Ranger 1, Rain 0
5 men unafraid of a little rain planted the VSF and took part in the weekly beat down at Ranger.
Jog to Elizabeth Ave. World’s Ugliest Car Port for COP: SSH x12, Merkins x12, Squats x12, LBCs x50
Jog to the Castle for “Ramp-0-Rama”: Starting at bottom level, COP, x10 reps (all in cadence except burpees) of 10 different exercises (merkins, sumo or prisoner squats, wide arms, left Baryshnikovs, diamonds, right Baryshnikovs, Carolina Dry Docks, jump squats, LBCs or bicycles, and burpees), followed by run up 2 levels of ramps…repeat “100″ at Level 3…[mini-plank-o-rama and Mary interval at Level 5 - dolly x12, flutters x12, Rosalitas x12, dying cockroach x12]…repeat “100″ at Level 7.
Run back down ramps, pick up Pax’s items along the way (see below), Indian Run back to Indy Park…
COT (under Elizabeth Elementary covered walkway)
Accu-My-A$$. YHC went to bed at 10:15 last night and checked the weather for Wednesday morning. Forecast: 37 degrees, clear, 15 mph wind. YHC woke at 5 and heard the pitter-pat of rain against the windows. Dammit. Actual weather: 47 degrees, steady rain, minimal wind. Did I actually agree to Q today? (Yes. Get up.) All in all, the weather didn’t prove to be a problem for our workout this morning. I was particularly thankful that it wasn’t as cold or windy as forecast, and we were able to stay out of the rain for a good bit of the workout.
Dedication. Small but dedicated Pax today. Lots of easy excuses to fartsack this morning. Our lean crew would have none of that though. Nice work out there, fellas. #RangerStrong
Strip COP. Abel came dressed in his “Deadliest Catch” rain gear. Once we got inside the Castle, though, Abel started to feel the heat and ditched his rain coat at the first 100. At Level 5, Abel ditched his rain pants, too. (Thankfully, he had on shorts underneath.) Starting to feel a little uncomfortable at the trend, though, YHC told Abel that he had to keep the rest of his clothes on.
Don’t Jinx the GORUCK! Fishwrap said he thought the weather this morning was good prep for the upcoming GORUCK Challenge, but Hilary and Swamp Fox wanted to hear none of it, holding out hope that the weather will be nice and balmy in February for GORUCK.
“Into each life some rain must fall.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow