This weekend another group met out at the house for some more Tough Mudder training, and we had a couple more new obstacles for them: a 13’ cargo net, and a rope climb up (or down) a cliff. We ran about a mile of trail four times, up and down hills, not counting the creek running, which is always an extra bonus!

As part of each lap, they climbed over an 8’ climbing wall, the new 13’ cargo net, a 15’ rope climb of the cliff, as well as carrying a 25-40# weight up a hill and across the dam. They also ran in mud, belly crawled across a muddy section, and walked across another section of the pond.

In the creek, we went farther than last time, including lots of going over and around fallen trees. They even did quite a bit of balance beam walking along some of them. Once, they had to belly crawl through a section of creek, and several times, they were fully immersed.

We’ll be doing more training this week on the same course, focusing on the obstacles and running, especially uphill. All of this is designed to help us get ready for Tough Mudder, a 12 mile trail run this weekend with a bunch of even more difficult obstacles.

To read more about this interesting and difficult event, go to . Next week, I’ll give you a report from the Tough Mudder field!

This week’s Biggest Loser was Brittany Cline, who lost 2.6% of her body weight and 3.6 lbs. T. J. Johnson was second, losing 1.0% and 2.4 lbs.

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