The Year of GORUCK

I came across Mike V. on Twitter. His handle caught my attention. It is @YearOfTheGORUCK. His bio said, “11B Iraq vet making 2019 the Year of GORUCK. 12 months, 12 Events. Sharing my training, progress, and lessons learned, as well as writing AARs. Sua Sponte” I was intrigued. After a few weeks of tweets, I …

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From Zero to HTL

Silverback’s AAR (Images courtesy of Beth Sundquist) Recently I completed my first GORUCK event, the JFK Memorial Heavy…and then the Tough…and then the Light. Yes, my first GORUCK event (ever) was an HTL, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. I profited greatly from the AAR’s of other GORUCK athletes and I want to return the favor …

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GORUCK GOREV Philly HTL AAR

This is my AAR (After Action Report) for the GORUCK GOREVOLUTION HTL event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The AAR will address each event of the HTL (the Heavy, Tough, and Light) individually with commentary on the overlapping aspects of the HTL as a singular event. GORUCK Overview GRT, you can skip this. If you don’t know what …

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GORUCK HTL Redemption

My last attempt at an HTL didn’t go very well. In fact, the whole experience, from training to completing the Heavy to quitting the HTL, was so mentally and emotionally exhausting that I had a hard time getting back to rucking.  I did one event 3 months after my failed HTL attempt and the results were less than …

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GORUCK 9/11 DC Heavy – AAR – Class 131

Start point: 15+/- miles outside of DC. Team: Twenty-nine men and women reported to SP. Twenty-five at ENDEX. Conditions: Sunny and mid 90’s both days. Yeah… it was hot. Cadre: JC Jordan (Force Recon, Active Duty), Brain Squared (Force Recon) Distance: 40+/- (actual miles unknown) Time: 24+/- hours (actual time unknown) The Standards – I Might …

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