Part 1: Training
Part 2: Gear
When getting ready for your first mud run or obstacle race, getting your clothing choices correct will be key to how much you enjoy the day. From the feet to the head, if it’s raining, snowing, or a heatwave, there are multiple choices to be made and making the right decision can mean the difference between a successful run or a cold finish.
Part 3: Race Day
After plenty of preparation and practice, you finally make it to race day. Has it seemed like it’s crept up a lot faster than you were expecting it to? You might be planning to stay in a hotel or to be getting up incredibly early to drive to your venue, so the last thing you want is anything to go wrong on the day. Here are a few tips to bear in mind on that all-important morning.
Race Day Tips
Have fun! No matter what reason you are taking on this event for, the most important thing to do is enjoy yourself – there are not many other instances in life when getting muddy and playing on climbing frames and large structures are so readily encouraged. Hit that slide head first, show the hills who’s boss and just sprint through anything that might electrocute you! As soon as you’ve crossed the finish line, you’ll be counting the days until you can do it again.
Written by me, Keith Fairburn;
Personal Trainer, Sports Therapist, S&C Coach.
Ninja Warrior Semi-Finalist, Obstacle Racer, Salming Running Ambassador.
If you have any questions about anything I’ve written in this post or want to get in touch, contact me.