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Sep112012

Online question: thoughts on adventure races

Photo courtesy of myveryownhappyending.blogspot.comThe next online question is a subject that only recentyl gained popularity. Adventure runs like Spartan Run, Tough Mudder and Warrior Dash are extremely popular, bit it is not just adrenaline freaks who need the next big rush. Everyday folks are intrigued and often see it as a great challenge and acoomplishment. 

For those not 100% certain what these events are, read this story.

So, on to the question. Remember, please respond here and not on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

"What are your feelings on adventure races, like Tough Mudder, Warrior Dash and Spartan Run, to name a few? Do you think they are healthy, good for participants, etc? And, would you ever do one?"

Reader Comments (1)

What are your feelings on adventure races, like Tough Mudder, Warrior Dash and Spartan Run, to name a few?
"I think these events are wonderful. It is so important to make fitness fun. For years, a large majority of the population have dreaded workouts. These events, in addition to Color Runs, Rock and Roll runs, etc, make working out and competition fun and encourage team atmospheres."

Do you think they are healthy, good for participants, etc?
"I think they can be good for participants if they train for it. It is important to train correctly for these events since they are different than “normal” events. If proper attention is paid to training for the various obstacles, it can be an enjoyable day with your closest friends."

Would I ever do one?
"I am on the fence with that question. I would like to, however, I have serious knee issues and do not trust my knees to off pavement running/walking. I can run in marathons, but not on varying terrain, so I would probably not do a Mud Run or Warrior Dash. It is more important for me to stay healthy and active than to do an event that will put my knee health in jeopardy."

Radley West
Lake Murray Anytime Fitness
Columbia, SC
September 12, 2012 | Registered CommenterIHRSA

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