6 pax decided to avoid the fart sack call and post at Base Camp today. Upon previewing the track before the pre-run YHC had to make a q audible or two within the wienke to make his q work. After a thorough disclaimer where the site q’s couldn’t be sued and that I care about your safety but am not responsible. Goonie through out it was a Thin Mint statement stating modify for injury not discomfort, at that point the workout began with a promise of about 2 miles of running in a boot camp style workout.
2 warm up laps around the parking lot to see if any lo. Then the pax circled up by the upper entrance of the bus lot evident that we would be the only ones attending the workout today.
COT: All exercises were done in Cadence
Goonie decided to call out during a pre run with YHC and Retread that he thought Plankers Delight was a terrible idea. So YHC heard it and decided to start us up with Plankers Delight with the creator Thunder Road himself being present as well too.
Set up 1 line by the entrance to the middle school for Plankers Delight with each pax doing two hand slap americans with each person working there way down the line. Goonie loved it so much YHC decided we would do plankers delight again. Followed by a 10 count.
1 Lap around the staff parking lot: 5 LBCs by each light post you pass.
Inverted Starfish: The plan was to do a twist on a star fish workout, instructions were given with the twist being mentioned at the end.
Corner 1(start of the staff parking lot)-10 Jump Squats
Corner 2(the turn exiting the staff lot)-10 Carolina Dry Docks
Corner 3(benches near the school entrance)-10 Step Ups each Leg
Corner 4(finish by )-10 Americans
The catch was after each 10 exercise you would do 5 burpees, Goonie upon realizing this called for clarification and almost had a q jack wanting no part of the Burpees. However YHC was in charge so Goonie’s suggestions went out the window.
YHC had decided to let Goonie do a 10 count then a fellow pax would follow with a 10 count after. However, Goonie gave what YHC calls the fastest 10 count in my brief history of F3. Goonie then lost his 10 count call for the remainder of the workout.
Following the starfish work we partnered up for some suicide work with partner 1 running while partner 2 did called exercises till both partners flapjacked. The pax got 3 rounds in.
Round 1: Flutter Kicks
Round 2: LBCs
Upon finishing the round and a 10 count, YHC noticed we had time to spare and the pax was far off the goal of reaching our 2 mile goal. To ensure we reached our goal, plan was for an Indian Run down to Strawberry lane and back with a sighting of Wolfman along the Indian Run.
Upon arriving back at launch plan was to get a cool down lap, the leaders got 2 in reaching out goal requirement for 2 miles. Following the cool down lap we got ready for the cool down portion at Semi’s Office.
2 rounds Peoples Chair 50 Q Count
Time was called at exactly 6:15 with a little over 2 miles covered by the pax today, excellent work brothers.
YHC originally wanted to do all of this minus the Indian run and suicides on the track today, however South Charlotte Middle School has terrible irrigation system so YHC had to modify his workout during the pre run today. I’ll take a big hit for today, the moderate flag for what Base Camp is known for was thrown out the window today. However, you guys really crushed it out there as everyone worked there tails off in an iron sharpens iron workout. Guess this what happens when YHC was handed the keys to Base Camp while also marathon training, wait a second YHC being a good site Q took the slot to help fill a needed opening.
Kudos to Jello and Costanza giving it 110% out there today, you both are true examples of what F3 really is and made the workout really enjoyable. Kudos to Thunder Road for helping keep an eye on the six and for crushing it in today’s strength based workout.
Big Kudos to Goonie and Retread, not only did you both crush it leading the pax in the front for most of the workout. You both joined YHC on a neat little pre-run to start the day, a new Base Camp tradition that starts at 5:00 each Monday. We usually get in between 2 and 2.5 miles prior to the workout, everyone is welcomed I personally enjoy it for some great 2nd F opportunities.
