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April 14, 2015

Georgia, It’s Race Week! Prepare With These 5 Steps

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Georgia, it’s race week.

Are you ready?

You’ve been running, lifting, and training. You’ve (hopefully) skipped the sugary desserts and the beer. You’ve put together your team.

And now it’s time.

In the final days leading up to your mud run, there are just a few more things to check off the list. We want to make sure you’re at your best on race day, so read on for five steps that we believe are critical to remember as you prepare for an epic mud run.

(If you haven’t registered yet, you can learn more and sign up here.)

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March 24, 2015

It’s Race Week! 5 Critical Steps to Prepare You for an Epic Mud Run

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It’s race week.

Are you ready?

You’ve been running, lifting, and training. You’ve (hopefully) skipped the sugary desserts and the beer. You’ve put together your team.

And now it’s time.

In the final days leading up to your mud run, there are just a few more things to check off the list.

The Air Force Reserve wants to make sure you’re at your best on race day, so read on for five steps that they believe are critical to remember as you prepare for an epic mud run.

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March 10, 2015

The Top 3 Skills You Need to Dominate Your Next Mud Run

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Obstacle course racing requires a wide variety of skills and abilities. More physically and mentally challenging than almost any other athletic activity out there, mud run training requires a balanced approach to developing skills that range from having the capacity to run long distances to tackling challenging obstacles which require as much mental strength as physical.

The Savage Race HQ team has a pretty good idea of what it takes to be your best on our course, so we put our heads together and came up with the top three skills we believe you need in order to dominate your next mud run or obstacle course race.

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March 3, 2015

5 Mud Run Training Workouts You Can Do on Your Lunch Break

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Obstacle course racing (also known as “mud running”) has taken off as a thrilling and challenging way to push physical limits and defeat fears. As the sport has grown in popularity and magnitude, people ranging from elite athletes to weekend warriors, young families, CrossFit gyms, sports teams, corporate groups, and everyone in-between are training for these events.

Although you probably can jump off the couch without any training and complete a Savage Race (with the support of everyone around you, of course), we don’t actually recommend it! Training properly will allow you to get out there and conquer the world’s best obstacles at Savage Race and have a ton of fun while you’re doing it.

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September 18, 2014

Mud Run Training – Savage Race

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People ask us all the time how to train for mud runs and obstacle races like Savage Race. The answer that I used to always give people was to “Pick four or more of the following activities and repeat them regularly: run, swim, lift heavy things, climb over walls, get plenty of sleep and eat clean.” It’s an easy answer, but sort of a smart assed cop out on my part.  Well, for those of you who want more specific direction than that, you’re in luck. Our friends at Sweat Life Fitness (who regularly kick ass at our Savage Race events) designed a mud run training program for Savage Race. The goal here is to work your way up to completing the Savage Rite of Passage. If you can get it done, you’re ready!

-Sam Abbitt, CEO and Co-Founer of Savage Race

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September 13, 2014

Savage Footwear: Start With the Feet

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by Art Waters of Sweat Life Fitness

Welcome back you filthy Savages! I hope that our Get Your Mud on Savage Style was helpful in preparing you all for the beat down of the October race in Dade City. I heard the 6-mile/25-obstacle course was epic and very well attended at 9,000+. I have signed up for the next Florida race and look forward to getting my ass kicked with you on April 13th. In order to help us better prepare our feet for the upcoming event, I have enlisted the help of some local racers to figure out what types of footwear are best to conquer mud run courses.

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June 10, 2014

Pain And How To Treat It

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by Dr. Lauren Hodges, Lake Nona Bootcamp

Savages train hard for race day; with constant training, soreness, and pain, injuries are inevitable. Veteran Savage Dr. Lauren Hodges has some tips to keep you in the gym and ready for the course.

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