This past weekend, an opportunity landed in my lap to try out a type a race that I have never done before- a mud race.
What is a mud race? It’s usually a fun run that includes obstacles of some sort. The length of the run can vary. The number of obstacles can vary, but there is ALWAYS mud involved at some point.
You can read my race report here, if you like.
No mind you, I had not trained for this race. I mean, I still have my running background but I was not prepared for hoisting myself over any kind of obstacle. My only plan was to have fun and not lose my shorts in the mud pit- mission accomplished! I did, however, get very very very muddy.
This was my first time to do a race of this kind, and I LOVED it. It kind of makes me wish that I had done it sooner. I vividly remember thinking at one point in the race- this is so much better than straight running, I get to break up the monotony of running with obstacles- yippee!!!! It was harder in some respects, since I was using different muscles for the obstacles and then a different set for the running/hiking.
Now, I want to do more, especially given my
hate disdain dislike of HOT RUNNING.
Since I am no longer a Mud Run virgin, I am anxious to find another run to do in my area and soon. ‘Tis the season for mud!
I did a quick google search on Mud Races and was surprised on the number of options out there.
This is by no means the entire list- just a beginning. Also, I’ve heard of Zombie Runs, Urban Adventure Races, Foam Fest 5K’s.
So go ahead. Try it, you just might like it. I did!
Tell me – what fun races have you done?!