11 men gathered in the parking lot of South Charlotte Middle School awaiting the 0515 start of #F3FastTwitch. Soul Glow came screeching in and jumped out of his car just as we took off, giving us an even dozen to accomplish the work that lay ahead. Here’s where we went and what we did this morning:
0515 Exact Launch. No COP…so no SSHs, no IWs, nothing…just a warmup run from the school down Woodfox Drive, left onto Rounding Run Road then left onto Rising Meadow Road. We stopped at the bottom of the hill on Rising Meadow where instructions were given.
From Rising Meadow, we took a left back onto Rounding Run, stopping at Raintree Lane to gather the Pax. We went left onto Raintree Lane and then turned right onto Smokerise Hill Drive. We stopped at the bottom of the Smokerise Hill.
After that, we did a recovery run back out and turned right onto Raintree Lane. We took our next right onto Willow Point Drive, stopping at the first street sign. Willow Point is flat.
This left us right behind the Arbo Walmart. We moseyed through the concrete barriers that prevent car access and lined up single file for a 1 mile Indian run along 51 back to base. Nice pace set by the group with AYG sprints from the back to the front. Break form at Strawberry Lane for the run back into the parking lot. 0600 Exact End.
YHC had a lot planned for this morning and was a little concerned about timing. But a strong group of men pushed it hard and we packed it all into our 45 minutes. Two goals: 1) interval training to vary our heart rates. Check; 2) >4 miles…we did 4.2. Check.
Our first stop was Rising Meadow. Yep, that pretty much tells you all you need to know.
Our next stop was Smokerise Hill. Also, appropriately named and aptly descriptive. Some confusion after this morning though…is it Smoke-rise? or Smoker-ise? Some extra motivation on the hill work on Smokerise…Cujo! Well maybe not Cujo…but a pretty big, fluffy white dog did bark at us while pacing through his yard the whole time.
After we regained our focus and avoided ordering sausage McGriddles in the drive thru, the Indian run on the winding sidewalk along 51 was well executed. Everyone pushed themselves hard on the sprints to the front.
It was like getting the band back together this morning, with Mall Cop, Wolfman, Strange Brew and Baracus rejoining our ranks. Missing was one Hops, who HC’d to #F3FastTwitch in the comments to last week’s BB…seemingly our skills are lacking, as he chose #F3SIB instead. Also missing, Chelms and Leroy…apparently they just show up whenever they want to.
T-claps to Gummy for his post-KB work. Saw the clipboard tomatoes checking him out as he did his swings.
Enough hemming and hawing, just contact Baracus ASAP…be an A51 VIP & HC to BRR.