Sally got us good

Q: Cleveland Rocks

8.1 pax posted today at Carmel High.

DISCLAIMER: Given

Warmup:

10 Merkins IC, 10 Batwings IC, 10 Monkey Humpers IC, 6 Gorilla Humpers IC, 15 Abe Vigodas IC, 15 Impercial Walkers IC

The Thang:

2 laps of Last Man Sprints

Chubaburpee – done to the song Tubthumping: SSH and Burpees when the song says “I get knocked down, but…”

20 count

2 laps of Last Man Sprints

Stay on the track…. 15 Plank Jacks, run 1/4 of track, 15 squats, run 1/4 of track, 15 SSH, run 1/4 of track, 15 seconds wall lean. When leader catches last place go one more time around at last place pace than it’s over for all.

20 count

Bring Sally Up: Moby’s song “Bring Sally Up.” Start chest to ground, when song says Bring Sally Up you go to up Merkin position and hold, when song says Bring Sally Down you go to down Merkin position and hold.

20 count

Run 3 laps – your pace.

1 lap Last Man Sprints

Number-O-Rama

Name-O-Rama: Welcome FNG Momentum (respect!)

Words of wisdom

COT

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Backward speed and where to get it

Date: 3 APR 19

Q: Priorities

Seven, you heard that right, seven pax posted on a Wednesday morning to get a little wet and sandy. B.L.I.M.P.S. were the order of the day. Here’s what went down:

Warmup:

  • Side Straddle Hops x20 IC
  • Imperial Walkers x20 IC
  • Moroccan Night Clubs x20 IC
  • Copperhead Squats x20 IC

Thang:

Mosey down to the water to Checkpoint number 1. This was just an arbitrary spot on the beach.

5 Burpees OYO (on your own)

Mosey to the wharf pier approximately 1/4 mile down the beach. (Checkpoint 2)

5 Burpees / 10 Lunges each leg OYO

Mosey back to checkpoint 1 – 70% effort – Plank for the 6

5 Burpees / 10 Lunges each leg / 15 Imperial Walkers OYO

Sprint back to Checkpoint 2 – 90% effort – wall sits for the 6

5 Burpees / 10 Lunges each leg / 15 Imperial Walkers / 20 Merkins OYO

Back to checkpoint 1 – choice of bear crawls or lunges or combo of the two – when finished, mosey back to the 6 and finish together.

At this point we paused to reflect on our quarter mile of bear crawls/lunges

The recurring theme of 2019 for YHC has been that we are all training for some event in the near or far future that we don’t know yet when or where or what or why. Again and again throughout this year we have done things that are ridiculously hard, painful and dumb for seemingly no good reason. We’ve woken up before the sun. We’ve drenched ourselves in pouring rain. We’ve lifted heavy things many times over. We’ve bear crawled or lunged a quarter mile in the sand. Many times over this quarter mile, I thought to myself, and was not alone, that this was too much. But we did it anyway. And we finished.

I argue that the event we’re training for is coming. Maybe it is a deadly disease we’ll be fighting. Maybe it will be carrying a child to safety from a natural disaster. Maybe it’ll be rescuing a complete stranger. God willing it will be none of those things but if it is, doing the hard, painful and dumb things now is going to help us to be better when we truly need the strength and perseverance.

5 Burpees / 10 Lunges each leg / 15 Imperial Walkers / 20 Merkins / 25 Plank Jacks OYO

Indian Run to checkpoint 2

5 Burpees / 10 Lunges each leg / 15 Imperial Walkers / 20 Merkins / 25 Plank Jacks / 30 Squats OYO

Backward sprint to checkpoint 1

Here is where YHC laid down a challenge. If anyone could beat me in this quarter mile backward run, then the workout would be over. Now you have to understand, there are not many things in this world that I am ever the best at or even really good at for that matter. You would not expect this 240 pound frame to move very fast and you would be right. In any direction but backwards that is. For what ever reason, the Sky Q found it right to give me blazing speed but only in the reverse direction. I’m not saying I’m the best in the world but on an average day at the beach, I can more than hold my own.

Thank you You Betcha for keeping me honest. You put up a valiant effort. Thanks for pushing me. But in the world of quarter mile beach backwards sprinting, 2nd place is just the first loser.

We were out of time anyway, so back to the flags.

