GORUCK Training: Organized “Dry” Run

Last weekend, a GORUCK Challenge veteran was awesome enough to take a group of us rookies through the paces for about 4 hours.  It wound up being a great fitness check and gear test.  The weather was going to be challenging, probably my least favorite condition: precipitation and just warm enough not to snow.  It … More GORUCK Training: Organized “Dry” Run

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Enter The GR1

For a handful of reasons, I decided to pick up a GORUCK GR1.  It arrived at the end of last week, and like a giddy schoolboy, I unboxed it (and my new GR TAC) and wore it empty around my office.  (not really) ((ok, yeah, I did)) I’m not going to go into crazy detail about … More Enter The GR1

GORUCK, you win

I originally had reservations about shelling out the fairly serious cash for a GORUCK GR1, but after reading this post, I want them to have my money.  It’s an American company that behaves like I wish more companies did, making an American product with American workers, and caring for fellow humans.  ‘Merica.  (removes hand from … More GORUCK, you win

B – Double E – Double R – U – N: Longest GORUCK Training Run Yet

  Last weekend, I joined in an annual tradition with about 30 like-minded individuals that combines two of my favorite things: running and beer.  This sounds like an unlikely combination, but I assure you, it’s fantastic.  It’s true that the results can be ugly, many men have sworn it off only to show up and … More B – Double E – Double R – U – N: Longest GORUCK Training Run Yet

GORUCK Challenge Training, Pack Experiment 1: Bricks and More

  This is the continuing saga of my questionable choice to sign up for the Minneapolis GORUCK Challenge. Brick Selection: As a participant in the GORUCK Challenge, I will have to carry 6 bricks in a backpack, while completing various tasks, for 12 hours, in a row, starting at 10:00pm.  I make good choices. The … More GORUCK Challenge Training, Pack Experiment 1: Bricks and More