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Old October 21st, 2011, 07:59 PM
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tough mudder anyone?

hey guys any other fellow D-90 members going to tough mudder? i signed up for april 28th in PA. anyone else looking to attend?
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Old October 21st, 2011, 10:16 PM
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I did it this year. Not sure about next year.
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I am thinking about it doing it in Wintergreen, VA next October...looks like a good time. I did the Warrior Dash this year
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I did it this year. Not sure about next year.
how bad was it? i heard it was just very exhausting. nothing to crazy?
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I just completed the Providence GORUCK Challenge. 18 hours and 25 miles. Longest GORUCK Challenge yet. It was something I'll never forget.
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 08:12 AM
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Neil, that looks intense and way beyond my ambition level!
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how bad was it? i heard it was just very exhausting. nothing to crazy?
It was supposed to be like 6 miles, then they said they were going to draw it to 8, then they drew it out, and said it was "about 10", then we got there and it was really 13...so, I wasn't really prepared for that. I'm not much of a runner, but it was still fun doing the trail runs. The challenges were well spaced, if not a little too spaced out. Many of them were not difficult, and some weren't difficult, they were just painful for no good reason (one challenge comes to mind when we crawled through pipes filled with mud, water, gravel, glass, etc) and just sucked, but we're memorable. Haha.
Another challenge that didn't really suck (but made everything else suck afterward) was swallowing a hot orange pepper before a challenge...hiccuped for like an hour after that. And the whole jumping into a 40 degree pond thing stunk, too. Haha.
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It was supposed to be like 6 miles, then they said they were going to draw it to 8, then they drew it out, and said it was "about 10", then we got there and it was really 13...so, I wasn't really prepared for that. I'm not much of a runner, but it was still fun doing the trail runs. The challenges were well spaced, if not a little too spaced out. Many of them were not difficult, and some weren't difficult, they were just painful for no good reason (one challenge comes to mind when we crawled through pipes filled with mud, water, gravel, glass, etc) and just sucked, but we're memorable. Haha.
Another challenge that didn't really suck (but made everything else suck afterward) was swallowing a hot orange pepper before a challenge...hiccuped for like an hour after that. And the whole jumping into a 40 degree pond thing stunk, too. Haha.
haha there is no way in hell i can eat that pepper. hot foods dont agree with me at all!
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I did the Tough Mudder yesterday at Wintergreen. It was about 9.5 miles- up and down ski slopes. The march of death was just that...probably a .6-mile to 1mile climb up a 45degree ski slope. It doesnt sounds like much, but the obstacles and hills prior to that one did not make it any easier.

If you are not an athletic build...I would say save your money. A buddy who is like 6ft4in and 250lbs walked the entire thing and it took him like 5hrs. His body type doesnt hold up well going up and down 45degree ski slopes and pulling yourself over 12 foot walls. Ive been an athlete my entire life, so it really wasnt hard for me. Other than running and lifting, you cant prepare for the hills. No stair climber can compare to the elevation changes and slope of the terrain.

Youre going to get wet and muddy no matter what. It only a matter of when. Run down hills to make up time. Walk up hills. Teamwork is the name of the game. Everyone is out there to have fun. Overall a good, fun experience.

I would prefer the ability to run more versus consistently walking up hills just to do an obstacle. The obstacles were fun, a few were challenging, especially towards the end when you have spent most of your energy.

Memorable obstacles:
Monkey bars over water. I made it across unscathed, but most were wet. Made for a good laugh.
Twinkle toes. The beam isnt solid, so it moves. The slower you go, the more likely you fall in the water due to beam moving. I ran across it, but if I had to take another step I would have busted my ass.
Ice bath- nasty and cold, especially when you have to go under to get to the other side.
Everest wall climb- saw a guy faceplant into the half pipe and loose a few teeth. Get your speed up and get over.
Death March-looking up 45 degree hill, turning a corner and thinking youre done, and then having to go up another 45 degree slope is hell
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