With 30# dryweight pack plus ~ 5# of hydration
7/4/19 1.6 miles (had to abort the hike due to thunderstorms rolling in)
2nd screen shot of last 0.3 miles on 7/7/19
With some work, I've been able to keep the average at about 15 minute miles. "Walking fast" seems to work out to about 16 and a half minute miles, so I mix intervals of jogging/shuffling with walking fast and it evens out. I use a Garmin HR monitor/GPS tracker and will jog until I can't keep up >90% max HR, and then walk until heartrate recovers and repeat. In the past I'd been able to build up condition to jog continuously with a 30# pack for a couple of miles, but it's either too hot or I've lost some of that condition since.
15 minute miles with a 30 # pack is work.
As of 7/719 the totals are
4.2 miles in 1:02:41 (14' 56" mile pace).
This brings my challenge total up to 20.1 miles since 6/30.
This was work, again. 93F and sunny, and I used a brick stack of ruck weights I had left over from another challenge which are at least 5# heavier than what I'd been using. The pack was up to close to 40# before adding a gallon of hydration.
3.0 miles in 43'39" (14'19" mile pace). 27.1 miles total
7/21/19 3.15 miles in 45'05" (14'19" mile pace)
Total 30.25 miles since 6/30/19, 22 elapsed days in 8 sessions.
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