Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition

Spc. Robert Busch nears the finish line at the 10km road march at the 2010 Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition at Fort McCoy, Wis., July 28, 2010. Busch, representing the 412th Theater Engineer Command, is a native of Lexington, Ky.

Spc. Robert Busch nears the finish line at the 10km road march at the 2010 Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition at Fort McCoy, Wis., July 28, 2010. Busch, representing the 412th Theater Engineer Command, is a native of Lexington, Ky. Photo by Timothy Hale

Murdoc runs a lot and has been suffering through the warm and humid summer. But that’s with tech running gear instead of the full ACU. With lightweight running shoes instead of the boots. And without a rifle or helmet. Oh, and I don’t think that pack is filled with helium.

Comments

  1. It’s the Kevlar vest that really weighs you down and holds in the heat.

    10k isn’t too bad. Back in my force-march days we weren’t allowed to actually run. We just got yelled at repeatedly to “step-it-out!” Until we were walking so fast our hips were swiveling like Olympic speed-walkers. I could actually feel my clothes getting looser during a long march.

    20 miles – with a 5-minute break every hour was a normal day in Infantry School.

    That last 40-miler almost killed me.

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