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jdtemple
02-02-2012, 07:51 AM
Anyone ever done anything like this?

http://warriordash.com/register2012_nebraska.php

http://www.papillion.org/recreation_extreme5k.cfm

My neighbor signed up. A coworker (out of shape guy) wants to do it with me.

I think it looks like fun, but I never run. I might have to do a little running to work up to it so I'm not a total wreck after the races. What do you think?

larrysmojo
02-02-2012, 11:16 AM
Anyone ever done anything like this?

http://warriordash.com/register2012_nebraska.php

http://www.papillion.org/recreation_extreme5k.cfm

My neighbor signed up. A coworker (out of shape guy) wants to do it with me.

I think it looks like fun, but I never run. I might have to do a little running to work up to it so I'm not a total wreck after the races. What do you think?

I'm also signing up and I never run either.. this will motivate me to actually do some cardio.

flairon
02-02-2012, 11:20 AM
There are a couple girls in one of my classes that are all about this and another competition called the Spartan Challenge. A couple months ago they were your average 20 something females, kinda doughy, then they both got on this kick and joined a gym and hardened up pretty quick.

swimmer32
02-02-2012, 01:34 PM
I'm considering signing up for the one in IL in June. I never run either. The 3 mile run doesn't sound like fun, but everything else does!

jdtemple
02-02-2012, 01:58 PM
I do cardio. But I'm a biker, not a runner. I could work up to a 5k run pretty quickly, I'm sure.

I believe the entire course is 5k, including the obstacles. I don't know that you do much continuous running, other than between obstacles.

It'll also give me the chance to do some running in my Vibram Five Fingers.

CookAndrewB
02-02-2012, 02:36 PM
My avatar is from the last Warrior Dash I did. I'll be doing another in mid summer... good times!

First, this isn't a 5k. The event we went to (myself and two co-workers) was SUPER muddy. You couldn't run through about 70% of it because it was 18" of mud. That might sound nice, but it was FAR more tiring to walk through miles of deep mud than to run. The obstacles don't pose much of a challenge, really. They create a bit of a bottle neck, in which you will spend some time standing about watching others negotiate their way through. Overall, it was fun. Fun enough that I'm going back for a second try... but it isn't anything like most people imagine. Hard to explain, but it is more like playground time with a bunch of adults than a race. People go in costumes, some "run" the whole thing in truly un-athletic footwear (think wingtip dress shoes). At the end they take donations of all the muddy shoes, clean them up, and donate them. Good charity, but I wouldn't bother wearing any truly nice shoes (5 fingers included), as you are just as likely to lose them in some mud hole as make it to the end in them. I would say I saw a pretty good number of people with one shoe on at the end of the race.

I'm also planning on doing this: http://runforyourlives.com/

As an avid zombie movie fan, this sounds way more fun than the Warrior Dash. Plus I already have my furry viking helmet swag, and how many of those can one man really keep?

Have fun with it, and you will love it!

Flyboyjc
02-02-2012, 03:43 PM
I want to do one this summer too. Vids on youtube make it look like fun!

The Spartan race is hardcore. According to their website...12-15 miles and the obstacles look tough.

jdtemple
02-02-2012, 05:06 PM
My avatar is from the last Warrior Dash I did. I'll be doing another in mid summer... good times!

First, this isn't a 5k. The event we went to (myself and two co-workers) was SUPER muddy. You couldn't run through about 70% of it because it was 18" of mud. That might sound nice, but it was FAR more tiring to walk through miles of deep mud than to run. The obstacles don't pose much of a challenge, really. They create a bit of a bottle neck, in which you will spend some time standing about watching others negotiate their way through. Overall, it was fun. Fun enough that I'm going back for a second try... but it isn't anything like most people imagine. Hard to explain, but it is more like playground time with a bunch of adults than a race. People go in costumes, some "run" the whole thing in truly un-athletic footwear (think wingtip dress shoes). At the end they take donations of all the muddy shoes, clean them up, and donate them. Good charity, but I wouldn't bother wearing any truly nice shoes (5 fingers included), as you are just as likely to lose them in some mud hole as make it to the end in them. I would say I saw a pretty good number of people with one shoe on at the end of the race.

