YHC has an annual habit of recycling an OG Q for his annual trip around the sun, however, 2 factors conspired to for a change-up: – a long run the day prior and potential thunderstorms threatening to scuttle any plans to venture far from the flag. Safety would rule the day; Q directed all PAX to bring coupons for a solid day of lifting within shouting distance of the flag.
With 17 strong in tow, Q led PAX up the main road to the first parking lot for the following warm-ups:
To get things started, Q directed PAX to the base of the drive up past the CAB and delivered the following instructions:
Half the PAX would farmer-carry coupons backwards up the hill, while the other half would perform 10 Mercans.
Each PAX finishing Mercans would run up the hill and relieve a farmer-carrying PAX while they performed 10 Mercans.
Rinse ‘n repeat until reaching the speed-bump at the top, where all PAX would perform 54 repetitions of an exercise (reps of a specific exercise to match your age, plus Mercans to reach a total of 54 reps).
Q led the group through 4 rounds of the above with 54 reps of the following at the top:
With the 4th round under our belt, Q directed all PAX to tote coupons to the playground and gather up for Round 2. Instructions were given as follows:
As before, half the PAX would farmer-carry coupons from the playground up the path/steps to the stop-sign by the road and back.
The remaining PAX would perform repeated rounds of the following while waiting for the first group to return: 10 Pull-Ups, 20 Mercans, 30 Squats.
Swap roles with each PAX upon return.
Rinse ‘n repeat until Q calls time.
Plenty of mumble-chatter on this one with PAX losing all ability to grip anything more substantial than a pencil after the first round.
With T-5 on the clock, Q made the call to head back to the flag with a minute to spare for a quick round of American Hammers before time was called.
Mark your calendars for the 6th (?) annual Crabtree – 7/4 at 0700. Details to come.
Ready-Mix Quad – keep an eye on Slack for details.
It’s a special group that will rally at 0530 on a rainy morning to sweat and celebrate a bday Q. We’re all very blessed that we do such things for each other without giving it a second thought. I can’t imagine starting my day any better way.