Woke up feeling good, actually had a plan today. But first a pre-run to make sure the map was right. Smithers and I ventured to a new section of downtown Waxhaw to explore what happens if you go right at the N. Providence/ Blythe Mill Rd intersection. Just about 2 miles later the path was confirmed and we were back with a couple of minutes to spare before go time. A lucky group of 13 set out for some running and other stuff.
Mosey from the church across Howie Mine, head over to Dream Chaser’s and
smell the bacon circle up.
Ok, mosey back to the 4 way and set up for a little
MC Scat Kat Paula Abdul action. We used the light poles 2 up/ 1 back, using Dry Docks and Speed Skaters as our sets. Turns out, if you say 15 speed skaters and that 2 counts as 1 you’ll be there for a while. Whatever, your glutes will thank me (disregard I’d appreciate if I never have to talk to any of you all’s glutes). We all meet up at the end of N. Providence and head out as a group. We were about 2 miles into what hoped to be 4.
The remainder of the post was running with some pain stations sprinkled in
(or as we like to call it in Lawson, the LRC). Tried to keep the Fuse Box Boot Camp rules of running no more than 1/4 mile at a time. We sprinkled in some:
Made it back just in time for 6:45, everyone went to their respective cars to freshen up (which was weird but I guess we want to look our best for the family photo), circled up, and cradle to graved it.
This was my first Floater Q, luckily the Site Q’s have finally changed
and their standards have lowered I was invited to Q. I appreciate everyone who showed, downtown Waxhaw can be a dangerous place to work out. Luckily I wore my red light (even during the family photo). PAX did well to stay together and out of harms way. We’ve got a solid group of guys which makes it all the more enjoyable. Look forward to the next one, see you in the gloom.
Or at least I think that’s what LRC stands for now. Foundation is fast
(but apparently only when running for long distances) and smoked the rest of us. My hatred for Strava grows as my running results had me running straight triangles through houses at an incorrect pace. I also managed to lose a shoe which only confirms Zinfandel’s belief that just running is stupid.
Smithers was also there. That is all
With the F3 sanctioned sites closed down a few brave souls decided to
workout of in a reasonably safe proximity join together for a workout. The plan was simple, meet up at 6 AM noon at the Lawson Mill House. Everyone keep your distance, follow the SDLC as illustrated below:
Not a lot to tell beyond this, the ground was wet so
Smithers begged to get on it so the running would be awkward we did the following exercises in between precisely measured 1/4 mile sections so as to keep to boot camp workout rules sections of running:
How many you ask? Well this is unsanctioned territory so we don’t do DCCS and we don’t do COUNTIN’. It was do them until I ran away from the group.
During our last stretch, 3 of the 4 of us completely broke the rules. Went racing into an old man’s home to
save his life change his smoke detector battery because the lady next door was afraid he was a gonner getting annoyed by the sound. They probably subjected this poor shut in to community spread and Then we were on our way.
Once again this is Marshall Law territory, no high fives, foot taps, prayers, or passing glances as we finished.
Amazon yard sticks are on order for proper distance measurements next time
Today’s workout was brought to you by the iconic video game Pac-Man developed in 1980 where an 8 bit pizza shaped character was to maneuver around a puzzle board eating up little dots without getting eaten by ghosts. I’m sure none of you have ever heard of it, but trust me it was a thing. Anyway, if you look overhead at the New Town parking lot you can almost make out a simplified version of the board which inspired me for this particular Q. Plus it was threatening to rain so I wasn’t trying to wonder off and find puddles and the like.
We warmed up with a half lap, circled up for SSH’s, Jimmy Dugan’s, Imperial Walkers, Calf Stretches, and Dry Docks. From there the plan was simple, there were four entrance points to the main parking lot where we would do an exercise of some sort then snaking around to the next entrance point. Once complete, we’d do a full lap around the exterior and repeat.
Lastly, run around like dummies for a minute and half because we didn’t get to 45 yet.
I think it’s safe to say the Gerber was our Pac-Man with the rest of us trying to catch him and to figure out who was Inky, Blinky,Pinky and Clyde. I happened to be in a bright pink shirt so I guess I’m Pinky.
That was my first non-Cuthbertson Q, tried to come up with ideas to get us covered but a scan of the grounds proved otherwise. The rain held off so life was good. Thanks to Smithers for the invite to Q, take a note my friend: WE DID NOT LIE DOWN ON THE GROUND WHEN IT WAS SOAKING WET.
Yeah I’m writing a backblast for multiple reasons:
I assume only Bottlecap and Zinfandel will read this so “Hey guys”
Well that was my first Pursuit, not sure why I was surprised that we ran so much. There was a course and we ran until the time ran out.
I hate Foundation and Smithers and their stupid quest to do marathons. No one lapped me so that was nice.
In the spirit of keeping track of group workouts (in this case unofficial), I’ve put together a little app that pulls all the backblast data and let’s you see what you’ve done. It’s pulling all the F3 South Charlotte BB’s so if you attended you’re in the app. Feel free to check it out at http://www.f3waxhaw.life
Oh and since I’m writing this backblast we’re also exploring the idea of making the LRC (picture pursuit but in Lawson) a thing. This past Wednesday Smithers, Foundation, and I ran it. We’ll probably do it again next week and maybe at some point it will be official.
I’m going to start this backblast with an apology, typically I try to be amusing (at least to myself) in my backblasts but I believe
today was pretty lame I exhausted my creativity in preparing for the effees. Speaking of which, we had a strong showing and it was a really fun night. I suggest any of you who didn’t make it, do so next year. I assumed the cold December morning and the rust associated with Saturday night would result in low attendance. Turns out between ignition and flash we had 37 men show up, pretty impressive. The PAX tagged are all 37, but I can only speak to what we did at flash. I’ll give you 4:1 odds that you don’t see a backblast If I were a betting man, I’d say you’re unlikely to see a backblast from ignition. If you’ve ever read one of my back blasts before it a whole bunch of stuff followed by ….then mosey. I’ll keep it short and I won’t tell you where we were, I’ll just stick to the facts this time.
Opening mosey, stretch, merkins, imperial walkers…….then mosey
50 dips….20 Mike Tysons….20 Speed Skaters….Bear Crawl….20 Squats….20 LBCs….20 Big Boy Situps….25 Step ups…..
All of that done while running in an amrap like pattern behind the middle school, we then repeated it until the LBCs where we broke left towards the high school
20 LBC’s…..30 Calf Raises….RUN…..30 Calf Raises….25 Air Presses…..20 Air Jabs
From there we ran back towards the middle school to the portico closest to the buses
Bear Crawl the length of the portico…..10 Mike Tysons…..repeat
Run to the front of the middle school and grab some bench
10 Derkins…half lap….10 incline merkins
(why aren’t these irkins?)….repeat
Back to the parking lot where we started for a couple of sprints and then back to COT
I made up something completely different on the fly We finished with a slightly different workout than I originally planned, you could say Deadwoods audibles were made. For those of you that know me, you know I prefer a stick man running type of workout with exercises sprinkled in along the way to keep us moving and the heart rate high. We still almost got to 3 miles while keeping everyone close. Thanks for letting me lead