The hill was angry at 13 Pax this day, my friends. Like an old man returning soup at a deli.
THE THANG – HILL STATIONS (2 min ea.)
Transport tires and buckets back to original spot. Couponless Pax: 3 hill sprints.
24 men gathered in the Area 51 Gloom.
Run Stopper QIC
Warm up: all military count
Side straddle Hop – 60x
Merkens – 30x
Little Baby Crunch – 25x
Good Mornings – 25×3 (hold legs up for 10 sec)
Scissor Kick – 25×3 (hold legs up for 1 sec)
“200’s workout” – two full cycles through each station
Station #1 Mountain Climbers x20 (first cycle) x20 (second cycle)
Station #2 Push Ups Wide = x20 Diamond = x20
Station #3 – Burpee’s With Jump = x20 (first cycle) Without Jump = x20 (second cycle)
Station #4 – Crunches Little Baby Crunch = x20 (first cycle) One Leg Up (alternating) 10 each leg total x20 (second cycle)
Station #5 – Squats Regular = x20 (first cycle) Jumping = x20 (second cycle)
The Shore QIC
Spontaneous Q #1 – Callaway brought the pax around the school in 2 lines, Indian Run, 1 rock coupon per team Spontaneous
Q #2 – Pretty Boy QB lead the pax for 5 minutes of Mary Spontaneous
Q #3 – Ochocinco brought the pax back to the rock pile. 2 lines, Indian Run, rock coupons. Casualty Carry – 14 pax carried the other 10 through the woods (fireman’s, piggy back, whatever worked)
Shore’s Shoulders – In a squat: Out-and-back, Up-and-down, forward and backward circles
– Run Stopper delivered pain and creativity on his first saturday QIC experience. 60 merkins as part of a “warm-up”… hardcore… just sayin.
-The Shore’s lead was meant to give the pax a taste of the GoRuck Challenge. Hopefully 2 lessons were learned. #1 – we are all leaders, and may be called on to lead at any time. #2 – life isn’t always fair. Sometimes, some of us need to carry more of the load. The most important thing is that the team finishes together.
Pretty Boy QB shook off the “HS AP History, Oh crap I’ve been called on” look and survived just fine, leading the pax through a gut-wrenching 5 minutes.
-Cowboy mysteriously departed the gloom at 0740… what gives brother?
-The PAX was actually 24 men and 1 K-9… as Sparky’s dog served as a spectator/watchdog… maybe the Area 51 mascot?
-In the spirit of an old school workout, Joker, Tiger Rag and others arrived for the workout wearing outfits from the 1970s / 1980s. TR’s outfit was… well… let’s just say he might have been the seventh, less well known, member of the Village People. Strong brother… very strong, I think.
15 Pax showed up for the first time at McAlpine Greenway to laydown some miles and build up a good sweat.
6 were there at 5:15 to burn up 6 miles, while the 4 mile option at 5:30 proved more popular.
Great work by all who showed. It was a solid first turnout. Perhaps some of the Area 51 crew are building up some endurance for the upcoming Spartan and GoRuck events?
Swamp Fox set the bar, finishing at a blistering pace to lead the 6 milers in. Though his record will stand for just one week as he wasn’t timing himself. Just running fast because he can.
49er, Joker, and Joker’s FNG meanwhile lead the 4 milers in. At Joker’s suggestion the 4 milers added 10 burpees at the halfway mark. Just to let the rest of us catch up I guess.
An extra shout out to Jamboree who tried to relive the glory days all at once, dusted off the running shoes and tackled the full 6 miles. Way to get back at it!
Joker brought a ringer. His FNG looked like he could run circles around the rest of us. Can’t wait to get him out there for a full body workout.
The gravelly dirt of the greenway is an especially nice surface to run on. Hopefully, it will allow for many more miles to come.
At the 5 mile mark I heard in the woods what can only be described as a cross between an Owl and a Coyote making a ferocious racket. Rumors of both abound in these woods, so who knows. What happens in Area 51 stays in Area 51.
Headlamps may be a good idea next time, not just to help avoid any dips and divots, but also to ward off the Coyotes, Jersey Devils, and any other mismatched specie mutants that may be lurking out there.
