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Tough Mudder: The Next Big Thing

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There is a phenomenon happening, nationwide. It combines 10 to 12 miles of trail running with 25 obstacles that have names like "Chernobyl Jacuzzi" (swimming through a dumpster full of ice water), "Electroshock Therapy" (running through a field of live wires, some which carry 10,000 volts of electricity), and "Boa Constrictor" (crawling through a series of tunnels, again, in freezing water). And it's not a race. Nobody wins.

 

Tough Mudder was born in the mind of ex-counter-terrorism specialist for the UK, Will Dean. He was told that, because the event wouldn't be competitive, it wouldn't work. Dean and partner Guy Livingstone decided to put on an event anyway, just to see. With an $8,000 budget, the first Tough Mudder event took place in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in May of 2010. Dean and Livingstone expected 500 participants. They got 5,000.


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An interesting blog post on Training for Tough Mudder -- A Woman's Perspective

An interesting  blog post   on    Training for Tough Mudder   -- A Woman's Perspective | Erin3 | Scoop.it

This woman did a Tough Mudder and a half-marathon the next day and describes how she exercised to finish strong! This page gave me some ideas I will share with the next aspiring Tough Mudder Girl I meet . Girls Gone Muddy!


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'Superwoman' Whitaker praises The Dragon's Back

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Veteran of the first incarnation of this classic event, Helene Whitaker has found the energy to put together a fascinating blog on her experience of the 5-day race that is The Dragon’s Back Race...

My Thoughts: Although there is not a lot of information about the race itself, any running race that lasts 5 days seems pretty great to me.  I would like to learn more about this and would *hope* that some day (beore I get too old) I could complete this race!


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A great blog about Tough Mudders for Women!

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This badass bitch did a Tough Mudder and a half-marathon on back-to-back days and describes how she prepared to finish strong! This page gave me great ideas I will pass on to the next aspiring Tough Mudder Girl I meet . Girls Gone Muddy!


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Rainshadow Running

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This site has trail runs around the Pacific NorthWest.  The races are typically well organized with yummy food at the finish line!

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