9.14.20 — Ruck Merkin Mileage

While Crack had to bail to wake up early and move weight around like a crazy man, Crunch managed another ruck-day take-over in which 9 PAX (Archive, Shiplap, Big Mac, SAGA, DaVinci, Gummi Bear, Panhandle, Sparrow, Captain Crunch (QIC)) woke up early and moved weight around like crazy men. At least Crack had the excuse that he was paid. For the rest of us, grit was its own reward. The brief was very simple, with the added benefit of prepping for IPC on Wednesday.


  • Motivators (no ruck) IC x 7
  • Don Quixotes IC x 15

The Thang:

  • 400m ruck + shuffle
  • 25 Ruck Merkins
  • 50 Squats (after round 1, down-graded to 30 squats, but with good form)
  • Repeat the above 4 times, circling the park

The Extra:

The circle completed at the hill, where we marked off the distance from one fence to the other. AMRAP of the below (we ended after about 2 rounds):

  • 20 Lunges (each leg)
  • Bear Crawl Ruck Drag (30m)
  • 20 Overhead Press
  • Rucked to the flag for a quick set of Flutters IC x 40

COR/NOR/COT: Prayers for the people, property, and emergency workers in California and for an end to the fires. — for integrity in our work, home and personal lives — for Wheaton’s campus and the general health of our city.

MOLESKIN: On the heels of two 6-packs, finally having gotten consistent about bedtimes, waking times. (after 3 years) Really appreciating the gauntlet being thrown down this month and the opportunity to be as regular as I’ve wanted to be with my morning routines. Still approaching that 100 merkin hurdle on IPC week 3 with some trepidation, but we’ll see how Wednesday goes.