In the letters and emails I have gotten from West Point, they have strongly stressed running to get ready for Beast. I've started running some fairly long distances, but am afraid to run everyday because I think that all of that aerobic exercise will cause me to lose a little bit of muscle mass, and I don't want my push-ups or pull-ups to take a hit. Is it okay to only run every other day, and mix in anaerobic workouts to prepare for beast? I just don't want to show up at the academy looking like a twig. I've heard that the slowest running groups at beast are 8:30 pace, and I am well ahead of that. Thanks for the help and best of luck to all those still waiting to hear back from USMA.