Sign up for Run Jen Run 5K in South park on March 3rd, Snow Flake and Frasier are in charge of this Speed For Need event. If interested in pushing a SFN Chair Snow Flake and Frasier are your Q’s to contact, Goonie gave a great point how its a life changing experience to see those individuals faces crossing the finish line.
Marvel is on Q February 19th followed by Thin Min on February 26th to end February.
Thanks for the great take out Jello, it’s always an honor to take the keys at Base Camp and be apart of the Site Q Team with Goonie and Thunder Road.
13 strong pax posted at Mountain Goat even after YHC’s Pre Blast Base Mileage warning of an AYG run through the hills of Raintree. After a thorough disclaimer where YHC again explained the route with an option for extra miles the pax took off.
Today’s objective was simple yet not an easy one, run AYG from SCMS to Ballantyne Commons Parkway through 4 Mile Creek. Get to Ballantyne Commons Parkway and back to launch either through Whitehorn Drive or 4 mile Creek while turning back around at the 30 minute mark to make it back for COT at 6:15. The pax had the option to take Whitehorn Drive to Raintree to add additional miles only one pax did so and that will be mentioned later on. Once we turned on Woodfox the goats then got into there respected pace groups. Today’s mileage ranged between 3.5 miles to 6.3 miles , those who ran the pre run this morning got anywhere between 7 miles and 8.3 miles with anywhere from 274 feet of elevation gain to 553 feet of elevation gain depending on your pace. Excellent work today Mountain Goats!
-I would say today’s route was going to be easy but YHC would be lying if that was the case, I guess this is what happens when after getting the approval to Q Mountain Goat from Slim Fast that both Slim and Retread agreed to YHC’s idea of an AYG run through the hills of Raintree. These AYG runs are tough in the hills however, use today as a stepping stone for where you want to improve through the upcoming running season whether it is at Mountain Goat or the various races we are all signed up for.
-T Claps to Purple Haze to coming out to Mountain Goat prior to heading to his duties at The Stand, Haze said he’d come to Mountain Goat under the condition of no track work. I think Haze got what he came for and then so, Haze said I was the one pushing him when in reality he was pushing me to give it my all in this classic you against you Q.
-Strong work today by both Kilowatt and Gullah they keep getting stronger out there and tackled some serious elevation out there today. Slim Fast and Sensei were killing it out there today on these hills, especially Sensei running over 6 miles after recovering from being ill awesome work out there Sensei making it all the way to the intersection of 4 mile creek and BCP!
-Nomad and Insomniac were looking strong out there today on those hills, even though Nomad thought once we got to Raintree Country Clubhouse and back the rest of that run just sucked yet they still crushed it today!
-Tweetsie killed it running with High Tide out there, even High Tide who says he isn’t a runner but after all the progress he’s made the last 2 years I think we can all agree High Tide is a runner.
-Retread looked strong out there coming off of a tough Fast Twitch workout on Tuesday in preparation for running the Charlotte 10 Miler in February keep tackling these hills and you’ll get there. Early Bird decided to make his return to Mountain Goat today after going nearly 2 months without posting. Early Bird has been killing it biking lately while nursing a knee injury he had playing football and looked strong out there in his first long run in awhile. Early Bird was the one who Eh’d me to come out to F3 over a year and a half ago to F3 and Mountain Goat. I remember him being the one to drag me to go getting stronger and Early Bird keeps getting stronger out there.
-Last but not least Fleetwood ran strong today after a great finish in the CRC Whitewater Trail Half last weekend, not only did he pre run this morning he took YHC’s challenge to run Whitethorn Drive for extra mileage. Fleetwood turned around about halfway in to get back to launch for COT but that didn’t stop him for running 8.3 miles and looked strong running into launch as the pax cheered him coming back in.
-Kudos to Slim Fast and Nomad for joining YHC and Fleetwood on the 1 mile warm up this morning! Thanks Retread and Slim Fast for the opportunity to lead, it is always an honor to Q at Mountain Goat.
-Thanks Insomniac for taking us out today!
