The Legend of Grandmother Mountain

The Legend of Grandmother Mountain

The shovel flag was planted and 9 men emerged in the cool, morning gloom to start their Friday the right way.  The Charlotte Christian venue offers a great variety of pain delivery methods, and we took advantage of some of the best as this brand new F3 workout enters it’s 3rd week.  Grandmother Mountain is quickly emerging as a legend among all F3 venues.

The Thang:

Jog to football field.


  • SSH x 25
  • IW x 25
  • Slow Squat x25

Track work:

  • Sprint 200m /  Jog 200m
  • walking lunges 100m (1/4 of track)
  • Sprint 100m / Jog 200m
  • 25 squats, 10 burpees, 25 merkins
  • Jog 200m / Sprint 200m
  • 30 alternating lunges, 25 pushups, 25 squats
  • Jog 200m / Sprint 200m
  • Jog 200m / Sprint 200m

Bleacher work:

  • Run steps – one time up and down.
  • 20 triceps dips on bleachers
  • Run steps – two times up and down
  • 20 triceps dips on bleachers
  • Run steps – three times up and down
  • 20 triceps dips on bleachers

Grandmother Mtn:

  • Sevens (merkins at top / squats at the bottom)

Track work:

  • Jog 200m
  • walking lunges 100m
  • Sprint 200m
  • 25 pushups
  • Jog 400m
  • 25 squats, 10 burpees

Mosey then jail-break back to parking lot


  • The O2 deprivation was high today, which kept the mumblechatter at a minimum today.  YHC brought a workout that was heavily laden with track work.  Not counting running up bleachers or Grandmother Mtn, we ran 1.75 miles on the track.
  • Some of South Charlotte’s strongest runners showed up at Joust this morning, so YHC was relegated to the back through most of the running.  Seems like some don’t know the difference between a jog and a sprint.
  • 100m lunge-walks never end.  A few groans when this was called on the track for the second time.
  • There was definitely some chatter as YHC called for sevens on the hill.  Grandmother Mountain again lived up to expectations, evoking memories of the BRR.  She is quickly turning into legend.
  • Great job by the pax all around today, and thanks to Stone Cold for giving me the opportunity to lead the pax today!


  • F3 Compass at Arbo Chick-fil-A immediately following workout
  • Expect a date change for the Holiday Party.  Will either be 12/6, 12/7, 12/20, or 12/21.

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10 years ago

Gotta tackle Grandmother Mountain at some point. I’m intrigued.

Cheese Curd
Reply to  Hops
10 years ago

Solid work Baracus! Finally able to do 4 posts in a row and this just pushed me over the edge, because I am smoked. The stairs work was a killer warm up for Grandmother Mtn. That is one long, steep hill! It just seems to loom there in the distance as you run around the track knowing that you WILL be running it shortly. FNG Joust, I will be back, killer site!

BTW, I know we had some runners this AM, but agreed, when has Jogging become running?

Reply to  Hops
10 years ago

I am on Q at the #Ostrich next week. Could be a hill or twelve on the Weinke.

10 years ago

Solid work baracas! Complete smokefest out there today. I’ll be back …..for more pain.

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