A Taste of the BRR (Blue Ridge Relay)

YHC traveled back down south last weekend to run the Blue Ridge Relay with 11 buddies from F3 Alpha. It was my second year and I’m definitely hooked from now on. This morning, I wanted to bring some miles and mountains back to PA to share with the fine PAX of Valley Forge. So after a quick disclaimer and a warmup lap around Reeves Park, a simple yet sneaky tough workout resembling Four Corners commenced for 5 tough Blast Furnace men.

Reeves Park is a nice rectangular shape which is perfect for Four Corners. Including the warm-up lap, we completed 5 laps around the park for a total of 2.5 miles.

For our first lap around the park at each corner the PAX dropped for 10 Mountain Climbers (2 count) – easy breezy.

Second lap around the park at each corner the PAX kicked their way through 10 Mountain Goats (4 count mountain climber with a goat kick on the 4th count) – getting harder

Third lap around the park at each corner the PAX pushed through 10 Mountain Merkins (8 count exercise that is a combo of 2 Mountain Climbers and 2 Merkins) – ouch

Fourth lap around the park at each corner the PAX knocked out 20 Mountain Climbers (2 count) – regular Mountain Climbers never felt so good after the Mountain Goats and Mountain Merkins!

We wrapped up with a few minutes of Mary including:

Dying Cockroach x 20

Freddy Mercury x 20

American Hammer x 20

Dolly x 20

COT: Great work this morning men! Proud of you for pushing through even though running may not be your favorite thing like it is for me 🙂

Last year was my first time running the BRR and after seeing the course, I said I would never take on one of the “Mountain Goat Hard” legs. This year I did it and even though I wasn’t able to run the whole thing, I still finished it with a strong time! Point is, we can do a lot more than we think we can if we don’t limit ourselves. The only thing stopping us are our own mental barriers.



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