10 fleet footed pax just felt like running.
-Leave school and head down Rea toward Summerlin. Hang right and run down Summerlin hill to Abbotswood.
-10 hand release merkins at bottom; plank for the Six
-Belly start, run up nasty Summerlin hill up to Rea; 20 LBC, Plank for Six
-Back down the hill; 10 hand release merkins, Squats while waiting for Six.
-Belly start, back up the Summerlin hill again; 20 LBC, Squats while waiting for Six
-Back down hill again; 10 hand release merkins; Squats while waiting for Six, but Six never arrives…
-At this point we were supposed to lunge walk up the hill on Abbotswood, then run the Firecracker 5k Fun Run loop a couple of times with burpees at each side road. Gummy offered to go retrieve our wayward comrade and took off up Summerlin for a third time. As we started the long uphill lunge walk, somebody (Cheese Curd, I think), suggested we all head back up the hill to reunite the pax. YHC agreed and we did the Summerlin hill for a third time.
-Back at the top, Dolly x 20.
-We were off book from this point forward. Gummy suggested Imperial Walkers and YHC consented. IW x 10, which in the middle of a workout will now and forever be called a “Gummy 10 count.”
-Run down Rea right by the school to Windyrush Road. 5 burpees, 10 hand release merkins.
-Run down the Windyrush hill, with head fake at the entry to the OPE trails.
-10 hand release merkins and 20 flutters at the bottom.
-Back up the long Windyrush hill, with 5 burpees at each speed bump, 15 heels to heaven at the top.
-Time was short and we needed 1/2 mile. Cross Rea on Windyrush, turn right to stay on Windyrush #onlyinCharlotte, right on Edenbridge, left on Rea and back to school.
-4.05 miles and into the parking lot at 6:15:37. Very lucky to hit mileage goal on time given the modifications, but it all worked out.
-Back in the day 4 miles was a very respectable Ring Run. That workout has gotten longer and faster, with the pax sometimes hitting five miles plus pain stations in 45 minutes. I fartsacked Ring Run on Tuesday, which I am still blaming on my 11:30 p.m. discovery that I had no clean running shorts. Anyway, today was my makeup for Tuesday.
-Good move by Gummy, Cheese Curd and eventually everybody, going back up Summerlin to keep the pax together. That said, I have some lingering doubt that Cheese Curd was motivated purely by a “no man left behind” mentality. The lunge walk up Abbotswood was looking pretty nasty.
-This was definitely a BRR edition of Hydra with all the hills. If you aren’t doing BRR, you should do it at some point. It is the best event we do. I am not exactly born to run. I am not built to run, I am built to block for someone else who is running. In fact, I didn’t start running until my late thirties. So you don’t have to have grown up running 60 miles between villages at a 5:30 pace to do BRR.#mountaingoat #pancakechurch
-Good work by all. Too many Larry Birds to mention. Gummy, Harley, Cheese Curd and Red Rocks were consistently fast. Also good work for guys that don’t consider themselves runners. You all hung in there well.
-F3 Dads camp – check the website. I hear NoCo is signing people up at a feverish pace. Also F3 Dads Panthers workout Saturday — check the website
-F3 Up and Over may need another guy for BRR. Cheese Curd is team captain.
-Thanks to Gummy for the takeout, Yunz for his FNG Hydra post for my Q, and Puddin Pop for the opportunity to lead.
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