The new and improved shouvel flag made its appearance this morning. You’ll have to join us to admire its sleak styling.
Twelve big, hairy, American winning-machines posted around the VSF and started the day with some mental math.
Number-ama: Count off into three teams or 4.
HAIRBURNER TEAM RELAY x 400 METERS
TUG OF WAR (Std.)
TEAM SPRINT, COUPON OVERHEAD
Twelve Faithful posted around the VSF for an experimental tabatta.
Running with dumbbells x 1/2 mile (or so)
Uphill walking lunge, with twist
Seventeen souls gathered at Area 51.
Side straddle hop x20
Imperial walker x20
Standing lunge x20
Flutter kick x15
Set 1 – merkins x6
Set 2 – squats x6
Set 3 – lbc x6
Set 4- imperial walker x6
Set 5 – diamond merkins x6
Set 6 – burpees x6
3 sets with intervals of decline merkins until failure
scissor crunch x20
jog to parking lot
posted for Slapshot
17 hit it hard at Death Valley this am.
– Side Straddle Hop x35, Merkins x16, Imperial Walkers x20, Stagger Arms Left & Right x8
Jog on Trail to Handrail
– Lunge walk
– Pullups under x11
– One arm pushups x10 each arm
Outfield of Dreams
– Start at outfield grass above second base, srint to right, center, left, finish at home plate
Trail Run to Playground
– Dips x 20
– Scissor Crunch x10 each leg
Run Past Pay to Play Crowd on Road
– Partner Up and Carry to Top
– Leg Throwdowns x21, switch
Run back to playground
– Squats x15
Run back to start
– Abbreviated Mary: LBC x25, Mason Twists x10
– Nice work out there this am, very high heart rate.
– We avoided the septic overflow on the field and went for the good “mud” on the trail.
– Hearing the Shore has been slowed with a knee injury, hoping you heal quickly…we all need someone to keep up with!
An elite Eight posted in the soggy gloom to explore off campus and play with blocks….
Run to Fields-3/4 mile
Grab a Cinder Block “Buddy”- overhead carry to COP
COP w/ block
Squat/Core x 20
Merkins- alternate on/off block x 15
Bicep Curls- sevens (21)
Tricep x 10- over head
Squat to press x 20
Decline merkins on block x 15
Bicep Curls x 10
Triceps x 10 on back
Abs w/ block
Sit-ups feet in block- x 25
On back holding block up- toes to block x 15
On back holding block up- knees to chest x 15
Block jumps- side to side 30 sec, then knee tuck over block 30 sec.
Block swings x 15
Block Bent rows x 15
Block curls from Hades
Run block back overhead to shed
Indian run back to Hwy 51; sprint to COT
Plank and stretches
Naked man Moleskin:
1. Ok, what is up with Pretty Boy QB fartsacking after headlocking Ray Charles for Skunk Works….you’ll hear about this for some time to come Pretty boy!
2. T-claps for both Mall Cop (starting to find his groove) and Thin Crust for a strong post this am. Keep it up, Brothers!
3. Found a weakness in Run Stopper (finally); the Buddy Block swings proved to be tough to get between his spring loaded stumps.
4. Pax, check you fore arms for the “cinder block” rash. YHC is seeing it.
A dozen men gathered in the Area 51 gloom on Saturday morning.
Jog around field
Imperial Walker x25
Prison Squats x25
Diamond Merkins x15
Squat Jumps x20
Knee ups x25
Squat Jumps x20
Wide arm Merkins x15
Starfish run x20 each of:
Carolina dry docks
Karaoke down and back
Three sets of:
6 minutes of Mary
– Good mix of veterans and new-ish guys on Saturday.
– Impressive work by Thin Crust and Big Bear. These big guys — our Area 51 Clydesdales — work hard every Saturday!
– Missed seeing 89 on Saturday… a level 3 unexcused absence to be sure. Word on the street is that he was up late on Friday night watching “Magic Mike.”
-Z4 is showing some rapid gains in recent weeks… veterans beware.
Seventeen Pax issued forth for a mid-week shellacking.
Track Work – Victory Mile
Mud Work – 4 corners: 5 teams of 3 Pax, 1 team of 2 Pax