Week after week the training is getting tougher, the weight gets heavier and this week was no different. As I prepared for today, I wanted to build on last weeks Geraldo Q, which was about team building and staying together. Also, he built on Hoovers, Shut Up and Carry Shit (SACS) the week before. Either way the 80lb sandbag made it out last week which sucked. THere was talk of the 120# bags, so today is the day I finally got to use mine.
So 5 veterans of the gloom all rolled in (some later then others..Focker) and were greeted with SACS. First, everyone was given an extra 10lb before we even got moving. This was to give the Pax time to adjust to the weight of the water that we are required to carry for the GrowRuck event. Once we got adjusted, we grabbed Geraldo’s and YHC 60#sandbags x2, another 30 sandbag, Hoover’s 40# sandbag (previously 80#) and at that point Wild Turkey surprised us with his newly acquired “sandbag” the all famous Whale Dick. Yep…thank you Fire Hazard, this thing lives on. If you haven’t seen it your lucky. I am not sure which mad scientist made it, but it is long, black, curved, soft and has a good weight (50 0r 60??) to it…there it is. Thanks for that.
We gathered up our Rucks and extra items and got moving. We did not get to far and I had mentioned that I was waiting for my FNG. Well, I had the Pax walk right by “him” . In my house if I can’t think of someone’s name he is automatically, Steve. So welcome FNG-Steve. Steve is a 120lb sandbag and he had a ruck with another 20lb in it. Thankfully Steve fell under the 150 lb and was only required to carry the minimum. That said, the Pax were overjoyed to meet FNG-Steve and we partner carried Steve and his ruck all morning. The total combined/ shared weight was 360lb plus what each man carried on their back (30-50 lb including the extra 10lb)
The Warm Up- Nope…The Thang
The goal was really to walk while carrying crazy heavy things today. Mission accomplished! I had the course set up like the old Death Valley- Gopher, which involves the track and the baseball diamond. We stayed together as a group and traded coupons frequently.
Track- 15 ruck swings / 15 Shoulder to shoulder press / 15 curls
Pavilion- 5 ruck burpees/ 30 reps of some Ab exercise / 1 min of holding the ruck above your head
Baseball field- 20 dips (w/ruck) / 20 step ups and 20 squats (with ruck and sandbag)
That’s is it. We managed to do this circuit 2x’s for a staggering 1.4 miles
Announcements: None asked for / none given
Take out: Thank you Geraldo …even if we were delayed (my bad)
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