So I have been posting, infrequently, updates about getting in shape for a tough mudder.
Last summer I did one with zero training and while I finished every obstacle the 12.5 miles kicked my ass and I couldn't walk normally for about three days.
I worked my way up this summer to running three times a week with a long run of 10 miles, about 22 miles total a week, and I was also doing some calisthenics. Three weeks before the race my wife had a baby and I hurt my toe witch severely reduced my training volume in the end weeks. However, no worries. The race was Saturday and I finished much stronger than last year. Made it through every obstacle with far less effort than last year and I ran the entire 11 miles without needing to walk a bit. The best part, I wasn't even sore the next day.
I am very happy with my workout program this summer and I really set a goal and met it. Now its on to bigger and better goals.
I am going to take a break from running for probably the next six months. I am a graduate student and I normally work M-F 7AM to 7PM, and I live so far north that the current day length is from 6:30-7:30, and I don't like running on country roads in the dark. My focus instead of running will be lifting, box jumps, sprints around the 1/8 mile track at my gym, and jump rope as I try to loose more weight.