Goruck

16 Feb 19
Lean, Solid Dogs

Strength and endurance are rivals. “Strength loves rest,” as the saying goes, and it hates endurance. Strength and endurance compete against each other for your training time and recuperative powers. Yes, you can do both (and you should, at least a little). But unless you are a pure strength athlete or pure endurance athlete (e.g. a […]

14 Feb 19
GORUCK Selection Finisher 2020 Blog

The feeling of considering GORUCK Selection for the first time was similar to how I felt when I first heard about Spartan Race. At a party several years ago, someone pointed out this guy who had completed a Spartan Race as if he were a god. To my uninitiated ears, the race description sounded like […]

14 Feb 19
GORUCK Selection Finisher 2020 Blog

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

14 Feb 19
EDC Rucker

Hi, my fellow readers. Its me again, and this time round, I have another awesome product to introduce to you guys! This review will be centred around my current favorite pack, the Goruck Bullet Ruck 10L 3rd generation. Why 3rd gen, you may be wondering? Well, that’s because Goruck has listened to its diehard fans […]

13 Feb 19
Lean, Solid Dogs

At the GORUCK Heavy Challenge, after some refreshing PT, you start the 24 hours with a twelve-mile timed ruck. You need to walk it in 3½ hours or you can be disqualified. Lauren Four Boots and I were discussing this menacing prospect in the middle of a hike in the foothills. Already tired and a […]

11 Feb 19
F3 Louisville

This picture of 2.0 Ryan is irrelevant to the WO.  But I love it so I’m sharing it with you. surprise!!!!  It rained this morning in the gloom.  YHC made a promise to keep us under the gazebos.  Success!!  Vets has plenty of cover if you’re afraid of posting in the rain.  Cold and wet […]

11 Feb 19
F3 Louisville

You and your team of 3-5 (including you) show up at the Start Point (Big4 Bridge). The Qdre (Kilo) will issue you a list of waypoints (bring your own paper map of downtown Louisville and Southern Indiana). The route you and your team choose will be your own, so choose wisely. The minimum distance possible […]

10 Feb 19
F3 Louisville

Who: Anyone wishing to get a taste of the GORUCK StarCourse. What: 23+ mile team ruck (Teams of 3-5) Teams will either receive Gold, Silver, or Bronze Star patch based on finish time. When: Saturday 3/16 9PM – Finish Sunday morning 3/17 Where:  Start and End will be at Big4 Bridge Why:  Final preparation for […]

07 Feb 19
innovatorx

RIP little guy. I could fit so much in you, but you’re practically toast.Photo: Alex Cranz (Gizmodo) As long as there have been laptops, people have been shoving them in bags. Incredible advances have occurred since that first big honking computer got shoved into a slighter bigger honking bag decades ago. Fabrics have grown more […]

07 Feb 19
F3 Louisville

Weather – 58 degrees.  Slight drizzle.  Wet pavement Pax 10 – Huggies(Q), Nice n Slow, Miyagi, Windshield, Snowman, McAfee, Plumb Bob, Kilo, Deuce, Grinder Great morning.  The rain let up just in time.  I was able to wear shorts (ranger panties ) and a t-shirt, haven’t done that in a while.  We had a nice […]

07 Feb 19
Lean, Solid Dogs

Rucking looks to be the “next big thing” in exercise. In a word, you fill a rucksack (a glorified backpack) with weight and go hiking. For bonus points, you can haul other heavy things too: sand bags, a water can, a kettlebell, a log, a sledgehammer, a stone, a weighted sled.  Like many strength athletes, […]

07 Feb 19
F3 Pooler

The morning started with a disclaimer then coupons were revealed. 1 log (120lbs…ish), 2 sandbags (60lbs ea.), 1 bucket with 40lb bag, 1 bag of deer corn (40lbs), and a stretcher. 2 items were voted out and not carried (1 60 lb sandbag and the 40lb bucket).  Total weight carried by the 7 PAX, including […]

07 Feb 19
F3 Louisville

YHC was looking for a ruck to continue building up to the Columbus StarCourse in April. PK had planned on this being a longer ruck (15+ miles). He had us meet up at the Parklands Pope Lick Park. PK wanted to start at 2AM. I was good with it, but you could tell that McAfee […]

07 Feb 19
F3 Louisville

YHC was looking to get some ruck miles in prep for the April Columbus StarCourse and to qualify for the newest patch from GoRuck – Times Challenge. The requirements were to ruck 12 miles – no more, no less. I had seen where Plumb Bob had scheduled a Black Ops ruck at the Big Four […]

06 Feb 19
Letters to my future self

Cup of coffee in hand… Semisonic playing in the background. It’s Closing Time, just one of the many songs that would play on my EMT Amazon playlist. So true. [A look at the past] A few years back in 2016 I did some soul searching under 40 pounds of weight in a ruck on my […]

05 Feb 19
Seeking the Warrior Shadow

November 17, 2017 Dallas, TX For some time I had heard about the GoRuck Challenge and had wanted to participate. Like so many things, though, I never did. Until 2017, which turned out to be a year of doing. I signed up in August, thinking that I would have plenty of time to train. Thinking […]