The Win

Date: 7/17/2021

AO: The Rising (Community Park, West Windsor)

Conditions: clear skies, 75 degrees, 90% humidity

12 PAX: Red Coat, Pharmer, Cumulus, Brisket, Wingman, Dos Equis, Milky Way, Dick Clark, Mountie, Black Hole (Q), Aviator, and Photo Finish

Disclaimer: It’s hot. Workout w coupons. Modify as necessary. Suggestions only. Don’t sue anyone. Aye!

Today’s beatdown is a tribute to Gary Wieneke, a legendary Illinois track and field coach who passed away on July 8 and father of Brut (F3 Greenwood).


  1. Side Straddle Hops, 4-ct IC x 13
  2. Shoulder Taps, 4-ct IC x 13
  3. Imperial Walkers, 4-ct IC x 13
  4. Mountain Climbers, 4-ct IC x 13
  5. High Plank, hold for a count around the circle of pax to 13 (modified from a low plank)

13 reps in the warmups represent the number of Big Ten Titles he won. 5 exercises represent the number of Olympians he coached.

Pax moseyed 4 laps in the parking lots (both upper and lower). 4 laps represent the number of times his team placed top 3 at the National Indoor meet.

The “Track” portion of the Track & Field WO.

The Thang:

  1. Merkins
  2. LBC’s
  3. Dips
  4. Shoulder Presses w coupon
  5. Squats
  6. Fluttas
  7. Kettle Bell Swings (coupon)

83 reps of each of 7 exercises above. After each exercise, 8 Burpees. [The 83 reps were modified to 7 rounds of 10 reps each with the 8th round at 13 reps. 7 Burpees were completed after each of the 8 rounds.] Mountie provided musical accompaniment while the pax did the work.

The 7 Burpees and 8 rounds (or 7 exercises and 8 burpees of the original Thang) represent the date of Coach Wieneke’s passing, 7/8. The 83 total reps represent his age.

At least 1 pax moseyed 800m around the 2 soccer fields (2 laps). This finale mosey represents Coach Wieneke’s best event. He was known as the “Einstein of the 800m” because 11 of his runners combined for 27 individual Big Ten titles!

Strava trace. 2.6 miles for some, 2.85 for others.

Count-o-rama. Name-o-rama. COT. The workout went overtime, so we kept it short and sweet.

L to R: Red Coat, Pharmer, Cumulus, Brisket, Wingman, Dos Equis, Milky Way, Dick Clark, Mountie, Black Hole, and Aviator. Photo Finish left before the photo finish.

7 for Coffeteria at Grover’s Mill Coffee Co.


YHC, Black Hole

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