Eight goats bolted from their typical grazing area and found thrills and chills via the Danger Zone. YHC rolled into the lot at 0508 with the mercury reading 24 and a windchill of 18 to find Nomad keeping warm in his vehicle. Considering the frigid conditions, YHC was wondering how many Pax would post. Lo and behold, more cars arrived, starting with Mountain Goat site-FNG Pro, then Joker, Drano, Lois and Tweetsie, and last, but never least, the incomparable Insomniac.
After the disclaimer and a quick warm up in the SCMS parking lot, we headed north to Highway 51. The herd turned left on 51, continued to Rea Road, looked both ways, crossed 51 and hoofed it up the Danger Zone. We continued on this stretch until 0600, at which time the Pax regrouped at Rea and 51. The goats headed back to SCMS and called it a morning. We added between 5.0 and 6.3 miles to our odometers.
21 hardy Pax ventured into the chilly December gloom for a 1st F celebration.
After a Booyah-approved disclaimer, we moseyed to the church parking lot for COP to get the blood flowing.
COP: 15 SSH, 20 IW, 20 Low Slow Squats
Mosey to the school parking lot for the main event, a celebration of the fact Christmas is just ten days away.
1st day: One lap around parking lot
2nd day: 10 jump squats
3rd day: 10 derkins
4th day: 10 LBC
5th day: 10 merkins
6th day: 10 dollies
7th day: 10 dips
8th day: 10 mountain climbers
9th day: 10 flutter kicks
10th day: 10 burpees
Starting with the 1st day, the Pax worked their way up the Christmas tree by adding a new exercise after each lap around the parking lot. After carefully placing the tree topper on the 10th day, the Larry Birds made their way down the ladder, subtracting an exercise each time. Ye Olde Garmin checked in at precisely 2.0 miles at the conclusion of today’s workout.
16 of South Charlotte’s finest gathered at one of Area 51’s most historic AOs to start the week off right. After a brief but legally sufficient disclaimer, the crew of grizzled veterans moseyed to the back parking lot for COP consisting of 20 SSH, 20 IW, 20 LSS, and 10 merkins.
Southern Discomfort: this Saturday, October 22nd, 0700 start at Charlotte Catholic High School
South Charlotte Christmas Party: Friday, December 2nd, 7:00PM – 11:30PM
19 of Area 51’s finest fitness fanatics ventured into the stifling pre-dawn Gloom for another edition of Peak 51.
After a relatively thorough disclaimer, the PAX moseyed to the parking lot behind MES for a quick COP consisting of 20 SSH and 20 IW.
Mosey to the playground within the small track for partner work.
Mosey to the hill behind the baseball field and line up at the bottom for 7s, starting with 1 burpee at the top and 6 jump squats at the bottom, working our way up to 6 burpees up top and 1 jump squat down low. Yes, YHC knows we did this last week during Horsehead’s Q, but YHC liked it so much it was a no-brainer for today’s Weinke. Burpees are one of YHC’s least favorite exercises, but as the saying goes, what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.
Mosey to home plate and line up for an AYG around the bases in honor of our brother Sensei’s trip to Iowa for the Beepball World Series.
Mosey back to launch point for four-ish minutes of PAX-led Mary, which included the flutter, dolly, protractor and Freddie Mercury.
Strong takeout by Booyah to wrap it up.
Naked Man Moleskine
Lacking many notable memories from this morning’s workout, YHC undertook a bit of internet research to help fill this space. After checking to see which historical events took place on July 28 (U.S. recognition of the metric system in 1866, #kilometers), YHC discovered that two of Major League Baseball’s 23 perfect games occurred on this date. On July 28, 1991, Dennis (#ElPresidente) Martinez of the Montreal Expos retired all 27 batters he faced without allowing a baserunner. Kenny Rogers threw a perfect game while pitching for the Texas Rangers on July 28, 1994. Will there be another perfect game to add to the list in 2016? It’s doubtful since the Indians have an off day, and the analytics guys in the front office say no, but it would be amazing nonetheless. #CarnactheMagnificent
Today’s VT recipients for outstanding athletic dominance are Orange Whip and Smokey. Congrats gentlemen, well done. Excellent work by all PAX in attendance this morning, pushing through the muggy conditions and really getting after it.
