A Tater Q is like watching a professional athlete while drinking beer — magnificent.
Today, like Bobby Fischer, I came out of hiding to put on a display of excellence in the form of a Q.
YHC showed up to administer the Bleep Test – A great opporunity for the pax to benchmark their performance and develop stronger lungs. YHC's lungs are pretty strong and his mumblechatter is a great example of how improved lung capacity sounds.
Maverick likes to visit GrandStrand AO during the Summers and picked up this workout from F3 Pedro. If you ever get a chance to meet him, he’s the guy that drove up with his M and stayed at the Mantissa Hotel to run the Fox.
During my visit he dedicated the Bleep Test, a VO2 Recovery test, or shuttle test, to his classmate that was KIA, Rat CPT Shawn Hogan (USA). That day we did a modified workout called “The Hogan” named in his honor.
The true “Hogan” is as follows: 5 mile run completed as follows: Run 5 minute intervals – at the end of every 5 minute interval, stop and do 50 merkins and 50 squats. Rinse and Repeat until 5 miles is complete.
Two laps for a mosey and stretching. That's right. Stretching. I know what you're thinking but I promise you are about to feel like you inhaled lighter fluid and the Q is about to strike a match.
“THE Bleep Test”– The test involves running continuously between two points that are 20 meters apart from side to side. The runs were synchronized with a smartphone application that played beeps at set intervals. As the test proceeded, the interval between each successive beep decreased, forcing the PAX to increase their speed over the course of the test, until it was impossible to keep in sync with the recording. It’s a wonderful way benchmark because there are no variables (Meaning you can’t cheat.) It’s also
It’s a wonderful way benchmark because there are no variables (Meaning you can’t cheat.) It’s also a great workout because it’s so different than anything the Pax is used to.
The PAX that fell out of the bleep test did the following workout until a bleep test winner was crowned: Planks, laps, burpees, or Merkins.
- Results: 13.2 YoYo1 Bleep Score / Distance: 1.69 Miles / Time: 21:44 total
YHC laid down some thoughts about complacency. Don't be like me, be better than me. We all go through slumps in F3 and starting back over is hard. Encourage your brothers and keep them in at all costs.
Today Windows got the Farsight Rock.
It was great to be back with the Farsight Pax. T-Claps to Divac for leading and bringing YHC to Q.
Live each day like it may be the last, leave it all on the field, Be third often, Pay it forward, spread F3 to the Sad Clowns, and work your hardest to please the Maker.
12 Farsight Pax got better today and learned that we are all complacent at times.