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 Post subject: FF = Tough Mudder to be 12/2012
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:28 pm 

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OK, so here we go. The "Tough Mudder 2012" Tampa FL, Dec 2012-

Here is the link to the page that has the map of obstacles. It shows the course, and when you place your cursor on each obstacle it expands with a definition. I was going to define them all here, but now that I have done it on paper to help write my training plan, I don't need to.

Go check it out- It's SOOOOO cool!
http://toughmudder.com/events/florida-2012/


Bottom line for training-

Mental Stamina- many of the obstacles are very mentally challenging- like going through a 4' x 20' tube buried in mud. oh, and there are four of them in a row. Or the Electrical shock obstacle.

Running - being able to easily run the 12 miles in between the obstacles, should be the least of concern.

Flexibility - with the overs and unders, and climbing nets, or ropes, and walls, and under water, and swimming in mud, the possibility of a strain, twisted ankle, or pulled muscle will be a constant risk for ending the event. Flexibility will be critical.

Full body strength - The ability to carry my own weight. ie pull up count, push up count, etc. Lots of burpees to train.

Teammates - last but not least. There are obstacles that can not be done alone. And my belief is I need to train with others as well. Including you guys!

I have put out a few feelers to find any groups that are training for this event. I will, this weekend, write my weight, cardio, and training plan. Going clean on diet as of Monday. And here we go!

I would love to hear any thoughts on this from you guys.

Sweat Daily!
FF
and now:
I have 32 weeks until my event. I will do 8 - 4 week cycles. the last week will be taper to event.

Today:
Thai Chi, wrote training plan, posted affirmations around the house.

Monday is start of first cycle week #32

Week #32 - Cardio intense, stretch priority, awaken muscles.
AM - Cardio
Mid Day - Stretch & breath
PM - plyometrics (exercize videos)
Light lifting and swim

Week #31 - Cardio / Resistance Split
AM Cardio
Mid Day - Stretch and breath
PM - Weight resistance - ignite muscles, charge metabolism

Week #30 - Balance of Cardio/resistance + Volume
HAMMER IT SOME
Monday - am Cardio, pm cardio distance
Tuesday - am Cardio, pm = resistance, light weight high rep, high sets
Wednesday - am Cardio, pm cardio
Thursday - am Resistance and pm resistance- both morning and night heavy, few rep and 2 sets, full body
Friday - am cardio, pm cardio
Saturday - Thai Chi, FUN TIMES for Saturday night
Sunday - Long run/walk, stretching intense afternoon\ evening
Week #29- Cardio / Resistance / Mentals! but it's a recovery week
mon-friday = cardio am and pm, with Lots of calesthenics intertwined. Max out pushups , situpos, handstands and all that sort of stuff all week.


I will pick up the plan after we do this first cycle. I want to see how my body and mind is performing.

and of course I will go clean, and log my activity daily.
that is all for now,

FF

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 Post subject: Re: FF = Tough Mudder to be 12/2012
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:16 am 

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OMG! yestrerday was a total bust, and here I am again today thinking about just working from the house.

B.S.!!! I gotta get moving, headed down to ride to the office downtown, and stretch mid day, then run home.

Period!!!!

Nothing is so hard to get started as "GETTING STARTED!"

FF

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 Post subject: Re: FF = Tough Mudder to be 12/2012
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:01 am 

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Rode to office, doubled back on bridge twice= 9-10 miles.
Fast walk to warm up at lunch, then 30 minutes foam roller, stretch, and exercise ball stuff.
Ran home 4.5 miles.

Feeling it to the max! I'm coming back baby!

Will swim, pull the rope, for cool down tonight.
FF

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 Post subject: Re: FF = Tough Mudder to be 12/2012
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:57 am 

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Ran ou tback in the wetlands for mud and mental training. It was spooky. Saw two major snakes, plus all the things I imagined were real.

Good day of training
FF

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 Post subject: Re: FF = Tough Mudder to be 12/2012
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Best of luck. I'm training for a couple obstacle races later this summer, and will drop in on your training log from time to time. Stay strong.

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 Post subject: Re: FF = Tough Mudder to be 12/2012
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:38 pm 

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Paladin wrote:
Best of luck. I'm training for a couple obstacle races later this summer, and will drop in on your training log from time to time. Stay strong.

Thanks Paladin. I am a bit sore this morning, but am running to the office. I'll take all the suppoert I can get.

What races are you doing?

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 Post subject: Re: FF = Tough Mudder to be 12/2012
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FlyinFree wrote:
Paladin wrote:
Best of luck. I'm training for a couple obstacle races later this summer, and will drop in on your training log from time to time. Stay strong.

Thanks Paladin. I am a bit sore this morning, but am running to the office. I'll take all the suppoert I can get.

What races are you doing?


Right now, I'm doing one called The Farm Man Challenge, that looks easy and fun, and another Mud Challenge thing up on our ski hill, that likewise looks easy and fun. What I'd like to do if I can organize my busy life, is travel to nearby states that have Warrior Dashes (I've heard they're fairly easy), Tough Mudders and Spartan Races.

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 Post subject: Re: FF = Tough Mudder to be 12/2012
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I was born in Idaho. Heard of Kuna?

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 Post subject: Re: FF = Tough Mudder to be 12/2012
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Ran into office today 4.5 miles
Riding home.
Lifting weights tonight, light, and swim, pull the rope.
FF

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 Post subject: Re: FF = Tough Mudder to be 12/2012
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FlyinFree wrote:
I was born in Idaho. Heard of Kuna?


Kuna's 3 or 4 miles from my house! It's grown up a bit, but still just a wide spot in the road on the way out to the desert, except for a great Mexican Joint that stays pretty busy.

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