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Old 10-14-2018, 08:21 PM   #401
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I just stumbled onto this thread and would love to learn more. I like to run but my wife likes to walk so I’ve been thinking about adding weight to my walk. I actually went on my first ruck walk today. Feel free to offer some guidance to a beginner.

Distance - 3 miles
Time - 48:31
Pace - 16:40
Weight - 55#
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Old 10-17-2018, 05:22 PM   #402
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We called it after 32 miles. We were in Irving and no cover from a thunderstorm. Iíll hit the SA 50 if they host it.
We must have been very close to y'all. No way we were going to let a little lightning stand between us and a patch.

Did y'all start with the downtown stuff, out to the Arboretum/flag pole Hill, to SMU, Air Museum then make the long movements?
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Old 10-22-2018, 11:30 AM   #403
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I just stumbled onto this thread and would love to learn more. I like to run but my wife likes to walk so Iíve been thinking about adding weight to my walk. I actually went on my first ruck walk today. Feel free to offer some guidance to a beginner.

Distance - 3 miles
Time - 48:31
Pace - 16:40
Weight - 55#
What a difference a week makes.
Distance - 5.15 miles
Time - 1:21:48
Pace - 15:53
Weight - 55#
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Old 10-22-2018, 11:49 AM   #404
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We must have been very close to y'all. No way we were going to let a little lightning stand between us and a patch.

Did y'all start with the downtown stuff, out to the Arboretum/flag pole Hill, to SMU, Air Museum then make the long movements?
That's exactly the route we took. How about y'all?
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Old 10-22-2018, 03:05 PM   #405
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What a difference a week makes.
Distance - 5.15 miles
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Weight - 55#
55# is really heavy for training, but good for you if you can do it injury free. It gets heavy pretty quick.

I do most of my rucks with a 30# plate plus water and gear. Usually 7 miles from my house to the 9AM Crossfit class then 7 miles home after.
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Old 10-22-2018, 03:08 PM   #406
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That's exactly the route we took. How about y'all?
Same, I'm glad we got the high number of stops in the downtown area done first. That left us the middle of the night and the rest of the next day to finish the longer movements. The route between the Flight museum and Air Hogs Stadium was the worst. After Air hogs we knew we only had about 4-5 more hours to go so it helped, plus my wife met us there with a great meal, dry socks, Halloween candy and water refills.
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Old 10-22-2018, 10:40 PM   #407
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Same, I'm glad we got the high number of stops in the downtown area done first. That left us the middle of the night and the rest of the next day to finish the longer movements. The route between the Flight museum and Air Hogs Stadium was the worst. After Air hogs we knew we only had about 4-5 more hours to go so it helped, plus my wife met us there with a great meal, dry socks, Halloween candy and water refills.
Lemme guess, Road Warrior app?
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Old 10-23-2018, 07:16 AM   #408
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55# is really heavy for training, but good for you if you can do it injury free. It gets heavy pretty quick.

I do most of my rucks with a 30# plate plus water and gear. Usually 7 miles from my house to the 9AM Crossfit class then 7 miles home after.
You're an animal.

I'm just a fat tub of s*** that wants to get into some other shape than round.

The weight really hasn't been an issue but holy crap my calves are toast the next day. I want to build up and do one of these Go Ruck challenges and I figure I'd train with more than I'll need to carry. Just making stuff up as I go I guess.
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Lemme guess, Road Warrior app?
It was one just like it that takes more than 7 waypoints. I don't remember the name. Our navigator did a GREAT job.
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Old 10-24-2018, 08:18 AM   #410
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It was one just like it that takes more than 7 waypoints. I don't remember the name. Our navigator did a GREAT job.
Y'all going to be out at White Sands in March?
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Old 10-24-2018, 01:22 PM   #411
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Y'all going to be out at White Sands in March?
I've been watching the GORUCK page, they are supposed to have a STAR course in San Antonio around March. We haven't even discussed White Sands.
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Old 10-24-2018, 01:28 PM   #412
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I've been watching the GORUCK page, they are supposed to have a STAR course in San Antonio around March. We haven't even discussed White Sands.
The date for the San Antonio STAR is the weekend after White Sands if they keep that date.
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Old 11-01-2018, 10:08 AM   #413
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Houston in June!!! Thats gonna be warm!

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Three star course events in Texas next year. They even added some 12 and 26.2 mile events that will go alongside the 50 milers. All three events end in the same place at the same time.

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The date for the San Antonio STAR is the weekend after White Sands if they keep that date.
I'm committed with my team to do all three 50 mile events in Texas next year. I'm not sure what's wrong with me, and I have you to blame for introducing me to GORUCK.