Other than the fact that everyone agreed there was very little uphill and getting some mumble chatter about YHC’s pre blast we had zero announcements today. Enjoy your weekend Mountain Goats
It’s been awhile since we’ve last had a Pre Blast for Mountain Goat, given that YHC has a distance Q planned for the workout I felt it was important to send out the information in advance. Mountain Goat will start of at 5:00 where I’ll be leading a warm up mile for anyone interested. Many of us are training for various races, P200, Charlotte 10 miler, half marathons, even marathons. Thus base miles are a key component for all runners training program and should account for roughly 80-85% of your running, the other 15-20% being hard interval work. Base mileage runs are also important as it allows you to boost your conditioning, and helps you develop slow-twitch muscle fibers. Runners build up their aerobic capacity by expanding capillary growth around muscle cells for efficient oxygen delivery. This will help prepare us Mountain Goats for more strenuous training and running. The plan is to do some distance through the hills of Raintree and 4 Mile Creek in an AYG run. Headlamps are highly encouraged on this route along with pace groups.
At 5:15 we will be paying homage to Slice and visit the hills of Raintree for an AYG run to Ballantyne Commons Parkway through 4 mile creek. The route will take us out of SCMS onto Woodfox followed by a left onto Rounding Run. We will then take a right onto Raintree and follow Raintree for about 0.7 miles. When you reach the intersection of 4 mile creek and Raintree take a right onto 4 Mile Creek. We will then follow 4 mile Creek 1.8 miles to our destination of Ballantyne Commons Parkway where we will then turn around and make our way back to launch taking the same route back. The route back will be left on Raintree followed by a left on Rounding Run, right on Woodfox Drive then a left on Strawberry and an immediate right back to SCMS The plan is to start at exactly 5:15, it is 3.2 miles to Ballantyne Commons Parkway which adds up to about 6.4 miles total. For the leaders or anyone wanting to get more miles in, on the way back can take a right onto Whitehorn Drive by Raintree Country Club and take that until making a left onto Raintree this will give you roughly 0.6 additional miles.
Regardless of where you are at, exactly 30 minutes into the run we will turn around and head back to SCMS for COT at 6:15 . If you think you will need more than 30 minutes to get back to SCMS for COT at 6:15, feel free to modify as needed. I will be heading back at the 30 minute mark to help bring the six back to launch. This will allow us to keep an eye on pax and offer encouragement as we will be spread out due to pace differences. I will be aiming to run a 8.13 mile pace which will allow me to make it to Four Mile Creek and Ballantyne Commons intersection and back by 6:15. I have listed below two Strava Routes, one using Whitehorn Drive on the way back and the other 4 mile Creek out and back.
Mountain Goats, this will be a challenging route. However, we have been doing some intense interval training at Mountain Goat for the better part of 2 months now. YHC, Retread and Slim Fast know you’ll do great. This is a you against you type of run, pace groups are highly encouraged as we will likely space out upon reaching Raintree. Runs of this nature help to increase endurance and build the physical and mental toughness needed to tackle longer runs. See everyone tomorrow at 5:15
8 Pax made the smart decision to not #Fartsack and enjoyed sub freezing temperatures this morning. Following a proper disclaimer where we’d keep moving today the pax took off. We did 3 warm up laps around the track including Wolfman coming in right around the end of lap 2. After we finished the 3rd lap, the pax circled up. After YHC mentioned to modify as needed when instructions were given we moved onto the main event.
Warm up laps around SCMS parking lot 2. Stop by basketball hoops.
15 SSH IC
15 IW IC
YHC loves running, after telling the pax to partner up and grab a rock instructions were given Partner 1 would run to each light post and back. While Partner 2 did a called exercise till both partners flap jacked. Once Fireman Ed gave YHC mumble chatter for a “pebble of a lifting rock” which I said Drano picked it we began with suicides. We got 2 rounds in, when the pax finished instructions were given to plank it up till the Q gave further instructions.
