2-14 April A&S

Winendine

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2-14 here we go! I will have my swim w/cammies, and ruck times posted by mid next week.

All I have now is

300 meter breast stroke without cammies: 6:45

3mile: 21:40 (needs improvement)
Pull-ups:20
Crunches:100
 

Winendine

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Hahaha oh yeah! Send me a message and if you guess right I'll buy you a beer when we grad a&s!
 

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Alrighty, I'm slated for 2-14 A&S as well.
I've had some good standing with my ruck marches so far (still have the 8-mile hike, only did up to 7 so far) and I have no worries for my PFT (guaranteed 1st class, just gotta take it before I go). I'm just a little anxious with my swimming, since I haven't had much time for practice with cammies, only with a pair of shorts. Got all month to work on it, not gonna let it slip... Much luck to everyone going. My 7-mile ruck is attached.
 

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I talked to a recon marine today at the pool. Ended up talking about A&S. he told me a story about his buddy who went to A&S I guess this guy came in frist on every event and still did not get selected.
 

Winendine

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I talked to a recon Marine today at the pool. Ended up talking about A&S. he told me a story about his buddy who went to A&S I guess this guy came in frist on every event and still did not get selected.
I guess you can only find out what theyre looking for by attending.
 

Winendine

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Alrighty, I'm slated for 2-14 A&S as well.
I've had some good standing with my ruck marches so far (still have the 8-mile hike, only did up to 7 so far) and I have no worries for my PFT (guaranteed 1st class, just gotta take it before I go). I'm just a little anxious with my swimming, since I haven't had much time for practice with cammies, only with a pair of shorts. Got all month to work on it, not gonna let it slip... Much luck to everyone going. My 7-mile ruck is attached.
Good work Mcrib keep pushin! I need to get in with cammies and see where I'm at also
 

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Confirmed admssion to A&S 2-14. Training has been going well. Primarily focused on building a baseline of strength, mobility and durability with 2 runs, 1 ruck, and 2 swimming workouts a week. Trying to be careful of overtraining at this point as I've heard they prepare you well at Phase 1. I've also heard of plenty of Marines excelling physically at A&S but not getting selected--it just proves to me that what they are looking for is the "complete package" Marine which is no secret because they state that openly in the preparation letter.

Here's what I'm working with so far:

+PFT: 300
+8-mile ruck: not tested yet -- been rucking on mountain bike trails mostly which are slower but allow me to build up more ankle/leg strength but leave a lot to be desired in terms of speed.
+300 meter swim w/ cammies: 8:05
+MARSOC short card: 19:55 all the way through. This thing is wicked and amazingly taxing on the upper body.
 

Winendine

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Confirmed admssion to A&S 2-14. Training has been going well. Primarily focused on building a baseline of strength, mobility and durability with 2 runs, 1 ruck, and 2 swimming workouts a week. Trying to be careful of overtraining at this point as I've heard they prepare you well at Phase 1. I've also heard of plenty of Marines excelling physically at A&S but not getting selected--it just proves to me that what they are looking for is the "complete package" Marine which is no secret because they state that openly in the preparation letter.

Here's what I'm working with so far:

+PFT: 300
+8-mile ruck: not tested yet -- been rucking on mountain bike trails mostly which are slower but allow me to build up more ankle/leg strength but leave a lot to be desired in terms of speed.
+300 meter swim w/ cammies: 8:05
+MARSOC short card: 19:55 all the way through. This thing is wicked and amazingly taxing on the upper body.
Very impressive Green416 I should take notes ! Stay motivated and uninjured. The Marsoc short card is a beast!!
 

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Thank you Winendine! I have some experience with programming for strength and conditioning, etc. so if you or anyone else on this site has any questions please PM me.
 

Winendine

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Thank you Winendine! I have some experience with programming for strength and conditioning, etc. so if you or anyone else on this site has any questions please PM me.
Thanks Green416 I will definitely have some questions for you next week if my run time is not sub 21:00 yet!
 

Brandon E

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Classing up with 02-14.
Run-17:45
P/U-20
S/U-100
6 mile ruck on relatively flat ground w/ 45 LB pack (not including water)-1:20
Need to time my latest 300m swim post-PFT.
Ready to start this, to be tested beyond which I have before, to learn a lot, and to give it my all.
 

Winendine

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Classing up with 02-14.
Run-17:45
P/U-20
S/U-100
6 mile ruck on relatively flat ground w/ 45 LB pack (not including water)-1:20
Need to time my latest 300m swim post-PFT.
Ready to start this, to be tested beyond which I have before, to learn a lot, and to give it my all.
Hoorah Brandon E!! Keep up the good work! Badass runtime by the way
 

Brandon E

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Thanks brother. Worked hard for it. Just did my 8 mile ruck. Came in at 1:43. Fifteen degree winds didn't help! Embrace it though, right? Haha.
 
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