Doubletime – MRM (no mutts)

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Oatmeal, PowPow
QIC: Swiper

AO: Flag Pole Hill     
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Yes

THA THANG:
Swiper – DT Loop (2x); Oatmeal, PowPow – Ruck (1x)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out, and asked for strength this week. 

MOLESKIN:
Some talk about soreness in groins, hips and calves after the 4x4x24; focus on shifting from running to rucking in preparation for TX Independence Day.  There may have also been some chatter about attendance being light this morning, probably due to the windy conditions.  YHC also spotted a coyote before starting, which provided an extra reason to stay alert.  

 

 

Big Tex VQ

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Classified, Teasip, Icebox, Alright Alright, Slushii, Armpit, Stingray, Oatmeal, Draper, F150, Swiper, Meatball
QIC: Big Tex

AO: The Harbor
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
15 SSH, 10 ISP, 10 Vegetable Pickers

THA THANG:
Mosey to the Pavilion

10 bench dips, 10 step ups, 10 Freddie Mecuries

Mosey to high school tennis court

7 of Diamonds: 7 burpees each corner, 14 double count flutter kicks ec, 21 merkins ec, 28 squats ec, 21 SSH ec, 14 LBC ec, 7 Bonnie Blairs ec

Mosey back to the Harbor parking lot

MARY:
Penguin crunches, Outlaws, American Hammers, Mountain Climbers, Rosalitas

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC thanked everybody for coming and prayed us out.

MOLESKIN:
I’m sure there was plenty, but between not trying to screw up and trying to survive Slushii’s poisonous output, I don’t recall.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. 4X4X24 starting Friday, Patriot Run, Texas Independence 18K, Grow Ruck, F3 Golf

 

DT – Cold Enough to Sweat

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Slippy, Avril, Draper, 
QIC: Swiper

AO: Flag Pole Hill
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

THA THANG:
2 x 2.5 mi. DT Laps 

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out and encouraged all to pray for strength this week, in anything they do.  

MOLESKIN:
PAX were impressed with the amount of sweat the Slippy generated in the sub-40 degree temps while clipping a ~7:15 pace. Draper was pleased that the six pickup wasn’t too far and was able to keep Avril and YHC in his sights. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. 4x4x24 discussed as all are planning to participate on some level
2. INSERT

Rump & Co. With DJ Icebox Take Over Lindsley:

Date – 1/29/2021
Weather – 40° and clear skies

Count-off & Name-O-Rama:
PAX –  DJ Icebox, Slushii, Oatmeal, Classified, Siesta, Big Tex, Agnes, & Swiper
QIC –  Rump Roast
AO – Lindsley Park
Disclaimer – Given 
 
Intro/ Warm-o-Rama:
21x SSH
15x IST
10x Veggie Pickers

The Thang:
– Run a warmup lap
5 Rounds of: 
– 25x SSH’s (SC)
– 20x Squats (SC)
– 15x Burpees (SC)
– 20x Merkins
– 25x Mountain Climbers
Sprint/Run the field and Bear Crawl back in between rounds

I’ll be honest, after the 5 rounds, all the rest was “on-the-fly”. We ran another lap, did some “Beee-inth” work and Mary to wrap it up.
 

Circle of Trust (CoT):
YHC prayed us out

Playlist:
fail

Moleskin:
Right off the bat, YHC heard mumble chatter about the amount of running. To be clear, while I’m not great at running, and it’s not my favorite thing to do… I’m trying to get better at it and believe I do a fair amount of running at most of my Q’s.  SO don’t be surprised when you show up to a Rump Roast beatdown and there’s running.  I asked the DJ Icebox for a “war” playlist and have to admit I should have elaborated what my “vision” was because the playlist was a turd floater for sure! 

There was lots of talk about Special Sauce not being there. Classified was so worried that it wasn’t like Sauce, he believed we should send a search party. “I don’t expect this from him”, Classified exclaimed at one point. Overall it was a great morning and start to the weekend with a group of guys I could not be more proud to be a part of. 

