• Post Type: Backblast
  • When: 10/02/2022
  • AO: Old School
  • QIC: Gearwrench
  • FNG's:
  • PAX: Mayor, Freight, Wirenut, Gold Digger, Bedpan, Roundup, WikiLeaks, Gumby, Slaw, Broke, Balljoint

We ran the IronPAX relay in a time of 28:02 last Friday but thought if we could recruit some runners we may be able to shave some time off, and that’s what we did. We had 12 men gather at Old School this am to try and beat out time and see if we could secure a better position against the other regions.

We started off with the work on round one and we got it banged out quick with our resident jump rope champ Mayor finishing out each round with 50 Jump rope and passing it to the runners. Our first mile was Split between Gold digger, Freight, Balljoint and Broke and they knocked it out in 4:49! The next four rounds called for one 400m run in between. Round two was Roundup with a 1:06, Round three was Gold Digger but he lost a shoe, stumbled and threw the other off and ran a sock foot 400m in 1:11! WikiLeaks is a new Pax and is a awesome runner with just two posts under his belt, he rocked the 400m in round four in 1:04 on his first attempt!  Gold Digger took a his third stab at the 400m at the end of round five in 1:06.  Backing up to the work performed everyone had excellent form and knocked it out w it h speed. We shaved nearly a min off the 400 reps and 300 jump rope reps. Mayor had a much easier time without the wind gusts from Friday and Wirenut our resident Squat master blew through the Jungle Boi squats and Bonnie Blair’s. No matter how organized you try to make this with this many people trading off the work every 5 reps it still takes teamwork to make it happen.  The last round of work called for 100 bigs boys split by everyone that wasn’t running and then 50 more jump rope before our final relay mile team took off. We had Roundup, Wiki, Slaw and Gold digger polish that mile off in 4:47!  Final time 24:22. Should be good enough for third of no one else attempts it today.

I know a lot of people don’t like to do IronPAX and avoid it but this is a way for everyone to be involved in it. Everyone shares the load and does the work in their wheelhouse.  Greenwood is going to make the relay portion a official part of IronPAX next year. Just something to keep in mind. Anyone can do this. Thanks to Westside for the idea for us to try this two weeks ago. I wish he could have made it out this am.