Despite a likely chance of rain in the forecast, 14 PAX made their way to The Mothership for the annual Endymion Mambo workout. Skies were clear which allowed YHC to stick to the weinke and not resort to plan B. The usual pleasantries exchanged, including a shout out to Fracsac for procuring a new shovel flag w/the official F3 flag…now we’re legit! Here’s what we did:
Carpi lap around The Great Lawn then mosey to The Peristyle for some Mardi Gras music and festive warmup with a theme to be figured out as we go:
- Copperhead Squats x20
- Arm Circle x20
- Rosalitas x20
- Nolan Ryans x10R x10L
- Imperial Walkers x20
- V-ups x20
- Abe Vigodas x10
- Low Country Crab x20
- Tempo Merkins x15
- Imperial Squat Walkers x15 (at this point JV and Yankee had the “Carnival Time” theme figured out)
- Mountain Climbers x20
- Elbow Plank x1min while jamming to Carnival Time
Mosey towards City Park Ave. with a pit stop for a 40yd bear crawl. From there, we embarked on a 1/2 mile run along the Orleans Ave parade route past Carrollton Ave, then plank on the neutral ground and wait for the six. Here we circled up for a COP with some Mardi Gras favorites playing the whole time.
- Tempo Merkin x20
- American Hammer x20
- Peter Parker x20
- LBT x20
- Tempo Merkin x15
Time to head back down Orleans Ave and reconvene near City Park Ave where we started the run. This stretch is always festive and typically involves a bunch on onlookers wondering why the hell we are out doing what we do. T-claps to those who pushed hard at the front of the PAX. Double T-claps to Garbrielle for sweeping the six. From there, a short mosey over to the float staging area near Marconi Ave. Here’s what went down there:
Crowd Pleaser Ladder – starting with (1) Groiner and (1) Merkin at the first float, then run to second for 2:2, then third float 3:3, ….up to seventh float for 7:7. Here we crossed paths with a another run group (Move Ya Brass?) out there starting the day off right too.
Mosey over to the light pole for: Lunge Walk to first pole, 5 Burpees, Lunge to second, 5 Burpees, Lunge to third, 5 Burpees, plank and wait.
The home stretch included a mosey OYO to the Peristyle benches where we enjoyed the following:
- Dips x15
- RL Step Ups x20
- LL Step Ups x20
- Dips x20
Then circling up under the Peristyle to bring it home:
- Penguins x20
- Wife Pleasers x20
- Mardi Gras Mambo Plank-jack-a-thon (hold high plank for entire Mardi Gras Mambo song, with plank jack for every “Mambo” and merkin for every “down in New Orleans”). This lasted 2:12 and was a doosey…in the past we did this early in the workout and it was a bit more palatable.
- Hip Flexers x30sec ea side to help stretch it out.
Capped off the morning with a COT. The running, cadence counts, and planks had YHC was a bit woosey by this point so don’t recall much of the details other than praying for a safe Mardi Gras season and some special intentions. A few PAX stuck around for more F2 at the usual coffee depot.
Thanks to those who posted despite the threat of rainy weather. Also, t-claps to those who still posted after late night parade festivities hours earlier. Also, for those tracking RRR mileage, one report was that we covered 2.6 miles and another had it at 3.5. I’m leaning more to the 2.6.
Always great to lead. Happy Mardi Gras to all!