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.
I have 32 weeks until my event. I will do 8 - 4 week cycles. the last week will be taper to event.
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
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,