Friday, July 30, 2010

Triple Threat Punishment

This morning I made the mistake of suggesting Jessica's run didn't live up to the hype. When asked, "How was it?" I said, "Meh... it was ok."

The next guy in said, "Not as bad as I thought!"

We then explained that her disclaimer about, "Try to run the whole way, don't stop, even if you run like this keep running (demonstrates pathetically slow trot)." raised expectations to a point where I was expecting to die.

I assumed that we would run up the hill that Condrey's house is on a hill that is quite tall and steep and is a definite hustle from the gym to the top and back in half an hour. Instead we ended up running repeats on a much shorter and slightly less steep foothill which is about the same as the major hill in the Bay to Breakers race.

Brian didn't like hearing this. In fact he even started dropping science on our asses like, "This ain't no honey ham!" a reference to a new local gym http://www.yelp.com/biz/bay-area-boxing-belmont which for many years was a Honey Baked Ham store.

It got even better when Mike B. took over. First drill was 10 seconds all out on nautical rope followed by long agility ladder then hurdles. On the rope we got to hear great encouraging statements like:

  • "I AM THE PUNISHER... IMMA PUNISH YOU!"
  • "DON'T WASTE MY 10 SECONDS, YOU'RE WASTING IT."
  • "I WANT TO SEE BIG WAVES WHAT THE HELL IS THIS CRAP!?"
  • "HARDER... FASTER... LOWER!!"
  • "DON'T WALK TO THE NEXT STATION, RUN!"
  • "TOO SLOW TOO SLOW..."
  • "YOU SAID THE RUN WAS TOO EASY, HERE IS YOUR PUNISHMENT!"
  • "I DID NOT CALL TIME. YOU'RE WASTING MY TIME, WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING? YOU ARE GETTING PUNISHMENT SECONDS ADDED ON AS PUNISHMENT. DON'T WASTE MY TIME!"

Next drill was step ups on the boxing ring with a medicine ball on the shoulder. The final drill was a partner drill switching between push up cycles on agility ladder followed by high plank on 2 heavy kettlebells with an alternating 1 arm swing to the opposite hip.

The entire gym floor was covered in sweat and tears.