3 brothers met at 0515 at the Vine Restaurant at the Ballantyne AO on Halloween to prepare for the mud run next spring. Here’s what we did:
We crossed Ballantyne Commons to the parking deck behind the movie theatre. Run up to the top with a few burpee and merkin pain stations along the way. At the top of the deck, we jumped over the 4 foot walls that run up the deck (about 10 in total) and ran down the stairs.
Run down Ballantyne Commons, east with some bench jumps and lunge walks thrown in.
Turn left on Ballantyne Corporate Pl then crossed the street to the premier parking deck #1.
Run up to the 2nd level of the Premier parking deck and 5 Burpees OYO. Run up and around to the 3rd level 5 Burpees OYO, Run up to the 4th level 5 Burpees OYO, run up to the 5th level.
Line up for sprints across the deck with 2 – 5 foot wall jumps and run back to the starting point X 2. The Q made it clear that the PAX should only jump over 2 walls, but NOT 3. The 3rd wall is the edge of the parking deck and drops off 5 stories to a nice patch of grass at the bottom. The PAX then headed down the stairs back to Ballantyne Commons heading east.
We stopped for a few merkins and headed down the back trail west towards premier parking deck #2 and we ran around towards the top of the deck. Line up for sprints across the deck with 2 – 8 foot wall jumps and run back to the starting point X 2. Again, the Q made it clear that the PAX should only jump over 2 walls and NOT 3. The PAX then headed down the stairs down Ballantyne Corporatte Pl across the bridge and to the athletic trail. Along the way, we stumbled across a doe and her 2 fawns.
On the athletic trail, we did 3 sets of low arm walks and 3 sets of high arm walks. Q attempted a few muscle ups at the suggestion of Champagne after the Spartan Race, but that turned out to be a major fail. Need to practice my form. Head to the COT around Lock Ness.
3 PAX proved they were Brave enough to handle Madame’s challenge this morning. I’m guessing the men were scared of ghosts and goblins that were out getting ready to scare the children of Ballantyne tonight. We ended up covering 4.5 miles in the hour and climbing about 20 walls that ranged from 4 – 8 feet tall.
Always a pleasure leading the men in the gloom.
Spring Mud Run sign-ups aavailable soon. Build your team.
Bring your old shoes next week to donate them to the men’s shelter. Need clean, men’s athletic shoes.
Great work this morning men!