New to mud running?
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Get ready to get down and dirty! Unlike your average 5k, 10k or marathon, a mud run is an awesome adventure through…you guessed it…mud! Mud run courses typically combine all the muck with military-style obstacles that require a great amount of grit and determination to conquer. Most mud runs range in distance from 5k to 20k (anywhere from 3+ to 12+ miles for all you Americans like me) and require a fair amount of sprinting, climbing, jumping crawling and swimming.
Nearly all mud runs come with the following guarantee:
- You’re going to get dirty. Very dirty!
- You’re going to have a boat-load of fun!
If you are thinking that maybe mud running isn’t for you…think again!
Mud running is for everyone. In the last few years, the “sport” has really gained ground, and you will be hard-pressed to find a calendar week without a mud run going on somewhere in the world. There is a wide range of mud runs in terms of distance, elevation, overall difficulty and competitiveness. But it doesn’t matter if you are a man or woman, tall or short, young or old…there’s a mud run out there for you. I encourage you look around the site or start a conversation on the Mud Run Maniac Facebook page to get a better sense of the different types of mud runs.
Are you trying to tell me that I don’t need to be in great shape to run in the mud?
Well, sorta. It really depends. To complete some of the shorter 5k mud runs, like the Warrior Dash, you need some physical prowess, but not a lot. For the bigger events like Tough Mudder, I’d definitely recommend getting yourself in tip-top shape. In both cases though, a great way to go is to form a team and help each other out throughout the course. In fact, most mud runs strongly encourage camaraderie and teamwork.
Okay, I’m signing up for a mud run…but how can I train for it?
Great question! Well, you are in luck my friend because Mud Run Maniac is your number one source for mud run training and tips! Explore my Training & Tips, Reviews and Gear sections for my personal advice on how to get ready for your next run. Check out my YouTube channel for live demos of techniques and mud run training exercises. Go ahead and Like the Mud Run Maniac Facebook page and follow me on Twitter to get the latest and greatest workouts, mud run events, recommended gear and more. You won’t find this level and depth of original mud running content anywhere else on the web. Most importantly, sign-up for my free monthly newsletter to receive:
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Congrats on taking the first step toward filthy fun! Now train for something epic!
-Mud Run Maniac