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
Welcome to North Carolina, before you enter please note between June 1 and August 31st it’s oppressively hot . Like 5:15 in the morning in the 70’s with thick humid air hot.
Picture taking a hot steamy shower and putting your clothes on without drying off hot. Not today though, today we reaped the benefits of some weather that came through this weekend and were able to workout in some cool dry air. So what should we do? We should run…..
And run we did:
Mosey on over to the front of the high school and do some stretches, SSH’s, and merkins for good measure. For those keeping score (15 SSH, 10 Merkins, Jimmy Dugan and calf stretches)
Fastest way out of the complex requires a wet grass hill much to the dismay of today’s special guest. Cross the road over to Champion
Alternating at each light do 10 merkins, 10 dry docks, then 10 Mike Tysons.
We then cut over to the
best of Waxhaw’s subdivisions. Good news B&C’s, you’re still #1 in Mineral Springs. Lawson. Headlamps on, it’s time to go. We did stuff and ran. There were 14 stops for those keeping score, stop keeping score we only stopped so the 6 could catch up. I had some exercises that we would do but they were only to kill time, most were uphill out of the trails. There were merkins, BB situps, dry docks, speed skaters, and squats interchanged.
It’s always good to work towards a plan and have a plan ahead of time. This can cost you at times, we barely made it back in the allotted time but we made it none the less. Unfortunately this came with some consequences so special thanks to Bottle Cap for hanging with the six through out Champion
s, no Lou still no “s” as we pressed on for the last mile or so to make it back in time.
Pyrex Money Ball, looking like a pile of dog poo as he comes in coughing and hugging on healthy people fresh and WITHOUT so much as socks that are covering his calves. There must be some magic juju in that Tennessee water we know it’s not thanks to the Coke products
Also, we tried to keep it quiet for the most part as we were running by people’s houses
until Dasher started going door to door like Smokie in Friday trying to drop heat. All the PAX did great and we got around 5.5 miles in.
Next Monday is the official launch of F3 Waxhaw with a huge area convergence. The convergence launches from the football stadium parking lot. Help will be needed as we expect
Posse to single handedly HC everyone from South New Jersey down to Boca Raton, FL a huge turnout. Here’s the link to sign up https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/8050849afaa28a6fe3-f3waxhaw
There might of been more but I was focused on getting back home to
finally get rid of my kids after a grueling summer of “I’m bored” help get the kids on the bus for the first day.