There are ALOT of other Rangers on here far, FAR more qualified to answer your question than me, wildman. But if you are in Pre-RASP and NOT physically ready, well, you're just a little behind the power-curve, don't ya think ????!!!!!
I have no problems with ya staying in shape and keeping the oxygen breathers ready to go, but one of your main goals at this stage in the game is to remain 100 percent healthy and ready !!
Some of us " old timers " were forced to run in boots. It was stupid then, and in my opinion, its still stupid now. I'm with Ranger Ingraham, if ya don't have to run in boots, don't ! Stay healthy and prepared for RASP.
C Co 2/75
1986 - 1992
RS Class 9-87
" The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena............ "