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Old 10-17-2014, 03:37 PM   #1
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And the Insanity continues - GORUCK Heavy Time

Well figured I'd start a new thread out of boredom, put the deposit down on my first GORUCK Heavy next August, 24 hours of pain and fun.

It will be in Boston so not as much beach time as in the below video, but it's going to kick my ass. May try to get another one in before this one as it is a ways away.

https://www.goruck.com/heavy#.VEF95lMpVc8

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Old 10-17-2014, 03:42 PM   #2
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Looks like everybody's having fun. Do they have something similar in January, in Boston? Now, that would kick a$$.
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It's awesome that you're so into this stuff. I am finding I have less and less in common with my friends recently. I'm too into my eating and training and I wish I had a crew like you guys have.
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Old 10-17-2014, 04:00 PM   #4
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Looks like everybody's having fun. Do they have something similar in January, in Boston? Now, that would kick a$$.
No heavies but they have events all year long all over the country/world (there is a heavy in Boston next month and one in March for St Paddys day, I may do that one too) length in time is usually consistent with the events, distance depends on terrain, my first challenge was primarily on the beach and was about 12.5 miles, my longest one so far was in NYC and was 19 miles. I have two more lights next month on 11/1 and 11/8 then the heavy next year, will definitely get more events in between them though. So far I've done 3 challenges and 1 light since June.

Light = 6-8 hours and 6-10 miles
Challenge = 12-14 hours and 12-24 miles
Heavy = 24+ hours and 40+ miles

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It's awesome that you're so into this stuff. I am finding I have less and less in common with my friends recently. I'm too into my eating and training and I wish I had a crew like you guys have.
You should do a GORUCK, its an awesome community, not like Spartan races which are filled with psychos. You could easily do one of these, only thing that would hold you back is your mind. Give a light a try.

People from all walks of life do them, desk monkeys, moms, military, crossfitters, all have one thing in common, you have to be a team player.
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Old 10-18-2014, 12:23 PM   #5
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that's some intense stuff, good for you man. I highly doubt I could do that.
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It's all mental, sounds like bullshit but it's true. I thought doing a tough mudder was nuts last year, did my second one last weekend and it was a piece of cake. Said GORUCK was insane until I did one, they are a real eye opener.
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And the Insanity continues - GORUCK Heavy Time

Wasn't a goruck, but I just did my annual 10mile ruck. Finished a little slower than I wanted, came in at 2:40 on the dot. Was hoping for 2:30 or better. But I finished first of the cadre and only got beat by one student.

He finished at 1:41, there was no chance I was touching him.

Edit: 42lb ruck for me, plus water.
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It's all mental, sounds like bullshit but it's true. I thought doing a tough mudder was nuts last year, did my second one last weekend and it was a piece of cake. Said GORUCK was insane until I did one, they are a real eye opener.
There's a challenge coming up in DC in April that I may go ahead and sign up for.

Have you considered doing Selection?
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You couldn't pay me to do selection, the training to prep for it alone is nuts, I know a few people who have attempted it and didn't even make it past the PT test.
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You couldn't pay me to do selection, the training to prep for it alone is nuts, I know a few people who have attempted it and didn't even make it past the PT test.
the PT test isn't that bad. I think the 5 mile run at an 8min/mile pace would be toughest. Although I'm sure a 12 mile ruck right after finishing the run wouldn't be pleasant. The 12 mile pace is just a walk, though. Not even a particularly brisk walk.

Although, I know they list "minimum standards", but I'm guessing they'll drop you if you don't exceed the standard by enough, and I'm also guessing that they can drop you from the course at any time for Lack of Motivation.

Part of me is intrigued, but having taught army courses where the goal is to make people drop, part of me also says I really don't want to endure the abuse.
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Yeah at face value the PT test doesn't seem like much, but when you have 13 special forces operators screaming at you the mental aspect becomes harder than the physical one.

The last Selection class was brutal, it was heavily covered on facebook and there was even a TV special on it (I can't remember the channel some weird outdoor channel), one of the final 3 guys ended up in the hospital and almost died, the Cadre said if he had continued he would have dropped dead.
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