PREBLAST – IRON LION – 02/10/21 – 5:15am (EC scouting run at 4:45am)
Not gonna lie, tomorrow is going to be hard so YHC will give you all day to think about this one. The snow is deep, be prepared. Its going to be cold, be prepared. The pace will be uncomfortable, don’t be scared, be prepared. Make that commitment below and be ready to give it AYG for 45 min.
Goldberg, WideRight, Riunite (best site Q in the biz) showed up for an EC scouting run. Gentleman’s pace but the snow was thick and treacherous, making it more challenging than expected. Crew determined the south side of IL was no good for running but YHC already knew that, just needed to convince them beforehand. Scouted the big hill to the suprise of the EC group, not a fan of running up hills during EC and let YHC hear about it. Goldberg generally leads the complaints on such matters, like a grizzly old crew leader looking out for his men. WideRight and I continued our conversation over the expression of dissatisfaction. Got in a short 2.5M run and made it back to the flags at 5:13 am to find most the crew ready to roll.
EC runs, not for everyone or everyday, but they are worth it every time I do one.
Roll call, count and a quick Capri lap to loosen it up. Back at the flags, gave PAX 15 seconds to line up shortest to tallest, they nailed it and YHC was a little disappointed we didn’t start off with some penalty work. However, was more satisfied the 18 HIMs didn’t look like a disorganized group of school children.
PAX seemed dialed in so we were onto the virgin snow covered fields.
Thang 1: Powder of Pain (TM – Riunite)
Sprint 150 meters (I measured)
Elbow and face deep in snow – 10 slow merkins
Sprint back 150 meters
30 LBC with feet up in the air, touch toes on the up (saw quite few short cuts being taken here, we’d address that later)
Sprint 150 meters
Asked PAX to rearrange themselves from tallest to shortest in 10 seconds – was not completed, penalty burpees handed out
- 5 burpees in cadence – doesn’t sound like a lot but after the sprint and considering you were essentially throwing yourself into a foot of powdery snow, it was daunting on the PAX.
Sprint back 150 meters
Partner up, P1 starts 150 meter mosey, P2 does 3 burpees and then runs to catch P1, P1 does 3 burpees and runs to catch P2 until 150 meters is completed.
Repeato 15o meter back, replacing 3 burppes with 3 bonnie blairs (hard way)
Patchouli clearly the fastest cat in this bunch.
At this point Nacho tried to convince the PAX there were more of them and a coup would easily be achieved, PAX just looked at Nacho in disgust.
Mosey back to the flags, PAX were given 15 seconds to line up youngest to oldest, PAX called out ages starting with the youngest PAX (Nose Job – 36), to the oldest PAX (House Arrest – 47), completed and PAX rejoiced when they nailed it, no penalty burpees.
19 person Indian run 1/4 mile to the big hill
50% speed up the hill, backward walk/mosey/run back down the hill. YHC was surprised with the shock from the PAX, perhaps it was just Nacho, but some grumbling was heard. YHC had a good view of everyone coming down the hill, could see why Nacho was grumbling, those tiny little feet struggled on the way down and he looked like a frail figure skater trying to maneuver their first double lutz.
75% speed up the hill, crawl bear/crawl bear slide to bottom of the hill
PAX given 10 seconds to line up oldest to youngest, nailed it again.
100% speed up the hill 1 vs 1 race, Patchouli clearly the fastest cat in this bunch. Backward walk, mosey to bottom of the hill
100% speed, pick your 1 vs 1 partner to race, Patchouli clearly the fastest cat in this bunch, catching PAX that left 3 groups in front of him.
Gather at west base of the hill in the parking lot, 10 slow merkins to recover.
Partner up, P1 starts 1/4 mile run to flags, P2 does 3 burpees and then runs to catch P1, P1 does 3 burpees and runs to catch P2 until 150 meters is completed.
Made up for the poor form on the LBCs with toe touches earlier, got 30 good ones in
Hold 6 inch (or your definition of 6 inches) leg lift till 6am – Riunite saved the day.
Circle of Trust
Quoted a passage from my current book I’m reading (courtesy of Aladdin) on failure and disappointment. See picture attached in Slack. Essentially, if you’re not failing or disappointed your not reaching high enough. Its inevitable, how you react and learn from it is more important than worrying about it happening.
Naked Man Moleskin
Riunite – Best site Q in the biz, man has attendees laid out prior to workout, shows up with the Q shows up, even if thats for an EC run, and picked up the six when requested/needed
Goldberg – layoff the fried chicken and coke, your NOR shows what it does to you 😉
Sputnik – lost his keys in the snow, zipper pockets bro!
House – locked his keys in the car, stranding Patchouli, Nacho took them home.
Patchouli – beastmode through the snow and up the hill, silent assassin
Piper Cub, Mr Belding, NoseJob and Sully should be up on your list if you get to draft a team, athleticism on display today
Glass Joe and Bootlegger, nice work today and way to push through
Callahan, Wide Right, Mr Burns, Cousin Eddie, Dorn and Urban Cowboy were all business today, quietly putting in the work
Nacho – I know you don’t care about my observations or opinion, but I know your read this BB, smooches tiny dancer 😉