You want to start by walking 3 minutes and running 2 minutes. Alternate doing this for 30 minutes. You will slowly start to increase your time running and decrease your time walking. Pay attention to your breathing while you are running. Inhale for 4 steps and exhale for 4 steps. Keep your head up, shoulders back and relaxed. Your arms should swing front to back not side to side because you want your arms to help with forward momentum. Keep yourself as relaxed as possible. Enjoy your time running!
If you are training for a mud run like the Pretty Muddy Women’s Mud Run, then you should also be training with weights. By this I mean, you will need some upper body strength. Doing things like overhead presses, pull ups, push-ups, burpees, high knee runs, bicep curls, tricep extensions, and many other exercises to increase your strength and power. These things will help you to make it through all of the obstacles!
Lastly, you will want to get a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast before the race! Remember the food you eat should fuel your run!