Once everyone was in they made them run over to a bank parking lot that has a hill and proceeded to drill them with hill sprints and bear crawls - forwards and backwards! - for 45 minutes. Then the Shihan told them they had to run again, only the route they did this time was 2.5 miles. He actually gave them 30 minutes to complete it since their legs were worn out. Mr. Helen did it in 19:15. Holy speed batman!
I'm scared though. In a year I'll be going through those same drills. I don't care that I won't be near that fast, although I am hoping over the next year to get close to the 10 minute mile. What scares me is the sheer physicality of it all.
Unlike Mr. Helen, I am a mere mortal.