Post # 1
I’ve just been asked to participate in a mud run that would be in about 2 months. I’m in pretty good shape, go to the gym a few times a week and know I can easily handle a two mile run right now, so I’m sure a 5K is not out of the question. HOWEVER, I do have sensitive knees and am a little worried about that.
I’m also a little concerned about the possibility of barbed wire and fire during this run. I like a challenge but I’m not looking to get burned or cut up.
Anyone have any experience with these or any tips/advice? What should I expect going into this?
Post # 3
@LilySarah: I did one a month ago and it was so fun! I typically am fairly active, but leading up to the run, I was actually pretty sedentary. I too have knee issues, and suprisingly had no pain the next day whatsoever. I got a bit scraped up, but nothing major that didn’t go away after a week. The obstacles for the mud hero that I did were pretty low key (e.g. no barbed wire, fire or electricity). Just to clarify, you’re doing mud hero and not a tough mudder right? If you’re an active person, I woudn’t worry about it all. At the one that I participated in, there were tons of people and at all fitness levels who did it. I will definitely do it again next year.. but with a bit mor training, but that’s just my competitive side coming out.
Post # 4
i did the warrior dash 2 years ago. you can go around every obstacle.
the barbed wire, fire, etc were much easier than you think they will be.
i did every obstacle, my knees were a little scraped up at the end.
i suggest getting an earlier start time if you can.
Post # 5
yay go you!
im a tough mudder girl myself (youtube it – major fun)
in all honesty unless your race has outlines each part of the course you cant really know exactly what your getting into but if its like a tough mudder, expect to be tired!
they are great fun! only thing with you i would worry about is your knee. mud is slippy stuff and you do end up falling over and twisting in some very weird ways when your trying to run through at speed, so just take it easy over the deep mud sections.
as a pp said, you can always go around the obstacles (unless its like tough mudder in which they make you do something just as bad haha)
good luck in your race! they are great fun!!!