Swiper VQ – 1/20/2021

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Oatmeal, Big Tex, F150, Avril, Stingray, Walmart, Alright Alright, Ice Box, FNG (Matt Hall)
QIC: Swiper

AO: The Harbor
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given 

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH – 12 – IC
Hillbilly Walkers – 12 – IC
Daisy Pickers – 12 – IC

THA THANG:
Mosey to the sloped parking lot

Jacob’s ladder – 8:1
Merkins at the bottom
Mountain Climbers at the top

Native American Run on LH Trail to Royal Highlands Dr.

34 Dirkins – Using Curb – IC
34 American Hammers OYO

Mosey to Tennis Courts

Lunge to third court, run back, sprint to fourth court, run back – Repeat 3x

Mosey to other playground w/big knee wall
34 Irkins – IC
34 Penguin Crunch – OYO

Mosey back to Parking Lot

MARY:
34 Burpees – group count off to 34, SSH while you wait
34 IST – IC

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out asking us to be better husbands, fathers, co-workers, friends, family, etc. and prayed for a quick end to COVID and new normals to resume. 

MUMBLECHATTER:
Good mumblechatter throughout, PAX were given a quick history lesson on Hershel Walker, the greatest running back in college football history and should have learned what his jersey number was while playing at UGA.  His workouts were primarily abs and pushups, which was also incorporated.  

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
4x4x24 

Cleanup hosted by Walmart Saturday at 75/Royal

TX Independence Day 18k

Grow Ruck – San Antonio

Harbor Frost

PAX: F150, Swiper, Big Tex, Dirtbag 
Q: Icebox

Warmup

SSH, IST, veggie pickers

The thang:
Mosey to closest playground
10 pull-ups
10 dips
10 rugby sit ups
Short lap
Repeat twice

Mosey to sloped parking lot
Jacob’s Ladder: burpees and squats
Mrs Icebox Arms

Mosey to tennis courts
Pilates leg circuit
Run to the end of the 4 courts and back
Bear crawl to court 1, crab walk to court 2, bear crawl to court 3, crab walk to court 4, run back to start

Mosey to playground 2
10 irkins
10 slow elevated big boy sit ups, like real slow
10 dirkins
10 slow elevated big boy sit ups
10 dips

Mosey back to start for some Mary
Plank leg lifts
Ring of fire with hollow hold + rugby sit-up to 41
Slow Freddy Mercury’s
Uptown crunches

8 burpees to kill the last minute

YHC was disappointed to not see the #subarucrew after I promised light jogging and mumblechatter

Dirtbag was second guessing his decision to come out this AM when the first thing I asked him was “what do you want to do today”, admittedly YHC spent more time on building a playlist than thinking about the beatdown

Was a small intimate crowd, like when I used to spin acoustic covers at Glencoe back in the day but we got after it hard in the gloom

The ground had some frost on it so I announced at the start that we won’t be messing with that nonsense. F150 said that he wished Teasip would’ve been so observant yesterday

Not a lot of mumblechatter as we kept moving from spot to spot quickly to stay warm, solid full body workout

T claps to Big Tex who slayed the workout leading the PAX in just about every exercise we did today!

Announcements: CSAUPs are coming

Frosty Double Time

Swiper Michael Ryan and Slippy joined YHC for a frosty double time run this AM

The above mentioned, more athletic PAX cruised at a sub 8 minute pace and left me in their dust. So similarly to MRM I was alone but still managed to complete the loop twice before 0615

Mumblechatter was going strong after the run but a suspicious looking vehicle came in hot into the parking lot and beached themselves a few feet away from us so we called it a day

HBD Oatmeal!

Black Diamond

#backblast #blackdiamond #attendancepost
PAX: Classified, Dirtbag, Icebox, Meatball, Oatmeal, Siesta, Special Sauce, Swiper
Q: Alright Alright
AO: Lindsley Park

WARMORAMA:
Side Straddle Hops x10
Imperial Storm Troopers x10

THA THANG:
The team has four bombs to diffuse. They must select a Captain to choose people for specific roles throughout the workout. They elected Icebox the Captain.

