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Don’t Run Alone

TeamCaptain —  August 14, 2012

dont run aloneI am on my knees gasping for breath and willing my arms & chest to push out 15 more push-ups.  I was toast!  I had run 8 miles, done 250 pushups & 100 pull-ups and we were only 3/4 of the way to our goal. My upper body was as rubbery as gumby.

I was beginning to think I had bitten off more than I could handle. Doubt was slowly slithering its way into my mind.

“You cannot do it!  13 miles, 250 pull-ups & 500 push-ups – YOU IDIOT.  Why did you decide to do this?,” I thought.

Then I heard the voice of Cyborg, “Hey you gonna finish with those push-ups or what?  Let’s get going if we are gonna run an extra 7 miles.” Continue Reading…


Creating MomentumYou have finished your first team uppercut workout. For some of you it was easy. For others it was torture. It doesn’t really matter where you are on the “Easy vs.Torture” scale. What does matter is that you continue moving forward.

Conquering life’s challenges is all about momentum. The hardest part is over…the beginning. Now you need to keep that momentum moving forward.  To keep the momentum going I would suggest you do a couple runs on your own this week.

Creating Momentum

Here is a suggested training schedule to continue the momentum that was create with your first workout. Continue Reading…

Tough Mudder Twin Cities 2012 Complete

Tough Mudder Twin Cities 2012

All 15 team members of Team Uppercut completed The Tough Mudder Twin Cities 2012 Race!  Congradulations to Continue Reading…

Tough Mudder Training

Many people have been asking members of Team Uppercut what we have been doing to train for our recent Tough Mudder Event in the Twin Cities.  Training started in January. We trained in a variety of ways, but every Sunday we had something called Hell Sundays and It went something like this… Continue Reading…

Tough Mudder Race Day 2012 – Everything You Need to Know

We are less than a week away from Tough Mudder Race Day!  You either feeling confident that you have done enough training or a little fearful that you have not. Either way the final test will come Saturday, May 19th at 12:40 p.m.  Thats right you should have received an email from Tough Mudder with race  start times, waivers and any other information you might care to know.  Please read it!  There is a lot of important information in there that email.  I will highlight a few important things you should know.


It is gonna be hot! 80-ish  start drinking water now.  You are gonna need to drink more water and sleep more.  You can read more about that here: Tough Mudder Training Tips: More Water 



We will be meeting at Cornerstone Church at 7:00 a.m. We will be taking 2 vehicles so we have enough man room and baggage.  There will not be an extra charge for gas.  The trip will take about 3 hours. I am guessing we will get home between 9:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m.

Baggage & What to Bring / Wear

  1. Death Wavier: Print it and sign it.  If you don’t have it you cannot come!  Download it here: Death Wavier
  2. Photo ID:  You must have it to run the race. Otherwise you paid a lot of money to be a spectator.  We can put valuables in our drop bag: read about it here.
  3. Cash:  We will be stopping for a big meal on the way back. (Ruby Tuesdays in Stillwater)  Bring some snacks for the trip up there.  Also there will be Tough Mudder crap to buy  and a bunch of food booths at the event.
  4. Change of Clothes:  Bring a change of clothes.  I don’t want to smell your nastiness on the way back home.  Also, you will have a chance to take a shower (fire hose) after the race.  Also, remember extra shoes, deodorant and skivvies.
  5. Misc. Equipment:  Sunscreen, gloves, hat, camel back (only 5 water stations over 13 miles), Athletic tape, gel packs, protein bars..etc if you need fuel. (20 0z Coke for Cory “coke pointz” Goetz)
  6. Team Apparel:  Wear your Team Uppercut Shirt, Black Shorts, Compression shorts/tights (keep your boys safe), sweat band/hat (if desired), Shoes (no cleats).

Misc. Info

  • There will be over 11,000 people running on Saturday alone.  There will be 9,000 participants running before us.  Be prepared for a slick muddy course.  
  • Average time to run the race is 3-4 hours.  Course Sweep: At 4:00 PM, all participants who have not reached the ½ way mark will be escorted off the course by the First-Aid team.”  So you have 3 hours and 40 minutes to make it 6.5 miles.  But I am hoping it only takes that long if one of us has broken both their legs.
  • You will be electrocuted: Electroshock Therapy and Electric Eel do conduct a shock of 10,000 volts: Please be advised that these obstacles are dangerous if you have certain health conditions, epilepsy, or a pacemaker.”  Enough said.
  • Military People:  Bring your military ID otherwise it is going to cost you an extra $60.
  • Everyone read Participation Packet & the Tough Mudder FAQ