How can you go wrong with a course description like this? "All runners compete on the same approximately 5 mile, single loop course. The course is run off road, through as much muck, mud and water as we can find. Some hills are included. Multiple water crossings are present; depth is dependent on pre-race weather. Course difficulty is determined by weather. Wear old shoes and clothes. Eye goggles recommended."
And so, NSQ, Jeannine and I headed up to FDR State Park for this monstrosity known as Mudders and Grunters, and I assure you it was every bit as brutal as promised. The mud stunk and was so deep and sticky that it nearly pulled your shoes off.
NSQ was 6th woman overall and 2nd in the 30-39 AG. Were it not for an ill advised dinner of ice cream and Tostitos that forced a bathroom break during the course, she might have held on for 3rd overall. Jeannine was 3rd in the 40-49 AG, and i was just 17+ minutes off my already modest 5 mile PR. Plus there was a fireplace to warm us up after the race, and pink pig cookies as prizes.