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Anyone who has not yet been exposed to this competition may be tempted to ask, just how dirty does it get? Or, what on earth is a mud run? Is this really acceptable behavior in mixed company? Maybe it should only occur after dark?
This filthy, indescribable method of testing ones physical fitness and intestinal fortitude has soared in popularity in recent years. The original races were designed by marines, for marines, but they have become so wildly popular they now include the general public; avid athletes, weekend warriors and sofa spuds. Seriously folks, if you are going to train for one of these events, over-train in the running aspect and begin to incorporate strength training.

Most of the courses are designed as a 5k race, but a few hundred yards into it is when the fun really begins. The courses will take you through culverts, over vertical walls, crossing trenches and leaping fires, with more water and mud than you can imagine. Don’t plan on wearing your good training shoes though, but do plan on protecting your feet with old comfy boots or shoes and a good quality sock to avoid blisters. Make sure your choice is not tube socks as when they get wet they will slide down, bunch up and get all lumpy. Running tights would be a good choice. There are plenty of things to scrape knees and legs on and there are hidden dangers that lurk in the water and mud.

If you are a serious athlete that’s considering joining the mud puppies, consider these training tips:

  • Check out your gear under race conditions (wet and muddy)
  • Train by adding the added weight of muddy and sodden clothing
  • Do combination training (running and strength training)
  • Take a rest, switch occasionally to cycling or swimming
  • Stay hydrated
  • Make sure you allow time for plenty of warm up and cool down stretching. Warm muscles offer more flexibility and are better able to avoid injury.

If you are injured during the race, stop. Thick mud will pull at your tendons and ligaments. If you continue in an injured state, you may be worsening the injury. Don’t flounder in the mud call Dr. Vargas at (281) 313-0090 or (281) 342-8700.


Winning a game or taking care of your family means a lot to you. Pain should not get in the way! We can successfully treat hundreds of foot problems.
Visit our beautiful Sugar Land, Texas (TX) or Katy, Texas (TX) podiatry office. Find high-quality, tested foot care products in our store.
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Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists located in Sugar Land, Texas (TX) treats all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Over 25,000 happy patients have found relief for their foot and ankle pain with the help of a licensed podiatrist, Dr. Marco A. Vargas. can help bring you foot and ankle pain relief.

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