So, you have signed-up for a fearsome-sounding mud run, eh? Wondering why on Earth you agreed to it?
The first time I did one of these events, I trained hard. I was scared of flopping over in a crumpled heap half way through, my course mates having to carry my broken body back to the car park. I looked up various programs online and devised an over-complicated weekly routine.
What a waste of time that was. There were the obvious fringe benefits of doing all this stuff. Namely, getting fitter. But I needn’t have bothered spending time and effort researching training methods.
In the end, the course itself was rather easy (apart from dunking your head into a ice bath twice). It made me realise that there are just 2 key components, the rest is flim-flam.
So, here is the ultimate guide to preparing for a Tough Mudder event:
1. Go running
2. Do pull-ups