• When: 
  • QIC: Chaser
  • The PAX: Brickpile

WOW: 11/27 – 12/2

While on a solo run this weekend YHC was listening to a podcast where Tim Urban (author of waitbutwhy.com) was the guest. YHC has been a fan of Tim for a while, as he always has a way of explaining difficult things in laymen’s terms with a little humor sprinkled in.

Time had a quote that caught my attention.  He was talking about how pre-waitbutwhy days and said “I was doing the classic procrastinators thing, where I was working on a lot of projects, but not working on anyone of them very seriously.”  This hit YHC, because it sounds a lot like how my workday goes.  Putting out a bunch of little easy fires while ignoring the enormous inferno blazing behind me.

This quote also sounded a lot like my training.  When we don’t have any concrete goals to train for, we end up treading water.  So, with the New Year around the corner now is a time when YHC challenges you to come up with some goals to keep you focused in your workouts.

WOW: this weeks WOW comes from former 1st F Q Chaser at last weeks Brickpile.  YHC was the Q on Thursday, and it was great to see what the previous Q had done.  Also, YHC had a lot to live up to.

THE THANG: The Q spent at least 8 minutes coming up with the plan, at least… [Let’s ignore this part]

Leave COT and run to Ager and down to the stop sign at Berkley/Tamaka…it is 800m from there to the light at Devine Street…

On your own AFWCFAP (as fast with correct form as possible, I made that up, I like it)

2 rounds: 25 merkins, 25 squats, 25 sit-ups

Then run 800m to Devine, then…

2 rounds: 25 merkins, 25 squats, 25 sit-ups

Then run 800m back to Berkley/Tamaka.

Less than 20 minutes into the workout the pax had run 1.5 miles and done 100 merkins, 100 squats & 100 sit-ups…solid.

Partner up at the bottom of Tamaka hill.

P1 lowplank, P2 run up to the stop bar & 1 burpee. Run back down and flapjack. Continue rotation from 1 burpee up to 5 for each partner.

Indian Run back to Hollywood Squares (800m)

Hollywood Squares finisher of 10 burpee box jumps onto the Squares.

The goods: whether it’s cave work or F3 work, Chaser always knows how to bring a good workout.  What is great about this one is the simplicity it brings.  It doesn’t have to be complicated to be a good Q.  Sometime you can overthink yourself.  Just get some good moves, make them hard, rinse/repeat.

Nice work Chaser!