Fourteen men got out of bed a bit earlier than most to make a difference in themselves. We met up at South Charlotte Middle School. Weather was cool and dry – So off we went.
We made a few laps around the parking lot to collect a few 5:31’rs. Now we are really ready.
We circled up at the flagpole for a disclaimer and started off with: IW x 15, LSS x 15, Merkin x 10 and LBC x 15
Starting at the top of the hill on Woodfox we ran down to Fireman Ed circle (aka Burning Tree Dr) and did: Low Slow Merkin x 15, LBC (center, right and left) x 15 each and 15 Drydocks. Then we run back up to the top of the hill. This circuit was completed three times.
After reconvening in the parking lot, we lined up along the side walk ledge and completed the Wheel of Merkin twice (5 x in each position).
We paired up in two man teams at the bottom of the steps. Partner 1 took a running rock and ran up the steps and around the short loop while partner 2 did: supine pull ups, steps ups and dips (10 x each exercise).
Everyone pushed hard today, especially running up the hill multiple times. We got in about 2.5 miles. There was some expected grumbling and a few protests but we all made it through. Perhaps we made ourselves just a bit better than we were yesterday.
Fireman Ed was not present this AM. Perhaps the cadence count could have been louder down in the circle. Maybe we would have shaken him loose from the fart sack.
Insomniac – It was great to see you but when did you get there? I first noticed you about 6:14.
Our prayers continue to be with Bout Time, Jennings and his family.
Eighteen men showed up for Basecamp
COP at the 50 yard line:
100 yard dash x 4
Wheelbarrow Steps– (Two equal lines of men at the bottom of the stairs)
Partner Rock Carry
Planker’s Delight with Handslap Merkins in Centerfield – two lines
Mosey to Launch Site.
Circle of Mary to conclude with various PAX calling exercises.
The cadence was off during IW. Understood. Lots of mumbling regarding the rock size. Various attempts to shorten the run around the small loop instead of the track. Several rock exchanges. Lots of great work. Good to see some faces who have been away for a while.