Jordan Guitterez GoRuck Interview

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!

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