The Legs Feed The Wolf
Weather: 25 Degrees and felt like 16
Count-a-rama – 14 pax, No FNG’s
AO – StoneWolf – Timberstone Junior High – A calming location with lots of options including a track, grassy fields, and parking lot arrows.
Klinger, Ollie, Wake, Rose, Ozzie, Mr. Belding, Modell, Jimmy Dean, Sipe, Mary Lou, Cousteau, Kitty, Rooster, Splinter
With 7 HC’s on the schedule, YHC was looking forward to a small but mighty group. To my pleasant surprise, 14 rolled in on this crisp final day of January. Went to check the time and realized that my watch had not made the trip with me…no worries, at least we aren’t doing a timed exercise as the first portion of the beatdown…oh wait!
No FNG’s decided to roll out of their fartsacks and join us the freezing temperatures, so we went right into the 5 core principles and got down to business.
We started off with a 1/2 mile warm up loop to get the PAX moving and Kitty (Site Q) along the way shared that he did not know there was sidewalk along the outskirts of StoneWolf…new terrain being explored!
YHC spoke briefly about a popular saying that Herb Brooks, US Olympic Men’s Hockey Coach, was famous for saying, “The Legs Feed The Wolf.” Meaning wolves in order to eat need to have great speed and endurance. Coach Brooks would often have his players endure long sessions of Herbies (suicide drills) on ice as part of their conditioning.
-YHC Reminded everyone that it is you against you and to push yourselves. Once you’ve set your bar on suicides, continue to hit that mark or beat it in future rounds.
10 Minutes of suicides and merkins
-PAX paired up and each pair stood behind a cone. ~35 feet away was a corresponding cone so that every pair had their own row.
-Partner 1 would run suicides for 1 minute while partner 2 did 25 merkins. (If you were done early on the merkins, rest and recovery so that you could push yourself on the suicides)
-Once the buzzer sounds, partners immediately switched.
The PAX was fresh and thirsty for more after the Herbie tribute so we moseyed to the Southern entrance of StoneWolf to get started on the next phase.
YHC explained that there were 15 arrows (actually said 13) on the ground in the parking lot that direct traffic. We would be running as a group to all the arrows and at each one perform 7 burpees. If you wanted to run ahead you could and do burpees while waiting for the 6 to make it over..the 7 count would start once the 6 arrived.
Group Run w/ Burpees
15 arrows – 105 burpees
Rooster led the way with YHC doing his best to keep up and the remaining PAX not far behind. And surprisingly enough, no one seemed interested in doing extra burpees while waiting for the 6 🙂
After hitting the last 2 arrows we circled back up and had time for some Mary. Everyone partnered back up with their Herbie partner from earlier and performed 50 big boy sit-ups to close out.
Klinger as always with great attention to detail, commented that Rooster and YHC’s attempt at partner sit-ups was feeble and did not look like we were helping one another at all with the ankles loosely interlocked.
Name-o-rama and count-o-rama with Belding as the 6 who shared with us his F3 journey and how it has impacted his life, aye! Thanks for sharing Mr. B!
Special intentions for Mary Lou’s son, Kitty’s family, and for the Troops.
-First time Qing at StoneWolf even though it’s the closest AO for YHC, was an awesome experience only made better by those who supported and got better in the gloom.
-Although the AO is large with many options…YHC decided it would be best that we workout to start in a stretch of pavement that was 35 x 15 which the PAX referred to as “cozy”.
-Couldn’t hear the timer on the phone for switching but thankfully Ollie and Klinger called out the buzzer..should equip the Bluetooth speaker next time.
-YHC said 13 arrows total on the jog which was incorrect as it was 15. This unfortunately / fortunately led to Jimmy Dean leading a portion of the PAX in 9 more post beatdown burpees to “Get to 100.” …even though we were already over that mark. #ISI Nice work leading by example on those burpees JD!
-Shout out to Rooster for making the trip down from Pburg! He admitted that sit-ups were his kryptonite however YHC would say any struggles were partner related today, he is a beast!
-Colonel graciously loaned some medicine balls that were not used in today’s beatdown…wall sits were planned but ran out of time. Still waiting on Colonel to post at StoneWolf, but we had to settle for just his balls today. One of these days maybe we’ll get the full Colonel.
-Thanks to Klinger for assisting with cone cleanup and the PAX for the opportunity to lead you this morning!