15 or so men showed up in the pitch black parking deck at Horsey. Some had read the pre-blast and showed up anyway. Some didn’t. It didn’t really matter as instructions were quickly re-hashed in the 20 seconds before the clock struck 5:15 and it was on. 1,100 feet of climb this AM! And that was a bit less than Rachel and Lee would have hit. Not sure how many other weekly F3 workouts can claim that kind of elevation gain in an hour.
The Triple Lindy Challenge:
I pulled in 6 minutes early only to see a figure running down Old Bell. Apparently Swiper needed an early start to get an early finish to do something else early that was not likely that important. Or maybe it was. The point is, I never talked to him so who knows. I did see him on Round 1 coming up the Wilby hill for his 3rd run up and that was it. How much he did or didn’t do is on his own conscious, maybe he left to hang out with Chester.
Bad news for Lee was he was out in front all morning. From the gun he was gone. So any toxic clouds Swiper left behind him were going to hit Lee smack in the face. He powered through and still crushed the course.
We were spread out from there, so the details of everyone gets a little hazy. A few items of note.
Orlando pulled the wily veteran move at the bottom of Blue Ridge Dr, Stretching out his calves to take a break from running up and down this nonsense.
Thin Slice had a jersey on this morning with Pony written across the back. A few weeks back he Q’ed with a Horse jersey on. At the time it seemed kinda cool that he had that Horse jersey. Now combined with the Pony it’s a little bit weird. But hey – whatever you’re into.
Black Jack (recommended by PAX this AM to rename to Slim Jack) along with Hollins and Ann & Hope (recommend by me to change to pretty much anything but a sunken ship or defunct New England department store) were running well all morning and would have completed Round 2 with a few extra minutes added to the clock.
Fault Line and Duct Work seemed to partner up behind The Mouth and his High Viz Vest or they were drafting from him. Either way, no one got hit by a car so the High Viz worked.
Here’s where it get’s a little weird. Prohibition claims to have seen a friend of Chester (but not Chester) out and wearing nothing but a jock strap. Not sure if anyone can corroborate this story or if it was just in Pro’s dreams. He did smile a little smile when he said it, which made me uncomfortable.
This backblast is not going to win the annual backblast challenge at Horsey. I’d give it a C+ or B-. But if anything you got what you came for at Horsey this AM. Hills. And lots of Hills. Plus this Backblast is published on the same day, so I should get some credit for that.
Thanks for joining me this morning and thanks to Duct Work for the takeout.
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