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« on: May 29, 2011, 03:15:08 AM »

I've always wanted to do a Tough Mudder or Warrior Dash race. Well, as luck would have it there is going to be one held near me in August! I'm so excited - these things look like so much fun. If you've never heard of the Warrior Dash see the below link. There will be some nutty people that just want to have a good time with live music, food and drink after the race.

As far as foot wear goes, I'm torn between my Flows and Sport Treks. I know I'll be wet and in the mud a lot so the Flows would make sense. However, the Sport Treks should have better traction in the sloppy stuff. Not sure what to wear at this point. From watching the videos of the race, it looks like people wearing normal running shoes don't get much traction anyway, so not sure if the Sport Treks will make much difference. I'd like to hear your guys' opinions.

http://www.warriordash.com/index.php

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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2011, 03:17:45 AM »

Oh, and by the way, I will not be wearing a kilt during the race. Just wanted to clear that up front.  Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2011, 05:50:08 PM »

I 2 am doing the warrior dash in august,, wouldnt be the one in NC would it?!?!, i bought some treksports for the occasion and have been training in them. You outta give the kilt a try, might be fun LOL Grin
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2011, 08:31:58 PM »

I 2 am doing the warrior dash in august,, wouldnt be the one in NC would it?!?!, i bought some treksports for the occasion and have been training in them. You outta give the kilt a try, might be fun LOL Grin

I'll be doing the one in Indiana. I'm so looking forward to it!

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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2011, 07:51:22 PM »

I had another thought. Since going minimalist or barefoot I really don't like things under my arch. The Warrior Dash has a few cargo net climbs and I can only imagine how much that is going to hurt in VFFs. I'm kind of leaning toward wearing my NB Trail Minimus.  Undecided

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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2011, 01:31:01 AM »

I'm 6'1 260 and did fine in flows
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2011, 07:17:21 PM »

I'm 6'1 260 and did fine in flows

I was up on a ladder cleaning out my gutters wearing my KSOs. I lasted about 2 minutes before I put on another pair of shoes. I can't stand having pressure pushing on my archs - it hurts me real bad. On a related note, I did a test run of 5K / 3.1M and by mile 2 my form had gone to crap. I don't see myself running the race in the Minimus. I think the Sport Treks will have to do.

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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2011, 03:23:16 PM »

Ran BeachPalooza 5k - a race created by the same promotion company as Warrior Dash in my KSOs- this was no big deal. I understand the obstacles on warrior dash should be more difficult.

I also ran the 2011 Colorado Tough Mudder 15k (approx) in my Komodo Sports. Running, jumping, climbing, swimming- all no problem- running downhill for long spans= total suck fest.

You can read my total write up on the TM at the link below.

Running Tough Mudder

With that said, for 5k I'm not really that worried. I'll probably run the Komodos again when I run the Warrior Dash with my wife at Copper Mountain in August.

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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2011, 12:00:35 PM »

I ran the Ruckus back in early June in my KSOs.  That worked out awesome.  I'll be doing the Spartan Sprint in late August and wearing them again!
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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2011, 12:45:31 PM »

I did an April Mudder in KSOs.  They were awesome but traction and thin soles can suck.  I just bought Treksports for next Mudder in fall and they are amazing.  Wear socks and this model and you will be hauling @ss over any shoe coffin warrior dasher.
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« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2011, 03:59:25 PM »

I'm offically signed up. My start time is 4PM on Aug 13th. I'm looking forward to it. If this goes really well, then I will sign up for the Tough Mudder in November. The only part of the Tough Mudder I'm not looking forward to is the cold water. The only thing I can think of is major shrinkage.

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« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2011, 10:24:01 AM »

I'm 6'1 260 and did fine in flows

I was up on a ladder cleaning out my gutters wearing my KSOs. I lasted about 2 minutes before I put on another pair of shoes. I can't stand having pressure pushing on my archs - it hurts me real bad. On a related note, I did a test run of 5K / 3.1M and by mile 2 my form had gone to crap. I don't see myself running the race in the Minimus. I think the Sport Treks will have to do.

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To each his own. I hand dug 200' of irrigation ditch in KSO's. That's about 12"x12" with a shovel and trending shovel. All arch. But I am not too smart!
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« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2011, 02:32:25 PM »

August 13th, 4PM start time for my group. Should be a blast.

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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2011, 12:14:46 AM »

I did the Minnesota one today - which I guess is rumored to be one of the more difficult ones - and also the largest one in history, despite it being the first time in MN that they've done it! 

I wore my KSO's with a pair of Injinji's - and they performed beautifully.  It was a little slick on a few hills, but no big issues.  I saw several others there in VFF - mostly KSO, but a couple Bikilas, a couple Sprints, even a Komodo! 

Great fun, will try to post a pic later!
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« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2011, 03:21:30 AM »

I did the one in arizona back in april with my kso's, they worked great until I got to rocks where I felt them under the the feet but didnt really made me stop. One thing I noticed is once you get to the mud your vff doesnt get heavy like they would in regular sneakers.Go with the kso's
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