cbudack and I am doing the WI Tough Mudder in September. I have been focused on this in the back of my mind for the last few months while working out, but it is now 3 months to the race and time to buckle down and focus.
One thing I have decided is I am really glad we are doing the WI race in Sept instead of the MN race they had in May. Now I can run outside and work out at the playground, where it would have been too cold to do that in prep for May.
I did some surfing on the web to find a training program as my running is no where to par. I am not worried about running the Tough Mudder, but I am thinking it is going to be important for endurance and overall fitness to be better at running than I am right now.
I started looking at some half marathon trainings, but that was way more running than I am interested in. The training right on the Tough Mudder website is just to unconventional. I do most of those exercises, but I need the crutch of some guiding me rather than following a script on a piece of paper.
I finally came across a Tough Mudder training from Outside magazine. A 12 week program that includes running and strength training and the time frames each day seem reasonable.
I am just going to use it as a guideline, using my supreme 90 videos instead of the specific exercises they have, add in some playground work (monkey bars / pull ups), and change the rest days around (Sat and Sun are my days I get to have long workouts, the rest days move to early meeting work days). Of course, there will be added cardio too, no where near enough of that is this plan for me!
I am excited because I feel the running parts they include should be manageable for me. I am not quite at a 10 minute mile, but I am close enough that I should be able to continue the improvements expected and increase the distances as they increase during the program.
Now that I have a plan, I am really ready to race.
What is your favorite training plan that you have used in the past for your favorite interest?