|A peek at the entrance|
Those are the necessary elements to survive World's Toughest Mudder.
Strategy is essential. Probably the most important factor in finishing the race. Strategy involves knowing the course, the weather conditions and your own body and planning accordingly. It drives training, fueling and packing for the 24 hours.
|3/4 of our team at check-in|
Mental toughness makes the difference between giving up in the face of adversity and gritting your teeth and continuing on. There are many moments in the course of a 24 hour challenge when the body aches, teeth are chattering and fingers and toes are numb. It's during those moments when you just have to dig deep and make a decision.
|Camp site set up.|
The original plan had called for putting on wetsuits before the second lap, but stupidly caught up in the thrill of the first lap, we didn't. And that proved to be the mistake that would mark the end for one of my teammates.
|All smiles, moments before heading to the start.|