The shovel flag was planted sometime before 0520 when YHC rolled into the Calvary parking lot, clearly by one of the crazies (Abacus, Mermaid, and Cane) rocking a pre-KB workout or one of the runners (Champagne, Boutique, Swanson and Baracus) who got in up to 3 miles before the main event started. Maybe should have warned them?
The usual disclaimer (with resident Anvil attorney present (Young Love)) and 25 of South Charlotte’s finest, including 2 FNGs, were off (ok, maybe 24 – I think I saw a shadow darting across the parking lot to catch us during the warm-up lap).
Mosey to Entrance 4 while trying to act as if 25 guys working out at 5:30 a.m. in church parking lot is “normal” as we run by two occupied police cruisers.
Mosey towards North Face, stopping midway in parking lot for a brief COP
Complete the run to the bottom of North Face
Backwards run across field in front of sanctuary, finishing with a normal run to church entrance with turf “hill” (no idea what to call this location)
Mosey to athletic fields, partner up in 3-man teams (size/speed do not matter)
Return to home base for Mary
In 94% humidity, nothing’s easy, and this workout didn’t seem to disappoint. Heavy breathing was heard during the warm up lap, and there were plenty of hands on knees following the decline burpees. And we had just begun. Nonetheless, that didn’t stop the PAX from poking the bear during the first round of LBCs, buying few more for the group in round #2.
Originally, YHC had planned to do a “starfish” type workout, but in reading backblasts from the last week or so, decided something more original needed to be created. So, I introduce “The Sand Dollar” – all the work around the perimeter. With that in mind, we got a nice tour of the Calvary campus, working around the edges (mostly) and finding plenty of pain stations along the way.
We had a number of folks, Hops, Young Love and Simba come to mind, that were running on fumes completing their third workout in as many days, which is extremely impressive in the oppresive humidity. Well done. I’m sure there are others – please sound of below and let us know of your feats. As mentioned above, three brave men posted for the pre-KB workout, with another four doing the pre-run. #amazing
That was a great effort by the PAX today, as everyone pushed through and we are all (hopefully) better for it. Also noticed quite a bit of 2nd F and even 3rd F following the workout. Nice work. It’s a privilege to lead this group of men.
F3 Dads at Francis Beatty Park – 9am Saturday
BRR – Course changes have occurred. Also, get orders in for BRR shirts. See your captain for information on both.
Swanson is smoking BBQ on Friday and selling pulled pork for $10/lb. If you’re interested, email him at email@example.com.