Thursday, February 22, 2018

Ruck Steady

Long day at work and was ready to get into this and get it over with! I was ready to eat. That always makes me walk faster, plus it was actually cold on a thursday afternoon for once. Even started out with a jacket but had to to ditch that after three laps; just heat up too much and it really impedes my performance. Or at least my perceived exertion.

Anyway decent speed and the body felt fine. Legs loose and quick and right foot ok

45 lb ruck
6 laps
50 min !
no timed laps but most felt around 7:30-7:40
strong steady state and lungs were good

BW 169.4
W 56.7

feel good and very optimistic about my press



Kettlebell Courage Corner Seattle WA said...

Mark I want to add rucking to my training regimen. Can you provide gear tips for a beginner? I don’t have a ruck sack, or boots, or something to load the ruck sack with. I am willing to invest some dollars on the necessary tools but also don’t want to go overboard. I live in the city so it would mostly be sidewalks for the rucks, though I have access to a long set of stairs to a beach and back. Do you always keep your rucking to flat ground?

Mark Reifkind said...


Do you want to get a ruck that will last you as you build the load or a cheaper model to see if you like it and then get a better one later?
I just use kitty litter and sand as weight pretty cheap

I like the 5.11 Rush 72 but there are tons of options
wear sturdy shoes but I haven't walked for real for years so I wanted more study foot wear

Mark Reifkind said...

and yes in deference to my replaced knee I stay on flat ground and soft dirt path working on increasing speed and overall endurance rather than hills

Kettlebell Courage Corner Seattle WA said...

Thanks Mark, this is very helpful info.

Mark Reifkind said...

you're welcome Chris. thanks for the comment

Harley Clark said...

Hi Mark. I started rucking about a year and a half ago thanks to you and Goruck. How long of a distance are your laps? Thanks in advance.

Mark Reifkind said...


way cool! Each lap is .45 mile.thanks for commenting!

Harley Clark said...

Thanks man. Happy Birthday!

Mark Reifkind said...

thank you it's been a great day ( and week!)