The Race is on, and it Looks Like Heartache

  • When:9/10/20
  • QIC: Horsehead

The Race is on, and it Looks Like Heartache

Well, the race is on
And here comes pride up the backstretch
Heartaches are goin’ to the inside
My tears are holdin’ back
They’re tryin’ not to fall
My heart’s out of the runnin’
True love’s scratched for another’s sake
The race is on and it looks like heartache
And the winner loses all

Artist:  George Jones AKA The Possum

Album: I Get Lonely in a Hurry


12 or so Spartans.   Madison, Stone Cold, Orange Whip, Full House, Airwolf, Cage 49er, Christmas , Retread , Benny, Boondock (that’s my boy), Horsehead (that’s me).


The plan was to get some milez without going far from home base, or diving into sketchy construction or fast-moving traffic.  The mean streets of Matthews can be an interesting place to run at times.

The Thang:

  • Warmup run to CDS Tennis Hut – some variety along the way
  • LBCOP in the hut
  • Loop 1 – 1 mile run at tempo pace – all together
  • 20/20/20/20 merkins, squats, lbc, heels to heaven
  • Loop 2 – 1 mile run at 5k pace – speedsters loop back at the graveyard
  • 20/20/20/20 merkins, squats, lbc, heels to heaven
  • Loop3 – 1 mile run those outed as speedsters try to catch the rest of us with a little head start
  • 20/20/20/20 merkins, squats, lbc, heels to heaven
  • Baby loop with some more exercises – merkin potpourri
  • Back to launch with AYG to the cars
  • Mary


49er took the gold for the team of Average Joes trying to hold off the speedsters.  Speedsters Boondock and Orange Whip took co-silver, passing everyone else.

O’ Tannenbaum took the booby prize for showing up late and searching for Bobby Fischer all morning.  Shocked.

Orange Whip holding a free keg party this weekend, sponsored by an unnamed donor.  No video recording, although apparently that’s how he got in this situation to begin with.  I hear the keg is full of IPC.

Stone Cold, who is allegedly injured and can’t run, skipped the final Mary in order to do some additional running.  Makes perfect sense.


Enough internet confabulation for today – gotta make the donuts.  Two Qs in a week is enough for this Horse.






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