- Apr 13, 2015
Probable class of 2021 cadet here (LOA + qualified + nomination) wondering about suggestions as to running preparation for beast. I consider myself an average runner and have done cross-country for three years and track (800 and 1600) for one year. I am currently in soccer but I am not doing a spring sport so I can focus specifically on training for beast (running, weights, calisthenics, swimming, rucking) and I was wondering about the distances I should focus on. I believe the APFT involves a 2 mile run, but from what I've heard most of the runs during beast are longer and that cadets are sorted into ability groups based on pace. Does anyone have any suggestions on training and/or info on what the ability group paces look like?