Round 1: Squats with rock
Round 2 Bicep curls with rock
Afterwards the pax brought the rocks down to Sem’s Office and went down to the track where YHC explained the next stage of the event. The plan was to do called exercise at each corner of the track with 4 different exercises. While running all you got on the straightaway’s while recovering on the curves.
Corner 1: 10 LBC
Corner 2: 10 Burpees
Corner 3 10 Jump Squats
Corner 4: 10 CDD
Following the 10 Cool down lap with no one going faster then Drano, after completing the lap instructions were given to go to the center of the football field and form a giant circle.
Duck Duck Goose
During my August Q at Peak 51 I led a fun activity called Duck Duck Goose AKA Satan’s Duck Duck Goose, the never-ending Mary. Basically one person runs around the circle and the remaining pax does a called exercise until tagged doing as many reps as you can.
Round 1: LBC-This seems easy
Round 2: Rosalita- This seems a bit harder
Round 3: Flutter-Ok this is really hard. You can thank the pax, I was going to do Freddie Mercury but when I heard Flutter YHC had to listen to the pax.
10 count, cool down lap around the track no one going faster then YHC. Afterwards up to Semi’s Office for some Air Presses Peoples Chair position.
50 q count
60 q count
Circle Up for some Marry
15 LBC IC
15 Rosalitas IC en Espanol
Protractor till time was called
Done! We got exact 2.0 miles in during the workout, great work everyone!
Strong work today everyone, when I got the text from Drano yesterday asking if I could Q at the last minute I didn’t know how it would go. Ironically enough by my uncle Earlybird who double booked himself and completely forgot he was qing when he had to travel today. Naturally YHC accepted the challenge for the substitute q for the 2nd time at Basecamp. YHC is starting to see a pattern, a brother can’t q YHC ends up qing….
Compared to my last Q a few weeks ago at Basecamp night and day better, still some room to grow. We didn’t really have a true six group today everyone did a great job pushing it out there. Although YHC was sad that no one joined me on a pre run this morning however, always next time. I’ll be doing a pre run starting between 4:50 and 5 AM to get 1-2.5 miles in prior to the start of Basecamp if anyone wants to start joining in. Duck Duck Goose was a big crowd favorite, YHC didn’t know what to expect and you guys killed it out there.
Drano gave a mumble chatter of 3 more weeks left of this….maybe some big news will be announced soon? Who knows you’ll have to wait to find out. Not only great work but also excellent chances for 2nd F as well too, always happy to Q at Basecamp. Drano and Goonie run a good crew here at Basecamp filled with regulars and FNGs, great way to get introduced to F3.
BB&T Corporate Cup: March 10th, I’ll be running the Half Marathon if anyone is interested. However, there is a 5K option and 2 man relay for the Half Marathon if anyone is interested to signing up. May just be me but we have some runners who can do it hint hint Fireman Ed.
Prayers go out to The Wall who is still recovering from open heart surgery.
Christmas Parties: December 8th Area 51 Seaboard Matthews, December 16th SOB Waxhaw area in some barn. It is suggested to either have a DD or an Uber just to be safe. You can attend one, or both either way will be a good time. YHC will be signing up sometime this week and it’s promised to be a good time. See pre blasts by Alf and Thin Mint to sign up.
Dollywood on Q next Monday at Basecamp
Thank you Tag Along with the strong take out
14 Pax made the decision after YHC laid down the gauntlet as to what would happen for my Fast Twitch VQ. Seeing how Fast Twitch hasn’t done an AYG run in awhile YHC felt it was time to have the pax stretch the legs out when Purple Haze put me on the Q Schedule. Last week YHC decided to announce that we would be doing “The Mermaid”, big reason why I think we only had 14 instead of 23 last week. At 5:05 not long after I pulled in, Van Pelt was the only car in the parking lot making me wonder if Purple Haze was right that no one would show up to Fast Twitch. Knowing behold right around 5:10 the caravan of cars came in. After a proper disclaimer that was very much approved by the pax that your hands will not touch the ground today we moved onto the main event.
