A collection of my prep work for my Veteran’s Day HTL (Heavy - Tough - Light, back-to-back-to-back) which will cover at 70+ miles in 48 hours with a 50lb rucksack and additional loads (sandbags, logs, other GRTs) up to 250 lbs.

I’ve observed that I generally don’t have too much of an issue with rucking a 50+ lb rucksack without any additional weight for long distances. I struggled the most with sustained burden carries of awkward objects, the PT in the “Welcome Party” and most of all: feet staying wet for long periods after being in the water.

Monday, August 6th

APFT

  • 2 min Pushups (>60)
  • 2 min Situps (>60)
  • 2 mile run

Timed Ruck

  • 50lb Dry
  • 12 miles
  • Under 3 hours (<15 min/mile pace)

Friday, August 3rd

  • Tread water (no hands) while partner kyaks 500M then switch
  • 200 50# KB snatches
  • 20 walking overhead lunges every 50 reps

Then,

Open water swim 500M

Thursday, August 2nd

“Cindy”

20 min AMRAP

  • 15 air squats
  • 10 pushups
  • 10 pullups

Wednesday, August 1st

All with 50lb dry ruck

  • 1 Mile ruck

Then, 5 RFT:

  • 20 Side-to-side press with ruck
  • 15 Rucksack curls
  • 10 Overhead weighted situps
  • 5 Pushups

Then,

  • 1 Mile ruck

Monday, July 30th

As fast as possible:

All done with 50 lb rucksack, get your boots soaking wet

  • 800 Meter Ruck, farmer carry 2x 35 lb dumbbells
  • 300 Air Squats
  • 150 Flutter Kicks
  • 50 Rucksack Curls
  • 25 Pushups

Saturday, July 28th

Brew some beer, do some CrossFit at Movement Republic, drink some beer.


Wednesday, July 25th

As fast as possible:

  1. All done with 50 lb rucksack
  2. Get your boots soaking wet

1 Mile Ruck, carry a 45 lb plate

  • 100 Air Squats (w/ ruck on back)
  • 50 Pushups (w/ ruck on back)
  • 50 Bicep Curls (w/ ruck – resting position on back)
  • 100 Flutter Kicks (w/ ruck held straight up)
  • 100 Over-under Kicks (w/ ruck held straight up)

1 Mile Ruck, carry a 45 lb plate


Tuesday, July 24th

Still sore from flutter kicks with wet boots in the previous weekend’s Operation Red Wings Tough - Light, this workout killed me so I want to re-test it later:

10 Rounds For Time

  1. All while wearing a 50lb ruck – can never let it touch the ground
  2. Every 2 rounds complete a 500M ruck with a 45lb plate
  • 5 “Tri Press” (front - left - right) with 45lb plate
  • 5 Pushups
  • 5 Rucksack curls