My added tips:
- Take advantage of your local gym or club that specializes in cross training. The Vault
- Find a local park and get busy. Some parks even have stations set up!
- Practice running in dirt and mud BEFORE the event so you know the feel and are ready for it.
- Hydrate hydrate hydrate
- Get adequate rest the day before
- get over trying to be “pretty” out there
- Read this book (amazon link, just click the cover)
- If you are inclined, there is a pretty bad ass routine here