COT: Numbers/Names/BallOfMan

Announcements:

Beach is hosting a Spring Wing Ding Patio Party at his new place on Apr 20! See you there!

Sign up to run the Spartan Race with F3 Monterey! June 1st. Ask for more details.

The best way to get details like this are by joining us on Slack. Click on this link to stay up to date on all things F3 in the golden state.

Sign up to Q a workout!

YHC wrote this from 30,000 ft. Kudos to JetBlue for the free wifi!

SYITG

Priorities out

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“Weighed Down”

16 Mar 2019

Q: Dirty Jobs

We all recognize that life can get heavy. In those moments of heaviness, we are faced with a decision to give up or carry on. Quitting is not an approved course of action and regardless of how heavy the burdens of life may be, we commit to never leave a man behind, and never leave a man where you found him. At F3 Monterey, we train like we fight. Thus, weighed down was born.

Warmup:

  • 200 yd jog
  • 50 yd walking toy soldier, 50 yd jog
  • 50 yd karaoke, 50 yd jog
  • 25 yd walking lunges, 25 yd jog back
  • 1-minute Arm circles
  • Werkins/Air Squats 10-9-8-7-6

The Thang:

Partner WOD w/ Coupon – 1 partner runs, 1 partner works. PRIZE: Reverse High Planks.

25 yd line – 1 Partner jogs to the 25-yd line and back while 1 partner completes a combined total of 25 reps of DERKINS, GOBLET SQUATS, and 4-ct FLUTTER KICKS. Partners switch after each run portion.

50 yd line – REPEAT run/exercises but increase repetitions to 50 per exercise.

75 yd line – REPEAT run/exercises but increase repetitions to 75 per exercise.

100 yd line – Run/exercises with a combined total of 100 reps of MAN MAKERS, 4-ct ALT LUNGES, KETTLEBELL SWINGS.

Count-orama/Name-orama

Welcome FNGs KERMIT and FIGUERO!!

COT:

“If you can keep your head when all about you   
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,   
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;   
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;   
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;   
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;   
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,   
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,   
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,   
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,   
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!” – Rudyard Kipling

Announcements:

Slack has proven to be an awesome platform for all things men and F3. Sadly, it’s a ghost town sometimes. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, I’m speaking to you directly. We use it for male bonding, communication, and fodder. Check it out here. “Slack. Social media for men.”

It’s official! F3 Monterey has put together a team of warriors and we are taking Monterey by force on 1 Jun 19 at the Spartan Super. We plan to complete the course in 1 hour, or as close to 1 hour as possible. There is still plenty of time left to join the “F3 Monterey” team. Check out the Spartan Race here, June 1-2. Are you a Spartan? Do you want to be? For all others, at least come fake it. If interested, follow the directions below.

  • Buy the  “Entry to Monterey Super (Valid for Saturday Afternoon Race Times- 1 p.m. or Later)” Groupon.  You can save some money or get some cash back if you buy thru eBates or USAA or Samsung Pay (just today).  Groupon also seems to have some discount codes every now and then (see the current banner at the top of groupon).
  • Go to Spartan.com and sign up for the “After 1pm” race.  Go thru filling out the forms etc.
  • Eventually it will ask for a promo code and that’s where you put in the Groupon redemption code.  FYI  Additional fees at spartan added $22.10 to Groupon cost.  
  • When you go thru the menu items at spartan site it will ask you if you want to join a team (not a prepaid team).  Put in “F3Monterey”.  It will ask you a preferred start time. Most have been putting in 1:15pm but the actual start time is subject to change.

Depending on the rebates you do or don’t get it will cost you between $86-$101 to register.

Follow @f3monterey and @f3nation on twitter.

Email us at f3monterey@gmail.com


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Hungover

I showed up just in time with a bottle of water in one hand and a banana in the other. We always start on time.

