Know what your talking about, was in basic training, army 1980, fort bliss texas.from May to july. Maxed the pt test except for the 2 mile run. Passed the run , everything in combat boots and man was it hotThat's funny, back in the late 80's and early 90's Army males in the 17-22yr. catagory had to do 89 push-ups and 88 sit-ups in 2 minutes, and run 2 miles in under 12 minutes to max the test... Although I could run over the horizon and back in combat boots with a full ruck, I could never quite max the run, but the other two events... no problem. Today's couch potato/video game playing bred stock, turned soldiers must be running to a lower standard these days.
Annnnnnd since I was a Drill Sgt. for 3yrs, I could do push up alllllll day long.