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OCR, Running, Trail Races, Training

7 things I learned in my first 24 hour race

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.

24 hour race
Climbing up the wall! Photocredit: Brad Kerr

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World's Toughest Mudder training
Obstacle Course Races, OCR, Training

My World’s Toughest Mudder training plan to hit 50 miles

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.

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Obstacle Course Races, OCR, Race Review

My World’s Toughest Mudder Experience – a final 24 hour dance in the desert

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.

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