Stair Racing at the Barracks
This backblast is dedicated to Paul Goldschmidt’s tippy toes and all the Braves fans out there!
THE SCENE: 70 degrees and blustery. YHC donned some cardinal red and arrived early to spend some time in prayer. The PAX started trickling in, some did warm-up laps. COBOL ran from his house then went hunting for a bathroom.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Done
This Warm-O-Rama is dedicated to Yadier Molina’s right arm.
SSH x20; Imperial Walkers x15; Hillbillies x15; Michael Phelps x10
Mosey around the track with high knees, butt-kickers, and carioca.
Chioccetti and MIB showed up around this time and COBOL came back, so it was time to head out. Mosey to the new bridge over the tracks.
Tha Thang is dedicated to Harrison Bader’s legs.
We found ourselves on one end of the bridge. We needed two teams. To separate ourselves, everyone did 5 burpees and sprinted across the bridge, counting off by 2’s when crossing the finish line.
Having established our two teams, we headed down the stairs and into the south side of the parking garage’s bottom level. Near the middle of the garage, YHC assigned a stairwell to each team. We were going to race up the stairs, first full team to get in plank at the top wins.
The whole group did 15 hand-release merkins, then ran up their respective stairwell. The first time up, YHC and most others were taking two steps at a time. Plank up at the top. Team 2 lost – 10 burpees. Team 1 won – 10 merkins.
Loooooooong mosey down the ramps back to the starting line.
For Round 2, the PAX were instructed to hit every step on the way up. 15 hand-release merkins, race up, plank. Team 2 lost again. No penalty this time.
We took the stairs to the bridge level and started back for the track. COBOL had to run and get his water bottle, so we stopped near the UC for some flutter kicks to let him catch-up.
Back at the track, we headed for the pull-up bars.
AMRAP for ~9 minutes: 5 pull-ups; 10 dips. PAX modified as necessary and kept cycling through the reps. Mosey back to the launching pad.
Mary is dedicated to Nick Markakis’ plate discipline.
American Hammers x25 (thanks, Altar Boy)
Hello Dolly x20
ABC’s (thanks, Tomb Raider)
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
13 PAX, no FNGs. Cardinals won 7-6 last night. 7+6=13. Think about it.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Make sure you’re making time for rest. Empty your mind of your to do list and relax. Get 6-8 hours of sleep. Find a way!
Prayers lifted for friends and family.
I smoked myself. Was feeling dizzy during Mary. I’ve been yearning for that new parking garage for months, so it was good to go tackle it with the PAX. T-Claps to the PAX for pushing themselves.
Mirrors went missing for a while to Elvis. I think he escaped both stair runs.
MIB toughed it out again, even with back issues.
NLDS Game 2 is today. Go Cardinals!
2.0 workout at Mothership tomorrow! Bring ya own kids!