Friday, February 18, 2011

Training Plan...sort of

15 weeks and 15 obstacles

So I had this great idea to dedicate each week of training to one of the obstacles of the Tough Mudder. There are actually more than 15 obstacles, but a few of them can't really be trained for like jumping off a 15 foot platform into ice-cold water or yelling at the top of your lungs when you reach the summit. A few others simply involve endurance (running!) and I am already running three times a week.

My hope is that focusing on each obstacle will not only help me train better but also help me prepare mentally. The Tough Mudder will be as psychologically challenging as it is physically challenging.

This week I will focus on preparing for the Berlin Walls, a series of 12-foot high walls I'll have to climb over.

I see lots up pull-ups in my future. And core strengthening!

98 days left...

(And I don't know why it is doing this funky font thing but get the point.)

1 comment:

  1. I don't think it will take you 90+ days of training to get ready for Tough Mudder, but I like your plan of attack. It would be REALLY cool if you built mini-obstacles in your back yard, like the guys who train for Ninja Warrior. Everyone needs a salmon ladder in their back yard....