Tough Mudder Training: Month One

Technically it’s been a little over a month since I signed up for the Tough Mudder and I still have like five months until we do it. Before I signed up I would go to the gym, run a mile do some machines and weights. I never really did the squat racks and bench presses or anything but I was relatively in shape.

Gym pic from the day I decided to sign up.

My workouts have changed. A lot. Now I go to the gym and do the Nike Run app workout and a Tough Mudder training workout and then I stretch. I have a training plan going right now for 3-4 days a week so that I can run 10 miles by the time I do the Tough Mudder because we’re doing the 8-10 mile Classic.

I’m going to be completely honest: I don’t really like having a training plan. I’m very much a mood workout person. Like I went to the gym for an extra arms session because I have like no upper body strength and I got there and was like “I feel like cross training and biking for a bit.” I looked at the group fitness class schedule and sure enough there was a biking class starting in 15 minutes.

I don’t actually remember the last time I left the gym since starting the training plan that I felt like I could keep working out. I’m doing a lot more jumping and a lot more of the sprinting and trying for time which is all stuff I hate but I’m getting better. The training plan I’m using basically has me doing a ton of things I hate but I’m getting better at them. I can do more than one push-up now!

What types of things do you want to see in my wrapups? What’s your favorite way to stay active?

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