#PATHFINDER – 004 (12/08/2014 Follow Up)

Realized when I got home that I hadn’t posted my last post, and I was already post ¬†workout.

This was my results.

Selection Test #1
Push ups: 40
Situps: 34
5 Mile run: 50mins

Didn’t get to the ruck after the run. I decided that it was to cold and that staying out three more hours was just increasing my chances of getting sick (which I’ve been fighting already).

Played it safer than sorry,..



I came across this group of guys that run the teamspearhead.com site, and are holding a 12 week training program they called PATHFINDER.

Their on the fourth iteration of the class, and it is used as training for GORUCK events. Specifically Heavy and Selection.


This program kicked off last week and on Monday and Tuesday I crushed my workouts.


40 Burpees
50 Ruck Upright Rows
75 Deep Squats with ruck
75 Selection Standard Push-ups
100 Jumping Jacks
75 Zircher Squats with ruck (bear hug the ruck)
60 Ruck Overhead Presses
60 Walking Lunges (30 each leg)


6.9 mile ruck w/35# in my ruck and a 25# KB coupon.
Time was 2:04:43

Also picked up a coupon along the way (limb) and swung back around after my ruck for the chunk of the stump.


Since Tuesday I’ve been slacking pretty hard and haven’t worked out at all…

So tonight I am going to shot for Selection Standards and possibly try to get out for an evening ruck (tired and hungry, might as well as ruck it).

Selection Standards:

  • 2 Minutes: Minimum 55 Push-Ups (Proper Form)
  • 2 Minutes: Minimum 65 Sit-Ups (Proper Form)
  • 5 Mile Run in 40 Minutes or less

(Note*) I tried posting this once before but some how lost it and now have to retype the whole thing,… Damn you WordPress, damn you!

Hello World,..

First posts are always difficult for me.

It’s like meeting someone for the first time, and wanting to make a good impression and wanting to say something that will let you get to know me, and bring you back for my second, third, fourth,..etc posts.

It’s also about me leaning the new system that I’m posting to.

“Hey what’s this button do?”

“How do I make a link?”

“What do I want this blog/post to look/sound/read like?”

It’s a learning experience you know, and I’ll get better with things when I post more to this blog.


So a little about me, (that I don’t plan on putting in my ‘About Me’).
I’ve tried to blog a couple of times before with other systems, (tumblr, blogger, aol,..)
I’ve tried making specific blogs for specific topics,… (Didn’t do to well with that)
This is just going to take all that I’ve learned from my blogging fails to become the Mother of All Blog(fails),.. wait, what?

In the end this is where I’m going to try to make my home in the “blogosphere”.
We’ll just have to see how it turns out.