Today we are dialling up the intensity slightly from last week. Load up the pack with a few more pounds and plot a tough trail or start scouting some new areas. 2-3 hours without stopping is the goal.
The 2-3 hour time domain also requires that we start thinking about our nutrition and fueling. Some people like peanut butter and honey sandwiches, others prefer gels and powders. Whatever you do, you need to fuel during an effort like this so start experimenting with different strategies.
A good starting point is to aim for a litre of water with electrolytes, per hour of exercise. Depending on your body weight, you’ll also want to consume 30-50 grams of carbohydrates per 30-60 minutes of exercise.
Be mindful during this training session and record how you feel. Then you can start adjusting your nutrition to optimize performance and recovery.
Ruck with pack at roughly 35% weight for 2-3 hours on variable terrain
Motivate your friends and the hunting community at large. Share alternate or complimentary workouts. Post your sets in the comments and let us know how you feel pre/post workout.