I am doing the 6-hour and 12-hour constellation events in Austin this weekend, and I have my wife and 14yo son signed up to do the 6-hour with me. My wife just saw the part about pepper spray and is not happy with me.
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Old 11-01-2018, 10:30 AM   #414
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As long as her coke bottle gas mask holds together, she'll be fine!

#stillgonnastingthough
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Old 11-01-2018, 10:35 AM   #415
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Y'all going to be out at White Sands in March?
Ill be there. My first time. Ive got alot of training to do before then.
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Old 11-01-2018, 10:40 AM   #416
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Ill be there. My first time. Ive got alot of training to do before then.
Get miles on your feet. Lots of miles. Get your boots/socks scene dialed in early. And figure out what works and doesn't work for your foot care.

From what I've seen out there for the past few years I've done the event those are the things that get most folks. Every aid station is chock full of people with hamburger for feet. The airport terminal on Monday looks like a scene out of Walking Dead.

I've got a 12 week train up program we've used over the years to get ready for Bataan I'd be more than happy to email you if you'd like.
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Old 11-01-2018, 03:28 PM   #417
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Due to my own ignorance with supplement o2 compliance I will be on a monitored pulmonary rehab program for the next few months.

I got in a real bind up in the wilderness area a couple months ago and my O2 bottle ran out. I became confused and a little disoriented on trail and almost had to call for SAR.
I was able to calm myself down with a couple hours of rest and breathing exercises. Thankful for two fellas who came along and hiked with me back down the trail.

I took all my baseline testing yesterday for the program and start tomorrow with 3 times a week training.


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Old 11-05-2018, 09:24 AM   #418
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As long as her coke bottle gas mask holds together, she'll be fine!

#stillgonnastingthough
They didn't pepper spray the 6-hour class at all, we didn't even build the masks. Different lessons, etc

The 12-hour class was a different story. My team got caught moving down a main street and I took a massive dose straight into my left eye/side. I wasn't able to see for probably 5 minutes.

Learned a lot and had a great time.
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:22 AM   #419
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If any of y'all are interested, GORUCK has a virtual event starting January 1. 50 miles in 15 days.

And yes, there's a patch. That'll dovetail nicely with my Bataan training cycle.
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Old 12-27-2018, 09:22 AM   #420
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2019 Bataan training ruck #1 in the books this morning.

5.4 miles in 1:42.

Got the wife out this morning to start getting her dialed in for her first event out at White Sands. She's going to do the 14 mile route.
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2019 Bataan training ruck #1 in the books this morning.

5.4 miles in 1:42.

Got the wife out this morning to start getting her dialed in for her first event out at White Sands. She's going to do the 14 mile route.
You doing the STAR course in SA this weekend?

We are in for the 50, shooting for sub-14 hour time. If we finish in time I'm going to do the 12-miler also. Not too many double STAR course finishers out there,....yet. I want to do it while it's still cool. LOL
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Old 09-18-2019, 02:57 PM   #422
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I've been rucking serious (4-5X per week) for 4 months now. Getting ready for a AZ hunt in 53 days. My loaded hunt pack + weapon weight is 50 pounds so I began with a 35# pack and have worked up to 60# total now. I figure that training 10 pounds over my hunt weight will give me the conditioning that I need. I mainly just walk up and down a bunch of hills and try to keep the pace as fast as possible with good posture. I've now added 2 days a week of Jacob's Ladder in the gym. I feel strong as an OX at this point and ready for the hunt. Cut calories a month ago and already down 10 pounds. I feel that rucking is an extremely effective way to workout and love the results I have seen thus far.

Anyone else on the GS still ruck regularly?
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Old 09-18-2019, 03:39 PM   #423
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I'm still at it. Headed out Friday for a 26.2 miler in Deadwood, SD. Gonna have to miss Bataan for 2020, but am signed up for the Leadville heavy half in June. Going to have to figure out how to train for that altitude.
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For 3 weeks now I have been rucking 3 miles before work ( every.3rd.day)
3 miles, 45 min. 55 lbs
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Old 09-19-2019, 09:25 PM   #425
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Add a small 6- 8 lb sand bag to hand carry as you walk.
Builds great hand and arm strength. Add some jax and pushups every 20 min or so. Really helps out.
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26.2 miles. 7:57. 45#.
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Good job!
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Old 09-23-2019, 07:18 AM   #428
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26.2 miles. 7:57. 45#.

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Anybody doing the STAR course in Dallas this weekend?

The weather forecast changed to cold with thunderstorms just in time for the event.

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Anybody doing the STAR course in Dallas this weekend?

The weather forecast changed to cold with thunderstorms just in time for the event.
I'm going to miss it this year, but my partner from last year is going. Hopefully the rain stays away from y'all but bouncing through downtown during UT/OU weekend? Have fun with that!
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