When I first signed up for World’s Toughest Mudder I was really confused about what to use for this grueling 24h race (you can read about my experience here). As this race is equally about gear as it is about training (you can check out my post about WTM training here), I decided to publish my World’s Toughest Mudder gear list here on my blog and keep it updated regularly. You can also find some great ressources about the World’s Toughest Mudder equipment on the WTM Community Facebook group. Please bear in mind that a lot of the gear also depends on individual preferences.
With England’s Toughest Mudder just two months away it is time to revise my Toughest Mudder gear list based on my experiences from the last two years. I am publishing this here as a reference for newbies to the Toughest Mudder series. This list is different from my World’s Toughest Mudder gear list, which you can find here.
If you have been following my blog for a while you probably know that I love Obstacle Course Racing or OCR. Some people might also call it mud runs.
I’ve started doing these runs in 2015 with a short 7km Spartan Sprint and immediately fell in love with it. I since have completed several Spartan Trifectas, Tough Mudders and other races. I love it so much, that I am now even doing Spartan Ultras or the grueling 24h World’s Toughest Mudder.
Tomorrow I’ll be heading off to a race called Getting Tough The Race with my team from Munich Elite Warriors. It is a really tough Obstacle Course Race in Germany, and I was looking forward to it since I signed up last December. But I can’t race due to injury. I found out two weeks ago that I broke a rib before NYC Marathon and World’s Toughest Mudder, and I am still suffering from a shoulder overuse injury. While I could probably still run the race because my legs are fine, it would not be a smart move as I risk aggravating my injuries.
Missing a race due to injury is sad, but not the end of the world. Here are 3 reasons how you can still make the best out of your race despite having an injury.