20190309
Q: You Betcha
PAX: Sharkbait, Jagger, Cleveland Rocks, Burgundy, Priorities, Honest Abe, Flea, Dirty Jobs, Beach

Warmup:
SSH, Hill billies, Imperial walkers (others counted so I could keep it together)

The Thang:

Mosey to a hill and partner up:
Partner runs to the bottom and then swap to complete the following combined:
100 squats
200 burpees (bad idea – turned in to 100 burpees and 100 merkins)
300 lunges

Mosey back to the start:
8 minutes of abs IC
100 yard bear crawl/crawl bear (users choice)
50 yard crab walk
(Sharkbait and Jagger had to leave-sad)

Mosey to a different hill:
(Passed the stash of coupons on the way)
50 curls
30 4-count mountain climbers IC
Lunges up the hill

Mosey back to the start:
Had time for a couple more minutes of abs

Name-o-rama – Count-o-rama

Words of wisdom:
From Ash Wednesday service: Don’t be a hypocrite. Don’t pray in public just so people see you. Pray in the most inner room of your home alone so that it can be between you and your God. Apply to everything else. Do it because it is right and not just to put on a show for others.


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I thought I was alone

20190209

Q: You Betcha

Pax: Beach, Mr. Rogers

Beach showed up at 0701 and Mr. Rogers showed up at 0704. I was nervous that I was going to have to ask Bernie Madoff if I could work out with him.

Warm Up:
SSH
Imperial walkers
Hill billies

The Thang:
20 burpees
50 yard bear crawl
25 merkins
50 yard crawl bear
20 burpees
50 yard crab walk
25 merkins
50 yard walk crab
20 burpees

2 laps around the track to cool down.

11’s
Dips and lunges (1 each leg)

Hill run
half mile down hill
half mile back up

11’s
Curls with coupon and merkins on coupon

5 minutes of abs
Flutter kicks
LBC’s
American hammers|
Planks

Count/Name-o-rama
COT
“If God is with us, then who can be against us?”
In honor of seeing Wayne Gretzky at the Pro-Am:
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
No coffeteria due to lack of participation. (Sad Face)

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Keep runnin’ runnin’ and runnin’ runnin’

06 Feb 2019

Q: Priorities

Cold. Tired. 3 Pax beat the fartsack to get 2.79 miles in.

Warmup:

  • SSHs x20 IC
  • IWs x20 IC
  • Sun gods x15 IC
  • Copperhead Squats x20 IC
  • Burpees x15 IC

The Thang: Mosey. And keep moseying. To the parking lot outside NPS gate. 3/4 miles? Give or take.

1 minute squats AMRAP/1 minute lunges AMRAP x3

Mosey back to boardwalk steps. 8 minutes as many loops to the beach and back to rec trail.

Sprint back to flags then pick up the 6.

1 minute calf raises AMRAP

COT: Are you prepared? So you’re running a race. Can you run an 8 minute mile? Could you run an 8 minute mile carrying your kids? Could you run an 8 minute mile carrying me? What are you preparing for? Check out this weeks Q source and the 43feet podcast on Preparedness.YHC

Count/Names/BOM

Announcements:

The F3 CA camping trip is here! Don’t let the 20% chance of rain stop you. Come on out to Sunset State Beach anytime this weekend. Plenty of room. Plenty of food. YHC will be serving smoked meat all weekend long and a smokefest for a workout Saturday morning!

So you have two options for posting on Saturday. One the normal AO at Carmel High with You Betcha on Q. The second is at the camp ground in Watsonville with YHC. Get somewhere.

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“I Felt Like Running w/ Lt. Dan”

2 Feb 2019

Q: Dirty Jobs

The morning started out like any other with a westward gust, an eastward rain, and crisp but damp 51 degrees; reminded us of Greenbow, Alabama. As such, what better way to start the weekend than to pay homage to Forrest and Lt. Dan in a way that we will surely remember, for at least 3-5 days. And so, the workout known as “I just felt like running with Lt. Dan” was born. 

“I’m a leg guy, and if you’re not, find a friend who is because they’re the best!” – Dirty Jobs

Warmup:

  • 200 yd jog
  • 50 yd high knees, 50 yd butt-kickers, 100 yd jog
  • 100 yd walking toy soldiers
  • 100 yd skips (heart of a child)
  • 10 4-ct Merkins
  • 21s w/ 15 burpees (for good measure)
  • (5) 5-ct Tempo Squats

The Thang:

  • W/ Partner
    • Dead Leg – partner 1 begins repping 200 Air Squats, 150 Alternating lunges, 100 Single leg deadlifts, while partner 2 is running 100 yds, switch out until all repetitions complete.
    • High Tide – partner 1 high plank, partner 2 100-yd crab walk followed by 100-yd bear crawl, switch and have fun!
    • Run thru the wall – partner 1 wall sit, partner 2 sprint 400-meters, switch x 3 laps each or whatever.

