Photographic and video evidence of all the pain, torment, cheers and beers….. 🙂 Enjoy.
My name is Aaran Gibb from Scotland and I am competing in the world’s toughest mudder in Las Vegas this year with my uncle and cousin. I have been training for the last 2 years to get myself to the level of fitness I feel I need to push my body through the 24 hour course.
Is there any advice you can give me on training required and especially equipment I must take (I am a little tighter for money than planned so I want to purchase the essentials at as low as cost as possible) this is obviously not ideal but it’s the best I can do at the moment.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Great to hear from you, mate. WTM16?…exciting stuff. Happy to help with some advice.
Training: Need to think about how you’re moving around on the course. Get some sessions done in everything you’re intending to wear….wet suit, small pack (?). Golden rule is to train as you play. Be realistic (although you’ll get plenty of weird looks when you’re doing beach runs at night in a full hooded wetsuit dragging kettlebells through the sand etc).
Check this page on the site and have a play with some of the training sessions. Some awesome material in there. https://mudracingmechanics.com/the-training/
Gear: I did my race in New Jersey. Blue-balls cold with obstacles icing up overnight…ropes becoming solid. Las Vegas will be bloody cold too, but you’ll have sand to deal with so make sure you’re looking after yourself. I’ve seen skiing goggles being highly recommended as previous races have been slaughtered by wind.
Check these pages out: https://mudracingmechanics.com/the-equipment/ and https://mudracingmechanics.com/the-system/ . Hopefully there will be a few insights there. I have some friends who have also developed gear specifically for events such as this. Take a look at Bleggmits (awesome gloves https://www.facebook.com/bleggmit/ ) and Moxie Gear gaiters ( http://www.moxiegear.com.au/#!moxie-shin-gaiters/zuv4v ).
If you want to read a little about my own personal race experience, you’ll find the laughs, tears and idiot grins here: https://mudracingmechanics.com/2012/11/21/the-race-that-was/
Keep me posted, mate. I’ll be keen to hear how your race pans out. Any questions etc in the meantime don’t hesitate to give me a shout.
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