Reply To: Training for the army
Programming should be done with the goal in mind to perform best at the event/peaking performance at the end of the program!
Those army events are typically very aerobic demanding beside the stressors as sleep deprivation/ hunger/ tiredness / skill oriented and mentally taxing. As the aerobic component are the longest to build up (but they tend to decline slowly too) the base should be build now to have the options later to proceed on more difficult tasks. This can be done by performing the “easy” roadwork in a progressive style. If you are AD just do your job in a fashion like that. You can do your hypertrophy/strength work next to this.