Aye, six of the Faithful gathered in the Gloom at Independence Park for a trial “soft launch” of the new F3/Ranger workout.
Swamp Fox (QIC, War Baby)
OBT (QIC, WV)
Bishop (War Daddy)
The Colonel (BHWTU)
Swamp Fox leading:
_ Run across Hawthorne, down to Rose Garden end of park.
_ COP: SSH, Mtn Climbers, 5 burpees, LBC, 5 burpees, Squats
_ Run back to main area of park to low wall near basketball court: 10 jump-ups; 10 dips; 10 decline pushups; 15 jump-ups, 15 dips, 15 decline pushups
_ On playground swing set: 10 knees-to-elbows, 10 “Meat Grinders” (decline pushups with feet on swing, bringing knees to left and right after each pushup; a Hitman innovation of extreme difficulty)
_ Run to stone stadium at baseball field: Run stone stairs; hop stone stairs, bear crawl stone stairs, one-legged hop stone stairs.
_ Rocky IV situps and flutter kicks off top of stone stairs (HE tribute)
_ Run to CPCC parking deck
_ Inigo Montoyas to 5
_ Descent by jogging, side shuffles, bear crawls, crab walks (Swamp Fox lead)
_ Run back to basketball court
Spreadsheets from the Gloom:
_ This was a great start — a chance to explore the terrain a bit but also get in some elements of a beatdown. I’ll leave the exact details of the Inigo Montoya out, so as to preserve the surprise for Indy-ans who might (or might not) be getting something similar from The Bishop when he leads this Saturday, but suffice to say YHC is still feeling it more than three hours later.
_ Our vision for Ranger is that it include elements of the traditional F3 park workout, making use of all available structures and landscape elements in the park (as we do at Freedom, Latta and the Selwyn-AG-MPHS campus), as well as some of the urban/concrete jungle feel that we’re going to seek with the new F3/Jungle Saturday workout that launches at Trade & Tryon on June 16th. Because Independence is nestled in the middle of the Elizabeth Avenue/CPCC urban corridor, it’s an ideal location for getting the best of both worlds.
_ Another element of the urban experience is the guy who was sleeping on one of the picnic tables under the gazebo where the Indy pax normally gather each Saturday. What can I say? “This is my neighborhood.” Of course, you get that, but you also get the stunning view of the downtown skyline lit by the sunrise from the upper end of the park.
_ The Colonel calls a Level 3 UA on DoubleEagle, who hard-committed to attend several times on Tuesday, then was a no show.
_ Thanks to The Bishop for consecrating the basketball court with “holy water” following conclusion of the CoT. For those who haven’t witnessed this particular “tradition” yet, it alone makes the trip to Elizabeth worthwhile … Just sayin’
_ We officially launch next Wednesday at 0530. Park and gather in the lot between Elizabeth Traditional Elementary and the Hawthorne Rec Center.