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.
Last weekend, over 1200 of the toughest people on the face of the planet descended on the desert sands of Las Vegas. Competitors from every corner of the globe came to Lake Las Vegas to compete in the 5th annual World’s Toughest Mudder competition. WTM is a 24 hour endurance mud run that tests every facet of an athlete.
Saturday at 2pm in Las Vegas cannot come soon enough. Here at TMHQ, we have spent the last 12 months planning what we feel is the best WTM course to date. With year 5 of WTM upon us, we were able to take all of the learnings from the first 4 events, and create the most challenging and well-rounded event you have seen to date. This course will test every facet of the competitors skill set, both mental and physical.
Ever since wrapping up in Wisconsin, BQ and the Best Friends Gang have been hard at work setting up Tough Mudder Michigan.
Since we’re the best in the biz, you may ask yourself how the Best Friends Gang handles the task of packing so much nonsense and badassery into one innocent piece of land.
Alright, Michigan. Here’s your answer, in chronological order.
It’s the morning after Tough Mudder. Whether you’re a Mudderling or a mega-Mudder, you’re likely experiencing fatigue and muscle pain. It should be no surprise that taking on a dozen obstacle-riddled miles has left you with muscle, joint or even digestive inflammation. (Don’t tell us your stomach didn’t turn before Electroshock Therapy.)
A combination of hearsay and a $1 menu markup for “upgrading” has led many of us to believe that brown rice is healthier than its colorless counterpart. But given the myriad of money-making health hoaxes out there today, is brown rice actually healthier than white rice?
We’ve gone ahead and broke it down. But before we get started, let’s clarify some basics.
While there will indeed be a World’s Toughest Mudder winner, being the first to cross the finish line is far from the only reward of the day. In fact, simply staying on the 5-mile military obstacle course circuit for the entire 24-hour race is reason enough to celebrate. Knowing this, leading up to World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM) in Las Vegas on November 15, 2014, we’ll be highlighting the training and preparation regimens of a variety of Mudders with different mileage goals.
May 2, 2015 marks the five year anniversary of Tough Mudder’s very first event at Bear Creek ski resort in Pennsylvania. Needless to say, it’s been a wild, memorable, epic half-decade ride.
Watch how far we’ve come in a few short years, and then get caught up on your Tough Mudder history by visiting our Tough Mudder 5 Year Anniversary Page.
1. It’ll be here before you know it.
Mudder season kicks off in just a few weeks on March 7th with Tough Mudder Gulf Coast. Lucky for you, however, there’s still plenty of time to get on a training regimen to prepare for a Tough Mudder event near you before the coming price increases at midnight on January 29.
Tough Mudder's 10-12 mile military-style obstacle course is about much more than overcoming on-course obstacles-- it's a chance for people around the world to test their fitness while bonding with friends and fellow Mudders and overcoming physical, mental and personal obstacles along the way.
With just days left to sign up for World's Toughest Mudder 2014, contenders are approaching their final, yet pivotal stretch of training. Faced with the extreme task of covering 100 miles of obstacle-riddled terrain in 24 straight hours for any chance at victory, one would assume training is a full-time job - and it very well could be.
By nature, Coach T. Mud is just a good ol' country mountain boy. But staying in the mountains wouldn't be so great for his newfound comfort zone-crushing philosophy would it?
In episode six of Coachified, Coach T. Mud takes a Mudder-sized bite out of the Big Apple in an effort to find what lies outside his comfort zone.