Check Your Timer

  • When:08/14/14
  • QIC: High Tide
  • The PAX: Hair Band, Insomniac, Simba, Jellyfish, Dunder, Sensei, Dora, Snakebite, Vulker, Drop Thrill, Sweet Melissa, Binary, Whitesnake, Freedom (WD), Header, Geraldo, Winter Place, Turnpike (Elvis), High Tide (QIC)

Check Your Timer

Despite a near-fartsack (alarm clock fail), YHC arrived with 5 minutes to spare, sans watch.  With a loaner watch secured from Header (thank you), 19 pax cast off for a moderate beatdown and minimal running.

The Thang

Mosey to parking lot behind the school


  • 15 Side Straddle Hops – in cadence (IC)
  • 15 Imperial Walkers – IC
  • 10 Merkins – IC
  • 10 Mountain Climbers – IC

Mosey to playground.  Ask Geraldo for directions to nearest pullup-capable equipment.  (can’t see out here)

“Marsha” – “Cindy’s” big sister

  • 5 pullups (or supine)
  • 10 merkins
  • 15 squats
  • 20 Freddie Mercury

Rinse and repeat for 20 minutes.  Periodically check to ensure the timer is working.

Mosey to bleachers


  • 10 jump ups (or step ups)
  • 10 Carolina Dry Docks
  • 10 lunges (total)
  • 10 burpees
  • Plank when done

Rinse and repeato 3x total, dropping the burpees after the 1st set.  (lunges + burpees made the legs too wobbly for the jump ups.  #safetyfirst)

Mosey to the outfield & find some nice dry grass.  Settle for soaking wet, but cool grass.


  • 10 Cumberland County Viaducts – IC – Right, then Left  #chatterfodder  (props to Hops)
  • 15 Dolly – IC
  • 10 Situps, touching ground behind head and by feet – IC

Mosey back to starting point, backpeddling across the big lot, circle once to keep the pax together.  Stop briefly for 5 burpees.

Time remaining – 1:00

  • 5 more burpees
  • 10 Flutters – IC




  • F3 Ascent – moderate Saturday workout, Olde Providence Elementary, 0700
  • F3 Outland – 1 yr anniversary this Saturday.  Countertop & Zipadee on Q.  #itsnotasfarasyouthink (per Hair Band) (though, you could probably get some good mileage on the run out there)
  • 9/27 – 3rd Brew Ruck – see Dora for details


YHC arrived a little rattled this morning, having awoken late, strickly by the grace of God, after an alarm clock fail.  Literally, every Q, YHC dreams of oversleeping and missing his Q, and today was a close one.  Thanks for your support as the game face was applied and the groove was found.

Thanks to Header for the loaner watch.  Rushing out of the house, that was left behind and was critical for the first half of the workout.  Other pax may have wished Header’s had been left at home too, judging by the mumblechatter; however, working for a set time, instead of counting sets, as it allows each pax to push themselves or moderate as needed.

“Cindy” is a favorite CrossFit workout that YHC uses quarterly at F3 Ascent to enable the pax to guage their progress.  While easily modifiable to suit most any fitness level, it is a beast.  And, it lacks ab work.  So, to address both, YHC added some Freddie Mercury into the mix, and called it “Marsha”, Cindy’s big sister.  Not sure whether the FM was the right addition, so stay tuned for future concoctions.

For many of the pax, today was their first experience with the Cumberland County Viaduct.  Lots of mumblechatter on the origin of the movement.  YHC will have to defer to our subject matter expert, Hops, for enlightenment.  Hopefully you left with tighter love handles.

While on the subject of Mary, lying in the cool wet grass did feel nice; a pleasant change from the hot mugginess of earlier this week.  Too bad we didn’t lie around much.

YHC had tweeted out another 0.25 prediction for today’s mileage.  Being new to the AO, I’m not real sure, but I’m betting we were slightly over 0.25 (under promise, over deliver), maybe right at 0.50.  Not too bad considering how we moved around campus.

Thanks for the opportunity to lead today.  Always an honor.

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Drop Thrill
9 years ago

Always a good beatdown HT. This was my first post to Peak 51 and I really enjoyed it. Always seeing progress in myself and thankful for it.

Invite to all to come out to Outland 8/23 for my first Q! I’ll have the first half and I will bring the pain.

Until next time brothers.


9 years ago

Thanks for leading us HT! Also worthy of mention, two late arrivals and one early dismissal who headed off into the gloom in search of a bathroom.

9 years ago

Great Q HT. I’m a big fan of the You vs You segments, and Marsha did not disappoint. Unlike Greg with that Tiki doll. Man, that kid almost ruined the whole vacation.

Anyway, I used to be a Queen fan. Now, given the pain Freddie Mercury’s eponymous exercise served up today, not so much. Brutal.

In other news: it’s funny. Granted, I’m extremely weak at running, but it felt like we ran 2 miles today. Logically, I know we didn’t, but I guess all the other flailing about sets me up for Sucking Wind after 50 yards of moseying.

Getting stronger every time, though. Stronger. Every. Time.

Drop Thrill
9 years ago

WS I had the same thought this morning. I love Queen, but Freddie is a killer some days. Oh, Killer…Queen?

I digress.

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