North Posh BackBlast – 03/02 – LePew Q

Abacus has made famous the quote: “you only get wet once!”

Today we got wet at North Posh, but I believe it was equal parts sweat and rain. It was 48 degrees and the rain started as soon as 0530 came upon us. 16 Men in the gloom – pitch blackness, hard rain, and an eagerness to get after it.

PAX:

  • Viking
  • Meter Maid
  • Holy Roller (R)
  • Brown Water
  • Storm Trooper
  • Cochran
  • Pelican
  • Jolly Rancher
  • Dauber
  • Backflop
  • Amelia
  • Catfish
  • Airplane
  • Potter
  • Abacus
  • LePew (Q)

After the standard F3 disclosure under the Silo’s Pavilion the men were briefed on what the workout would be: a 45 minute Indig Run in one line with intermittent PT. Any PAX member that needed a break would call for it and PT would provide rest: there would be no man left behind.

First Song: Beck’s “WOW”

  • We got off to a good start and moseyed down the hill. Although a few PAX got way out in front after the sprint we were able to quickly find our pace. 1/2 mile down the hill 1st PT Session: Nuclears 5 count down to 1, 10 merkins, followed by 5 BOYOs.
  • “Turn around Boys! Back up the Hill!”

Second Song: Allman Brothers “Blue Sky”

  • Heading up the hill about 3/4 of the way up our first PT break was requested: 10 merkins and 5 BOYOs. Then we carried on.
  • At the top, PT: 15 squats and five BOYOs. One mile run
  • Back down the hill!

Song Three: Phish “2001”

  • About 1.4 miles down once we got to the bottom of the hill
  • Pt was 10 Merkins, Nuclears from a 5 count down, 5 BOYOs
  • Back up the hill

Song 4: Dave Matthews Band “Rhyme and Reason”

  • PT halfway up the hill: 15 squat jumps, 5 boyos, 10 count
  • At the top of the hill, about 1.8 miles run
  • 10 Merkins, 10 squats, 5 BOYOs, back down the hill

Song 5: Coldplay “Paradise”

  • At the bottom of the hill the last time we were at about 2.4 miles and did another 10 squats, another round of nuclears, and 5 BOYOs.
  • When we turned around song number 6 started

Song 6: Phish (again) “Chalkdust Torture

  • On the way up the hill the last time I thought we were going to make it without PT, but Holy Roller had a shoelace malfunction and we stopped:
    • 10 squats and 5 BOYOS
  • We moseyed a bit more and did 5 more BOYOs to cap our last climb then moved back to the pavilion.

Song 7: Led Zeppelin “Bron-yr-Aur Stomp”

  • Mary under the pavilion for all of us except Backflop who got out in the rain and soaked up every drop he could
    • 50 flutter kicks in cadence
    • 1 minute plank
    • 50 flutter kicks in Cadence

COT and break.

It was awesome seeing the guys pull each other through a 3 mile-ish run in the rain. No one let the weather win this morning and we all got better for getting out in it. 16 men started and finished together.

Giddy Up

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