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Conquering the New England Tough Mudder


This past weekend two of my running buddies and I packed up our running gear and headed off to West Dover, Vermont to tackle the New England Tough Mudder, a 10-mile obstacle course race.

The three of us had all completed a Tough Mudder before, so we had a general idea of what was to come.

Mud, hills, obstacles, more hills, mud and even electric shock.

Yes electric shock. Live wires hang over a muddy pit and shock contestants as they make their way to the finish. Four days later, I still have a welt on my abs from the experience.

It took us about three hours to complete the course with around 20 obstacles to tackle. Not too bad.

This was my first Tough Mudder of the season, and gave me a good idea of what I need to work on to be successful during the World’s Toughest Mudder, a 24-hour race in Las Vegas in November.

It was rewarding to see that my training was paying off. I never felt tired or strained at any time during the event. One event closer to my goal of 30 miles at “World’s”.