Mud Run Training is back | Blog by Lindsay Peters, Trainer September 4, 2012
Our Y team is at it again….at the completion of the Tough Mudder in April, we were hungry for more. We decided to take on the Spartan Races as our next challenge. We have been busy training all summer and now two weeks out from the event, we are ready to conquer again. If you’ve looked in the studio at 6 am and wondered why people were dragging sandbags, battling with ropes, throwing weights and balls around, or climbing up walls upside down, now you know we do this because we need to be both physically and mentally prepared for whatever obstacles we may encounter on the course. We practice team building through group runs and carrying each other down the football field.
On September 9th we will take on 10 miles of dragging sandbags and buckets of rocks up ski slopes, running up slippery walls, swimming through muddy lakes, rolling under barbed wire, climbing ropes, and 30 burpees for each incomplete obstacle. We will complete it as a team, walking away stronger, and then we will set our sights on the next.
So here is where I invite you to join us. We NEED team members who are looking for new and exciting ways to get into peak physical and mental shape. Your level of fitness right now doesn’t matter because what we do is 75% mental. Our body is controlled by our minds and when the mind doesn’t interfere our potential is limitless. Don’t get me wrong – you will face really tough physical challenges, and some you will not be able to complete (some of them I cannot complete myself); but that is the very point where we grow and we change.
Join me for a introductory Mud Run workshop on Saturday, September 8 from 2-4pm to learn more. The workshop is free for members and $20 for potential members. Register online here or contact Valerie Tanner for information, 215-348-8131, x1140.
MISSION: Central Bucks Family YMCA is a charitable non-profit organization whose purpose is to improve the quality of community life. The Y strengthens the spirit, mind and body of its members. We build character by promoting the values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility.