- Nov 25, 2017
For me personally it was March Back. I struggled heavily with rucking as a New Cadet, way overpacked my ruck, and did not have it fit properly to my body. West Point has a lot of hills and I think we walked up a good 75% of them during March Back. We had a couple hour or two smoke sessions where our cadre got fairly creative that weren't super fun. I am not sure if that is allowed anymore. Just show up as strong as you can, it'll be okay.Can you describe the most physically challenging day that you remember from BEAST?
I can comfortably bang out a 12-miler now with plenty of extra time. Teaching my New Cadets how to properly fit and pack a ruck is going to be one of my top priorities, remembering my own solvable struggles... you live and learn.