With thunderstorms just to the west, 14 men set out to put feet to pavement and achieve a “comfortably hard” run for 55 minutes. There was an alternative complex option, but only Bratwurst and his arm computer seemed to follow that plan.
The “comfortably hard” goal was achieved and perhaps even exceeded by some as the high humidity seemed to make the going just that much harder. The PAX dominated between 5 and 8 miles today and all seemed to leave satisfied.
We did lose Hops on the run back due to an emergency bio break. Unfortunately, he also took a wrong turn and headed out to 51 at some point. The search party (Tiger Rag) was dispatched to bring him in, but 2 minutes later in came Hops. After a quick COT, a second search party was dispatched (this time by car) to get TR. It is the assumption of YHC that he was eventually found and returned to the Tiger mobile. Else, there is a crazy goateed fellow still roaming Piper Glen.
Welcome to Voodoo (DT FNG) who put in some strong work out there today. As humid as it was, I bet he felt right at home swimming through it this morning. We are glad to have you while your shoulder is on the mend.
Great work to all today. As we spread out on the run, it seemed like most were left to face their inner demons alone through the extended exertion. It may not be the most fun you have in the gloom, but I guarantee that there’s not much else to push your aerobic capacity like a good tempo run.
– Stonehenge double down – Do the workout and then the Ballantyne 5k/10k at 7:30 for 10k or 7:50 for the 5k. See http://www.ymcacharlotte.org/branches/morrison/socialresp/events/runballantyne.aspx for details.
– Kettlebell workshop 6:00 – 6:45 am at The Rock. See http://f3nation.com/2014/05/13/preblast-kettlebell-clinic-this-saturday-at-the-rock/ for details.
– The F3 Charlotte South Olympics is currently being planned. The tentative date is the morning of June 14 with the awards ceremony being held at the F3 pool party later that day. More to come on both these events in the coming weeks.