Five of the faithful gathered in the cool, surprisingly non-humid morning for a beatdown.
Russian Soldiers X 20, Arm circles, Torso circles, Don Quixote x 20, Merkins x 10. LBCs x 30.
Mosey over to the western edge of the fitness course for the “Cinco check.” Similar to triple check, but with 4 exercises (Alternating ring pullups/squats, Merkins, Jumping Lunges, Carolina Dry Docks were spaced out over 1/6 of a mile along the fitness course. 1 Pax at each exercise and 1 running from the Dry Docks back to the starting pullups. Each pax did each exercise 2x.
Mosey to the Amphitheater for Pac-Man. 1 Pax, the Pac-Man, started with an incline plank in the middle step at the center of the Amphitheater. The remaining Pax (Ghosts) started in decline plank at the far end of the Amphitheater. Pac-Man tried to reach the far end without being caught by the ghosts. Both Pac-Man and Ghosts could move up and down or right to left, but maintained their orientation throughout the exercise. Repeated 5x so each Pax could be the Pac-Man.
Jacobs Bowl. Ascending 1-7 Burpees at the top of the hills. Bear crawl up the hills, and run down.
It was a smaller group today–many were participating in the Rugged Maniac or were away. The five PAX really put in a solid workout.
YHC turned the triple check into the cinco check on the fly as we had 5 Pax. The increasing number of exercises and longer distance between each exercise meant the Pax had to do many more repetitions at each station. All stations were very tough, but it seemed that the Carolina Dry Docks registered the most complaints. Burn, shoulders, burn!
Just like in the real Pac-Man game, Inky, Pinky, Blinky, and Clyde, improved with each subsequent screen and finally caught Pac-Man Swirly on the last round. The Ghosts were aided by Swirly’s flesh wound sustained when his feet slipped and shin banged into a stone step. This exercise was fun and has a lot of future for add-ons and upgrades. Glowsticks for power ups, Ghosts descending from both directions, multiple Pac-Men, etc!
You can check all of the other backblasts for the standard October races. In addition splinter will be hosting a 2nd F gathering at his house on 10/21. Look at the pre-blast here.