Jordan Gutierrez GoRuck interview
SGPT: Tell us about yourself?
JG: I’m 19 years old and currently in the process of getting a SO contract that will take me down to BUDs so I can get my chance in becoming a SEAL
SGPT: Did you have an athletic background growing up?
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JG: I Played baseball for 11 years and football for 4
SGPT: How did you train for the GoRuck heavy event?
JG: I did the murph workout with a 40lb vest as much as I could. I felt that was the best workout that got my whole body used to the load. A lot of crossfit and Olympic lifting for strength. And about one 10-12 mile ruck with weight each week. I also run about 20 miles each week a and swim around 3-4 miles a week, only because I am also training for a triathlon as well. But it really helped in my endurance!
SGPT: Tell us a little about the event?
JG : Well it was in San Francisco and boy was it cold. We got a nice amount of rain that night. But it was just an opportunity to “lean in to the pain” and test yourself. I don’t want to spoil it for others. But there’s nothing better than adventuring through San Francisco with a Ruck, some boulders and tree logs and a couch with an instructor over your head.
SGPT: What was hardest part of the event?
JG : The hardest part was that I wasn’t able to make time faster.
SGPT: What is one thing you wish you would have done to get ready for GoRuck heavy?
JG: I wish I would have figured out how my body reacts with less amounts of food under stress and limited water recourse. And what the chicken pesto pasta MRE tasted like before I bought it. Man was it just awful.
SGPT: Any tips for up and coming athletes that want to do the GORuck Heavy?
JG : Get used to your ruck. And build your endurance. Other than that I think a lot mental prep was the best.
SGPT: What boots did you wear? Double socks? Bodyglide?
JG: I had a pair of the nike free special forces boots. Only one pair of socks on at a time (3 dry pair in ruck to change into). Yes body glide I love that stuff. To bad I forgot mine at home and didn’t realize before the event, my thighs paid for that mistake. But I learned my lesson on prepping my gear.
SGPT: Many thanks for the interview
JG: HOOYAH!! Thanks for the opportunity!