With recent record high temperatures now in the rear view mirror, the SCUM decided to start August off with 5 ascents of the Fort Wainwright alpine hill.
Of course, SCUM being SCUM, Dan Johnson queried when the “rock rucking” would begin. For those of you not familar with rucking, here is the definitive source that Dan provided:
Not wanting anyone to question his manliness, Bill “rock rucked” 2 of his 5 ascents. Here is Bill near the top of his first “rock ruck” ascent:
Meanwhile, Dan Johnson, a late arrival to the workout, appeared with raincoat as we were making our third ascent.
Here’s a view of the two soaked SCUM making their 5th ascent (Dan, with raincoat is making his second or third climb):
After Don Norris ran past us on Beacon Road during his lunch break from work, we knew we couldn’t be crazy to be training in the steady rain. Here’s proof that we made it back to the Birch Hill parking lot intact:
Here’s documentation that Carl Hemming, Bill Husby, and I did our 5 ascents:
The Polar Vantage M data also showed that we did 960 m of ascent (for comparison, Ester Dome from St. Pat’s Road to Ullerhaven is about 520 m of climb); 12.0 km of distance, and burned 1083 kcal even without carrying the rock.
The first time I ever carried a rucksack, my “friends” snuck a rock into it. They kindly (?) removed it for the trip down, laughing all the way.
Yes, a “friend” put a rock in my water bottle carrier while I was roller skiing, too.