SGPT: Tell us about yourself?
FR: I’m 37, married and father of three. I work in the railroad industry.
SGPT: Did you have an athletic background growing up?
FR: Limited organized sports, but was a regular at the neighborhood basketball court. Other than nope.
SGPT: How did you train for the 20X event?
FR: SealGrinder PT workouts and mental edge audios . 180 Day Training Program.
SGPT: Tell us a little about the event? Where was it?
FR: The event was in Fort Worth, Texas on a very rainy, muddy day until the afternoon when the skies cleared and the sun blazed. from one extreme to the other which made it that much more awesome.
SGPT: What was hardest part of the event?
FR: Those damn logs!!!! Log PT is brutal. Feels like your on fire!!
SGPT: What is one thing you wish you would have done to get ready for 20X?
FR: More plank work. While fatigued.
SGPT: Any tips for up and coming athletes that want to do 20X?
FR: Put in the work because if your weak in any area it will surface quickly. Once you get to the point when your focusing on the evolution at hand and not the big picture it’s much more manageable mentally.(micro goals) Most importantly when your ready to quit remember you why!!!
SGPT: What kind of boots did you use for the event?
Original Swat that I picked up at a surplus store.
SGPT: Did you use double socks/compression socks or body glide on your feet to prevent blisters?
FR: Boot sock covered with cotton sock…no issues
SGPT: What kind of ruck did you use for training and the event?
FR: I borrowed my kids Nike backpack. He loved the sand I brought back for him. As you can tell I really didn’t go all out on gear.
SGPT: What book are you reading now?
FR: Thom Shea “Unbreakable”. Second time reading it.
SGPT: Many thanks for the interview
FR: Thank you Coach Brad for all that you give back.
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