OBSTACLE COURE RACES  like Warrior Dash and Tough Mudder have recently burst on the fitness scene. These events are hardcore and wildly popular among both young and middle-aged corporate crowd.Tough Mudder is one wickedly intense race that will slam your body and test your mental toughness. Imagine 10-12 miles of mud racing as you tackle one killer obstacle after another.Grueling wall climbs, mud crawls, razor sharp barbed wire, tricky rope climbs, fire and water are just some of the barriers to defeat.Be warned. This punishing race is not for the faint of heart. Obstacle race training is a full body experience, but its not a painful journey.

You must perform beyond what makes sense. Do you have what it takes to compete? If so, check out these tips to help you get ready.Training is about more than just mud running, it’s about balance, flexibility, and upper and lower body strength training.To increase your stamina, start running about 10-12 weeks before. You want to start small and eventually work up to 18-20 miles a week. That is probably 5 miles 4 times a week, which is highly doable. This training will help get your endurance to prepare for a 10-12 mile obstacle race like Tough Mudder.