Everyone in the Army is a runner. Not always in the same way that we Salties are runners, filling our spare hours with training and our weekends with racing, but compared to the average population, Soldiers are runners. They have to be; it’s a job requirement. There are physical standards to get into the military, and physical requirements to stay in.
In the Army, the annual physical fitness test consists of pushups, sit-ups, and a two mile run, with time standards graded by age and gender. Soldiers generally have physical training (PT) every morning before the actual work day starts, usually from 0630-0730. On one hand, this makes for a long day, on the other, it’s nice to have time allocated to work out. Read more >>