Way back in August 2008 I posted my intention to take part in the 2009 Tough Guy with my brother and sister-in-law, Sean and Fiona, after failing to take part in the July 08 race. For many reasons, we didn’t do it but this year our money has been paid and entry has been confirmed.
For those of you that don’t know about Tough Guy, it bills itself as ‘The Worlds safest, most dangerous taste of mental and physical pain, fear and endurance’. Running it, or in my case crawling it, can involve some or all of the following: barbed wire, cuts, hypothermia, scrapes, burns, acrophobia, claustrophobia, sprains, twists, joint dislocation and broken bones. To help with health and safety, a time lime of four hours has been placed on the course which means, for a change, we can’t turn up having done minimal to no training, which is my usuall MO. This time I actually need to be fit.
Hence, this post, there’s also the inevitable blog – Tough Gaffs for the team to track their training progress and post photos of the various events we’ll be doing in the run up to July and from the event itself. They’ll also be a request for sponsorship to keep an eye out for. But for the moment, I need people to nag me about training.
Updated: Just to clarify, it’s me that is poor at the training for races. Sean is almost as poor and both of us would do well to follow the shining example that Fiona gives us.
*Apologies for the slightly profane title, I’m just attempting to beat my brother to punch when he inevitably comments on this post.