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Portland GORUCK Light 28-OCT-2017

Well, I did it. I completed a GORUCK event. After last years Medical DNF from the Halloween Tough, where I got further than I thought I would but still mentally messed me up, I signed up for a GORUCK Light and completed it. Not exactly apples to apples, but it’s a completed event none the less.

I got to the starting point with about 2 minutes to spare. I hadn’ t seen anything about a need to wear a costume, so I went wearing my normal endurance event gear. Sure enough I see 3 or 4 people out of 30 or so people in costume. My first thought was “what did I miss, oh well can’t change it now.” Sure enough. 2 hours prior to the start Cadre DS posted to the events facebook page to be in costume. Note to future Halloween GORUCK participants: Expect there to be a costume requirement. Bring something light and easy to pack. It may save your butt! Continue reading Portland GORUCK Light 28-OCT-2017

Pathfinder Forward Ruck Training Program Review

In preparation to do a GORUCK Light and to make Spartan’s Hurricane Heats suck a bit less, I signed up for the Pathfinder Forward Ruck Training¬†Program¬† after learning about it on Instagram and reading through the program description and reading through the Team Spearhead website. While the information is a bit older on the Team Spearhead site, the information is more expanded and explained there. I knew that this training program would help me be a prepared as I can for an endurance event.

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Endurance Events and Fear

Truth be told, endurance events – a GORUCK, Spartan’s Hurricane Heat and the like – are 100% out of my comfort zone. I am intimidated by them. I’ve successfully completed two Spartan Hurricane Heats and was medically dropped from a GORUCK Tough, a 12ish hour event, somewhere between the 6-8th hour. In each event at some point I told myself that I’m never doing another one of these events again. I was out of my comfort zone. The medical drop really did a number on my confidence, not because of the medical DNF part, but that my physical fitness was not up to snuff.
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