Oh dear! It’s just hit me! Tough Mudder Sydney is only 13 weeks away! And I didn’t just enter one event. I signed up to repeat the whole course again on the Sunday. Also, I don’t have a team of mates coming along with me so will be alone the crowd relying on random acts of kindness to help me through the team elements of the course.
I’ve got plenty of aerobic and mental endurance but my upper body and core strength have pretty much gone out the window since I stopped going to parkour classes a few months ago. I’ve been cruising along pretending that everything will be okay and that I’ll just breeze through the event. But that’s just asking for trouble.
So it’s time for me to get serious and do some Tough Mudder specific training. It will probably be beneficial to me as a triathlete too because what I have in endurance I lose in strength. Today I’ve downloaded the Tough Mudder Boot Camp training program. Saturday is exactly 13 weeks to the event so tomorrow morning seems like a really good time to get started on this program. That gives me tonight to buy myself a few necessary items, such as a skipping rope and medicine ball, and to find a good location to train at where I can use monkey bars as a pull-up bar. It’s a good thing today is payday and that the sports shop is open late tonight.
The training program recommends that I do the Tough Mudder Boot Camp three days a week and and to do also do an additional three cardio sessions a week. So I’m going to try to do my Tough Mudder sessions on Friday, Monday and Wednesdays for the next 13 weeks. The toughest part will be sticking to the training plan 😉