Long time, no see

Long time, no see

8 pax posted at Death Valley yesterday in the soupy gloom. Methinks they were there to see if I knew where the AO was, but they were kind enough to stick around for the workout.


Mosey around the parking lot with a little carioca. This was a spur-of-the-moment call that almost backfired when YHC’s feet got tangled up. That would have been a record early Q fail.

Circle up at the start point for the usual:

  • SSH x 20 IC
  • IW x 15 IC
  • Low, slow merkins x 10
  • Low, slow squats x 10

The Thang:

Mosey to Davie Park and plank it up for the six. Lo and behold, Spackler and his merry band of Anvil pax show up as well. [If you want a more interesting backblast, head over to his Anvil post here.]

Partner up by AO. Partner 1 heads to the playground for 5 pull-ups, 10 merkins, and 20 split squats (10 per leg) while partner 2 runs to the fence, stopping at each light post (on the way out and back) for 5 merkins (35 per round). Flapjack and repeato until each partner does both parts of the workout 3 times.

We then moseyed up to the lush soccer field (it’s so nice I’m going to have to say it’s better than the Charge) for Four Corners with 15 heels to heaven at each corner.

We bid adieu to the Anvil pax and moseyed back to SCMS. Plank for the 6 at Strawberry and 51 and again at the launch. We might have done some Mary, but I can’t remember at this point.

COT – thank you for the take-out, Smokey.


  • Sign up for the pool party on 7/27 or Mighty Mite will beat you up. Link is here.
  • BRR is coming up in less than 2 months. If you like running or hanging out in a van with sweaty, smelly pax, raise your hand as an alternate. Injuries always come up between now and race day. On second thought, if you like hanging out in a van with sweaty, smelly pax, you probably have deeper issues.


  • Thanks to Dollywood for reaching out about the Q. Wednesdays tend to be a lazy day for me. I’ve been trying to get better about posting, but it doesn’t always work out. When I do, it’s usually to Donut Run for some miles (see BRR comment above). It was good to get out to a site I haven’t been to in a while. The last DV workout I remember was Q’d by Stagecoach, which tells you how long ago it was.
  • Thanks to Spackler for agreeing to team up at Davie Park. It was good to get together with some familiar faces from Anvil and it saved me from having to try to be witty in my backblast.
  • Thanks to the pax for coming out and pushing hard on an unpleasantly humid morning.

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