With England’s Toughest Mudder just two months away it is time to revise my Toughest Mudder gear list based on my experiences from last year. 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 I will publish in due course.
I recently ran World’s Toughest Mudder, a 24 hour obstacle race held in the desert just outside Las Vegas, Nevada. While I think I was quite prepared for this one (think training, nutrition and getting lots of information on the World’s Toughest Mudder Facebook group), there were still some valuable lessons I learned, that can be applied to any 24 hour race, not only obstacle races. And yes, there were some things I learned the hard way.
When I look at my goals journal for 2017, the first entry is World’s Toughest Mudder. And in the section of what I need to do it says:
Train like a crazy person.
Although this pretty much sums it up, I thought it might still be a good idea to get into the details of what I did this year to hit 50 miles and what lessons I learned.
I just came back from the US where I competed at World’s Toughest Mudder, a grueling 24h Obstacle Course Race in the desert outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. I wanted to run this race for a while now, and it was my big challenge for 2017. It was definitely one of the best, but also hardest experiences of my life, and I am beyond happy that I reached my personal goal of 50 miles as well as finishing the full 24hours.