What's new
Fantasy Football - Footballguys Forums

Welcome to Our Forums. Once you've registered and logged in, you're primed to talk football, among other topics, with the sharpest and most experienced fantasy players on the internet.

Just signed up for the Tough Mudder.. how screwed am I?:topcat: (1 Viewer)

Righetti

Footballguy
It just looks amazing, I've wanted to do it for a while and although I'm not in the best shape of my life, I figured this is a good reason to get myself back up and running

anybody do one? :topcat:

 
The electric shock and ice bath are why I won't ever do one. Mud ninja looks more interesting. Very difficult but no ice or electricity.

 
The electric shock and ice bath are why I won't ever do one. Mud ninja looks more interesting. Very difficult but no ice or electricity.
Yeah I strongly considered doing a Tough Mudder a couple years ago when I was in good shape. Lots of people from my gym were going to do it. I was totally on board until I learned about the shock coils and the ice bath and that your time doesn't count at all if you skip obstacles. I then confirmed with others at my gym that the shock coils will momentarily paralyze you. Then I read their "waiver."

#### that.

 
Sorry, but I've always thought these look stupid.
Eh, I think the concept is pretty innovative. We all loved playing in the mud and with the timing corresponding with the crossfit phase it provides a venue for fitness competition that is "extreme" and different. I also think it's cool that the idea started in a business class and the creator got like a C- on his paper.

But it's just too damn extreme.

 
I've done 3 of them now. They're a good challenge and a lot of fun with a good group if you all adequately prepare. Do some strength training and a lot of trail running. The electric shock isn't too bad, just keep moving. The cold water absolutely sucks!

 
Last edited by a moderator:
Halfway through you think it's never going to end and then it's over and you can't wait for the next one.

That being said I never did another one.
how did you train for it?

Yesterday, I ran 5 miles and dropped and did 20 push-ups twice during the run.. Not exactly sure where I'm going to find an electric fence to climb under, a freezing cold pond to jump in or a bunch of logs floating in water to run over but I guess I can probably find a playground to try to do some pullups

 
Halfway through you think it's never going to end and then it's over and you can't wait for the next one.

That being said I never did another one.
how did you train for it?

Yesterday, I ran 5 miles and dropped and did 20 push-ups twice during the run.. Not exactly sure where I'm going to find an electric fence to climb under, a freezing cold pond to jump in or a bunch of logs floating in water to run over but I guess I can probably find a playground to try to do some pullups
I am not an expert on these things, but I always thought the training for these things was about 6-8 beers before the race starts?

 
Everyone's opinions on the obstacles will be different so it's hard to generalize. One guy in our group thought the Arctic Enema was the worst thing he's ever experienced. For me, it really cooled me down and gave me a second wind.

The electric shock obstacles are no joke. One of my buddies got knocked flat on his back, **** up. I'll likely never do one again just because of those.

In the end, though, the obstacles aren't that bad. For me, the hardest part was the pure cardio. In the end, you're still running 12 miles or so.

 
Zow said:
IvanKaramazov said:
Sorry, but I've always thought these look stupid.
Eh, I think the concept is pretty innovative. We all loved playing in the mud and with the timing corresponding with the crossfit phase it provides a venue for fitness competition that is "extreme" and different. I also think it's cool that the idea started in a business class and the creator got like a C- on his paper.

But it's just too damn extreme.
Curious what your sources are. I love these types of things and enjoy the logistics behind planning/running events...but this article paints a pretty different picture of Will Dean's innovation.

http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/multisport/Playing-Dirty-November-2012.html?page=1

 
Everyone's opinions on the obstacles will be different so it's hard to generalize. One guy in our group thought the Arctic Enema was the worst thing he's ever experienced. For me, it really cooled me down and gave me a second wind.

The electric shock obstacles are no joke. One of my buddies got knocked flat on his back, **** up. I'll likely never do one again just because of those.

In the end, though, the obstacles aren't that bad. For me, the hardest part was the pure cardio. In the end, you're still running 12 miles or so.
I've run the marathon twice -albeit a few year ago- so don't think the 12 miles will be the killer for me. I ran 8 miles this weekend and am planning on getting myself up-to 15 mile runs before the Mudder..

The fact that i'm a muscle-less nerd is going to be the real challenge

 
Zow said:
IvanKaramazov said:
Sorry, but I've always thought these look stupid.
Eh, I think the concept is pretty innovative. We all loved playing in the mud and with the timing corresponding with the crossfit phase it provides a venue for fitness competition that is "extreme" and different. I also think it's cool that the idea started in a business class and the creator got like a C- on his paper.

But it's just too damn extreme.
Curious what your sources are. I love these types of things and enjoy the logistics behind planning/running events...but this article paints a pretty different picture of Will Dean's innovation.

http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/multisport/Playing-Dirty-November-2012.html?page=1
I think it was just through word of mouth at the gym I was at or something.

 
Zow said:
IvanKaramazov said:
Sorry, but I've always thought these look stupid.
Eh, I think the concept is pretty innovative. We all loved playing in the mud and with the timing corresponding with the crossfit phase it provides a venue for fitness competition that is "extreme" and different. I also think it's cool that the idea started in a business class and the creator got like a C- on his paper.

