The Matrix Stakes

  • When:06/02/14
  • QIC: Alf
  • The PAX: Coal Miner's Daughter (WD), Fish Taco, Young Love, Floor Slapper, Lobster Roll, Lex Luthor, Shnitzel, Blue Grass, Prohibition, Alf (Q)

The Matrix Stakes

10 horses posted in the early morning gloom.  None of them realizing they were entering the starting gates for The Matrix Stakes.  Joker was originally on the card to Q but had to scratch early yesterday.  Something about not being able to wear nose strips on The Matrix AO.


Mosey out down the sidewalk and around to the side of the school.  Try to find a little hidden spot behind some trees where Floor Slapper couldn’t find us when he tears into the parking lot, 2 wheels up, at 0532.

SSH x 20 IC

IW x 20 IC

Squats x 20 IC

Floor Slapper sneaks in between the trees and hops in for some

Merkins x 20 IC

Head to playground for

The Matrix Stakes (aka The Thang)

Dips x 15

Hanging knee raises x 15

Run to stumps

Jump ups x 15

Full sit ups x 15 (use tires to hold feet)

Run down back of school and around to front parking lot

Derkins x 15

Flutters x 15

Run back to playground.

First round was as a group to ensure everyone got a feel for the track.

All horses to the gate for The Matrix Stakes

Repeat the above cycle OYO 4x through.  1st cycle with 20 reps each exercise, the 25, 30, and 35.  Each cycle is about 3.5 furlongs

When you are done, cool down with 10 pull ups/10 merkins (repeato until all PAX are in)


and Done

The Tip Sheet:

Lobster Roll won this race by about 42 lengths.  No photo finish required.  Apparently this work out was right in his wheelhouse.  The rest of horses pulled in by 0614 and we had a little time for some Planks before the track closed.

This was a hard race and everyone was pushing it out there.

Thanks to Young Love for the send off.  Always a honor to lead a great group of men.


June 14:  F3 Olympics, F3 Pool Party, and Farside’s ride with the kids.  Check other back blasts for details.

June 21:  Start of F3 Dads (pushed a week due to all the other stuff on June 14)


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