Putting the BLAZING in Blazing Saddle

TL/DR: AFPT results posted here.

THE SCENE:
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:
Affirmative

WARM-O-RAMA:
1/4 mile jog to the track (except we did it in between the Situps and the 2-Mile Run)

THA-THANG:
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.

MARY:
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.

MOLESKIN:
The Blazing Saddle PAX have been doing work!  They killed the APFT – there was not a single run time over 15:30.  TCLAPS!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Memorial Day convergence on… Memorial Day.

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