But it's just too damn extreme.
Curious what your sources are. I love these types of things and enjoy the logistics behind planning/running events...but this article paints a pretty different picture of Will Dean's innovation.

http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/multisport/Playing-Dirty-November-2012.html?page=1
I think it was just through word of mouth at the gym I was at or something.
I just read your article. Says he presented the concept in business class and every professor thought it was a bad idea. How is that a "pretty different" picture of me saying he created it in school and got like a C-?

 
Everyone's opinions on the obstacles will be different so it's hard to generalize. One guy in our group thought the Arctic Enema was the worst thing he's ever experienced. For me, it really cooled me down and gave me a second wind.

The electric shock obstacles are no joke. One of my buddies got knocked flat on his back, **** up. I'll likely never do one again just because of those.

In the end, though, the obstacles aren't that bad. For me, the hardest part was the pure cardio. In the end, you're still running 12 miles or so.
I've run the marathon twice -albeit a few year ago- so don't think the 12 miles will be the killer for me. I ran 8 miles this weekend and am planning on getting myself up-to 15 mile runs before the Mudder..

The fact that i'm a muscle-less nerd is going to be the real challenge
cardio is more important than strength, but if you aren't strong enough to weather some of the obstacles it will wear on you towards the end
 
I've done two but in May and June so it wasn't cold and miserable.

Had a great time and will probably keep doing once a year, maybe even double up both a Sat and Sun.

Actic Enema isn't that bad when its warm out and and you're heated up.

Electro shock (in the water) isn't that bad if the field is full and its spread out over alot of people. We went early in the day last time and I was the first and only one to go through on one of two available sides (probably because I didn't realize this until it was too late). When I got the full brunt of the shock with no one else there I think I was dead for a few seconds... don't do that.

Oh, and there are some giant tubs jog / walking this thing, don't let the 12 miles scare you.

 
Last edited by a moderator:
I've done two but in May and June so it wasn't cold and miserable.

Had a great time and will probably keep doing once a year, maybe even double up both a Sat and Sun.

Actic Enema isn't that bad when its warm out and and you're heated up.

Electro shock (in the water) isn't that bad if the field is full and its spread out over alot of people. We went early in the day last time and I was the first and only one to go through on one of two available sides (probably because I didn't realize this until it was too late). When I got the full brunt of the shock with no one else there I think I was dead for a few seconds... don't do that.

Oh, and there are some giant tubs jog / walking this thing, don't let the 12 miles scare you.
Sounds like a real hoot.

 
Sorry, but I've always thought these look stupid.
Eh, I think the concept is pretty innovative. We all loved playing in the mud and with the timing corresponding with the crossfit phase it provides a venue for fitness competition that is "extreme" and different. I also think it's cool that the idea started in a business class and the creator got like a C- on his paper.

But it's just too damn extreme.
Curious what your sources are. I love these types of things and enjoy the logistics behind planning/running events...but this article paints a pretty different picture of Will Dean's innovation.

http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/multisport/Playing-Dirty-November-2012.html?page=1
I think it was just through word of mouth at the gym I was at or something.
I just read your article. Says he presented the concept in business class and every professor thought it was a bad idea. How is that a "pretty different" picture of me saying he created it in school and got like a C-?
Did you read the whole article (9 pages) or just the first page on that link?

Sorry, I probably shouldn't have bolded the project presentation part and just focused on the innovative comment. Yes he had a fantastic idea and vision, but according to that article, it sounds like his innovation begins with copying someone else's event to make it global, and ends with ruthless ways of going after the competition and their participants.

I found it pretty interesting that to defend himself against the no-compete he signed, the things he accused the Tough Guy creator of like tax evasion and over-stating the costs of designing obstacles are things he's now being accused of that he's top dog. A million dollars to design and stress test 3 new obstacles...really, how much did it take to design and stress test a ditch of water covered by wire fence?

 
So you've done 2 full marathons and you're worried about completing this untimed torture test? You realize thousands of chicks complete these things every weekend. You should be more concerned that TM will cancel your race due to their own poor planning and then keep your money.

 
The electric shock and ice bath are why I won't ever do one. Mud ninja looks more interesting. Very difficult but no ice or electricity.
I lied. Signed up for one in August. I've overcome the electric shock after talking with others. I think the arctic enema will be easier to conquer in the August heat than when this event usually takes place around here, in April.

 
Did my first Saturday in Coatesville, an hour west of Philadelphia. GF did one in Mesa last spring, looked like a hoot so off we went with a group of 75 (!) awesome people. It was freaking cold to the point of near hypothermia, but still an amazing time. Go with a good group of people and you will have a lot of fun. The obstacles are challenging but doable, and Arctic Enema when it is windy and 49 (wind chill 34) is no joke - people were wrapping themselves in foil blankets and jumping around to stay warm. Mud Mile is unbelievable fun and a test of your cooperative skills. Skid Mark should be renamed Nut Crusher or Boob Masher.

 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top