Wednesday, November 8, 2006

In Memory


Saturday, November 11th is Veterans' Day. Thanks to the sacrifice of our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen, America remains a free nation, answering only to itself.

I am eternally grateful for this fact.

This week's Again Faster Workout honors our fallen warriors. In tribute, we'll conduct the Marine Corps PFT at Jamaica Pond on Sunday morning.

The test is simple:

Dead-hang Pull-ups for Repetitions/Flexed-arm Hang for Time
As Many Crunches as Possible (2 minutes)
3-Mile Run for Time

Scores range from zero to three hundred. A perfect score meets the following criteria:

Male (3-mile run): 18:00
Female (3-mile run): 21:00
Flexed-arm hang: 70 seconds or Dead-hang pull-ups: 20 reps
Crunches (2 minutes): 100

Please join us for this effort. We'll meet at 8:00 a.m. under the pull-up bars.

Go faster!

Picture of Lt. Gen. Lewis "Chesty" Puller courtesy of www.usmcvta.org. Lt. General Puller is the most decorated Marine in USMC history.

2 Comments:

Blogger William said...

By the way the flex arm hang is only for females and Friday November 10th is the birthday of the Marine Corps. They are 231 years young. Be sure to tell a Marine Happy Birthday if you see one. The birthday is a huge tradition in the Corps and no matter where you are every active duty Marine will recieve a piece of cake. Kinda cool huh.

11/09/2006 03:17:00 PM  
Blogger Jonathan Gilson said...

246

20 dead-hang chins
21:00 run
64 crunches

Damn crunches...

Best,

Jon

11/13/2006 02:18:00 PM  

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