33 men accepted the challenge and posted this morning for a 45 minute non-stop DV beatdown -aka-The Gopher (yes Tiger Rag… I got the workout idea from Haywood/WIB.. but isn’t that what backblasts are for??).
-YHC explains the course.
-Pax partner up.
-Pax run around parking lot. Teams complete 20 merkins at concession stand.
-Man A runs to football field and runs one lap around track, then runs back to the transition area (concession stand).
-Man B runs down steps to baseball fields and completes 20 reps each of: dips, modified pull ups, carolina dry docks, and LBC’s then runs back to transition area.
-At transition area each team completes a team total of 20 merkins; then man A&B switch. Goal is for each team to complete 8 loops.
-Early finishers- Extra credit 2 MOM.
-It was very quiet this morning… as expected. The only chatter that could be heard was in the transition area amongst teammates looking for one another, dividing up the 20 merkins, and giving the occasional shout of encouragement.
-This was a great final team cardio workout before the mud run. 45 minutes of constant running with pain stations added in is brutal; especially when you are have a team component factored in. Pushing yourself to dig a little deeper so that your teammate is not having to knock out all 20 merkins or is having to wait/plank for you at the transition area is a great motivator.
-The goal of 8 completions of the loop was a bit optimistic, but hey..it’s F3 so the bar was set high. I believe the most loops completed was 6.5. If any team completed more shout out in the comments… you guys deserve the recognition.
-T-claps to Strange Brew and Thin Crust. You guys have come a long way brothers!
-Strong soft launch this morning at The Maul (Stonecrest). 26 post with 1 FNG…. EH’d by guess who???? I guess we can now assume that any FNG named after a fruit is a member of the Bananas’ clan.
-Time to taper.
Looking forward to Saturday.