Thank a Vet

  • When:10/15/2019
  • QIC: Gypsy

Thank a Vet

E ala ‘oe!! e holo ana nā kānaka

3rd F:  32 HIMs (18 Fast Twitch and 14 Hawks Nest) joined in a ball of man where the cool temps allowed for the visible steam to be seen by all as Hopper took us out.

2nd F: 
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1st F:
I find it tricky to lead a running workout when you know you are going to be one of the slowest in the PAX.  But lucky for me I have gotten use to it over the past few years and have a few WIBs ready to go.  Today was no different as I introduced the PAX of Fast Twitch to the 5 Beaches of Normandy.  Its pretty easy to explain and goes something like this:
The THANG: (modified)
1 mile warm up jog to a half mile inclined hill

  • 1/2 miles all you got to the top
  • 30 of a called exercise (we used LBC)
  • recovery jog back to the launch
  • 20 of a called exercise (we used Merkins)
  • Rinse and repeat 4 more times.
    (5 intervals in total)

1 miles cool down jog back to AO.

For those at the workout today, imagine doing that with 100lb of gear on and entrenched men shooting at you as you ran your heart out up a sandy beach to take cover.  If you think that last hill we hit today was rough.. consider what those young men had to do ensure we have the freedom to even read this Backblast today.  Next time you are sucking wind to do one more burpee, merkin, mile, etc… dig deep inside and thank a VET for giving you the opportunity to even freely suck that wind…aye!

Great push and work by all.  I look forward to seeing you in Gloom soon…  if you are looking for a LSD over the weekends between now and December, look in Slack under the Run channel.  Lots of options and YHC has 20 milers almost every week now that will be listed.

Thank you for letting me lead this morning


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