Even if you're a veteran of Tough Mudder, you can not just come to a race if you expect to get along with hard-won experiences. This is due to the fact that Tough Mudder brings new challenges every year, and by 2019, this is the highest and longest obstacle ever seen on the course.
The Mudderhorn, for example, will have a height of 7.6m (25ft) and will require participants to work together. Climb a cargo net over it while the long gauntlet tests your whole body strength as you move through the various Move sections. Other new obstacles include Black Widow, a network of cable cars that will test your nuclear power, balance and agility.
In addition to the new obstacles, Tough Mudder has increased the stakes by adding five obstacles to each Classic course. I will take a total of 25 for eight to ten miles (1
To help you keep the updated courses intact, we asked Born Barikor, UK coach of Tough Mudder, to give his advice on the best exercises to train on the new obstacles.
- 60 seconds median Tem Po sprint, turn around and return to the starting point in less than 60 seconds. Pause for 30 seconds and repeat the process five times.
- 10 x hill repetition ons with slow descent
- Sprint with 20 x 30 m with return recovery
- 500 m, 400 m, 300 m, 200 m, 100 m at 80%. Pause for 1 minute between efforts and repeat twice.
- 40 minutes of running time (60-70%) with a light bodyweight circle