Waaayyyyyyy back in June, YHC offered to serve as Base Camp Q on 9/10. Then 8-10 weeks passed by, memories started to get jumbled a bit, and YHC woke up at 0510am this morning thinking he might just turn off his alarm and skip the workout. He checked his email history *just in case* and found out he was actually on the schedule…WELP time to improvise!
Started off with a jog around the South CLT Middle School parking lot, then we circled up for warmups:
We then moseyed down Strawberry Ln towards Piper Glen with 5x Merkins at each speed bump. Arriving at Rosecliff Dr, we started with a lil Triple Nickel:
After we added some bonus Mary courtesy of Asst Q #1 (Hannibal), we did a modified *moderate* version of Triple Nickel per request from the PAX:
Hannibal helped us put in some additional Mary work, then we moseyed back to South CLT Middle School with a wrinkle to the speed bump-merkin arrangement:
5x Merkins at 1st bump
double at each subsequent bump
We then moseyed to the other parking lot and did some partner work:
Next up was a brief visit from Mr. Jack Webb (aka Asst Q #2: Fireman Ed). We made it to 6x Merkins and 24x Arm Raises before running out of time.
Finally, we moseyed back to the main parking lot for some bonus Mary:
The PAX kept a very solid pace today and showed no signs of a post-NFL opening weekend hangover, barely ever a need to pump the brakes and wait for the six. We tried to maintain a *moderate* pace all morning, added lots of 10-counts, etc…hopefully it worked out.
No announcements this morning…is the F3 Golf Tourney happening soon?
Enjoyed the chance to get back out there, brothers!
20 men (including one brave 2.0) went on a field trip to Davie Park for a Murph-style beatdown.
Workout started 30 seconds early because Goonie’s watch is on Lombardi Time. The Q almost didn’t make it due to misplaced car keys, but fortunately rolled into the parking lot in the M’s minivan at 5:29am. After a quick disclaimer we got going with the warmup…
Burpees 10x OYO
Mountain Climbers 10x
We then moseyed to Davie Park, stopping at every few light poles to knock out some squats until the six caught up. Upon arrival at the playground we partnered up for some work…
Partner #1 – runs lap from playground down to main park gate at bottom of hill
Partner #2 – MiniMurph w/ 5x Pullups (or Dips or modified Rows on the swings); 10x Merkins; 20x Squats…repeat until Partner #1 shows up, then flapjack
After three rounds of this, we added in LBCs (50x) to give the PAX a breather, then knocked out two more rounds before moseying back to South Charlotte Middle for 60 seconds of Mary.
Extensive chatter / sass from the PAX upon the Q’s arrival this morning, but everyone seemed to fall in line after the burpee ambush during warmups. Was pretty bummed to find out the new Davie Park playground has removed all the monkey bars…pull-up opportunities were few and far between but the PAX adapted well. The woods between South Charlotte Middle and Davie gave off a foul odor at a few spots, hopefully that doesn’t get worse or we might need to take a break from field trips until whatever just died has completely decomposed. Great to see a 2.0 in the gloom, Spidey crushed it out there.
Keep Transporter and his wife in your prayers
Pre-Memorial Day convergence on Saturday (5/26) at 7am at RockZero site
Memorial Day convergence on Monday (5/28) at Esplanade building in South Park: 630am workout followed by Patriot Festival 5k at 730am (M and 2.0 friendly), contact Little Mike for more details
9 men left their fartsacks on a quasi-holiday to put in work in the rain.
We started a few minutes late (much to Goonie’s chagrin), but made up for lost time:
SSH x 20
IW x 15
Merkin x 20
Squats x 20
Mosey to Pineville Matthews Rd, as the Q had plans for a Mini Murph workout at the Davie Park playground. Seeing how this will play out, Goonie asks the Q if he’s aware of the massive construction going on at Davie…turns out the Q was NOT aware. Faced with limited options, we audible to the SCMS baseball field bleachers, where we proceed with the Mini Murph
Supine Pullups x 10
Merkins x 20
Squats x 30
The PAX moseyed over to the big stairs and knocked out a triple nickel
Carolina Dry Dock x 5
Lunges x 5
Ended with some running work at the main parking lot.
Partner 1: running
Partner 2: mix of LBCs, H2H, Merkins, Squats
Great to be out there with the PAX today. The weather wasn’t ideal but we tried our best to stay off the group. TClaps to Strawberry for making the FNGs feel welcome, and Goonie for saving us a run to the Davie construction site.
Two FNGs this morning. Olde English is a former brewmaster so we had to give him a name that fits (only the finest in malt liquor). Pleats is from Ohio and a yuuuge Buckeyes fan so we figured he’d appreciate the Harbaugh khakis connection.
Prayers for Benny, he was hit by a car yesterday while running along Rea Rd. Injuries not life-threatening, but his leg was broken in two places and he’ll be having surgery at CMC Main either today or tomorrow.
BROlympics is this Saturday (Feb 24th). Great opportunity for 1st F / 2nd F, lots of different events.
Speed For Need starting up in a few weeks (March 3rd) with GoJenGo.
Church on the Street is first Sunday morning in March. Contact Strawberry for details.