Obstacle course racing has taken not only the nation, but also the world by storm. Practically any active person you ask will have done, or know someone that has finished, a Spartan Race, Tough Mudder or Warrior Dash. Just because these races are fun, it doesn’t mean that you don’t need to train properly. Training not only prepares your body, but it also helps to avoid injuries.
If you’ve ever been to one of these events, or watched YouTube videos online, you’ve probably seen the crowds enjoying the bands and celebratory beers at the post-race party. This may lead you to believe that it’s just one big party and that anyone can do it, but this certainly isn’t true. Both Spartan and Tough Mudder races generally are 8 to 12 miles with numerous challenging obstacles. So if you want to conquer one of these demanding events and stay injury-free, then you better train accordingly to avoid common mishaps. Read more at Active.com