Jack Webb’s Nest of Death

Jack Webb’s Nest of Death

Pax: 18
Launch Temp: 47 degrees
Mileage: 2.42 miles
Difficulty: Jack Churchill on the Herman-Willink Scale

Disclaimer: Given and legally accurate.


Here is what we did:

Mosey to turf field.

Ssh x 20
HR Merkins
Mountain climbers 

Mosey to hotbox. 

First Thing:

Starting at bottom of hill, Daft Punk x 10. Run to top of hill (hotbox) and dips x 10. 3 sets total. 

Second Thing:

Jack Webb.

Mosey to track. 

Penultimate Thing:

Bataan Death March – Last Pax in line does 5 burpees. Runs to tag new last man, then continues to the front.  

Last Gasp:

Gather at stairs. Group 1 runs stadium stairs. Group 2 – 10x hip slapper, 10x mahktar ndjiaye then plank til group 1 returns. Flapjack. 

LBC x 50.


Strong effort from everyone out there today. I noticed the running parts were hard for some and the Jack Webb was harder for others (different people), which I think is good. Also saw a few guys out there in addition to the usual group of regulars (maybe because I have just missed them) like Cottonmouth, Sardine, Escargot, Tannenbaum and Good Hands (though I think Good Hands was there last week). You are all welcome at The Nest any time.

Hammer is a Clemson fan – who knew? Marge also a Clemson fan – who didn’t know?

Floorslapper got in some extra credit dips in the hot box I think. Not sure whether intentional or unintentional.

Launch-time temperature 47 degrees. Got a good schvitz going for the first time in ages outside.

Bataan Death March (as opposed to Catan) is a great opportunity for 2nd F. Fun facts learned today:

  • Clemson and Auburn have similar uniforms because in 1896, when Auburn Coach Walter Riggs left to start the football program at Clemson, he brought old navy and orange uniforms with him, but the navy had faded to purple. True story. Same reason they both have Tiger as the mascot.
  • “War Eagle” is a battle cry, not a mascot.
  • Jessie Spano was accepted to Stansbury but never matriculated.
  • 7 is the number of completion.
  • Bataan is located in modern day Philippines. If you know your history, it was a horrible, tragic time in American history during WWII. Today’s workout was a far cry from that event, but we remember the troops who gave their lives (at Bataan and on every other battlefield). Thank a veteran today.
  • Jack Webb still hurts. 

Reached into the Exicon for Daft Punk today. Around the World really brought me back to high school. I noticed that a lot of the Pax had trouble counting to 10.

I am also told you are supposed to vary your voice intonation when counting cadence on the last repetition. However I suffer from a rare condition called voice immodulation (or Van Horton’s Syndrome).


Joe Davis Run – March 9 – Sign up. https://joedavisrun.racesonline.com/ – There is even an option to sleep in for the cause. #noexcuses

F3 Boone – F3 Boone is in the process of launching. Official Launch date is March 23, but we are holding pre-launch workouts every Saturday morning at 6am before then. Details here: https://f3boone.wordpress.com/ and Twitter at @F3Boone.

Scratch and Win is QIC at Hydra this week. He promised showtunes.

Prayers for Fast Twitch and Swift that they may find a way to settle their differences peacefully and without resorting to a walk off.

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6 Comments so far

HopsPosted on9:13 pm - Feb 5, 2019

Solid Q and outstanding backblast.
A few sundry observations from our trek around the Nest today:
Puddin’ Pop is a master at the mumblechatter stall. Scratch nearly wet himself after laughing at his own “Billy Madison” movie quote…I about did the same.
Floorslapper was on time….sort of…or maybe we launched late is more likely.
The Hammer hoodie did not last long this morning…and who knew he was a Clemson fan? Many except he doesn’t Twitter it everywhere a la Marge. #fadedauburntigers
Good Hands, Escargot and Cottonmouth all relatively new to Hawk’s Nest…perhaps first post for Cottonmouth?
T-Claps, HIPAA
The partially over-dressed Semi-Gloss is on Q next week.

MargePosted on12:10 am - Feb 6, 2019

Lots of triggered non-National Championship-winning pax in this thread.

GummyPosted on1:12 am - Feb 6, 2019

I tried to reply to Marge but it didn’t take

SprocketsPosted on3:39 am - Feb 6, 2019

Easily the most educational, entertaining, and multimedia-laden Backblast of 2019. A solid exclamation point to the end of your triple crown Q week. Mad props.

HIPAAPosted on3:28 pm - Feb 6, 2019

Hops – Thank you for the added Pax-specific color. It is hard for me to capture a lot of that when I am out front (instead of back on the Six where I usually am….). I didn’t fully realize the first few times what Puddin Pop was doing – I just though I had bad diction (which I do). But after the first 5 or 6 requests for explanation, spelling, demonstration and word origin, I started to suspect he might be stalling….

Marge – My heart goes out to you long-suffering Clemson fans. Thank goodness the drought is over. I hope you don’t have to wait 2 whole years for the next one again.

Gummy – Have you contacted IT support?

Sprockets – Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed writing it! You guys make it easy. Lots of good material out there.

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