Man in Tights (yes, again) at Hydra

  • When:09/29/2016
  • QIC: Run Stopper
  • The PAX: Deep Dish, Lazy Boy, Puddin’ Pop, Arena, Harley, Gummy, Bounce, Spackler, Talking Dummy, Bug Eater, Jet Fuel, Seville, Sidecar, Beaver, Champaign, Marge


Man in Tights (yes, again) at Hydra

Yup, wasn’t too chilly this morning so I broke out the 3/4 length tights.  They are perfect for wheel barrows or tunnel of love, so I was all set…

Circle of Trust (COT)

  • SSH x25
  • LBC x25
  • IW x25
  • Slow Low Squat x25
  • Mirken x20

Partner Up: Criteria= like speed, like size, like minded

  • Partner #1: Wheel Barrow 50 yards – then leg push (right, center, left) x20
  • Partner #2: Wheel Barrow 50 yards – then leg push (right, center, left) x20
  • Partner #1: Wheel Barrow 50 yards – partner #2 planks, partner #1 jumps over the legs, low bear crawl under partner #2 x 10
  • Partner #2: Wheel Barrow 50 yards – partner #1 planks, partner #2 jumps over the legs, low bear crawl under partner #1 x 10

Line up for Tunnel of Love, 60 yards

Line up sprint 50 yards x6

Tunnel of Love, 40 yards

Partner up again; mosey to playground cycle through 3 sets

  • Pull-up’s x20 (10 each)
  • Partner Sit-ups x15
  • Partner Patty cake Mirkan x20

Line up along the fence for fence Burpees- x10

Mosey to parking lot for Prairie Fire Mary – everyone plank in a circle, first person takes off running around the circle, everyone does 1 merkan, second person runs, everyone does 2 etc… reached 10, time expired..

Backblast:

Okay today I have to admit was a little disappointed in the effort of about 3 maybe 5 guys. The tunnel of love is a staple of our workouts and a small number of the PAX felt holding a plank was too difficult and decided to stand.  I said it during the workout, this is not the Y and I expect everyone to give it all they have.  Anyway, when the ants started biting I called off the exercise, but again I was very disappointed.

I have decided to go back to the 5 basic principles (T.M.P.M.H) yes I just made this up) of a workout (at least the one’s I lead) to help ensure that we get a full body workout and are no longer focused on 100% anything. Total body fitness involves every muscle group, so if you want to get stronger, and a little uncomfortable I ask you to join me whenever you see my name pop up on the weekly Q list.

  1. Total body workout
  2. Make it fun
  3. Push each other
  4. Make your time count
  5. Hold each man accountable

Rant over.

Good hands got bit by like 10,000 ants, he seemed fine. Harley, always a champ killed it; Puddin’ Pop and Bugeater were all grins when we finished the tunnel of love  in fact I think Bug showed some signs of PTSD (thinking back to his rucking’ good livin’ days. #SNOWRUCK class of 421. Jet fuel basically hurdled the fence on the burpee broad jump!

Solid work by the majority.

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6 Comments so far

HopsPosted on8:27 pm - Sep 29, 2016

Started with circle of trust, that’s aggressive… Sort of. And I know Gummy and Spackler mailed it in started with circle of trust, that’s aggressive… Sort of. And I know Gummy and Spackler mailed it in on the plank work!

SpacklerPosted on8:40 pm - Sep 29, 2016

Tunnel of Love is terrible and I pulled up on it w my back at DZ about a year ago. That also may have been a RS workout. I should have started running laps when I realized it was going to be called for 200 yards. Instead, I did what was expected and created a mutiny. You are welcome.

BugeaterPosted on10:45 pm - Sep 29, 2016

its fun being back in the gloom fellas. There were some funny moments out there. I thought it would take something big to top the jeep pushing at Death Valley yesterday but a group of dudes running to the lights to fight off the ants was a new one! Didn’t see that coming.

HarleyPosted on9:54 am - Sep 30, 2016

I was not terribly motivated to comment until I noticed the giant bites from fireants on my legs today. I understand that is a risk at F3 (disclaimer), but when you get bit doing tunnel of love, I say NO. So, here is my definition of Run Stopper’s T.M.P.M.H.
T – too much little man in tights syndrome
M – merkins, merkins, merkins, this is what I expected but did not get
P – post workout ant bite pain, not enough muscle pain
M – men touching men, wheel barrows, weird situp fail, etc., I don’t like it
H – to Heck with it all
In all seriousness, I love the intensity of a Runstopper workout. But I will no longer pretend to do a tunnel of love.

GummyPosted on10:14 am - Sep 30, 2016

Actually, Spackler mailed it in much less than usual. He did at least half of the wheelbarrow and many of the situps.

Puddin’ Pop and Good Hands need to get control of their AO. Those ants were unpleasant. I thought Calvary was the worst AO for fire ants. I expect you guys to be out there taking care of that this weekend.

The awkward sit up thing that Runstopper tried to make Champagne do with him was the lowlight for me. You can’t unsee things.

High TidePosted on3:47 pm - Sep 30, 2016

Ants have gotten bad there. At Ascent/Olympus, we were doing turkish getups in the grass between the baby track and Rea Rd, and I found myself eaten alive. Some may feel that was my due punishment for Q’ing TGUs, but nonetheless, the ants are there. T-claps PP & GH for your upcoming ant eradication!

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