a couple miles......
Because I am more fit then most people and its not bragging when 1/4 people in the US are obese, its common sense. How do I know I could finish ahead of most people? Well I work at a private gym part time training personal clients at night. Maybe becasue I invite the guys who do these from my Office to come do a free cross fit session we do at the gym on saturdays? Maybe I go to these bro fests and hand out flyers to promote the free crossfit session? Maybe Ive turned a couple of these guys into my clients?


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Because I am more fit then most people and its not bragging when 1/4 people in the US are obese, its common sense. How do I know I could finish ahead of most people? Well I work at a private gym part time training personal clients at night. Maybe becasue I invite the guys who do these from my Office to come do a free cross fit session we do at the gym on saturdays? Maybe I go to these bro fests and hand out flyers to promote the free crossfit session? Maybe Ive turned a couple of these guys into my clients?

Having participated in the one last year at Mount Snow, and am registered for the one in May somewhere near Boston, I can assure you that these events are about much more than just physical fitness.

I went into the event with the same attitude as you, "Oh, I'm in great shape and have been training for the majority of my life.. this is going to be cake." Well.. that's just not true. As previously mentioned, you don't run consistently that much in an event like this.. and sure crossfit will definitely help with some of the obstacles... but regardless of your strength and conditioning, you will be tired.

Events like the toughmudder are designed more so to test your character and mental toughness. Every bit of water you touch is ice cold and puts you at risk for hypothermia.. Not only that, but imagine crawling through ice cold muddy water with live wires (up to 10k volts) hanging above you which are pretty much unavoidable.

It's a hell of an experience and I recommend it to all.
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