SAS & Tough Mudder Training Blog 6
Last week was a very tough week, the SAS training had certainly left it’s mark on me and my joints and muscles just felt beaten and tired which is to be expected!
So I had a bit of a deload week and worked mainly on bodyweight movements, I believe Wednesday was my first squat and my hips were still so tight I found it a very tough grinding session.
Still managed a few good sessions though, and now is perfect time to switch to my final stage of training.
With only just over 5 weeks left till the first event, my training needs to be a lot more based around what I will actually be doing.
Which I know the SAS have a horrible surprise up their sleeve it is essentially an obstacle race!!!!
The only info we have so far is it’s, 8 miles, 4.00am start and we begin in the pit!!!
A great new training session I have started doing has been out in a little village Great Cheverell which is near Erlstoke and whist me and my elder brother were out on a long walk we stumbled across this awesome park, with dip bars and pull up bars.
Perfect for body weight training, also situated by pear tree lane, which is an awesome hill climb.
So the one workout I started at the weekend was:
A hill climb, 0.8 miles up with 250ft elevation, back down to the park.
Giant set x2 of:
10 Pull Ups
12 Bar Rows
10 Hanging Leg Raise
So far, I am doing 3 rounds of this. And will Add an extra round each week.
As I know the SAS love their stress positions, I am also trying some of those to failure, just in case.
To ensure the gap between Intrepid and Toughest mudder isn’t to big I have entered the elite wave (first wave) in the Rocket Race, which we completed with TRIBE last year.
So I am looking for a top finish in this race as it’s measure on how many laps completed in the time allowed rather than race time.
Race events: Intrepid 2nd April, Rocket Race 22nd April & Toughest Mudder 13th May.
Maybe room for one more…..