#F3Swift Preblast

#F3Swift Preblast

Swift will launch at 0530 from the Vine restaurant parking lot in Ballantyne.  As this Area Operation and time currently coincides with Bagpipe, you’ll know which workout you are at by how many Merkins are done in the opening COP.  Swift = ZERO; Bagpipe = more than 0.

The Sons of Ballantyne invite you to another Scottish themed workout.  As one of the most famous athletes that Scotland has ever produced, Eric Liddell’s story is told through the movie “Chariots of Fire”.  On his memorial headstone in China where he died as a missionary, it is written from Isaiah 40:31, “They shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary.”  Another biblical reference to eagles is from 2 Samuel 1:23 that says, “They were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.”

The initial workout will be a 45minute running workout that we will call the “Eric Liddell”.  For you short distance PAX, be thankful that Eric Liddell’s best events were the sprint events of the 100, 200, and 400 meters.  After a good warm-up, we’ll be doing some quick 200 and 400 intervals with equal recovery.  Total miles (including warm-up, intervals, and recovery) will be between 4 and 5.

Let’s make some Swift SoBs!

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Honey Bee
Honey Bee
10 years ago

Welcome to Ballantyne Bratwurst! I still like Fastpipes, but Swift works too. I guess name doesn’t matter as long as there’s smoke in them smokeboots.

See you in the AM!

10 years ago

Already brimming with high quality bells, twitches and kilts, the A51 Tuesday workouts just got that much better with the addition of Swift.

SIB’s loss is SOB’s gain: just reading a Brat backblast makes you faster.

10 years ago

Very excited about the Swift SOBs! Hate that I will miss the first Eric Liddell workout. As it so happens I’ll be crossing the border into Bonnie Scotland from England at almost exactly the time you hit the first sprint. I’ll think of you as I issue the customary roar merited by this occasion. (which is usually drowned out by the wind and rain that start as you cross the border)

Have fun!!

Turkey Leg
Turkey Leg
9 years ago

Welcome back Bratwurst! I suppose if anybody can make runners out of the SOBs, it must be you. Are you stretching a bit with Liddell? You may want to recalibrate expectations to a more realistic level (at least to start):

Nonetheless, we’ll need to up our game at #F3FastTwitch. Looking forward to seeing you back down South!

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