Running 10k in the MUD

So a little more than a year ago, about 25 of us went down to Camp Pendleton for the “World Famous” Camp Pendleton Mud Run. It’s a 10k run that you do with a team of 4 while going through some mud and obstacles. Yes, we had a lot of fun down there, however, it was underwhelming… basically a 10k with a few little obstacles and a mud pit at the end. So, we started asking around about a more challenging mud run with more obstacles and more mud… What we found, about 2 hours north of Los Angeles, is a race called the Volkslauf! Yes, it’s a 10k, but as you’ll see in the video below – it’s a whole lot more than just a running race!

On Saturday, about 45 of us are going up to give it a whirl. If you’re inspired by the video and didn’t sign up this year, don’t worry – if it’s as good as it looks, we’ll definitely be going back in ’09 – so start making plans! (fyi – make sure your volume is up for the beginning of the video – they did a great job with the voice over a USMC DI with Mel Gibson from Braveheart!)

Today’s Workout

3 rounds for time of:
400m run
21 Pull Ups
12 Handstand Push-ups

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