Field of valor at Hydra

  • When:11/13/14
  • QIC: Iron Horse
  • The PAX: Runstopper, Chico, Red Rocks, Sunrise, Bugeater, Floorslapper, Champagne, Lost weekend, Gummy, Pulse, Flutie flakes, Plug, Hannibal, Queen, Cupid, Velvet, Brownie, Hopper, Chelms, Iron Horse (QIC)

Field of valor at Hydra


20 men entered the field of valor at Hydra to enjoy the last summer morning.

On any given Sunday, it can be 50/50 whether you win or lose.  So we did 60 50’s to chase perfection….or at least to chase away the HDHH leftovers.

The Q’s feeble, aging mind cannot tolerate a complex weinke, so we kept it simple.

COP Warmup:

Slow mosey to the field….having seen Runstopper we were inspired to do 15 burpees OYO.

Continue slow mosey to football field and circle up

SSH x 20

IW x 20

Mountain Climber x 20

Dolly x 20

The Thang:

Down the merkin ladder….

50 meter sprint followed by 20 merkins.

50 meter sprint followed by 19 merkins…..and so on down to 1.

#harder than it reads.

Tough to plank after that.

Shake it out with a little mary: Flutter x 20

Back on the line.

50 meter sprint followed by 20 low slow squats

50 meter sprint followed by 19 groiners

Continue alternating down to 1

Last Round:

50 meter sprint followed by 20 LBC’s.

50 meter sprint followed by 19 LBC’s…..and so on down to 1.

Mosey back to parking lot.


Great weather this morning.  We’ll be wishing for this the next 3 months.  This workout is self-regulated/motivated – you can run as fast as you want, and do the exercises with good form…or not.  A lot of early commentary on YHC’s advanced age.  Guilty.  Young punks.  Hydra is still the best AO in Area51, but we only saw a small box this morning.  Good work by all.


28 pairs of shoes (+5 since Sunday and 2 at workout – thanks) gathered toward South Charlotte Area 51 goal of 300 for Charlotte Rescue Mission, Drop a note to Bugeater and he will pick up any men’s athletic shoes you have. Deadline is this Saturday. each him on Twitter @jasonhilliard


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Chelms aka Tatertot
9 years ago

I thought the reference to “good form, or not” was referring to Champagne. He diverts attention from his own form by calling out others (me mainly).

Simple but effective rarely fails. I can’t remember a workout in over 3 years of F3 where my shoulders were so smoked during a drill. Merkins are my kryptonite, as Champagne and Gummmy so disrepectfully pointed out during the ladder.

Reply to  Chelms aka Tatertot
9 years ago

You are right Chelms aka Tatertot aka Flying Squirrel aka Merkin Master – I do need to work on respecting my elders better. Will have to try harder next time…

High Tide
9 years ago

Wow, lots of sprints! Way to bring it, Iron Horse.

As much as I love Meathead, I do miss Hydra. Best AO around. At least I get to see it via Ascent on Saturdays.

Go, Pack, Go!

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