- Oct 5, 2018
Rasp packet wasnt picked up because of corona. Im excited to be heading to korea.
That’s kind of discouraging if I left my job at 30 to work to become a 75th Ranger, then still didn’t get chosen for whatever reason.
I didnt make it to phase 2 of A&S. While I'm upset, I feel like I gave it my all, and what I trained physically for "correctly", I did good at. Other things not so much, but im heading back in January, and hopefully the weather change will be nice. Armed with knowing what to expect on a daily basis, I have no reason not to crush it this time around.
We need to tread lightly here in terms of G2'ing a course.
For me, the biggest thing was running. Specifically, running as fast as you can, every where you go, including the pool days. A "swim day" will involve running at a break neck pace, doing the pool workout, and running that same pace back, with some calisthenics to finish it all off. The runs burnt out my legs for the rucks and I paid for it.
Swimming and pullups, I did good at. We had at least a few people who got maybe 7 pullups because they didn't do exactly what the order on proper pullups say to do. Swimming; everybody says you have to swim, but its really more like "pool stuff". Go find a MCIWS, ask him/her what "water aerobics" are, and be prepared to do that in full cammies.
The prep guides harp on how the swim test is breast and side stroke only, but I think you wind up freestyle sprinting 500 meters or more. Make sure you can brick tread, AND tow a brick, with the back and side stroke. Thats one of those things they'll drop you for if you can't do it.
By the time you get to a timed event, you're pre exhausted from all the stuff you've done the days before. Your 19 minute 3 mile will turn into a 21 minute 3 mile. I saw the average run/ruck times for a different class, and I shot for those, not knowing this. So my 21 minute 3 mile turned to almost a 23 minute 3 mile, and i wasnt the only one in this boat.
Id say knowing what I know now, make sure you can run a 300 PFT and CFT while you have the flu, go through advanced water survival if your unit has a class coming up, and ruck using the threads on this site for pointers.
That is one thing I am grateful for, is that I wasnt injured or having any joint pain at all. We had dudes the first week who were icing their shins or l knees after every workout. Granted, some of them are still there.Proud of you. This is post is good for people to understand. This is f@$&ing rough. Over prepare but do so without pain. I also had an experience where I was good at water skills and running but I felt that running was really what was hurting me day to day.
I think you’re good man. You didn’t say what the specific schedule for the day was or anything. You gave broad strokes and just general info. Thanks for sharingThat is not my intention at all, and I'll add for everyone reading that anything and everything that is allowed to be discussed regarding A&S can be done at the MARSOC recruiters office.
That is not my intention at all, and I'll add for everyone reading that anything and everything that is allowed to be discussed regarding A&S can be done at the MARSOC recruiters office.
Congrats. Off to airborne school or do you already have that done?It’s been a very long time since I’ve posted an introduction, but after about a year and 4 months of dealing with MEPs, joining the Army and a LONG time at Pre RASP. I’m happy to say I’ve finally completed my goal. I am fully aware I haven’t done a single thing yet, and I hope to earn my place every day.
To any aspiring Rangers, as important as PT is (A LOT) the biggest thing was having the guts to stick it out when it starts to suck and staying injury free. I’ve seen absolute animals quit or break themselves and I’ve seen 5’2” 120 pound dudes absolutely crush it. Don’t worry about your age, height or weight. Older dudes, short guys, skinny guys all do well if they want to, just get after it and DO NOT QUIT.