Wednesday, November 25
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Always 70 and Sunny

Slow Counts, Ladders, and the World’s Worst Coffee

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Seven of the faithful posted to GridIron on a late-spring morning in tropical Richmond. We had a hundred and ninety twelve percent humidity. Doner Kebab and C-Dubs planted a shovel flag. Johnsonville took the Q. The gloom went something like this …

COP near SF:
10x slow count merkins
30x ssh (10x very slow; 10x med tempo; 10x fast)
20x squats (10x very slow; 10x brisk tempo)
20x hillbillies (10x very slow; 10x brisk tempo)

Mosey to front corner of parking lot near baseball diamond.
1 -> 6 -> 1 ladder consisting of —
Do 1 burpee in parking lot; run up hill around pole near dugout; run back down to parking lot;
do 2 burpees in parking lot; run up hill around pole near dugout; run back down to parking lot … etc.

COP in parking lot:
20x don quiotes (10x very slow; 10x brisk tempo)
30x LBCs (10x very slow; 10x med tempo; 10x fast)

Mosey across gridiron to bus lane.
1 -> 6 -> 1 curb crawl

Mosey to bleachers on gridiron.
20x dips (10x very slow; 10x brisk tempo)
20x freddie merc (10x very slow; 10x brisk tempo)
10x Carolina drydocks (very slow tempo)

Mosey to 40 yard line of gridiron.
1 -> 6 -> 1 ladder consisting of —
Do 1 dolly; feet-first crab walk to the 30 yeard line;
do 2 dollies; crab walk back to 40 yard line; do 3 dollies … etc.

Mosey to front of school.
Classic triple play.

Mosey to freshly paved and striped parking lot. Each member of the pax lines up at the end of a parking space.
1 -> 6 -> 1 ladder consisting of —
Do 1 pole smoker; plank walk the length of the parking space;
do 2 pole smokers; plank walk back to the end of the parking space; do 3 pole smokers … etc.

COT. Atilla with the morning’s prayer.

Moleskin: The extremely slow-count exercises were interesting and much more difficult than I thought they would be. The PAX needed a 20 count a the end of the warmup. Carolina Drydocks turn into something that is downright sinister at a very slow tempo.

The burpee ladder was also a challenging way to kick things into a deep gloom. Not surprisingly, C-Dubs and Jolly Rancher finished far ahead of the adults. DK led the adults.

At the end of the crab walk ladder, the PAX were strewn around the gridiron like the dead and dying after the Battle of Gettysburg. YHC called an audible and replaced what was, at least on paper, to be a wall thrust / bunny hop ladder with a classic triple check. That was the right call, and the PAX was able to recover composure.

The fellowship at coffeeteria was outstanding, but the Chick-Fil-A coffee was horrific. No one was able to finish a single cup of the noxious sludge. Next week, we will try Einstein Bros. Bagels in Short Pump.

Great job GridIron Pax!

JVille

PS –
Bleeder has Q next week at #GridIron – 0700.
Come 15 minutes early (0645) for a 3rd F “Pregame” if you are interested. The topic will be “Putting out into deep water.”

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