SLE Questions

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  1. USAFAUSMA

    USAFAUSMA Member

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    Hi everyone,
    If anyone has attended SLE in the past I would greatly appreciate if you could answer some of these questions:

    1) How far / what pace is running during physical training in general, excluding the CFA timed mile?
    2) What are the most physically strenuous activities (i.e. a lot of pushups at a time, long leg-lifts, etc), especially during the morning workouts? I've been training for the CFA since the end of the winter athletic season this year, and want to know what I should focus on more; at the moment I'm doing a LOT of pushups as well as crossfit and other weight room training.
    3) Any advice for the interview?

    Thanks for the help, and can't wait for SLE!
     
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  2. abnrib

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    SLS 2012

    I attended last year.

    You will find that SLE is not that physically demanding. The only running we did on a regular basis was a double-time down to the PT fields. The morning workouts were usually moderately intense, but nothing too difficult. The most strenuous activity we had was on the day designated for field training. The introduction to MACP (Combatives) was pretty intense. I found that the biggest difficulty was staying awake on only 5 hours of sleep.

    As for the interview, the only one we had was with our squad leader. The only thing that they did was ask for some basic information about us, and then they gave us their opinion on how likely we were to be admitted.

    Hope this helps. Have fun!
     
  3. USAFAUSMA

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    abnrib,
    Thank you for your answers, they are very helpful!

    Also, is there any best time to arrive? It says that you can show up anytime from 9-3, and I'm not quite sure what's going on during those 6 hours for the people who have already checked in.

    Thanks again!
     
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    I showed up later than most. I would recommend arriving around 1 pm. That way, you'll be able to eat whatever you like for lunch. Also, you won't have to do a bunch of PT while you are waiting for everyone else.

    Are you flying in to Newark or traveling on your own?
     
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    I only live a few hours away, so I will be commuting by car. Thanks for the advice!
     

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