Being a Mudder℠ is all about taking on the obstacles in your life and the enormous sense of accomplishment that you feel when you overcome them.
Fall is a beautiful time for running and training. As the temperatures begin to drop and the leaves begin to turn, you can’t help but lace up your shoes to put in those extra miles and leap on, up, and over every obstacle (literally and figuratively). After braving the heat from the summer months, athletes can finally embrace comfortable, cooler weather in addition to breaking out some new fall obstacle course gear.
Scott Woods, 45, Kansas City, MO
Vice President, Physician Network, AdventHealth Mid-America Region
2014 TM Full, St. Louis, MO
2015 TM Full, St. Louis, MO
2016 TM Full, Sedalia, MO
2017 TM Full, Sedalia, MO
2018 Tougher, St. Louis, MO
2018 America's Toughest, Austin, TX
2018 World's Toughest, Atlanta, GA
2019 Tougher, St. Louis, MO
2019 America's Toughest, Dallas, TX
2019 World's Toughest, Atlanta, GA
While pushing your body to its limits training for a Tough Mudder, proper nutrition and hydration are super important. But in these sweltering dog days of summer training, an ice-cold cocktail sounds almost necessary to survival. All the sugar and calories in a handmixed libation, however, could derail your carefully crafted fueling plan.
Nobody wants to get an injury—especially when you’re an OCR athlete who has big goals for the upcoming race season. But earlier this year, while in the middle of an endurance event, an injury completely turned my life around. I went from running 30-40 miles per week, putting in early morning and late night high-intensity workouts, to being barely able to walk. But honestly? It wasn't all bad.
After the initial high of agreeing to a challenge like Tough Mudder it's pretty easy for worry to set in. Will I be fit enough? Will I have someone to run with? There's no need to panic though because you're not alone.
These guys definitely aren't ready for Tough Mudder but we're pretty sure they'll nail it on the day (just like you will).
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