COT:

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway

Welcome FNG Fujiyama!!

Count/Names/BOM

Announcements:

The sites are booked for the F3 CA camping trip coming up next week!! Let me know if you are interested. Feb 8-10 at Sunset State Beach near Watsonville. Plenty of room available. Sign up here. Turn off Netflix and come do some man stuff!

F3 CA has started using Slack as an easy means of communicating. It’s a really convenient app that will help reduce the number of emails and texts. Please check it out here. “Slack. Social media for men.”

Check out the Spartan Race here, June 1-2. Are you a Spartan? Do you want to be? For all others, at least come fake it.

Follow @f3monterey and @f3nation on twitter.

Email us at f3monterey@gmail.com

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Setting Records

19 Pax w/ 6 FNGs

20190126

Q: You Betcha

Pax: Priorities, Burgundy, Sharkbait, Bru Ha Ha, Jagger, Flea, Croc, Beach, Mr. Rogers, Cleveland Rocks, Red Alert, Heckler, FNG Sherman, FNG ABC123, FNG Tiny Lumber, FNG King Friday, FNG Trolley, FNG Science Guy

Warm Up:

SSH

Imperial walkers

Hill billies

The Thang:

Started off easy…

25 hand release merkins

50 yard bear crawl

20 burpees

50 yard crawl bear

25 hand release merkins

50 yard crawl bear

20 burpees

50 yard bear crawl

25 hand release merkins

2 laps around the track to cool down.

A tribute to Week 2 of the 2018 IronPaxChallege

Partner up with a coupon

          Thrusters w/ coupon. Partner runs 50 yards and back. Swap. Conitnued for 8 minutes with a ~2 minute rest.

            Curls w/ coupon. Partner runs 50 yards and back. Swap. Conitnued for 8 minutes with a ~2 minute rest.

8 minutes of abs.

            Flutter kicks

            American hammers

            Dolly

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The BEAST Revisited (aka “This Sucks”)

20190112
Q: Flea

DISCLAIMER: Given

PAX: Burgundy (Respect), Sawdust, Croc, Sharkbait, Bruhaha, Jagger, Priorities, Cleveland Rocks, Beach, You Betcha.

Warmup:
Cherry Pickers
Abe Vigoda
Imperial Walkers
Hill Billies
Arm Circles – Infront [Forward/Backward] – Overhead [Forward/Backward]
400m Lap

THE THANG

The BEAST (6 reps – 25yd run – 6 reps – 25 yd run – 6 reps)

Used the great F3 Beatdown Deck to determine the workout, extremely wet turf as we just had rain the previous day. Small Note: The following are not in order.

Side-Straddle Hops
Carolina Dry Dock
Freddie Mercury [4 counts]
Wide-Arm Merkin
Monkey Humper [4 counts]
Plank Jack [4 counts]
Diamond Merkin
WWII Situps
High, Slow FlutterKick [4 count – in cadence]
Hand-Release Merkin
American Hammer [4 counts]
Rosalita
Backward Lunge [each leg]
Merkins

DORA 1-2-3-4s (Only got to 3s)

Two partners performed this workout, one would be exercising while the other did a 400m lap.

100 – Aussie Merkins
200 – WWII Situps
300 – WOJO Squats
400 – Calf Raises

Ended with Number-O-Rama, Name-O-Rama, COT, followed by coffeteria.

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The Bronson

20190102
Q Sharkbait
Pax Burgundy, Sawdust, Croc, Flea and Priorities

Warmup
Side Straddle Hops
Imperial Walkers
Copperhead Squats
Abe Begotas
Hill Billies
Merkins

The Thang

The Charles Bronson = 50 reps, 100 yard sprint, 30 yard Bearcrawl & Mosey back to the start.

50 Side Straddle Hops
Sprint 100 yards Bearcrawl 30 yards and Mosey back to the start.

50 Merkins- rinse repeat.
50 Burpees rinse repeat
50 4 Count LBC’s rinse repeat
50 Jump Squats rinse repeat

6 Minutes of Mary
2 Rounds
Flutter Kicks In Cadence
Gas Pumps IC
Dolly’s IC

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