The shovel flag was planted in the soft earth of South Charlotte Middle School. The men of #FastTwitch gathered in the parking lot, awaiting the Best Worst Hour in Area51, and barely avoiding certain death at the hands of Prohibtion’s out of control Expedition.
13 of us took off into the dark morning, heading out Strawberry to 51. Hanging a right onto 51, we ran towards Raintree Lane. Lex Luthor was to my left, dressed like it was 27* instead of 47*, looking like Rocky from one of his epic Rocky IV runs in the Russian mountains, hoodie pulled up and all.
After hanging a right onto Raintree Lane, then a left onto Willow Point Drive, we settled into the Raintree soccer field parking lot for COP, that was really all C, very little P.
Mosey onto Willow Point for an explanation of the Beast. Everyone claimed to know how to do the Beast…but round 1 was a disaster. Perhaps a Q fail…but most likely a lack of attention to detail from the Pax. Still, we did the six rounds, with 3 stops coming and going at each side street sign along the quarter mile long Willow Point Drive, which runs behind the Arbo, among the slums of South Charlotte, per @GummyF3. I guess everyone is beneath you when your team is #1.
From Willow Point, we turned left on Raintree Lane, then right on Rounding Run, headed for base. But first a stop at Rising Meadow for some 3 man team hill sprint grinders. This was fun.
From there, we broke tradition…no Indian Run back…just a go at your own pace until we arrived back at the school for COT.
Prohibition almost killed 3 pax with his wreckless driving in the parking lot. Why do guys with big trucks/SUVs think they need to back into every pace? At least he spared us and wasn’t blaring Air Supply’s greatest hits this time.
A lot of complaints about showing up for a running workout and getting a bootcamp. Not so much a bootcamp…but more a track tempo workout in disguise. #NoTrackTuesday is trending so I had to think of another way to get the work in. All in all, we covered 5.25 miles at a pretty legit pace for most of it.
Soul Glow’s burpee form was awful…almost Chelms-like. But at least he attempted them, after refusniking everything else in the Beast, except the squats round, as he did squats every round.
It is scary at the dead end of the road, right there behind the Arbo Walmart.
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