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Mud Run Training and Prep with Coach Rollie



Last February I entered and completed the Tough Mudder.  The Tough Mudder is a 10-12 mile endurance competition in which obstacles, both mental and physical are set up in your path to the finish line.  Those obstacles include but aren’t limited to walls, muddy terrain, steep hills, rope climbs, fireman (injured person) carry,  dark muddy tunnels, ice baths, electric shock obstacles, so on and so forth.  They’re meant to test you physical fitness as well as your mental capacity to conquer uncomfortable conditions. 



It was challenging.  But, I can thank my workouts, diet and training methods for getting me through the course relatively easy. A few weeks ago, I decided I’d help people get a feel for what a Mud Run (Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, Gladiotor Run etc.) was like by hosting an outdoor specially designed FX Boot Camp class. I called it a Mud Run Prep workout. 

About 8 people showed up for the Mud Run Prep workout and I was very pleased that at the end of it all, everyone had an awesome workout, but, I was even more pleased that they also had a lot of fun and a great time.   So because it was so much fun, and a great workout as well, I’ll be hosting another free Mud Run Prep workout class on December 1. 

Like last time, this one will also be held at Brookside Park in Pasadena.  We will meet at 9 a.m. at the east end of Lot I, adjacent to the Aquatic Center. 

Stay tuned for the list of skills and drills and the complete schedule.

It will be similar to last time, but I am working on a few changes to make it even better and more fun.  This was the schedule for the last Mud Run Prep workout/training:
9-9:15 a.m. Meet and Greet
9:16 -9:25 Warm up and Stretch
9:26-10:30 Drills and Skills Workout
10:31-10:45 Fuel and Hydrate Break

10:46 - 11:00 Dash and Blast to the Finish
11:01 - 11:15 Q&A with Coach Rollie
11:16 - 1 p.m.  Beer Run and Lunch (You get a beer at the end of Mud Runs, so we're gonna train!)

If you’re planning on doing a Mud Run (Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, Gladiator Run etc.) you should definitely come out and get a taste of what it’s like, and so that you can find out what your strengths and weaknesses are. The training and workout will be free, but we will accept used clothes that we will later donate to the shelter.  Help yourself and help others at the same time. 

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