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The Different Types of People That Participate in a Mud Run

By Mud Runs (519 words)
Posted in Mud Run Tips on January 23, 2013

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A first-time challenger in a mud run might wonder what kind of people they will encounter. They may also worry that they won't fit in with those who spend their weekends getting dirty. This kind of anxiety even prevents some people from enjoying the exhilaration that comes from a morning running in the mud.

The fact is, there are all different types of people that love mud runs. These runners come from all ages, social groups, and various affiliations. The one thing everyone at a mud run has in common is that they love to run.

"The Novice"

The Novice

Newbie mud runners comprise a surprisingly large percentage of those who will be encountered at each event. A mud run does not require that a person be experienced in the sport, but it does require a dedicated training effort. Following a training routine that is specifically geared toward the difficulties encountered with mud runs is ideal, though a standard race training plan should work for most of those who are new to the sport.

The Thrill seeker

There is no doubt about it: mud runs are thrill rides. People who are in shape and love to be active may look for a bit more than a standard race. Specific types of mud runs, like the Warrior Dash or Spartan Race take these events to a new level. Thrill seekers can dress in their most outlandish gear while they tackle mud and sweat.

"The Trainee"

The Trainee

Runners are always looking for new ways to overcome their personal bests. A mud run, and the training involved, can help runners to develop strength, speed, and stamina. Those who are planning to run a marathon or half marathon, or even those who are simply hoping to improve their pace in a shorter race, may find that mud runs give them the edge they need to excel.

Everyone Else

Mud runs truly attract people from far and wide. First-time runners and long-time road racers unite in the spirit of active fun at every mud run. Sometimes athletes wish to show their strength and at other times they wish to show their sense of humor. Everyone fits in at a mud run.

The key to meeting the different types of people at a mud run is to simply be open. Those first-timers should introduce themselves in order to learn as much as possible about their fellow racers. They will then learn that the race represents a world of different backgrounds and possibilities. By the end of the race, everyone will have that particular mud run experience in common. This is an experience that unites all of those who are in attendance no matter what type of person they were before the race began.

Comments (2)

JR posted on: January 24, 2013

I been in several mud runs, but was able to talk my doctor in to running the Rugged Maniac Arizona last November. It was a lot of fun running with a first timer and now he is hooked! Here is our experience:
http://www.typetwofun.com/2012/12/06/rugged-maniac-arizona-2012/

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