Published on June 8, 2016
Anyone who has ever completed a Tough Mudder event or a Spartan Race can attest to the fact that the term ‘mud run’ can be one of the biggest understatements in history.
I would know. Over the past few years, I've completed a number of Tough Mudders and Spartan races across North America. I've climbed steep hills in Toronto, ran under the scorching sun in Michigan, and ran long courses in Ottawa (among others).
Mud runs - for many - have become the pinnacle of physical challenges. They're a grueling feat, both physically and mentally. And they're becoming more and more competitive.
No matter whether you're racing for time (Spartan), competing for the best (World's Toughest Mudder), or just running with friends for fun, it's good to be prepared.
While there are many ways to prepare for a challenge of this nature, in this post I want to quickly show you why the jump rope can be a huge asset in your training arsenal.