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Old 08-03-2012, 06:29   #16
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Moving with a Ruck

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"We never practiced any 'ruck running' - however - we constantly practiced 'ruck marching' as a regular part of our fitness program and that usually meant we wound up doing some 'ruck running' part of the time to make the time/distance goals we'd established for ourselves as a team or a unit." Richard

True, Richard. IIRC< the only time I remember being timed with a ruck sack was a 5 mile with a time limit of 40 minutes in Phase I...
SFQC students are currently required to complete a 12 mile ruck march in 3 hours. IMO this is a very generous amount of time, however, we still have studs that fail it every class. This event is part of the new "Gated Events'' meaning if you fail to meet that standard you are immediately recommended for relief.

I agree that "ruck running" isn't something that you should add to your training plan. However, when performing battle drills, casevacs, etc as a SFQC student you will find yourself having to move at a high rate of speed with a ruck sack on your back. Not to mention the 70lb "T-Shirt" that all of tote around for 6-9 month deployments while on an ODA.

Get used to having to do what is necessary with whatever weight it is that you have to carry.


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Old 08-03-2012, 19:44   #17
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Old 08-04-2012, 14:06   #18
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True, Richard. IIRC< the only time I remember being timed with a ruck sack was a 5 mile with a time limit of 40 minutes in Phase I...
55 pounds?
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Old 08-04-2012, 17:03   #19
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55 pounds?
Naah, back then they ran 8:00 miles with a 200 pound ruck.

And it was uphill, both ways. In waist deep snow.

That was the last hard class though.

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