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    Hey guys, first day on this site.

    I have always dreamed of joining the military and serving my country. My father served in veitnam, and my grandfather in ww2!
    Listening to their stories of adventure and everlasting friendships
    bonded by the core has really excited me about joining.

    I am now 26 (as of feb) and question my endurance?!
    I am scheduled to leave on april 5 2004 for camp pendleton,san diego. I am super strong, but lack in the long hual. (5'9-188lbs)


    Any helpful advise for a hopeful marine would be greatly appreciated.


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    What do you mean you lack in the long haul (5'9-188lbs).

    I was 5'10 -134lbs when I shipped to bootcamp in 1997.

    When I graduated I was 6ft - 160lbs.. I am not sure what they did to me, I think I ate to much sand.

    Let us know what some of your concerns are.

    Sgt J


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    http://home.comcast.net/~stupilot/s...eg_letters.html


    here is a Marine that started i believe 30 or somewhere near that when he went through MCRD i found it quite interesting reading those letters he wrote while he was there..... maybe this will help you out


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    http://home.comcast.net/~stupilot/site/letters/seg_letters.html

    sorry try this link instead......


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    START RUNNING, AND WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE ABOUT TO DIE. PICK YOURSELF UP AND RUN SOMEMORE


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    Good advise G.L.B., if you don't do ANYTHING else RUN.


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    Great advice! I've been jogging 3 miles a day,but I jog in bursts and cant seem to go farther than 1 mile without stopping.

    My main concern is my initial stength test, I am performing well on my sit-ups (60 in 2 min.),and am doing 3 full pull-ups. I am only worried about my 1 1/2 mile run time.

    I scored high on my asvab, and feel alot of pressure to do well in my physical performance too.

    Any other suggestions?


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    Hey Showershoe,

    Email me at krjollyjr@hotmail.com

    I will hook you up with the routine you need.

    Sgt. J


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    You'll be fine! Use this time to build your endurance and get used to be treated like a child again. The benefit might be that you will be put in a leadership position given your age and maturity. Set a good example and you will be rewarded!

    Sixguns

    Last edited by Sixguns; 03-03-04 at 09:39 PM.

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    Originally posted by showershoe26
    Great advice! I've been jogging 3 miles a day,but I jog in bursts and cant seem to go farther than 1 mile without stopping.

    My main concern is my initial stength test, I am performing well on my sit-ups (60 in 2 min.),and am doing 3 full pull-ups. I am only worried about my 1 1/2 mile run time.

    I scored high on my asvab, and feel alot of pressure to do well in my physical performance too.

    Any other suggestions?
    Well, here is some advice from an 0311 who couldn't even JOG three miles when he went to boot. NEVER QUIT. By the time I final pft came around, I could do three miles in 18:21. On the initial 1 1/2 mile run? 19:00 flat.


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    Smile

    Really encouraging!

    I know that I will do whatever it takes!

    Cant wait to be one of the few and proud!


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    Just to let you know, you appear to be barely passing the IST ( ON ALL THREE AREAS). You need to make sure you are doing some form of PT daily. You should be on a crash course to pass the IST within 30 days of shipping. If you and your recruiter have not made this plan, you need to ask him or his NCOIC to get one started. Remeber the diet and your weight will also factor into how quickly you can improve. Eat healthy and get some dietary advice.

    Sixguns


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