A short warm-up and a good long Sunday morning rucksack march. Go as fast as you can without running. Go over varied terrain and learn to use the downslope of the hills to make time. It was a cold, windy morning today, after a spring-like thaw of 60 on Friday, we’re back in the 20s early this St. Patrick’s Day, which hardened the trail a bit, after being out yesterday in some muddy, soft spots, it was much easier going.
As always be sure to stay hydrated during the march. It should be a habit that will carry over to Selection and training afterward. Becoming dehydrated during a long training event such as a ruck march or long-range movement is a guarantee for bigger problems and failure, keep drinking water during the course.
Speaking of hydration, it is coffee time and then later, “hydrate” with your drink of choice. Moderation, guys, and gals….moderation.
6-mile rucksack march over varied terrain. Try to keep your pace better than the standard, (90 minutes maximum). And mark your times in your workout log book.
Stretch well after completion