Sunday, April 12, 2015
Sunday Ruck, "legs that never quit"
" A back of iron and legs that never quit"
Those were the words from Pavel's Power to the People book that inspired me then and still do to this day. It was the description of a general about what a fighting man needed most. At the time I was tore up from the floor up and could barely stand or walk and I new I needed a different path. The kettlebell provided that path and got my back squared away. And the knee replacement which allowed me to first walk and now Ruck is taking me to the next level.
Upped the pack weight to a solid 50 lbs and it felt a bit heavy getting started. Mainly in my calves, as I didn't stretch out much before I left. But they loosened up quickly and the load felt fine. My legs settled right into the pace and it was strong and easy, as it has been the last two walks.
So much of endurance training is just getting the miles in your legs at a pace that is relatively easy for you. At some point your legs just adapt and loosen up and that's what it felt like today. I didn't even feel ANY fatigue until the 11th lap! Timed that at 8:15 which is very very good for the extra weight.
Wore the Lowa's again and they actually felt great. The combat boots are more comfy but I know, under these loads that the lowas give more support and are a better choice.
2 hour Ruck
11 iso squats 30 second long