On the Lighter Side – GORUCK Battle of the Bulge Light AAR

2019 Feb 19
 Mike V. Back in November, when I was visited by the Good Idea Fairy and decided to do 12+ events in 2019 (you can read about it here), I made sure I pushed my first event out a few months. So imagine my surprise when I found myself in front of a …

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The New GORUCK Heavy PT Test Standards

Since 2015, the GORUCK Heavy has had a standard PT test as part of every event. It has consisted of a 12-mile timed ruck (sub 3:30), 2-minute max rep push-ups (55 minimum), and 2-minute max rep sit-ups (65 minimum). While the test was not a “fail and go home” type test, it was used as …

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My First GORUCK – Battle of the Bulge AAR

Battle of the Bulge GORUCK Light San Jose California January 19, 2019 Submitted by Cas Bass My first GORUCK  Light is in the bags. I wanted to share this AAR with the community/ www because I’m not your typical endurance athlete. I’m a short (5’3”), morbidly obese (220) female. I was scared signing up. I …

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Recycled Firefighter Battalion 12HR Ruck Review

I can’t remember how I stumbled upon Recycled Firefighter, but I do remember thinking they had some good looking USA Made rucks sitting at a pretty price point ($139-$199). While they are mostly marketed to the EDC crowd, the build was obviously high quality and I thought it might make for a good ruck.

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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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The new 25L GORUCK Rucker

Since November Jason has been hinting that the 25L Rucker was just around the corner. He even hinted that it might be released before 2019. But, the new year came and went without the mythical 25L being released. UPDATE: The 25L (and 15L) Rucker has officially been released.  However, GORUCK recently posted 100+ pictures of an …

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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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Reflections on the Year Gone By and The Year to Come

First, thank you. The fact that so many of you read my ramblings is truly humbling and something I am grateful for. While there will always be a few Senior GRT in our midst, it is safe to say that this is a really amazing community to be a part of. In fact, I can’t stop …

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12 Days of Ruckmas Workout

If you’re looking for some weirdo fun this holiday season, get some friends or your Ruck Club together and tackle this workout together. 12 Days of Ruckmas This workout is to be performed in the order of, and while singing the workout to the tune of, the 12 Days of Christmas. And, yes, that means you …

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