13 gentlemen ditched the fartsack and weathered the fog and wind to post at The Brave Friday morning. Before announcements and taking off Frehley’s informed everyone that there was 0% chance of gaseous expulsions…both of the solid and gas form. With that assurance YHC knew that these Pax were serious and ready to get down to business.
Mosey to the parking garage on the corner of Ballantyne Commons and Ballantyne Corporate. Standard warmup of SSH, Hillbilly’s, potato pickers and mtn climbers. YHC took this opportunity to clarify that cherries grow on trees and potatoes in the ground, therefore potato pickers logically is the proper name for this exercise. After warming up we headed to the start of the parking ramp. Parking garage suicides were up next, run up one level and by the stairs 20 monkey humpers and 10 wide arm merkins. Down the stairs and then up to the 2nd level repeating until all 4 levels were covered. The six were our timekeepers so the overachievers that finished before the six were instructed to restart the suicides until the last guy finished.
After completing the parking garage we moseyed to the Lance building at the fitness trail entrance. As the runners reached this spot everyone circled back for the six…keeping everyone moving at all times. At the fitness trail partnered up. P1 runs to one pull up bar and P2 to the other pull up bar with 10 pull ups each. Meet back in the middle for 10 hand slap merkins. Flap jack pull up bars and meet in the middle for 10 shoulder taps (left and right = 1). YHC called for 6 rounds of this. After everyone finished it was time to head back to launch but since we were a ways from launch YHC called for taking it in sections. First leg was to the top of bagpipe hill over the bridge, with circling back for the six. At this point we stopped for 1 minute elbow plank hold. Second leg was to Ballantyne Commons, circling back for the six. Here we did a bit o’ Mary with heels to heaven. Final leg was back to launch rolling back right at 6:15.
As YHC’s first Q of The Brave I was not quite sure what to expect. It was YHC’s goal to a) get the prerequisite 4 miles in and b) make the workout challenging for all by keeping everyone moving at all times. Hence the call for keeping the suicides going until everyone finished and circling back for the six at each leg of any mosey. Overall we got at least 4.8 miles in and some upper body work. I don’t care who you are, 60 pull ups will make you feel it. Solid work by all, not a large gap between the thoroughbreds and the six. I think a few guys only got one extra level of the garage in before all were done.
Thanks Tuck for the opportunity to lead.