Did a good bit of cardio today.
Strapped on the Ruck ( GR2 from GoRuck) and put my 4 Bricks in- I need to weight my Ruck and see if I want to add more weight later on in my training. I think a solid 30/35 pounds would be a good goal. I'll post on the equipment suggestions to find out what others are doing.
App says 4.22 mile trail run at 15:44 Pace (1:06:19) 200 ft difference between elevation changes. First time out on the trails around my house and it was extremely wet out there after all this crazy weather we have been having down South. I decided to throw in 100 squats and 100 pushups with the Ruck on around the 1.5 mile mark. I'd like to get the time down 10 minutes for a nice 4 mile 50 minute trail run with the Ruck.
I saw an article recently on Mens Health that talked a bit more of Rucking- If I'm allowed to I'll attach the link if anyone else is interested. Basically it says you can burn up to 3x as many calories in a 30 min walk, I figure even if I'm burning 1.5xs the calories I usually would then the extra weight is worth it. I've got goals and if a Ruck will help me reach them faster then consider me a Rucker!
Getting out on the trails made me realize I think I want to log at least 500 miles with the Ruck on this year-4 down 496 to go. I think as far as distance goes approx. 9 miles is what I'll be looking to reach this year. TBH I hate running, but for some reason being on the trail with a Ruck on and 1 headphone in was nice.
Sunday is a football day so unless I get in the gym after the 4 o'clock games I might make it another stretch and roll day.