Tough Mudder is 12 miles of fingernail breaking hell, there's mud, there's sweat, there is the chance that we will get muddy and sweaty at the same time,, but we shake off such threats to cleanliness in the single minded goal of finishing the 'race'...
This is the story of how we completed the course, starting with 22 increasingly challenging Mudder specific training sessions before the race even starts.
25/04/2014 - The challenge has begun
It's all too easy to scroll through this page and think... core blimey, that's a lot of workouts, well yes there are, and these workouts are all specific to the goal, that being to run an enjoyable Tough Mudder knowing that we have prepared, prepared and prepared some more... We will start together and finish together and do whatever it takes in the middle bit to make sure we all succeed.
Tough Mudder is made up of 12 miles of pain - we will train for 14 miles of hell
Tough Mudder is upper body intensive - we will become Herculean
Tough Mudder fatigues every muscle fibre - we will attain higher thresholds
Tough Mudder is designed to scare - we will become fearless
Bootcamping Mudders is looking for additional team members
As of the 25/04/2014 we have seven members
The cut off to join is the 1st May 2014
Mudder training is free for Belfast Bootcamping members
Or £10 per session on payg
To wrap this bit up, this training programme will get everyone involved into the best shape of their lives, I'm talking world class athletic prowess, more balls than a meat ball factory and more courage than a pride of lions... This is life defining stuff.
Enjoy the Bootcamping Mudders journey, when you see the group, give them a cheer.
Feel free to comment on this blog.
If you're in Belfast and you're reading this instead of getting stuck in, I have just one statement;
Stop living a life of self imposed limitation?
01/05/2014 - The official mudder team
Bootcamping Mudders is a closed and exclusive group for the truly determined, that being, for the following people only.
If you're name isn't here then you have missed the boat, these people are officially winners from today onwards;
450 + facebook page fans had the opportunity, but they blew it!
70 + voucher holders had the opportunity to achieve awesome, but you blew it
6 x people took the challenge
that's only 0.002% of the entire population of Belfast !
If you want in on the team at this stage then the onus is on you to prove that you're in the top 0.002% and worthy of the free additional event specific training, otherwise, sign up for the 2015 training programme for whatever the next mile stone happens to be, whether it's a marathon or triathlon etc :D
The training days
This is what its all about
03/05/2014 - Session 1 of 22 at Hazelbank
60 minutes -
General session to test overall physical fitness to total fatigue
Multiple elements including some rocky horrors, shore will be a beach of a workout !
Blogger decided to delete the long funny and witty report from this session, well, I say blogger, it was probably me while trying to correct a small error as i edited via my phone... slightly painful, but hey, the best way to find out what's going on is to be part of the team :D
A quick overview
This session included getting our rocks off on the beach, shore it was touch, but when it comes to this much fun, tide and time waits for no man or woman :D
Attended by Karen, Christina, Claire, Will, Stephanie and Mark
10/05/2014 - Session 2 of 22 at Shawsbridge
60 minutes -
Upper body based
Ground work biased
Utilising the environmental challenges
Grass burns and filthy parts in the game of strengthening resolve and hearts
Blogger decided to trash the long funny and witty report from this session, well, I say blogger, it was probably me while trying to correct a small error as i edited via my phone... slightly painful, but hey, the best way to find out what's going on is to be part of the team :D
A quick overview though
This one included lots of rope pulling, tugging, throwing, dragging and then more of that with kettlebells attached to the ends of the rope too... quite a leg trembling experience, especially this early on a Saturday morning...