I give you a lot of credit for being willing to sign up for a Tough Mudder event.
Now, given that such an event ranges from 10 to 12 miles, I have to ask, not to be a naysayer or anything, how recently have you run or walked 10 to 12 miles and how long did it take you?
Now add it all of the obstacles that they put in your way. Now add in the fact that you aren't always walking or running on solid ground but are occasionally going through mud.
My guess is that this Tough Mudder event could require about 6 to 8 hours of effort. Does that sound right?
I think such an event is about how much time it would take for someone like you or me to do a half Iron Man Tri-atholon
. I thought about doing an Olympic Tri-athalon once, but decide that I didn't want to have to learn how to swim faster and bike faster.
Again, I give you a lot of credit for attempting this, if that's what you end up doing. You've got more guts than me.
And as you mentioned, you do have time to train. That's important, as long as you don't over-train, something I believe I have done, to my disadvantage in yesterday's half marathon event.
P.S. Prior to my running this half marathon yesterday, many people told me, knowing that I had never run a half marathon, before, "You will get some energy from the thrill of the race and the cheering crowd. That will help you over the finish line."
I would like to give you my response to that "advice" or "consolation" or whatever. But I don't want to give this discussion forum an "R" rating.
The bib that was attached to my running shirt did not act like Popeye's spinach. I don't think there is anything magical about race day (or Tough Mudder day) that gives you extra endurance or extra speed or extra strength.
Just my opinion. Perhaps I am just a little bitter about my performance yesterday and need to calm down.