Run-AYG from SCMS to the top of the CLT Catholic Parking deck and back to launch. Get as far as you can and turn around at 28ish minutes. Those who have completed “The Mermaid” can agree that the hill leading up to Calvary Church coming back is pretty brutal. Mileage ranged between 6 and 7.81 by the pax.
This was and still is Mermaid’s brain child, this is my 2nd time doing this workout and 1st time qing it. As Alf said I made the Q fail with Astro and instead of going to the top of the parking deck just ran straight to the end of campus. As I told Alf in my defense, in August I didn’t have the stamina to make it to the parking deck and come making it this far YHC blanked like my students do when they forget there homework. Q fail on my part however and a good learning lesson. YHC also learned a very valuable lesson, don’t plan something as crazy as “The Mermaid” coming off of doing sub 7 minute mile paces in a Half Marathon. Many would call that suicide doing this crazy workout but the pax proved me right and killed it out on 51 today.
YHC took off and led the pax for a good 2.5 miles of the workout with Purelle, Rachel and Turkey Leg not far behind me. Upon reaching Calvary, as Turkey Leg normally does on downhill runs took off and wasn’t found till COT. Alf wasn’t that far behind, along with Utah. Astro in his 2nd Fast Twitch workout did a great job in one of our tougher workouts. He made “The Mermaid” look like it was nothing. Van Pelt and One Eye also killed it out on the workout today, haven’t seen those two run that fast since BRR training season. Mr. Brady, Mermaid, Purple Haze, About Time, and Retread making his return to Fast Twitch killed it out there as well. There was a six group however, it was hard to really see it with how well everyone responded to the challenge.
YHC also took shots at the pax prior to beginning. Purple Haze admitted prior to the start of today that he did everything to avoid coming and that YHC should plan a different workout. I then proceeded like Frazier has done told Haze I’m the Q and I could plan something worse. Having told Retread of my Q awhile back, he decided to come back to Fast Twitch after going to lesser sights *cough Swift post BRR. Purple Haze was shocked as he was about to call Retread out and YHC beat him to it, saying something that I could see you being a site q one day. It truly was an honor to lead you all today, thanks Purple Haze and Rachel for asking me to lead today. I’d be happy to lead again, plus given that “The Mermaid” has been used twice in the last 3 months I doubt you’ll see “The Mermaid” till BRR season.
Thanks to Mermaid for the takeout.
Joe Davis Run Sign up!
Area 51 Christmas Party December 8th see backblast by Alf bellow to sign up
SOB Christmas Party December 16th, see backblast by Thin Mint bellow to sign up
18 strong pax made the decision to post at Basecamp today on a rather warm November morning. After a proper disclaimer was given the pax did a warm up lap to Strawberry Lane and back. Upon returning to launch Goonie told YHC that this isn’t Fast Twitch. This is where the fun all begins:
15 SSH IC
15 IW IC
3 Burpee’s on your own
Upon telling the pax to line up, instructions were given for suicides. After reaching each basketball hoop. Upon returning to the starting point you would do 1 burpee, adding up all the way to 4 burpees. Following a 10 count we moseyed our way towards the rock pile where a good old favorite made its appearance. Pax were instructed to pick a rock up but to be wise as this would be there lifting rock.
Jack Webb Part 1
1 slow American
Followed up 4 Air Presses(with or without the rocks)
Pax went all the way up to 6 American’s and 24 air presses.
Following a 10 count, pax moseyed on down towards the track for some corner exercises on the track. Instructions were given to run the straightaway’s and then do exercise at each corner.
Round 1: 20 LBCs at each corner adding up to 80 LBCs
Cool Down Lap
Round 2: 5 Jump Squats each corner adding up to 20 Jump Squats
Down to track different exercise each corner(2-4 rounds pending how the pax is)
4 corners of track 20 LBCs at each corner
2nd time 10 Jump Squats
3rd time 5 burpees each corner
4th time americans
Mosey up towards Semi Gloss office, for some Peoples Chair.
