Wear good trail running shoes or boots and center your load.
Wear good socks and use Bodyglide Anti-Chafe Balm on your feet.
Fully hydrate before and during your march. Dont run.
Load your pack with 30 lbs of weight and hike for 1 hour or more.
If you need to carry less – then do so. If you want to carry more that is fine as long as you have legs that are well conditioned.
Try to find hills to hike up and down.
Set a goal to do your first GORUCK event – or step it up and do a Challenge or Heavy. We recommend these events as they are low cost and you can do them with your buddies. Do you want to be challenged? This is the right place to find if you have what it takes.
Grab your buddies and sign up for a GORUCK here:
check out the SGPT ruck march tips here
post time and mileage and weight of your load in comments below.