did a 16 mile ruck with 70 pounds in the Florida Keys heat and humidity. I know I have been saying this alot lately, but I seriously do not think that I have ever sweated this much! I filled my 3 Liter bladder 2 x, had a liter before leaving, then had another liter after. I really felt like it was coming out of me faster than it was going in.
This was challenging. I started late afternoon because I thought I might actually die in the 94 degree heat. Probably pretty smart on my part. The whole workout took me around 3:45:00. I say around 3:45 because my phone died and I dont know the exact time, but I feel good that it was under 4:00:00. I ran alot, although my running pace with a 70 pound ruck is slow it is still faster than my walking pace.
The Florida Keys are lined with power poles so it was real easy to run one, walk one. I did that through the majority of the run. However, around mile 14, it got real and got very difficult to run. I was ready to put the pack down, but I pressed on and through and made it back to the room to drink some more water. I was actually a little concerned about Hyponatremia since I did not have my Hammer Endurolytes. That is scary stuff and several young football players have died recently. I just kept drinking small sips. It was pouring out of me faster than I was putting it in. I felt fine throughout, but did feel cold when I got back and took a shower. That was kind of weird, but it passed.
This was good training because I watched the sun go down, then the mosquitos came out...and when they came out...they really came out. Good training!
I have to get in 5 x 2 miles at some point over the next couple of days to complete this week fully. It will be quite a challenge with my work schedule, but I will do everything I can to get it in.