Pathfinder 15 completed

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After many weeks of procrastination, today marked the day YHC would tackle the final challenge for Pathfinder 15 Forward. The dreaded coupon ruck loomed and YHC was lucky to have Chum agree to partner up for the bulk of it at Basecamp. Warm-Up/EC YHC did 2 miles solo with the 45 lb sandbag to minimize […]

the no-coupon-coupon-ruck

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YHC and Stinky Pete planned an 8-mile coupon ruck for today but after a week of sickness and general exhaustion we collectively called it off approximately 10 hours prior to go-time. As much it pained us to cancel, it was the right call. Of course that doesn’t help our PF challenge any but we’ll get […]

St. Patrick’s Day Beer Ruck

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A few weeks ago, I noticed that the Q sheet for Basecamp was open for St. Patricks Day and couldn’t resist signing up.  Beer and rucking go together like peas and carrots, so it seemed like a great day to make the trip south. I had hoped to bring a Durham contingent with me, but […]

8/10 mile mountain ruck

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I didn’t expect many to show for the 0500 EC start on a Saturday morning, particularly following Duke v UNC round 3. But damn, the PAX were ready to get after the 8/10 mile mountain ruck this morning! We had 8 start the ruck. Germ peeled off after the first 2.8 mile loop (he’s been […]

Pathfinder Coupon Ruck

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The Thang: 6 PAX bent the normal Basecamp hours to suit their own purpose. Rather than 0600-0800, we launched at 0500, set on finishing the Pathfinder Coupon Ruck Challenge. As we PAX who were rostered in differing courses (1 forward, 1 endure, 1 advanced, plus the remainder who were not rostered at all) we took […]

all my secret trails

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  A group of intrepid adventurers assembled in a dark, gloomy parking lot at 06:00 this morning. For mid-February, the weather was actually reasonably pleasant and we warmed up quickly. I look forward to these Saturday morning rucks to varying degrees, depending upon my level of sleep debt, but am always happy afterwards and thankful […]

Ruck in the muck

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My thinking in signing up to Q Basecamp was that I like rucking and hanging with the Briar Chapel guys, so I should Q. The catch: I am not at all familiar with the local trail system. Other than the first time I Q-ed Basecamp back in January, I haven’t been on the trails. That […]

New Boots, New Ruckers!

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YHC was super nervous about the Ruck today. After a 20 mile Ruck last week indicated my new boots were, in fact, too small, I was left with 2 pinky toes that resembled cherry tomatoes and felt like they were on fire. I overnighted some Salomon Speed Assaults as I have a Goruck Heavy in […]

Looking for a mountain

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I arrived at 5:55 to an empty parking lot. But in true F3 fashion, cars started rolling in (seemingly in unison) with 1 or 2 minutes to spare. All in all, 8 PAX and 2 “PAX best friends” gathered, exchanged pleasantries and headed out torches ablaze. “Are you looking for a Mountain?” As we rucked […]

Slip sliding away

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Warm up: Nope The thang: Put weight in pack on back, walk ruck. A lot of white stuff was left on the ground after the latest version of snowpocalypse 3 days ago. Yesterday saw a bit of a thaw that refroze overnight, making for patches of black ice. Early into the ruck, Eddie the Eagle […]