Putting the BLAZING in Blazing Saddle
TL/DR: AFPT results posted here.
As this was my first time at the Blazing Saddle, I rolled in about 30 minutes early to scout out the area. Today’s THANG was the APFT, and I was hoping to find a nice flat 1-mile stretch for a good out-and-back 2-mile run. There was good sidewalk going westbound, but only for a half mile and it included a major intersection – no bueno. Eastbound had plenty of distance and no intersections, but no sidewalk. We’d have to settle for 8 laps around the high school track – which, in my experience, sucks.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:
1/4 mile jog to the track (except we did it in between the Situps and the 2-Mile Run)
The Army Physical Fitness Test.
Event 1: Push-Ups, AMRAP 2 minutes. (See Soybean’s original APFT backblast for the detailed explanation/instructions that were read to the PAX for all 3 events.)
Event 2: Sit-Ups, AMRAP 2 minutes.
Event 3: 2-Mile Run.
1/4 mile jog back to the Shovel Flag
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
11: Billy Blanks, Chastain, Choker, Dawson, Flipper, Halpert, Lochte, Speaker, U-Rock, Webelo, Woody
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
The point of taking the APFT is not to compare yourself against the next guy. The point is to compare yourself against yourself; to see the progress you’re making as you Accelerate your King. Post regularly. Push yourself. Let’s get stronger together.
The Blazing Saddle PAX have been doing work! They killed the APFT – there was not a single run time over 15:30. TCLAPS!
Memorial Day convergence on… Memorial Day.