CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Starting
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Starting For newcomers to the CrossFit methodology

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-09-2012, 12:17 PM   #1
Mike Karolewicz
Member Mike Karolewicz is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Milwaukee  WI
Posts: 16
tough mudder beginner

Hey guys trying out cf and was wondering if following the wod each day will prep me for my September meet of tough mudder. If not any recommendations will be accepted.

Also with just starting out my endurance for running isn't that high. Is it ok if I cut down the runs until I gain some lungs?
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2012, 01:46 PM   #2
Blair Robert Lowe
Member Blair Robert Lowe is offline
 
Blair Robert Lowe's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Sacramento  CA
Posts: 7,948
Re: tough mudder beginner

From what I have read from other people who didn't do any what CF would consider long distance running and did TM, it should be encorporated somewhere so it isn't a suckfest running wise. These were people who were doing CF.

The TM also has a time limit (3 hours?)

You have 8 months to develop some ability to run and running is pretty recoverable unless you are pushing the distance or intensity.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2012, 02:35 PM   #3
Bob Cieszkowski
Member Bob Cieszkowski is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Langhorne  PA
Posts: 78
Re: tough mudder beginner

I completed TM TriState back in September. My training consisted of strength work 4 x wk, WODs 5 x wk and one long team training run (7mi) w/ aspects of the obstacles mixed in (these longer runs were only added 2 months out from the race date). The training was harder than the actual race.

Aside from the running 2 things to add to your training would be: crawls (bear, crab, alligator) and getting into some cold water on the runs. The water at TM is COLD and you'd be wise to mentally prepare yourself for what that feels like and running when wet.

I wish I had some advice for you for the Electroshock Therapy obstacle, but I don't. But know this--it sucks. Hard.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2012, 04:02 PM   #4
Blair Robert Lowe
Member Blair Robert Lowe is offline
 
Blair Robert Lowe's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Sacramento  CA
Posts: 7,948
Re: tough mudder beginner

Perhaps getting a taser for the electroshock obstacle or at least getting tasered on an occasion.

Honestly, I wouldn't bother. I imagine it will suck and training it on a consistent basis is a bit odd and masochistic.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2012, 05:06 PM   #5
Collin Thompson
Member Collin Thompson is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Novato  CA
Posts: 657
Re: tough mudder beginner

There's not a 3 hour time limit on the mudder. Train in the most uncomfortable conditions possible. For the next norcal tough mudder all I'm going to do training-wise will be some burpees and sprints after skinny dipping at night. Not kidding. Running the entire course is a huge feat - there are TONS of people who just walk it. Although this past norcal course was one of the longer and higher altitude courses so I'm not sure how other ones around the country are.

But basically get used to training when your freezing cold and wet. And with hurt feet. And this might be a risky idea but make sure you can somehow train when dehydrated/with cotton mouth. And train hill runs!! Fact: the more back squats you do, the easier the course will be on your legs.

Last edited by Collin Thompson : 01-09-2012 at 05:09 PM. Reason: hill runs
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2012, 07:45 PM   #6
Jason Mayhugh
Member Jason Mayhugh is offline
 
Jason Mayhugh's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Winchester  VA
Posts: 25
Re: tough mudder beginner

No time limit but there is a cut off time at the end of the day. if you havent made it to the half way mark by 4:30 you will be asked to leave the course. I would just say no. lol. Heres a link from last year when I ran and did mainsite wods and I did two a day for a while to. Im 36 5'11" 250 and made it through with no sprains or strains. I credit crossfit for that all the way. Use to play rugby league and would devlope strains often. http://www.board.crossfit.com/member...poster&t=70990

And the elctroshock was no big deal. It hurt but it was short and sweet. Just keep running.
__________________
''Man wasn't meant to live in a cubical, he was meant to walk 60 miles a day and hunt sabertooth tigers with his bare hands.'' - Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger

Last edited by Jason Mayhugh : 01-09-2012 at 07:48 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2012, 08:29 PM   #7
Blair Robert Lowe
Member Blair Robert Lowe is offline
 
Blair Robert Lowe's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Sacramento  CA
Posts: 7,948
Re: tough mudder beginner

Thanks Jason for clearing that up. I read that upon that half way mark they divert you to an alternate course.

Hill running sucks. I remember it during what little XC I trained for besides the HillRun in the CF 2008 Games. My legs were jello by that time though.

Quite honestly, I would not to walk it or not make that 4:30 mark. As my family likes to say, "Go for Broke!"
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2012, 09:06 PM   #8
Collin Thompson
Member Collin Thompson is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Novato  CA
Posts: 657
Red face Re: tough mudder beginner

Not suggesting to walk it but once you're there they stress hard that it isn't a race.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2012, 09:14 PM   #9
Mike Karolewicz
Member Mike Karolewicz is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Milwaukee  WI
Posts: 16
Re: tough mudder beginner

But for training would the main site wod do justice. I have 9 months to get in shape. I usally just do 531 for lifting no cardio. I can't wait at all. It's gonna be hello but I'm prepping for this race and to be in greater health.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2012, 10:04 PM   #10
Damien Archambault
Member Damien Archambault is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Riverton  WY
Posts: 49
Re: tough mudder beginner

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Mayhugh View Post
No time limit but there is a cut off time at the end of the day. if you havent made it to the half way mark by 4:30 you will be asked to leave the course. I would just say no. lol. Heres a link from last year when I ran and did mainsite wods and I did two a day for a while to. Im 36 5'11" 250 and made it through with no sprains or strains. I credit crossfit for that all the way. Use to play rugby league and would devlope strains often. http://www.board.crossfit.com/member...poster&t=70990

And the elctroshock was no big deal. It hurt but it was short and sweet. Just keep running.
Yeah it was short and sweet, but there was one guy just behind me that got shocked and forgot to close his eyes during the face plant. Man I felt bad for him
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tough Mudder Georgia Erik Glynn Competitions 2 12-23-2011 08:03 AM
Tough Mudder VA Bryan Rowland Competitions 2 11-01-2011 12:42 PM
Tough Mudder = Awesome Peter Keller Competitions 3 10-17-2011 12:37 PM
Tough Mudder GA Joshua Gritton Competitions 8 03-13-2011 04:53 PM
Tough Mudder CO Joseph McCray Competitions 2 02-28-2011 07:26 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.