Thanks to Booyah and Sensei for the opportunity to lead.
21 Pax escaped the comfort of the fartsack in favor of a Death Valley downpainment.
After the obligatory disclaimer was given and no FNGs were spotted amongst the Pax, we moseyed to the daycare center parking lot for a quick COP.
SSH x 20
IW x 15
Next, the Pax moseyed to the playground at Davie Park for 5 rounds of circuit work.
Each circuit consisted of:
Pull-ups x 10
Derkins x 20
Jump-ups or step-ups x 20
Lap around parking lot
We moseyed back to the daycare center lot, at which point YHC called an audible. The Weinke called for a triple nickel on Rising Meadow, but we were running short on time for a trek of that magnitude (and YHC was running short on O2 and leg strength). Instead, we went with 5 merkins at one end of the lot, 5 jump-squats at the other end, repeat 5 times (someone called this the triple penny or the triple cent as the lack of a hill disqualified it from triple nickel status). The Pax moseyed to the far end of the SCMS parking lot and lined up along the light pole for two rounds of suicides. We finished the running portion of the program with sprints from the far light pole to the last basketball goal. Joker showed off his 4.3 40 yard dash speed and rumor has it that he’ll be competing with Ted Ginn, Jr. for the Panthers’ kick return job during training camp.
The Pax concluded the workout with 3 MoM, which included flutters, LBCs, the dolly, Freddie Mercury, and the Chief, a brutal abdominal shredder led by Dollywood.
YHC had two goals in mind when planning this Weinke: keep it simple and make it painful. It was definitely painful for YHC, and I hope the rest of the Pax had similar feelings. YHC immediately regretted setting out for Davie Park this morning as it stirred memories of yesterday’s Fast Twitch beatdown at the hands of Baracus. For me, the battle at an F3 workout is as much mental as it is physical. How far am I willing to push myself? How much discomfort will I endure? Fortunately, YHC was surrounded by a great group of iron-sharpeners that pulled me through today. I didn’t hear a great deal of today’s mumblechatter, so sound off in the comments if you have anything to share. Apologies to Donkey Kong for losing him on the return trip from Davie Park, he passed by after we had started the triple penny. It was great to have Zipadee join us this morning.
Please email Joker (email@example.com) if you’re able to join him at Alexander Youth Network on Saturday, May 7th from 4-5PM.
Night with the Knights is Saturday, May 14th: http://f3nation.com/2016/03/08/f3-dads-a-night-with-the-knights/
Thanks to Semi-Gloss for taking us out. Thanks to Semi-Gloss and Dollywood for the opportunity to lead at Death Valley.
11 PAX made the right decision and started the day with a journey around the Peak 51 AO.
Mosey to parking lot behind school for COP.
Mosey to track/playground area for circuit work.
PAX complete 5 pull-ups, 10 merkins, 20 LBCs, then run a lap. Rinse and repeat 3 times.
Mosey to the Greenway and continue until reaching Fountain Rock Park. Partner up.
Round 1: partner 1 step-ups until partner 2 returns. Partner 2 runs to benches, performs 20 dips, runs back to partner 1. Flapjack.
Round 2: partner 1 LBCs until partner 2 returns. Partner 2 runs to benches for 20 derkins, runs back to partner 1. Flapjack.
Mosey to the hill behind the softball fields for 7s. Burpees at the top of the hill, squats at the bottom.
Mosey to the wall near the basketball courts for this week’s installment of the People’s Chair.
Mosey around the side and front of the school back to launch point for PAX-called Mary. We engaged in a solid variety of core work, including the dolly, flutter, heels-to-heaven, protractor, Russian twist and Rosalita, with cadence en español under Drop Thrill’s guidance.
Smokey took us out with a great prayer.
There was not a great deal of mumblechatter this morning (at least not that I heard), so I’m going to take that as a sign the PAX were sufficiently challenged by the Weinke. Smokey and Simba were leading the pack throughout the morning. I was confused when I looked across the COP and saw Simba doing IW when I called for SSH, but later deduced it was a modification to protect his recently healed paw. Or he may have been playing #refusenik to mess with the first-time Q. Extra credit awarded to Booyah and Slim Fast for their pre-run.
Thanks to Geraldo and Slim Fast for handing over the keys and giving me the opportunity to lead.