If you were like myself (or Bulldog) you accepted to Substi-Q a workout without looking at the long-term forecast this week. If you were awake last night and heard the downpour you were hoping no one would show and you could go back home and cuddle up with a warm blanket, a book and some coffee (or if you’re Bulldog, a warm cup of tea, a crumpet and game of chess). One person showed up for his, no one showed up for mine.
Instead of running the .3 miles into Sparta I drove and waited, 5:14 rolled around and I thought I was good to go but then a car rolled in. I checked with him and he was waiting for Peak 51 to start. I couldn’t believe Gypsy wasn’t there as he had hyped up the workout really hard, but whatevs. I was out of my car at 5:15 and thought that I was up and I should put in some mileage. A little angry to be awake and running alone I ran two hard miles and for some reason decided to head back to Peak 51 to work out with them.
When I got back there were 4 PAX waiting on their Q to show up. 5:31 rolled around and no Q – so I offered my revised Weinke and did a little double-Q action. Having never worked out with any of them before and wearing my bright yellow tank they were reluctant, but it was more of an assumptive sale.
(Warmup behind Seaboard)
Run to Matthews Building Supply – hill work
3x up and down with 20 merkins at bottom and 20 jump squats at the end
At each lampost – 20 Sister MCs, 20 Carolina Dry docks (alternate at each one)
Ran to my house, grabbed pavers and did strength work in a circle. At the end everyone got a bottle of water from my garage.
Back to the school. Done.
I told my wife that I Q’d the “moderate” workout instead of Sparta and she said “If it’s the moderate group then why are they the only ones who showed up?”. Deep burn.
Always appreciate the opportunity to lead and am thankful that there are always people to find in the gloom.
Harley is on at Kevlar tomorrow – do it. Do it.
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