How to Train for a Mud Run
Keep gear tight, not white. On race day, wear lightweight spandex that hugs your body, Wasmund suggests. Baggy cotton clothes chafe, easily get caught in netting and branches, and weigh you down when wet. Add runners' gloves and high socks to nix scrapes.
Train like GI Jane. "You'll meet hills, wall climbs, mud pits, and other obstacles during a race," Wasmund says, and that requires adding muscle, not just mileage. Steal Wasmund's key strength moves.
Get your feet wet. Some mud races boast being over-the-top tough. Start with these newbie-friendly picks: the Mudderella 5- to 7-milers (mudderella.com), the Pretty Muddy 3-miler (prettymuddywomensrun.com) and the LoziLu 5K (lozilu.com).
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