Wednesday, August 3, 2011

What's in your stocking?

     Hey hey everyone! Rambles are back again. Coach Glassman has said to routinely learn and play new sports. Be that as it may, today we cover another interesting game, in the wide wide world of sports... maybe something new to train for.

     No, photo above is not of groups of people running from a heist. They are competing in sport over 45 year old... Coal Carrying. The name of the Game is to carry a bag loaded with about one hundred pounds of coal for a 1k run. To be specific, it's 50kg for the men and 20kg for the women. To be even more specific, the course clocks in at 1012.5 meters

     This sport originated by a dare between 2 fellows in 1963... doesn't everything start with a dare (mostly with alcohol involved)? To date, the race takes place near Yorkshire, UK, falling every Easter Monday.

     Just last April, a new woman's record was set in the event. Catherine Foley came across the finish line in 4 minutes and 25 seconds, beating the old time by 40 second!. Coal Carrying Baddass David Jones still holds the record at 4 minutes and 6 seconds. I called him a badass because he finished in that time in 1991 AND 1995 (just to prove it wasn't a fluke). In fact, he hold 6 of the top 10 times for the course! For both of these athletes, they probably run this race faster than most could do unweighted.

     So, who's up for a trip to the UK next Easter? Take in some sights... carry some coal... ya know, the usual. Interesting enough, we do have the ocassional WOD that will include toating a sandbag, or maybe running with a wallball or kettlebell... not too far off wouldn't you say? Anyway, move weight, move it fast... and do burpees!

"Someone once told me the definition of Hell: The last day you have on Earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become."
     - Unknown

3,2,1, GO!

Yesterday's Training:

5 rounds:
5 Burpees (touch one foot above reach for the jump)
10 Walking Lunges (L/R=1)
10 Hand-Release Pushups
10 Walking Lunges
5 Chest-to-Bar Pullups
*Rest 120 seconds between rounds*
Round 1 - 1:35
Round 2 - 1:28
Round 3 - 1:22
Round 4 - 1:27
Round 5 - 1:27
After the first round my goal was to keep every other round under 90 seconds. Walking lunges quickly added up, since I hit Front Squats and Deadlifts yesterday.

Day 110 Burpee Challenge / 6105 Burpees Completed



  1. youre WELL over halfway done... BUT just over 10000 burpees to go! thats crazy!! love you!

  2. Ugh, don't remind me, haha! Love you.