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    1. 08-24-2011 01:32 PM #1
      http://runforyourlives.com/


      Anybody else doing this? Should be a good time...I'm engorged.

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      08-24-2011 09:28 PM #2
      These runs just may have jumped the shark with this one.

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      08-24-2011 09:59 PM #3
      awesome

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      08-24-2011 10:39 PM #4
      Maybe I need to participate in one these trendy new action adventure obstacle course runs to understand it. Currently think they're pretty lame.
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      08-24-2011 11:38 PM #5
      well, there really isn't anything lame about them except that they are everywhere now. I mean, I guess I can understand feeling too cool for them, but it's just like signing up for a 5k or 10k and having obstacles in front of you.

    6. 08-28-2011 02:13 AM #6
      I'm going to enter this next year...this year doesn't work for me but it looks pretty cool.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Papa Dras View Post
      well, there really isn't anything lame about them except that they are everywhere now. I mean, I guess I can understand feeling too cool for them, but it's just like signing up for a 5k or 10k and having obstacles in front of you.

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      08-31-2011 05:59 PM #7
      I don't think I could ever do one of these. Mainly because there's one HUGE 10K here, 10,000+ people. Different start / finish locations, so it can be a hassle getting there. Gotta park downtown, towards the finish, then bus you out to the Start of the race. Gotta show up real early to get to the start on time, stand around, etc.

      EVERY YEAR, a few weeks before the race, I start dreaming that I was running late. I miss the last bus, somehow get a ride to the start, and everyone's gone. I get to the start, and people start yelling at me to go, that everyone's already gone, and they wave me through. As I'm running, I'm seeing the race directors all over, they're having me run through buildings, up and down stairs, through alleys, etc., trying to catch up with the other runners.

      Ugh. This would just be like that nightmare coming true!
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      09-01-2011 12:52 PM #8
      This is probably one of the best posts I have read in some time.

      ..let's talk about your childhood

    9. 09-27-2011 09:48 PM #9
      ^Agreed. That was much deeper than a poorly planned run.

      They do them in waves so not everyone has to make the same start time...

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      03-30-2012 11:31 PM #10
      Too expensive for the hassle, watched videos of it...if you're any type of serious about it then it'll be tough getting around non serious types.

    11. 03-31-2012 01:01 AM #11
      For me they are just another feel good parade. America sees distance running as the pinnacle of fitness. It's not. The Tough Mudder claims its the hardest event on the planet, yet they are extremely loose about timing, and there is no accountability regarding actually doing the obstacles.

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      03-31-2012 09:51 AM #12
      It's called marketing, and honestly- who cares? It's pretty gay how this is a forum for H+F, yet people can't wait to bag on anything that doesn't fall into their narrow vision of H+F. Guess what, you probably aren't as in shape, strong, fast, or healthy as you think you are. So quit getting down on what other people enjoy.

      Isn't it better to hear about someone wanting to try something fitness related? If it takes being chased by a zombie () or dealing with obstacles to get an ass in gear, then F it.

    13. 03-31-2012 03:12 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Papa Dras View Post
      It's called marketing, and honestly- who cares? It's pretty gay how this is a forum for H+F, yet people can't wait to bag on anything that doesn't fall into their narrow vision of H+F. Guess what, you probably aren't as in shape, strong, fast, or healthy as you think you are. So quit getting down on what other people enjoy.

      Isn't it better to hear about someone wanting to try something fitness related? If it takes being chased by a zombie () or dealing with obstacles to get an ass in gear, then F it.


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      04-02-2012 10:38 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by spoolin215 View Post
      For me they are just another feel good parade. America sees distance running as the pinnacle of fitness. It's not. The Tough Mudder claims its the hardest event on the planet, yet they are extremely loose about timing, and there is no accountability regarding actually doing the obstacles.
      Kind of like how lifters consider lifting as the pinnacle of fitness, yet most are fat and are anything but 'fit'. Strength <> fit. The key is to be well rounded, getting both strength and aerobic activity.
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    15. 04-02-2012 12:04 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by pdoel View Post
      Kind of like how lifters consider lifting as the pinnacle of fitness, yet most are fat and are anything but 'fit'. Strength <> fit. The key is to be well rounded, getting both strength and aerobic activity.
      I don't think anyone thinks lifting is the pinnacle of fitness. And if you think most people who lift are fat, you're ignorant as hell.

    16. 04-24-2012 10:21 PM #16
      I am doing it now. One of the coolest ideas that I have ever seen.
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      04-25-2012 10:29 AM #17
      get out more

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      04-25-2012 11:04 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by spoolin215 View Post
      For me they are just another feel good parade. America sees distance running as the pinnacle of fitness.
      No, that's crossfit.


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      04-25-2012 11:56 AM #19
      I think things like this and tough mudder look fun as hell.
      I wouldn't do them, simply because I absolutely hate running, and don't have the cardiovascular strength to actually enjoy them.
      But, if you don't think they look like a good time, you're either lying, or really uptight.

    20. 04-26-2012 10:52 PM #20
      i will be doing the boston run. looks like it should be a fun time.
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      05-02-2012 06:28 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by pdoel View Post
      Kind of like how lifters consider lifting as the pinnacle of fitness, yet most are fat and are anything but 'fit'. Strength <> fit. The key is to be well rounded, getting both strength and aerobic activity.
      Greg Glassman? J/P
      Quote Originally Posted by FlashRedGLS1.8T View Post
      No, that's crossfit.

      Hahahahaha

    22. 05-03-2012 03:41 AM #22
      Looks interesting... tiring....

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      05-03-2012 03:46 PM #23
      Why do these events (mudrunner, warrior dash, etc) need to be so damn expensive?

      I may as well start an event. Lets all run up the mountains near my house, eat a granola bar then run back down. The only trick is to not get caught by the rattlesnakes or black widows. We have some shear drop offs too, about 60-100 feet. Its free, and you have a scare factor.

    24. 05-07-2012 10:50 PM #24
      the boston one was a blast
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