Return to form: a WAMRAP story

Return to form: a WAMRAP story

Yeah yeah yeah, I know, WAMRAP doesn’t do backblasts.  The south-lands most reputable “off the books” workout has enjoyed its time in the shadows much too long.  Don’t worry, this won’t be long, as it is hard to write much about a workout which consists of the the same things over and over and over again.  So, I’ll keep it brief.

The Thang:

Mosey to the deck (of course)


1st floor, 1 burpee, up the stairs

2nd floor, 2 jump squats, up the opposite stairs

3rd floor, 3 6 inch plank jacks, up the original stairs

4th floor, 4 LBCs, run to top of ramps

Down the ramps w/ 10 merkins at the top and bottom of every ramp (60 in total each round)

Repeat the above but escalating the reps on each floor times the number of the round (IE 2,4,6,8 for round 2, 3,6,9,12 for round 3 etc).  Merkin count stayed the same.

Everyone completed at least 5 rounds with the leaders getting through most of the first half of round 8

Mosey back to the start for Fluttah, Protractor, H2H




When pulling into the lot thought it was odd to see Turkeyleg’s dad-mobile.  While he has been a frequenter of WAMRAP in the past, a marathon in his very near future seemed to be a counter-indicator for redline exertion.  Then Garcia, Tigerrag, and Frasier showed up to complete the picture that this was a run meetup site since those 3 NEVER touch the ground anymore.  Good luck to TR and TL as they head north for the Chesapeake Strider’s Marathon this weekend.  #bostonorbust

Alf and Orange Whip are not human, that is a fact.  Though I think I give the edge to O Dub given Alf’s short arm advantage.  Dasher hung with them through 5 and still was starting round 8 when we called it.  Dude is Burly.

EE was chasing YHC the entire time and was rarely more then a merkin set behind, kept me motivated throughout, thanks for the push brother!

Christmas, Spare Parts, Ironsides, The illustrious Poptart, and Beetlejuice all threw down and were silenced by the effort from round 3 on.  Sign of doing some strong work.

The thing I love about WAMRAP is it truly is You vs. You.  A PAX can make the workout as hard as they want, or need, on any given day.  My man Beetlejuice showed up at YHC’s request, having no idea what he was in for.  Even coming off bilateral shoulder injuries, he found a way to make the circuit work for him, and was wrung out by the end of the 45 minutes.  He may have given me the side eye, but I think he’ll be back.

I miss the days with Purrel and Rachael were WAMRAP regulars, they would put Alf and the one time WAMRAP great McGee in their rearview and never look back.  Just goes to show even the strong have something to aspire to.  We all need somebody to chase, ISI and all that.

Final thought, it is great to be back to bootcamps.  After 6 months of non-stop run training, YHC is tired of the endless miles.  Yes, there is another Marathon training block in my future, but until then Wednesdays at the ‘RAP are on repeat.






-WTF Ragnar style trail relay on 5/1 (see Dasher)

-South Mountain CSAUP on 4/17 (see Midriff)

-Keep your eyes peeled for an announcement for a Stonhenge-Davinci CSAUP thingy (see War Eagle)

-Functional Fitness Challenge (

-Rutbreaker Series Details coming soon (see slack channel or Flipper)

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