Run to Icebox‘s house. Diffuse Bomb #1:
20 Burpees & 20 Merkins for each PAX (PAX can share burpees). One PAX must do all 20 Burpees with the bomb (coupon). Another PAX must do 20 nipplers on the bomb instead of their merkins. (diffusers: Classified, Dirtbag)

Run to opposite side of Grand and up the hill to touch the guard rail. 5 Burpees for each PAX to kill the enemy that is shooting at us.

Captain Icebox was KIA. (He could no longer speak strategically, but was still responsible for his reps)

Oatmeal takes the lead. Appoints himself, but the PAX don’t disagree and there’s no time for argument or speculation of some possible friendly fire that might have taken Icebox out.

Run to Oatmeal‘s house. Diffuse Bomb #2:
Same Exercises (diffusers: Oatmeal, Special Sauce)

Captain Oatmeal was KIA.

Dirtbag takes the lead.

Run down Ash and down Santa Monica to the Santa Fe Trail to return to the battlefield at Grand. Repeato the fire fight.

Run to Icebox‘s house. Diffuse Bomb #3:
Same Exercises (diffusers: Special Sauce, Alright Alright)

The bomb needed to be delivered to the Combat Outpost for further investigation, so Captain Dirtbag sent Oatmeal and Special Sauce to take the bomb to Lindsley. Not sure how he got the dead man to do it, but we didn’t have time to discuss.

Run to Oatmeal‘s house. Diffuse Bomb #4 or not…. we were working through the diffusion when it was clear that we weren’t going to get it done in time, so we decided to get the bomb away from civilians and back to the Outpost to diffuse it. We arrived at the Outpost at 6:14 and were able to get some of our burpees done, but not all of them. MISSION FAILURE

Punishment for failing: 54 burpees (6 per PAX) and 180 merkins (20 per PAX). The PAX decided to complete these before COT.

Mission Totals: 3.78 miles (Strava told me it was a 7:57/mile running pace), 90 burpees and 80 merkins.

Thanks to the PAX for putting up with my creativity or lack thereof for this one. The goal of this Black Diamond workout was to put in some serious miles in preparation for the CSAUP on February 5th and 6th. Future Black Diamond workouts might be more stationary or involve shorter running distances. The key for Black Diamond is to get the whole group to push themselves beyond a regular workout.

Arctic Blast DT/MRM

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: AlrightAlright (DT), Special Sauce (DT), Swiper (DT), Icebox (Ruck), F150 (Ruck)
QIC: Oatmeal

AO: Flag Pole Hill
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given via telepathy (All PAX were veterans)

THA THANG:
Four PAX took off on a DT run around the normal course.  

Two PAX took off with their rucks sans mutts as it was deemed too chilly for the pooches.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out

MOLESKIN:
YHC was proud to keep AlrightAlright in his sights for most of the run, something that is normally not the case.  YHC set a new PR, to which I attribute to some R&R over Thanksgiving.  AA attributed his sub-par performance to a full weeks worth of workouts and no rest, which proves that even the studs among us need rest!

The Return of the Sweetest of Babies

AlrightAlright Sweet Baby PowPow joined YHC and Mav for this AM’s ruck

Swiper teamed up with Oatmeal for Double Time action

AA texted me while he was clearing the mechanism asking what the plan was for the ruck. Seemed like he was interested in accelerating his rucking/baby bjorn’ing skills so told him we’d do the don’t get lapped challenge

F150 also texted me this morning while he was clearing the mechanism, but that was about taking a picture, must have needed more time to clear since he didn’t make it to MRM

Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes Sweet Baby pulled up to MRM like it ain’t no thang, PowPow was so jazzed to see him that he ditched the jogging shoes for the ruck and combined forces with the Sweetest of Babies.

Oatmeal thought he was going to run alone a la the last two Stingray vision quest rucks but Swiper came in to give him some company

The runners did some hill work so the don’t get lapped challenge wasn’t as exciting

Ruckers split up into two groups, the idiots running with rucks and the non idiots normal rucking.

Everyone finished up with 5-10 minutes to spare so we did an AMRAP of 5 Special Sauce horizontal rope pull-ups (to be Lexicon’d later), 5 LBC’s, and 5 crab cakes

Mav was pretty pissed to be tied up during the AMRAP

Oatmeal led a great COT where the PAX opened up with prayer requests