So while preparing for my first college football game of the season, I read that Temple Head Coach Matt Rhule has his players run Gassers at the end of a practice. I also learned that Coach Rhule runs them too! So I asked Rich Burg, Temple’s Sports and Information director, if his head Strength and Conditioning coach, Jeremy Scott (seen in the video with the stopwatch), would put me through a short workout when I arrived in Philly on Thursday. Rich emailed me and said, “Coach Rhule’s going to do them with you!” Bonus!!!

Full disclosure, I arrived at practice 15 minutes before the Gassers, straight off the airplane. No warm-up at all! The first few feet of Gasser number one I thought, “Oh no, I’m going to pull a muscle.” Luckily, I didn’t!

By the way, I have a new respect for football players who have to run Gassers in full pads, post practice. We only did five total, and I was huffing and puffing. Thanks Coach Rhule for being a good sport and taking the time to get a little workout in!

Now excuse me while I go ice my hamstrings…I have some stadium stairs to run tomorrow! And yes, I know I run like a girl!

The "Morning after Gassers" stair run. 97 Flights at The Linc
The “Morning after Gassers” stair run. 97 Flights at The Linc

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