So you think you’re a mud racer, huh? Well partner, let’s see just what you’re made of! Whether you’re a weekend warrior, a seasoned race vet, or a part-time couch potato, American Mud Race is your chance to bask in all your muddy glory!
Sure our course designers are a little crazy, and they might have gone a little overboard with the mud, but they didn’t make American Mud Race impossible. In fact, most folks in decent shape will be able to push through the challenge and cross the finish line.
No matter your fitness level, it’s a good idea to start training for American Mud Race sooner than later. Use the race as motivation to get outdoors, get active, and get in shape! Here’s a handy suggested guide that’ll help shave minutes off your time, and pounds off your waistline.
- Build up your endurance slowly! Not everyone can run 3-4 miles right off the bat. Aim to slowly increase your endurance over time. Start with a brisk 2 mile walk as a baseline and then work your way up to longer run/walks over the coming weeks. You’ll be able to clock a decent pace soon enough.
- Don’t forget your strength exercises! Mud races require more than just running ability. You’ve got to have some muscle too! Our course will have you crawling through mud, climbing rope, jumping walls, and leaping over fire pits! As you train, focus on exercises in which you move your body through space (like pushups, pull-ups, bodyweight squats/lunges, etc.)
- Visualize as you train! American Mud Race is just as much about mental toughness as it is physical. Picture yourself conquering obstacles when you hit the gym or trail.
- Everything’s better with friends! Don’t train solo if you don’t have to. Get a training group together and use American Mud Race as your collective goal. Motivate one another to stay on track, and keep your eyes on the prize (which is one hell of a post-race party!)
There you have it – your roadmap to a successful date with American Mud Race. If you only take one thing away from this guide, it is that you should make it fun. That’s what we’re all about, and your training will go that much better if you make fun your focus.