Ten men gathered at McAlpine Elementary School for the Charlotte South mud run qualifier.
-Run 1/3 mile to start race
-Do “the loop” ten times, including the following:
Run a quarter mile [approx], then ten burpees; run a quarter mile [approx], then move through three obstacles — 1) walk the plank down handrails, 2) climb over the four “legs” of the spider playground apparatus, and 3) do five pull ups. Rinse/wash/repeat a total of ten times. As a counting mechanism, performed 1 merkin at the end of the first loop, 2 at the end of the second loop… up to ten at the completion of the final loop.
Total distance convered was 5.05 miles. Performed 100 burpees [at least], 50 pull ups and 55 merkins. For any obstacles that could not be completed, a ten burpee penalty was assessed.
YHC takes credit for a bland course that lacked in creativity, but delivered in terms of O2 deprivation. The half mile “loop” included a hill that delivered its justice in a slow, painful dose.
In the pre-race gloom YHC explained the course as a “loop”, which thoroughly confused the PAX as it was really an out-and-back course that we did ten times. #misdirection. The mail box was our mid-way point, and a reminder that it was time for more burpees.
Mall Cop enjoyed a holiday work party on Friday night, only the pay the price on Saturday morning. No merlot was spilled, but YHC achieved a “contact buzz” simply by smelling the vapors emitting from Mall Cop’s pores.
Rumor has it that a ten-point spotted the men in the gloom and ran for cover.