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Is this Mark Reifkind? If so, I really enjoyed your talk at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition in Pensacola.
I love rucking personally. I am shifting more and more in that direction. I find it easier on my joints than running these days, with similar metabolic impact. I am rucking with about 45 pounds, and I find that this is equivalent to a run of the same duration, done at an easy zone 2 heart rate. I consider them to be mostly interchangeable. I would log it like a zone 2 effort run. One advantage of rucking is that people tend to spread out their base of support (less crossover gait) with a load, and they tend to load up their hips more. It can be a really nice corrective for people who have poor hip control while running, which is most people.