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waxwax A mere 2800 feet north of Detroit Icrontian
edited Jan 2012 in Fitness

In the summer, I was derpin' around on my out of shape 205lbs-ish ass when my former Army Ranger co-worker approached me. He asked me if I wanted to join him and his ex-military buddies Tough Mudder team. Curious, I looked the event up and laughed. 12 miles up and down hill with obstacles designed by British Special Forces? I'll pass, I'd like to live to see 30.

Months flew by and I found myself getting into shape via dieting and exercising. In late December, I started running. Mostly because I hated it with a passion my whole life and wanted to conquer it. The Detroit Half-Marathon sign-ups opened shortly after and decided to register. Having 9 months to train meant more than enough time to be prepared! Right? The next day at work I was bragging to my co-workers that I had registered for the Half-Marathon. The ex-Ranger later approached me, mocked me for my over-sized/ill-fitting business casual and once again asked. I told him I'd consider it. Going home that night, I listened to this Radiolab podcast and decided this year was the year of the Double-Dare physical challenge. After posting about my registration on Facebook, MAGIC inquired and decided to join along in the fun.

With less than 3 months to go, I'm setting aside my usual workout routine and focusing on improving my 5mile time as well as doing the suggested Mustache Man Training. CrossFit is still an option, but I'm going to try the suggested training first.

The Michigan Event Page & Course Map

If you are interested in driving down to Ohio for spectating/cheering us on, you can buy spectator tickets for $20.



  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    Awesome! I'm heading towards the same goal in Dallas, so I'm with you
  • waxwax A mere 2800 feet north of Detroit Icrontian
    Going to a CrossFit intro class at my local box. I'm pretty pumped!
  • MAGICMAGIC Furniture City, Michigan Icrontian
    Still up in the air a bit on this. I didnt realize how expensive the registration is. If I sell my road bike to the guy looking at it today, I cant particepate because I'll need to go into super saving mode to get my new bike before spring. :/
  • waxwax A mere 2800 feet north of Detroit Icrontian
    edited Jan 2012
    Just buy a Kestrel from bikesdirect.com
  • pragtasticpragtastic Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    Some rumors floating about the office of possibly starting a company sponsored team. If it happens, I'm in. Here's to hoping for some punishment.
  • pragtasticpragtastic Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    wax, is this the primary resource you're using for training?
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    I'd think the primary resource should be the http://toughmudder.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/TrainingPrep.pdf
  • waxwax A mere 2800 feet north of Detroit Icrontian
    I had planned to use both sources, but I ended up joining a crossfit gym. That 4-5x a week as well as the occasional run is my prep.
  • d3k0yd3k0y Loveland, OH Icrontian
    I am thinking of signing up for the Kentucky one since it is a bit closer to the 'Nati. I haven't been to the gym in a while and I can't run for crap so it will be interesting to see how well I might be able to do.
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