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.
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).
Can’t work out most days? Exercising just one or two days a week still offers big health benefits, according to new research.
In honor of International Women's Day, March 8th, we're celebrating tough, inspiring women—on and off the course. Around the globe, women are breaking records, shattering stereotypes, pushing boundaries, and kicking ass. We applaud their determination, dedication, and achievements on March 8th and every day.
We've gathered some of our favorite Mudder women moments to share so sit back, relax, and prepare to be inspired.
Seriously, who can resist a pic of a cute dog in a headband? Or a cute dog getting muddy? Or a cute dog conquering a mini version of Everest or Berlin Walls? (Ruff Mudder Philly, we're looking at you.) For no reason other than your viewing pleasure, we submit the following dogs, all stars of Tough Mudder's Instagram, who are Probably the Toughest Pooches On the Planet. You're welcome.
Looking for a new playlist to crank while you're training for Tough Mudder? Check out DJ Will Gill's go-to tunes on our brand new official Tough Mudder Spotify channel:
Follow us for motivational bangers and mud-themed tunes that will get you pumped for event season.
No matter what fitness goal you’re chasing this winter, if you're training outdoors, the right cold weather running gear will keep you comfortable and happy—and that’s more than half the battle.