Round 1: 60 Seconds: Q fail starting in cadence meant to say following the Q, nerves hit me on that one.
Round 2: 45 Seconds
Round 3: 30 Seconds
Round 4: 15 Seconds
Mosey up by the grass fields after suggestion from Goonie to finish the finish Jack Webb on the grass and not the concrete. Plan was to do it there since Fireman Ed asked for more, however smarter choice to finish on the grass.
Jack Webb Part 2
7 Slow Americans
**32 Air Presses, Pax instructed to stop at 28 but Q just got too excited for Jack Webb that we added on some extra Air Presses
8 Slow Americans
32 Air Presses
15 Rosalitas IC
Compass/corrected to Protractor
Thanks for the takeout by Tweetsie.
Upon getting a message from Drano about a q switch being needed for Basecamp by Strange Brew, I was happy to pick up the Q having wanting to Q at Basecamp for awhile. The pax got 2.24 solid miles of running in today. Not entirely knowing the setup of Basecamp as much, there was definitely quite a bit of Q fails on my part having some nerves out there. My apologies on that one pax. Strong work by everyone from Goonie and Fireman Ed, all the way down the line to Mall Cop and Pele.
Thank you Drano and Goonie for the opportunity to lead, you guys run a good group at Basecamp. Always a pleasure to lead when called upon.
Ballrog 2 November 11- 7:00-11:00 AM, 13 mile loop with different exercise stations. Starting at 7:00 AM at Hickory Tavern Ballantyne and ending at Hickory Tavern at 11:00 AM.
YHC has the Q at Fast Twitch, an announcement will be made tomorrow as to what YHC has planned.
Charlotte Marathon is on Saturday
Joe Davis Run January 6th-Not too early to sign up!
Area 51 December 8th at 7:30 PM Seaboard Matthews
SOB December 16th at 5:00 PM Red Barn Events
See Alf and Thin Mint’s Back Blasts for information on how to sign up.
YHC woke up this morning wondering if the first fall cold spell would scare any of the pax away. However, 13 pax including 1 FNG made the smart decision to come on out towards Peak 51 today. After a proper disclaimer was given the pax moseyed on down towards the church parking lot via trade street. After a few laps around the church parking lot the pax circled up and the beat down began.
SSH -15 IC
As I told the group to circle up down the line, Bullwinkle said we getting ready for suicide’s and YHC responded no I have something better planned.
Start of with 6 Jump Squats at the bottom of the church parking lot
Run all you got to other end of Church parking lot 1 Burpee
Run all you got back to bottom. Rinse and repeat until up to 1 Jump Squat and 6 Burpees.
If you finish early, plank it up at the front of the church with some various plank exercises. Geraldo said to YHC that isn’t it #BurpeeFreeOctober however not while YHC was the Q.
After two 10 counts the pax moseyed on down Mosey back to school parking lot for some station workout. While waiting for the six YHC called for two burpees towards everyone. YHC then explained the station workout, after calling for Jump Squats twice I heard mumble chatter for more burpee’s. If the pax ask for pain YHC is more than willing to welcome burpees.
Starfish repeat with a twist:
Middle 10 LBC each time
Station 1: 10 Jump Squats(nearest picnic tables)
Station 2: 10 Pull Ups
Station 3: 10 CDD
Station 4: 10 Burpee’s
Plank it up when done.
10 Count- 2 laps around the track All You got then plank it up in the bus parking lot when finished. Follow
Mosey to baseball field, it’s been quite awhile since Peak has experienced the visit of a well known friend. Mr. Jack Webb, 1 slow american following 4 air presses, going all the way up to 5 slow americans and 20 air presses. After Jack Webb plan was to mosey on back to launch to help give the pax there money’s worth. While waiting for the six, YHC led the pax in 50 Peak 51 air presses.
