I’ve always wanted to do a mud race but have never felt that I would be able to finish. This year is going to be different! My husband and I and our friends are all signed up for the Toronto Mud Hero happening in a few and I’m so excited.
I’ve got approximately 12 weeks to get prepped! I’ve been doing a little research myself but I’d appreciate any suggestions and support from my lovely readers.
Here’s my weekly prep plan for June:
- Monday: 30 Day Shred Level 1
- Tuesday: Run
- Wednesday: 30 Day Shred Level 2
- Thursday: Run
- Friday: 30 Day Shred Level 3
- Weekend: Run around after the kids! Practice push-ups and pull-ups, and maybe even some handstands!
We’ll also get out walking and hiking as much as possible and when the playground is quiet I’ll be attempting the monkey bars, no doubt with some odd looks in response. This is a work in progress and I’ll be adapting it as we get closer to the event.
This plan is by no means the perfect plan for preparing for a mud run. But I also have to take into consideration the key component in this challenge, my own willpower. I have to create a regimen that I will be able to stick with. I know myself too well. If I don’t like doing something I’m not going to do it, simple.
The Mud Hero race is 6km total distance and while there are no rules against walking it I’d like to at least attempt to run it. I have never been a runner but I’ve recently taken it up and have surprised myself by how much I’m enjoying it. Also, after reading Mud Hero’s official training information for “Absolute Newbies” I know I’ll definitely need to improve my upper body strength, in particular my pull strength to be able to lift myself over obstacles. I’ve never been able to do a full push-up or pull-up, so these are two more challenges that I am excited to work on. You’ll see I’ve got the 30 Day Shred in there too. See more about why I love this workout in my post 30 Day Shred ~ OMG, I Don’t Hate It.
Why am I going into such great detail for you all? That’s simple. Accountability! I’m known for my stick-to-it-iveness in most areas of life but when it’s comes to exercise I’m lacking the self-discipline gene. By telling the world about my plan and goals my hope is that I will stop making excuses and get to it.
How about you? Do you have plans to do a mud race or other event this summer? How will you be training for it?