A few weeks ago, GORUCK was in town for the most challenging TEAM Event they have ever conducted – the first HCL001, Seattle, WA. It was three Events, in three Days, consecutively. It started with the 24HR HEAVY, then a break, the GORUCK Challenge, another break, then the finale Event – the GORUCK Light. It was a brutal start in the cold Cascade Mountains, only to finish under the warm sun in downtown Seattle! TRVLSQD was the folks to suggest this madness, and we were the first location to experience the legendary suffering! It was in this suffering that a new fire was started…

TRVLSQD exists to help folks train for their first GRC or Light. We are also a very large group for consultation on GORUCK Selection , HEAVY, and other GR Events. We have been doing so for years now, and the time has come to evolve our training regimen.

We will always host PT/Rucking Sessions on the weekends prior to any GR Event, AND we will now be adding a specific group of Training Evolutions or Sessions. These Sessions will be during the 4-weeks prior to a GRC/Light. They will cover various topics of interest to anyone interested in learning more from veteran GRT’s (folks that have completed at least a GRC or Light). They will be open-discussion forums designed to spawn conversations to help you with anything from GEAR to FOOD, TEAM to WATER IMMERSION. We will cover it all over the span of the 4 weeks.

The 4 Sessions will be held on Friday night at 7:00pm in various locations. Most will be held in Seattle as this is where the GRC/Lights will be. (Session 3 is the only exception – It will be in the Tacoma vicinity as this is where our guest speaker resides. Session 4 starts at 6:00pm versus 7:00pm)

Session 1 – GEAR & NUTRITION
This session will cover all aspects of gear from your ruck, to clothing, to accessories and shoes .We’ll also be discussing the proper nutrition needed for a GRC or Light, Pre-Workouts and during the Events. Expect the Session to last 1-2 Hours (based on questions/answers). We will have GEAR & Nutrition examples on hand so folks can see what others have already experienced/used.

This session will cover all aspects of dealing with cold water immersion, staying wet during a GRC or LIGHT, how to stay warm, etc. Once this topic has been covered, we will transition into talking about caring for your feet during the Event. Shoes, Socks, blister care, maceration, etc. will be covered. Expect this Session to last 1-2 Hours (based on questions/answers).

Session 3 – LEADERSHIP
This session will be a presentation by a guest speaker that is very much a part of the TRVLSQD Family. Speaking on Leadership, Teamwork, and Organization will be MSG Ed Hall, 1st SF(A) Based out of Joint-Base Lewis McChord. MSG Hall has extensive training on leadership, and I’m proud that he has agreed to speak on this topic. Understand that MSG Hall is a very personable individual and will engage all of us in a very open discussion/forum. This is a rare opportunity to talk to a future Cadre for GORUCK! Expect this Session to last 1-2 hours (based on questions / answers)

Session 4-  GORUCK PT / Specific Exercises
This session will be the last session before the GRC/Light. We will be outside going through various techniques and exercises to help get you familiar with what you may / may not see at a GRC/Light. We want you to be able to execute certain movements (buddies-carries, etc.) Expect this Session to last 1-2 Hours (based on teaching the techniques & practice) This session will also start an hour earlier to give folks plenty of daylight practice time.

More information will be posted here on the Website, and for now let’s prepare for Session 1:

Session 1 – GEAR & NUTRITION

Date: April 18, 2014

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Drip City Coffee Co

2929 1st Ave

Seattle, WA 98121
COST: FREE – Please email me at if you plan on attending so I can keep track of numbers. Thank you!~


See all of you soon!





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