A crowd favorite was then called balls to the walls 10 count against the church wall afterwards the group circled up. For a quick Mary.
15 Rosalita’s IC
Time was called however, YHC was informed we still had 3 minutes left. At that time I had recorded 1.95 miles on my watch, pax was instructed to run a lap around the parking lot to reach 2 miles. After 1 lap and at 2.03 miles time was called. Excellent movement by the pax all around in a classic Peak 51 workout.
When YHC planned this workout I had the feeling we would get some miles running however, the pax killed it out there today. Most times I’ve led we’ve gotten around the 1.5 miles to 1.75 at Peak never close to 2 miles. So when YHC saw we were so close and had time I decided we had to push for that hard earned second mile.
Welcome FNG Laces Out, Smokey Eh’d him to come on it and LacesUp was killing it out in the workout today. You’ve got a great mentor in Smokey I except to see a lot out of you and one day being the Q for a Peak workout.
T-claps to Sensei, Slim Fast and Nomad for joining me on the traditional Peak 51 Pre Run. Wasn’t quite YHC’s PR breaking 5K speed but was filled with lots of excellent 2nd F opportunities. Y’all should join us sometime it truly is a great way to start your Thursday morning.
Bullwinkle was killing it out there, Bullwinkle was at my VQ back in May and has been at all 3 of my Peak 51 Q’s. He continues to get better each and every time, keep up the excellent work Bullwinkle.
We didn’t really have a real six today, everyone kept pushing each other along the way, truly helped make this my 3rd Q at Peak my most successful one to date.
Peak 51 has been apart of my life here in Charlotte for just over a year now, first workout I posted at. Not only is it an excellent place for all pax to enter into Area 51 and F3. Thank you Lois and Sensei for asking me to lead, it is always an honor to lead at Peak 51.
Let Them Soar 5K over at Christ Covenant Church (home of Skunk Works and Kevlar) on Nov. 4. It will be a Speed for Need event. Check out Tackling Dummy’s pre-blast for more.
Joe Davis Run registration is now open — Benny has signed up for the 10k and recommends lots of the Peak 51 and Area 51 folks sign up. You will run it whether by choice or if Benny or Slim Fast gets you to run it.
See Bullwinkle for Q openings on December 13th and 20th, contact Bullwinkle if interested in being Q at Conviction.
SOB Christmas Party 8th, not sure if Area 51 is invited more details to come #Area51CrashTheParty
Charlotte Half Marathon on November 11th not too late to sign up
T-Claps to Smokey for the excellent take out!
10 Mountain Goats arrived as yours truly was given the keys to Mountain Goat with Site Q’s Retread and Slim Fast being out of town leaving to my first q at Mountain Goat. After a quick disclaimer and a couple warm up laps around SCMS with high knees and butt kickers were thrown in we set our sights onto the main event.
Today’s objective although simple had a lot of things your QIC did not see happening, the plan was to run from SCMS down 51 to one of F3 SCLT’s most revered and hallowed grounds the Dunkin Donuts on Colony and Rea. Plan was to regroup by Calvary Church around 5:55 to collect the six and return to SCMS. If time permits, add a repeat on the Danger Zone. Your QIC and the pax weren’t expecting the sidewalk construction on both 51 and Read during the work out. My apologies Q fail on my part there, guess that what happens as Lois says “You’re taking us to the Danger Zone Benny?!” after Drano broke the message prior to QIC announcing it. After collecting the six we circled up and that was a rap.
4.5-6 miles completed depending on the pace excellent job Mountain Goats!
Thanks Sensei for the prayer out!
16 strong pax made the right decision to post at Peak 51 today, after a solid disclaimer following mumbling from the pax we took off. Departed Matthews Elementary onto South Trade Street then took a left onto Sadie Drive heading towards First Baptist Church. While waiting for the six, mumbles we’re mentioned for burpees so YHC called for 2 burpees on your own. Once the six arrived the Back to School Session began.
