A dozen dirty Pax + a stopwatch + several inner tubes + a million cones + one “no field access” sign + some rocks + one battle for the ages = Catalyst.
Caution: if you plan to use Carroll Middle’s football field, there is a restricted access sign, which directs you to call the principal for an all-access permit. Setting up a field course is difficult to do when your conscience feels that there technically is no field on which to set. Stupid conscience.
In any case,The Thang:
Start the stopwatch (no more than 10 minutes per section)
1. Warm-Up: Arm Circles (2 rotations), Merkins, Imperial Walkers, Prisoner Squats, SSH (6 minutes)
“Mosey” over to the basketball court, scoop of a healthy sized rock, and love it.2.
2. 2 Cycle Minimum: Diamond Merkins (on the rocks) ; Curl-Military Press Complex (with the rocks); Overhead Tricep Extensions (with the rocks); Crab Merkins (press -> cross the rock -> press -> back across -> press…)
Trade rocks for inner tubes, and hit the track
3. Partner Up:
- Resisted Sprint (~30–40 yards) flapjack
- Resisted shuffle (~15–20 yards) + turn and sprint to finish then flapjack
- Resisted shuffle + sprint to finish then flapjack
- Resisted Sprint and flapjack
- (2 rotations) In 2 waves: Lunge walk (~15–20 yards), squat jumpx5; Lunge walk (~15–20 yards), squat jumpx5; plank while waiting for other wave
4. Beta Test The “?” = 8 cones in the shape of a question mark. (4 times)*
- bear crawl from cones 1 to 3
- roll from 3 to 4
- get up and sprint from 4 to 7
- shuffle from 7 to 8
- sprint out
5. Wind Sprints x lose count. Try to burn down the house a little bit here. Also watch Orwell and Wilson battle for the right to brag about…something…involving how “fast” they “run?” Be amazed, shocked, and baffled.
- 6″ flutter
- Reverse LBC
- 6″ Hold (Ring of Fire)
- Continued prayers for DuFrense and his family as they grow through the health trials in their lives.
- Prayers for Pablo Larios, recovering from an aneurysm, and his family as they continue to see marked improvement.
- After a 4-day, 4-night stay at Hotel Duke, Elena’s been released into the Durham wilderness. Thanks for your prayer and support.
- *The “?” will to evolve and take, and once it does, it will be something special…agonizing, disorienting, and plenty fun.
- The Wilson-Orwell Speed Challenge carried too many infractions to declare a clear winner.