Spoiler, I was the only one who did burpees. Details in the Moleskin.
18 Pax came out for a beautiful morning (any time its above 40 and not raining its perfect weather in my book). DiCCS provided and a couple pax with nervous laughter when I told them we would not be crossing the railroad tracks or Providence Rd.
THE WARM UP
Mosey to the other church – not sure the name but its about a .2 mile mosey away.
Attempted to do the active stretching I hinted about in Monday’s BB. Trying to figure out ways to stretch with out the heart rate plummeting. Jury’s still out as I wasn’t thrilled with how it went…any who…
Calf Stretch Right over left with Merkins. Flap Jack for more Merkins. I believe we did 12.
Downward Dog with Dry docks mixed in… I think we did 10.
I got bored and knew time was of the essence so ended the warm up early.
Mosey back to launch for Progressive
4 5 corners. Stop to do exercises on the out, run without stopping on the way back. For purposes of this BB, I will break it up into the “rounds” we did.
I scouted the distance before and this got us 1.3 miles. I wasn’t intending on the jumping lunges to hurt that much and I expected the shoulder curb things to hurt more. Lessons learned. Moving on.
Mosey to the bottom of Keith Jong Hill and partner up with someone your same ability.
I specifically picked out some easier exercises for the 100 reps as I intended it to be more of an active recovery from the hill run and I wanted to make the runners work to make it in on time. I also didn’t see many people doing penalty burpees (my partner didn’t seem too keen on doing them) so I let it slide.
2 Rounds of this. As we finish up we hear the train coming.
Backwards run up the hill. Short recover to regroup everyone and then jailbreak to the stop sign. Look over to Ice 9 and ask him for a 10 count, he then proceeds to attempt to have us do burpees….NOPE. Jail break to COT. As we are collecting at COT, we have reached 6:15, but we still hear that train whistle in the distance. Quick Count, Name-O-Rama, and Announcements. Train is getting closer. I took us out with a prayer and the train was on us. Burpees! I look up after burpee number 1 to see the backs of everyone. Some gentle coaxing and name calling and no one is turning around (Really? Not even one “I don’t agree with you but I won’t make you do them alone” guy?). Picture is taken and I’m still doing burpees. I think I got to burpee number 11 by the time the train had “passed” (who knows). I’m not mad. I’m not even disappointed. I’m more surprised. It wasn’t the reaction I suspected from this group. Sure I figured pax wouldn’t like it. But I figured one or two would fall in with me and the pressure would get to the rest. Instead, 17 guys took the easy way out from a group that typically prides itself on going beyond.