[the_floater] Dissecting an Ice9 Q

March 30, 2023
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AO: _Floater
Q: Chastain
PAX: Chastain, Ice9, Dasher – Jeff Green, Deadwood, Easy Button, SnB, D.A.R.E., Schneider/Tom Evans, Seabass- Tim Carey, Recalc- Keith Balaniz, O69, Inspector Gadget, Atlas, Rain Man
FNGs: None
Last minute substi-Q as I remember Premature telling me he’s fractured his foot so I’m thinking he probably shouldn’t be running The Floater. No problem, got you covered.

So we all know Ice9 brings it each and every day and even more so when he Qs. But what makes an Ice9 Q? (Disclaimer: other than the gingery qualities of our hair, I’m not claiming to be the equivalent of Ice9)

1) Cadence count everything
2) Don’t announce how many reps ahead of time
3) Don’t pick round numbers (10,15,20) reps. Keep the pax on their toes
4) No Mary. Pick up the 6 and/or do hard stuff
5) No warm-up. Stretch on your own time
6) Moseying is a misnomer. Run hard. Always.

With those ideas in mind that’s what I structured my Q around. Burpee penalties for all if anyone stood around instead of picking up the six. Warm-up was SSH (varying speeds and counts), Mtn Climbers, more SSHs (double time, half time). We hit Bad Idea, Another Bad Idea, and Keith Jong hills. Merkins, Low Slow Squats, Wide Arm Merkins, Plank Jacks, Bomb Jacks, Big Bois, Pistol LBCs, Diamond Merkins, Speed Skaters, Mike Tysons, and Donkey Kicks. All in cadence. Only two rounds of penalty burpees (5 each time). 3+ miles in total.

Good job everyone