20 Imperial Walkers
After the pax partnered up, YHC explained being this was my Back to School Q that we’d include some of my favorite activities today. Mumbles of recess were mentioned however, my definition was involved lots of running. After a disclaimer was given to run to each of the 3 light posts and to the back of the church we began starting with Burpees.
Partner 1 Runs
Partner 2 Burpees
10 count was called in between as I explained the second round would include Imperial Walker Squats.
Partner 1 Runs
Partner 2 Imperial Walker Squats
Following a 10 count the pax moseyed on over towards the Baseball hill for our next activity. While waiting for the pax, the Q called for LBCs civilian count while waiting. After making a Q fail with losing my breath hearing some mumbles to count louder. YHC decided to have the pax do 2 burpees again on your own. When Lois Q’d back in May he tried 11’s on flat surfaces not liking hills. However YHC getting ready for BRR likes hills against Lois’s words who said I was weird for liking hills. However, after checking the wenkie I decided it be best to audible to 7’s.
Started at the bottom of the hill with 1 Jump Squat, run to the top of the hill for 6 Carolina Dry Docks. Run back, 2 Jump Squats, 5 Carolina Dry Docks. Going all the way up to 6 Jump Squats and 1 Carolina Dry Dock. After a 10 count was given we moseyed to Matthews Elementary Bus Lot. The pax asked if we were getting ready for YHC friend Jack Webb, I said nah we have a better friend thanks to Lois.
One of my favorite games back in school was Duck Duck Goose, back in May Lois introduced Peak 51 to his version of Duck Duck Goose which he called Stonehenge. YHC however called it “Satan’s Duck Duck Goose, essentially we formed 1 big circle and 1 person makes a big lap around the circle made by the pax. The rest of the circle does called exercises by the Q until it was there turn to run. Sounds simple enough, but the results were felt really quick.
Round 1: LBC’s. Sure simple at the time until the pax realized we were only halfway through the circle.
Round 2: Rosalita’s. “Benny why did you have to bring this one out of the bag” Lois.
After a 10 count by Rock Thrill, pax moseyed on over to our start point. We had enough time for a quick Mary.
15 LBCs(in cadence)
15 Rosalitas(in Español)
BRR in 2 weeks! Best of luck to all of the teams as they prepare aiming to stay injury free.
BRR 2018, if interested talk to Slim Fast.
Slim Fast with the strong take out.
All in all we covered between 1.1 and 1.3 miles depending on your pace. This being my 2nd Q since the infamous visit from Jack Webb many of the pax wondered when would Jack Webb appear. Jack Webb was in the wenkie however, after looking at the time following 7’s I felt it was best to remove Jack Webb.
T-Claps to JR Tolkien for taking the time to come out to Peak 51, while out on the Prerun this morning I was surprised not to see him when he said he’d pre run with me. Something about meeting him on the track? Turns out he started off at South Charlotte Middle finished a 5k realized he was at the wrong AO and met us during our suicide rounds. Thanks for coming out, it was great seeing you come out this way.
A lot has changed in about a year, having talked to Tweetsie a couple weeks ago at Peak and Mountain Goat it made me realize that I have been in Charlotte exactly almost a year. I can remember my first ever post back in September last year that Early Bird Eh’d me to come, I’m amazed with how much Peak 51 has grown and I have grown within close to a year of being involved in F3.
T-Claps for Sensei, Slim Fast, Tweetsie and Geraldo for joining me on the Pre Run this morning as we all prepare for the BRR in 2 weeks.
Thanks Sensei, Lois and Booyah prior to Lois becoming the new Co-site q for letting me lead. I still have a ways to go but appreciate all of F3 has done for me this past year. It’s provided me with a great support system and group of leaders who have impacted my life in about a year’s time. Peak 51 is an excellent AO and it’s always a pleasure to lead these men.