Tough Mudder Training Meets Cross Country Skis


Today I was on my way to work and the radio finally confirmed what I’ve been feeling for the past 4 months – this has been Chicago’s coldest winter EVER. I prefer outdoor running on the pavement, but draw the line to icy sidewalks and below 0 temps. As winter drags on, my anxiety about not training for the upcoming Tough Mudder becomes realistic.

That is until I discovered cross country skiing! I’ve been on skis since the time I could walk, but was never been tempted by the energy and endurance cross country skiing demands. This past weekend I learned that this sport is all about endurance, consistency and a little coordination – making it a great Tough Mudder workout!