For those who are doing marathons/ 5k, endurance events of any type really and in particular those who are hoping to do the ruck in March, pay attention to the website where the endurance programming is written.
This programming has been based off research for years and the CFE program. The training is based on several areas of research including how to maximize training for endurance events in a strength and conditioning program.
The program is written to be 3 days per week, typically on a monday/wednesday/friday however you can adjust as needed to fit your schedule. Remember that in a program of this magnitude, the goal is for it to be a supplemental program to the one you perform in the gym (which is why it is only 3 days per week).
I have used this methodology to train for two half ironman events and decreased my training time to 1/4 of what I was training before that and my results... were well within how I performed before, but I didn't ache as much and was definitely better rested.
Endurance training can be very hard on the body if you aren't taking into considerations rest, recovery, hydration and nutrition. This portion of the program will help you to learn how to train correctly. We will at some point have a series on nutrition for endurance athletes and how to eat during an event, but now is the time to start playing with nutrition...
Something to think about for future training and for those doing the ruck with us in March!