Originally Answered: In US army basic training, how is training going to be during a normal day?
An hour and a half of PT six mornings a week (3 days calisthetics, and 3 days long distance runs)
You will normally march to the chow hall as a unit, and run back to the barracks individually after eating. That's three extra sprints every day. Sometimes the drill sergeants make you do some push-ups or pull-ups after eating, then run back. Sometimes the chow hall is not ready for a few minutes, so - more push-ups.
The unit forms up on the side of the barracks opposite the entrance, so you have to run half around the building all the time. They hold a formation some six times a day (PT, breakfast, march to class, lunch, back to class, dinner.) That adds to a dozen more mini-sprints throughout the day (there and back.)
An average day is spent in a classroom (weapons, navigation, commo, etc.) You will get a ten-minute break outside every hour or so. The breaks mean more PT.
If some people are struggling on the runs, they may have to do some extra jogging in the evening - 10-20 times around the building.
There is a mail call every evening - you stand in the hallway waiting for letters. For every letter you get you do 10 push-ups. If the unit acts too loud in the hallway, the drills will "drop" the whole unit.
Collective punishment PT. Applied to the whole unit for offenses real or imaginary (yes, they accuse you of things you haven't done, just to beat you down more.) Bear in mind, PT may not mean push-ups - just staying in a push-up position until they tell you recover (keep your back straight!) Sometimes, punishment means weird excercises called guerilla drills (like walking on all fours, etc.)
No, you will NOT get any personal time.
You will get an hour to shower before bedtime. Depending on how fast the whole unit goes through the showers, you may have enough time to write a letter afterwards.
You will get half a day off on Sundays to go to a chapel service, and cleaning your squad bay. You will write more letters once you're done cleaning.
Of course, this is not every time. Sometimes, the "drills" leave you no free time at all.