I'm also planning on doing this: http://runforyourlives.com/

As an avid zombie movie fan, this sounds way more fun than the Warrior Dash. Plus I already have my furry viking helmet swag, and how many of those can one man really keep?

Have fun with it, and you will love it!

My Five Fingers have a strap on them and they fit pretty snug. I'd be surprised if they fell off. They're also machine washable, which is why I was considering them for the race.

mlandis
02-02-2012, 05:14 PM
I've ran two and they are a lot of fun.

Here are some suggestions.
Have fun.
Bring money for the big turkey leg and beer
Bring a towel and a change of clothes for the way home
Wear old shoes and donate them (bring a pair to wear home)
Bring antibacteria wipes. You will be going through the same mud that 1000+ other people have. Any nicks you might get should be cleaned afterwards.
The two I ran one had a fire hose that they used to spray you off when you finished, the other just had a pond that you coud wash off in.

gomezm13
02-02-2012, 07:35 PM
We did the wdash last year, and I don't do any cardio I ran the whole thing with no problem...u finish and they will I swear give u as many bananas as u want...it was like the best day ever were signing up for ohio this year again!..and I suck at these posting things so hopefully I put this in the right spot. We went with a bunch of people some fit and some not even close to being healthy we all finished and it was amazing dancing with a corn on the cob! Like I said best day ever

Kraken
02-02-2012, 08:19 PM
Warrior dash is brutal, but loads of fun. Lots of injuries too. Buddy of mine does them every year, and is in the best shape of anyone I know. He's a Firefighter, personal trainer, and does triathlons etc. He broke his ankle two years ago and not sure he wants to do them anymore.

Just train right for it. Mass wil work against you in almost everything in it.

Jessicaeclark
02-03-2012, 07:35 AM
I've done warrior dash! I had a great time, It was awesome.
I signed up for a New obstacle race for the month of April (Yikes so close), and I'm pretty excited about that.
It's called Hero Rush- If anyone is in MD and wants to help me train lol.
I'm excited about this one because secretly I have always wanted to be a firefighter lol

Skidmarx
02-03-2012, 08:08 AM
My Five Fingers have a strap on them and they fit pretty snug. I'd be surprised if they fell off. They're also machine washable, which is why I was considering them for the race.

dude you really love those 5 fingers dontcha?

flairon
02-03-2012, 08:19 AM
My avatar is from the last Warrior Dash I did. I'll be doing another in mid summer... good times!

I'm also planning on doing this: http://runforyourlives.com/

As an avid zombie movie fan, this sounds way more fun than the Warrior Dash. Plus I already have my furry viking helmet swag, and how many of those can one man really keep?

Have fun with it, and you will love it!

Ok, that's pretty damn cool. I think that would be a hell of a lot of fun,

jdtemple
02-03-2012, 09:16 AM
dude you really love those 5 fingers dontcha?I have 2 pairs!

I signed up. First wave!

Guess I had better start running!

wheyshakes
02-03-2012, 09:07 PM
Damn. I wish I live there too. You had me at turkey leg and beer...


I've ran two and they are a lot of fun.

Here are some suggestions.
Have fun.
Bring money for the big turkey leg and beer
Bring a towel and a change of clothes for the way home
Wear old shoes and donate them (bring a pair to wear home)
Bring antibacteria wipes. You will be going through the same mud that 1000+ other people have. Any nicks you might get should be cleaned afterwards.
The two I ran one had a fire hose that they used to spray you off when you finished, the other just had a pond that you coud wash off in.

mlandis
02-04-2012, 05:28 AM
Damn. I wish I live there too. You had me at turkey leg and beer...

LOL It was good. They have them all over the States and also a few in the United Kingdom and Australia. Any of these close to you?
http://www.warriordash.com/locations.php

mlandis
02-04-2012, 05:30 AM
I've done warrior dash! I had a great time, It was awesome.
I signed up for a New obstacle race for the month of April (Yikes so close), and I'm pretty excited about that.
It's called Hero Rush- If anyone is in MD and wants to help me train lol.
I'm excited about this one because secretly I have always wanted to be a firefighter lol

Good luck, do you know what kind of obstacles they have?