Saturday, December 17, 2011

Tough Mudder Training

So, I'll be running the Tough Mudder (again) in May of 2012.

Last year I raised about 600 bucks for Wounded Warrior and I'll probably be nagging you all again for money as that event gets closer.

My training regime has settled down into this:

Monday lunchtime: 1 hour of conditioning class. This involves 55-60 mins of exercises divided into 2 or 3 minute rounds. This usually starts with  jumping rope and then exercises like pushups, burpees, planks, situps, plyometrics, ball & mace swings, Indian clubs ,tug of war, rope climb... plus some more exotic stuff that our instructor picked up in his 30 years of martial arts training. Its fighter conditioning, basically.

Monday evening. 2 hours of Muay Thai classes.

Tuesday: rest

Wednesday is the same as Monday

Thursday: rest

Friday: 1.5-2 hours of Savate classes. These are more technique-focussed, but work balance and flexibility instead of being the savage metcon of the Muay Thai workouts.

Saturday: 1- 1.5 hours of , Bag work, and weight exercises. This varies a lot. I've been doing the 300 Workout from, the Tough Mudder workout, or things I make up on my own using weights, rings, the C2 rowing machine etc. .

Sunday: Run day. Ive been going over to the gravel pit near my house. Nobody's there on the weekends, and its about 50-60 acres with a lot of ramps and slopes and hills. I go faster up the hills --note that I do not sprint, but I do try to go faster. I usually go for about an hour or so. As I get closer to May, I'll work in more runs.


Atom Smasher said...


MeatAxe said...

Ok, i lied. I had no workout Saturday because I was doing work. But I did weights AND ran on Sunday.

And tonight I'm going to the election at my gun club, so I only had the lunchtime workout.

But normally, that is my schedule.

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