NEWBSANITY at World's Toughest Mudder
What have the creators of NEWBSANITY been up to lately?
Jarrett D Newby– Father
Jarrett S Newby– Son
We have been very busy expanding our NEWBSANITY Adventure Center. Using heavy machinery, we have been trucking tons of materials into the facility for parking lot upgrades and even more insane obstacles. Every time we talk, the conversation ultimately leads to new race ideas, obstacles to build, and ways to push our physical limits. Fasten your seat belt, 2015 is going to be an epic year!
How about your personal training program?
JD: As far as personal training, I don’t believe I have ever worked as hard as I have this year…especially at 57 years old. My son, who has a background in personal training and human performance, is forever pushing me to my limits regardless of my age. This year’s big goal is the 2014 World’s Toughest Mudder. This will be my fourth year participating and I will be going for my 4th overall age group win. This actually puts a lot of pressure on me but I use it to my advantage. Leading up to this year’s World’s Toughest Mudder in Las Vegas, I recently completed my first full marathon, even though I ran 50 miles last year at the World’s Toughest Mudder. I have been running miles and miles of our Extreme Ravine trails, the Mud Gauntlet course, and have been blazing through the uncleared woods sections of the Commando Cup trails. Combine this with thousands of crunches and push-ups along the way, and hopefully I will be prepared to retain my #1 status.
JS: The best way to describe my training this year is balanced. I’ve always been a runner, and while I continue to do running races, I’ve focused a lot of extra time on improving my strength. I try to put in 30-50 miles per week of running while adding 4-5 days of Crossfit type workouts as well. My last “tune up” race before this year’s World’s Toughest Mudder was the Rock/Creek Stump Jump 50k trail race in the mountains of Tennessee. I finished near the front of the pack and gained valuable experience that will hopefully translate to the rugged terrain of World’s Toughest Mudder.
What keeps you motivated to continue to participate in these extreme events?
JD: That is a simple question…my son! I see his drive and the desire to be the best in everything he does. He is constantly pushing the envelope, testing his outer limits, and then he goes farther. It reminds me of when I raced professional motocross when I was his age. I don’t want to ever give that quality up no matter how old I get. Now combine all of that with an event that we both can do together, and that is utopia for me!
JS: My dad is a constant source of inspiration to me. It’s hard not to be motivated when he was the first to sign up for this year’s World’s Toughest Mudder! I’ve always been a thrill seeker and adrenaline junkie with an internal drive to be the best. I might not win every race, but I have a work ethic that usually makes me a top contender.
Lastly, win or lose this year, what do you two hope to get out of this year’s 24 hour World’s Toughest Mudder?
Win or lose, we will be bringing home more valuable experiences and ideas to expand our facility even more. The best way to train for the “toughest event on the planet” is to create your own toughest practice course on the planet. The best part of the NEWBSANITY course is that the public gets to try it out too!