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“Don’t hope. *BELIEVE*. When you hope, you’re just a beggar, waiting for good things to happen. When you believe, you go out and make things happen.” – unknown.

There’s no doubt that training for anything requires work.  With another Tough Mudder coming up, I’m getting more and more messages from people questioning themselves.  “I didn’t train as much as I’d like… I hope I do ok.”

When preparing for a mud run, your goal is to get to the staging area at the start the race with the BELIEF that you’re going to rock that event.  If you’ve put in the work, you’ll have pushed yourself to the point of failure and experience what that was like.  Then you’ve picked yourself up and did it again and again until your point of failure keeps moving farther and farther away.  This happens until you get to the point where you aren’t afraid of that point of failure but, rather, are ready for it.  If you’re still *hoping* to do well when you reach that staging area, it’s because you didn’t prepare.  You’re unsure of how you’ll do because you haven’t experience the pain of pushing yourself or the pleasure of pushing past the limits you had in your head.

Believe. Don’t *hope*.

Know. Don’t guess.

This starts with your training.

The WOD today is about reaching those limits, taking a breather, then continuing on.

“Up and Down the River”

Start out slow. Take a breather if you need to, but don’t stop. Keep going. You’ll find your limits, then you’ll find a way to push past them.

You got this1

WOD 8-8-14

Warm up: Jump Rope (5mins)

Main Set: Rep schedule = 9-15-21-15-9

  • Pushups
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Burpees
  • Box Jumps
  • Pullups
  • Box Jumps
  • Burpees
  • Mountain Climbers

Get this done and cool down with a good stretching session.  I normally stretch out and use the foam roller for at least 15 minutes while re-hydrating, otherwise I’ll be really sore…

That’s it!  See you on Monday!


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