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You'll have fun with the Dirty Girl. I have done that one and the Warrior Dash (a bit more intense). Just work on some upper body strength to climb up rope nets and walls (they do have shorter walls, too). Add some core and lower body strength training along with your running and you will be fine. There wasn't anything terribly intimidating on their course here in Colorado last year, even the "mud pit" was only inches deep.
What you wear will probably be as important as your training. As for shorts, wear compression with longer inseams, even if they are under running shorts or a skirt. It keeps the mud you will encounter out of certain areas . Fingerless leather gloves are nice too for when you have to pull yourself up muddy hills using big ropes.
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I signed up for a Dirty Girl 5K on May 5, 2012. I have been working on a 5 K Training program and all is going well so far. My concern is actually the obstacles. This event is intended for all fitness levels and the obstacles can be walked around, but I don't want to walk around anything! I want to give this 100%! I have tried to find recommendations for work-outs or exercises to prepare to no avail. I was wondering if anyone else is a Dirty Girl and if they could help push me in the right direction for training. I plan to start something (even if I have to wing it on my own) in March and continue through April with the running in order to prepare. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!