I am only posting the video above because that looks totally awesome.
One other thing that I found interesting is this bit from Outside Magazine, which is one of my favorite reads, about why people run in mud-runs or muddy runs and why people are paying perfectly good money to run in a race that features obstacles barb wife and climbing walls.
Nobody’s quite sure what’s driving the sudden interest in hell-week-as-sport, but sheer novelty has to be part of it. “It’s a lot more fun to compete in, more fun to train for, and more spectator-friendly,” says Hobie Call, an air-conditioning technician from South Jordan, Utah, who has won 11 of these races. Joe Desena, Spartan Race’s founder and a former Wall Street trader, agrees. “People have grown bored with traditional linear races,” he says.
I am debating if I want to run in a race, and I understand the concept of running competitively because you want to see how far you can push yourself. Now these types of mud-runs are really popular and I think it's interesting.
The floor is open, except please keep it within the rules.