exboxer wrote:I'm sorry to be late responding.
Mr Steel, Paladin, Linguist - many thanks for all of your replies. There's a lot of fantastic information in there that I would probably have had to learn the hard way without you guys to point it out for me.
Mr. Steel - I remember watching those shows when I was still a child. Rewatching them is encouraging, because I know I can do that, and more to the point, it looks like my idea of fun. And by that I mean the thought of being put through hell just to see if I can hack it is exactly my idea of a good time. I am quietly confident that I might just be enough of a masochist to enjoy the process for it's opportunity to test myself.
Linguist - thank you for all of those suggestions. They hadn't occurred to me, and I owe you a debt of gratitude for making the learning curve less painful.
Paladin - I am grateful for the wisdom in your post. I found point 4 particularly encouraging, as that is how I would instinctively confront any challenge. Hopefully I will have what it takes, and be lucky with injuries.
Thank you everyone, again, for your help. I will stop by periodically and let you know how I'm getting on.
Well if you stop by before then, read the material I link to as its full of good specific type info which may give you benchmarks to work up to and around... Oh and thanks for calling me an old bastard
When you pass selection I shall STILL think of you as a soft flatland southerner
http://www.maxvelocitytactical.com/2014 ... l-rucking/
http://www.maxvelocitytactical.com/2013 ... l-fitness/
http://www.maxvelocitytactical.com/2013 ... e-the-sas/
http://maxvelocitytactical.blogspot.co. ... tness.html
“Any fool can be uncomfortable.” When ‘growing up’ in the British Army being good at living in the field was essential because the weather is often that worst combination of wet windy cold that will chill you to the bone and bring on hypothermia rapidly. You have to get the right gear and be on top of your game to remain effective.