AO: Wreck Center

When: 02/06/2021


Number of Pax: 8

Pax Names: Alliance, Bronco, CowboyMouth, Cutter, Denari, Footloose, Kodak, Miles,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Kodak

The BackBlast:

Heading into Day 2 of this polar vortex, YHC (Your Humble Correspondent) knew he’s have to plan something to keep the men moving and warm. Pre-planning included an EC Ruck w/ RA and myself involved, but later received an early am txt with news of a tired baby meant one was staying home and the only other HC would chill out for an additional hour before meeting the men. LESSON LEARNED : Consistency and Communication matters – Arrived at the AO (Area of Operation) to find another pax had arrived and ended up rucking solo. The EC was posted should have been carried out – I missed a good convo in the gloom.

Men started to roll in, stayed in their cars for as long as possible and this is how it turned ou:

Weather : 2*, (‘Feels like’ -11*). unmentionable wind, kinda sunny

Disclaimer : (weather conditions too – be aware of your body)


  • Motivators (5)
  • Mtn Men Poopers
  • Motivators (5)
  • Windmills
  • Motivators (5)
  • Mosey

Thang 1 : Ladder Run to Taylor Park

  • Sprint 200m
  • Recovery 200m
  • Sprint 400m
  • Recovery 200m
  • Sprint 600m
  • Recovery 200m
  • Sprint 800m
  • Recovery 200m

Thang 2 : Moving Dora 4×400

  • P1 starts running the 400m loop
  • P2 starts a portion of reps (10 reps Rx), once completed, shouts P1’s name to drop and start reps while P2 continues on the course
  • Exercises (100 reps of each, combined effort)
    • Imperial Squat Walkers
    • Star Jumps
    • 2×2’s
    • Bonnie Blairs

Mosey to AO


  • Count/Name-o-Rama
  • Announcements
    • Service project Today @ Breakthrough Urban Ministries :
    • Columbus Park Open CSAUP is postponed to 02/14
  • YHC closed w/ praise for the men and their mental toughness to make it out in the Gloom in such unfavorable weather conditions.
  • YHC closed w/ a prayer for peace and comfort in a pax’s family matter and thanked SkyQ for the men he is surrounded by and who push him each and every day to be a better man.

Moleskin : Cold temps suck, (-) windchill was no joke. YHC dressed for the occasion, but the triple glove approach (middle layer = rubber hospital gloves) failed him early in the game. Was provided a single hand warmer by a brother and all was well for the remainder of the day. We all have ideas and tricks through experience on how to deal w/ bad weather, but it’s also okay to ask for help. I mighta warmed up by the end, we were moving pretty hard; but frozen fingers would have been a tough distraction until then. We have a whole ‘nother week of this – get prepared! /Kodak Out!

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