Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder 2016

We are officially Tough Mudder Legionnaires, a.k.a LEGIT. This June, all of the staff at SPARK (plus some additional friends) completed a ten mile team event including 21 obstacles that tested our strength, speed, power, and teamwork. There was plenty of mud, water (some of it ice cold – literally), sweat, scrapes, and sunburn. The … Read More

SPARK Tough 2012: A look back!

  I can’t imagine a better time training for the Tough Mudder. In the inaugural year of our SPARK Tough Training Courses we had some laughs, lots of sweat and the almost regularly occurring flesh wound. Everyone survived! A couple of us ran multiple races throughout the course of our training together that culminated with our completion … Read More

Running a “Difficult Wet-Dirt” Race?? Prepare like a Pro

As thousands descend on the sites of Spartan Races, Tough Mudders©, Warrior Dashes and races like them, we get questions about what to do to prepare for the week or day of the race. Here is what team  “SPARK It Up” is doing and you should too. * Emphasize the importance of race-week nutrition and … Read More

Mud Madness Prep Course: Week #6 training schedule

It’s already Week 6! Mud Madness (MM) training is 10 weeks long but no worries! We’re going for the full 20 weeks of hard core training so that our team is prepared for what awaits. Everyone is stronger. Faster. Tougher!! Keep up the great work SPARK It Up teammates. If you’re continuing to follow us … Read More

Mud Madness Prep: Week 4 and 5 training schedule

Here are the next two weeks’ worth of MM Prep workouts! Don’t have kettlebells? Grab anything heavy! Can’t find a good hill in your neighborhood? Work extra hard during sprints. Need help making some of these movements work? Let me know and we’ll make sure to put you on the right path. The real trick … Read More

Mud Madness Prep Course: Week 3 training schedule

This week is another intense but fun workout to prep you for the Tough Mudder race. Take a look below to continue your training with us. We’ve streamlined the movement timing so it’s easier to follow. See each workout as an hour and then perform each movement to your highest possible intensity for the time … Read More