Sunday, July 06, 2014

Ruck on Sunday.

This was surprisingly, but in retrospect it shouldn't have been. I was stronger here than in any other training discipline all week but looking back I walked, with and without a pack more than I did anything else in Sweden.

The pack felt light on my legs and my back and stride and cadence were good from the start. Even though I woke feeling stiff and achey.
Cut back to nine laps though and the pack was one kilo light,14 instead of 15- just didn't add in the water bottle that I usually do. Wasn't sure how this was going to go and wanted to start slowly. Id my usual squats each lap but focused more this time on longer holds, at least 45 seconds and just waiting out the stretch reflex.

First three laps in 8:25, seventh one in 8:10 and the last two were around 8:00. Not bad at all. My back is tight now as I write this hours later but that just means it's time to stretch out the abs and glutes. :)

Back on track



Morgan L. said...

I walked about 10 miles a day during the July 4th weekend....felt a little beat up from it. Amazing how a simple exercise can kick ass if you're not used to it. All this rucking is definitely building you up in ways that you probably don't even notice.

Mark Reifkind said...

oh I notice :) and you're right