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Old 10-19-2011, 08:52 AM
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My wife has decided that she'd like to try to find an obstacle course training area so that she can participate in 5K Obstacle Course Zombie Race - Run For Your Lives in Pittsburgh next year. She is an avid jogger and is in good shape, but just wants to get some experience with obstacles, so I figured I would check here to see if anyone knew of any that would be convenient to Alexandria.
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:02 AM
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Don't know of any training courses, but if she's in OK shape, she should be OK for the event. I did Warrior Dash just recently (also a 5K with obstacles). I didn't do any running at all for training, and it was pretty easy. Women probably have a harder time with the upper-body stuff, though. So maybe you can suggest she do some pushups, pullups, etc. Maybe one-legged squats just to improve balance.
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:20 AM
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Locust Shade park in Triangle, VA has a exercise stations through the running trail. Some of the stations are in disrepair though.

Also I'm not sure how you feel about paintball, but it's a really good exercise especially if you're playing in the woods courses. You'll be climbing over wood logs and rocks , running up/down hills etc.
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:03 PM
Location: Northern Virginia
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No zombies, but there's a parcourse toward the Mt Vernon end of the Mt Vernon Trail at Riverside Park (George Washington Memorial Parkway - Mount Vernon Trail (U.S. National Park Service)).
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