Timing is Everything

Timing is Everything

Workout Date:





Tiny Dancer, Castaway, Billy Banks (2.0); Sunshine, Hottub, Brown Bag, E-R-C, CrossStitch, Jedah, Quaker (QIC)

The Thang:

AO: The Plank

Conditions: 43 Degrees; light breeze; Perfect

5:14:45 – 15 Second Warning

5:15 – Brief Disclaimer given as exercise began.

YHC came in hot to the Plank with 30 seconds to spare (according to my watch) only to find the PAX taking a Capri Run around the track. They were on the far side of the track as YHC announced the 15 second warning to myself.

As the PAX arrived back at the virtual Shovel Flag (Thanks Tiny Dancer) we circled up for a more than adequate disclaimer as we began SSHs. There was a little bit of Mumble Chatter concerning YHC’s nearly late arrive, but that would soon be quashed during the ensuing beatdown. The jovial jostling quickly turned to grunts and groans.

Most PAX (including YHC) probably/secretly wished that I had not posted at all because of the pain quotient inflicted on us this brisk morning. In addition to the pain, the clock seemed to be moving at ½ speed during the beatdown. Everyone longed for time to be called, but the clock would not cooperate!! Read on to see what went down at the Plank!

COP: 20 SSH IC; 20 Imperial Walkers IC; 15 TTT IC; 15 Windmills IC; 15 Tempo Squats IC; 22 Merkins; 15 LBAC IC; 13 LBAC in reverse IC.


Burpees & Bleachers

15 Burpees OYO

Run the Bleachers up & down (4X)

10 Burpees

Run pass the bleachers (just to mess with the PAX)

5 Burpees

Run the Bleachers up & down every other step (2X)

10 Burpees

Mosey to the end zone

4 Corner Escalator

Corner #1 – 5 Burpees

Skip to next corner

Corner #2 – 5 Burpees + 10 Squats

85% Sprint (100 yds) to other end zone

Corner #3 – 5 Burpees + 10 Squats + 15 Lunges

Bear Crawl to the far corner of the end zone

Corner #4 – 5 Burpees + 10 Squats + 15 Lunges + 20 Merkins

Back Pedal to the other end zone (still 15 minutes left) . . . lets go down the escalator (or will we?)

Corner #1 – 20 Merkins + 15 Lunges + 10 Squats + 5 Burpees

Skip to the far corner of the end zone (keep the PAX guessing . . . escalator ends & sprints begin)

Line up on the goal line facing south

Faster is Better

3-2-1 Sprint 100% to the 20 yd line

3-2-1 Sprint 100% to the 50 yd line

3-2-1 Sprint 100% to the 30 yd line

3-2-1 Sprint 100% to the end zone

Mosey to far corner of the end zone & line up on the goal line facing north

3-2-1 Sprint 100% to the 30 yd line

3-2-1 Sprint 100% to the 50 yd line

3-2-1 Sprint 100% to the end zone

At this point YHC was ready to call it a day, but there was still 10 minutes left on the clock! As YHC began to lead the PAX back to the 50 yd line to circle up for some extended stretching, Sunshine inadvertently mentioned something about ‘steps’.

YHC mistakenly thought that Sunshine wanted to do more Bleacher Steps, so off we ran for 1 more round of Bleachers (4X) #RealCrowdPleaser

After the bleachers there was still a few ticks left on the clock!!


50 Flutterkicks IC

YHC told everyone to recover, but Hottub pointed out that there was still 1 minute left. Not wanting to be short changed, Hottub strongly suggested we finish with 10 more Burpees!!  Heck Yeah!!

10 Burpees OYO

5:59:45 – Time Called!

Count-o-Rama = 10


Announcements: PL Turkey Trot; North v. South Football Game (12.4.2021); F3 Couples Scavenger Hunt (12.4.2021); Sign up for December Q-Sheet; Operation Christmas Child; Christmas Party (12.11.2021); Christmas InterRegional Convergence in Conway (12.18.2021)

Prayers for Crankbait & all other PAX that we have not seen in the Gloom recently. Prayers for family traveling during the holidays

NMMS: Strong work by everyone. Hottub & Sunshine pre-ran to the workout from Hottub’s house (about 1 mile) than grudgingly ran back after the beatdown. CrossStitch nursing a bad hip HC’d yesterday and is a man of his word pushing hard today but also graciously picking of the six. Jedah was in shorts and is faster than he looks (maybe in an effort to stay warm)! ERC crushed the bleachers. Billy Banks being just a youngster even worked up a sweat, while Castaway & Tiny Dancer cruised through the beatdown effortlessly; Brown Bag gave no quarters to his aching back. All had fun (I think) and all definitely got better. YHC truly appreciates each one of these men . . . it was an honor to lead.

Over & Out!


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