You’ll learn: Five rucking challenges from the military that’ll make you feel unfit—and give you a good goal to work toward.
Great post Michael, and some great challenges to take on. Another challenge from Teddy Roosevelt served as the inspiration of the JFK 50 mile ultra. From their website: "In 1963, the initial inspiration behind the event came from then President John F. Kennedy challenging his military officers to meet the requirements that Teddy Roosevelt had set for his own military officers at the dawn of the 20th Century. That Roosevelt requirement was for all military officers to be able to cover 50 miles on foot in 20 hours to maintain their commissions." Teddy initially required the officers to complete the hike over three days, JFK challenged the Marines to complete is with weapons and a 25 lb. combat load in one 20-hour period.
I love the challenges - must workout to at least some of them.
One of my favorite posts so far.
Love these challenges! As someone who has never done a marathon or any kind of ultra (but has gone camping/backpacking), do you build in breaks? 10-minute stops to shrug the pack off? I want to plan to do one of these next year now. There’s a 36-mile forest preserve trail near me that I could look to chunk out.
Of the GORUCK gear, which would be ideal to handle the range of weights in each of the five challenges? How much of a difference does it make to use a ruck plate vs a 50 lb bag of sand from a hardware store?
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Awesome post, as always. Another good one is the Norwegian Foot March. It is not as aggressive, but still not easy. 30k carrying 25# ruck with certain time hacks depending on age and gender. I’ve done this one once. The Norwegians do this as a training event and then go on with their normal duty day. Good stuff, foor sure!