Da Vinci returns to the gloom

Da Vinci returns to the gloom

Since the last edition of in person Da Vinci(March 14), 9 Saturdays have come an gone without the men of F3 SOBland from sweating and accelerating in the gloom of Blakeney followed by a delicious chicken breakfast.  That all changed this morning as NC moved into phase 2, 16 men met in the Petsmart/Best Buy parking lot for a Memorial Day Weekend beat down.

The Thang:

Give updated COVID 19 disclaimer.  And we’re off.  Mosey through the trail behind the stores for a quick dynamic warmup of

high knees, butt kickers, lunges, toy soldiers, karaoke.  YHC had to tie my shoes after that so I had the pax do 20 merkins.

YHC was prepared to copy one of Tuck’s Qs from about a year ago and trail run to Polo Ridge Elementary.  Unfortunately, the 2nd leg of the trail was closed and we were not going to be able to use it.

Mosey to the grassy square for some partner work.

1 partner bear crawls the other burpees, flapjack

1 partner crab walks, the other jump squats

1 partner broad jumps the other carolina dry docks

Mosey to the roundabout for modified BLIMPS

5 burpees, mosey back 25 plank jacks, 30 squats

10 Lunges, mosey back 25 plank jacks, 30 squats

15 IWs, mosey back 25 plank jacks, 30 squats

20 merkins, mosey back 25 plank jacks, 30 squats

Mosey across Rea Road to Blakeney, stop outside the CVS for bear crawl merkin ladder, up to 20 merkins

Mosey to HT parking lot for 6 min of Mary led by the pax

Last round of partner work by the fountains

1 partner does dips, the other runs to Banana Republic

1 partner does incline merkins, the other runs to Banana Republic

1 partner does decline merkins, the other runs to Banana Republic

20 step ups, 20 split squats,

Mosey back to launch and plank until time is called



My Q-Fail this morning can teach 2 lessons to less experienced Qs,

  1.  Always be prepared. Whether that means recon, coupons(not until phase 3), etc.  In my case, I didn’t realize we couldn’t run on a trail.
  2. Always be flexible.  You never know when something might take longer or less time than you estimated.  Your AO might also have last minute changes you have to work around.

It was good to see everyone in person again.  Zoom is great but it doesn’t capture the essence of 2nd F gloom like trash talk and Frehley’s farts.

I also noticed a lot of silent refusniking going on especially during the the bear crawl/crab walks(YHC was guilty of this) and during the bear crawl merkin ladder.  Once again, Zoom is great but it did create some bad habits.

We didn’t run a ton(2.5 miles??) but it was still a lot compared to the virtual workouts.  I was smoked.


It’s up to Site Qs to decide when and how they reopen their sites.  Stay tuned to slack for updates from your favorite workouts.

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