One for the record books…

  • When:08/07/14
  • QIC: Honey Bee
  • The PAX: Champagne, Haggis, Bratwurst, Zipadee, Frasier, The Mouth, Marvel, Stump Hugger, Cheese Curd, Fried Okra, Madame Tussauds, Thurston, Wingman, Mr. Bean, Skywalker, A1A, Uncle Leo, Madison, Honey Bee


One for the record books…

As YHC got to the greenway parking lot with nearly all spaces taken, there was a thought of “what the heck is going on this early in the am?”  The answer was apparently Devil’s Turn.

19 PAX (that’s right, 19!) showed up to get their endurance on this morning at the ‘Turn.  Let’s just call that a record.  As Haggis noticed, we have come a long way since the brave 4 who would show up in the dead of winter.  However, it is now summer and BRR is upon us.  Welcome brothers!

Today was Tempo day which means a warm-up mile followed by 40 to 45 more minutes of comfortably hard running.  From the greenway parking lot, we headed 2.2 miles out to the S. Charlotte Middle school track, around the track for a variable number of times, and headed back the 2.2 miles to COT.  PAX logged between 4 and 8 miles in the 55 minutes allotted.

Moleskin:

The Mouth conquered a PR today with 7.13 miles logged at a sub 8 min/mile pace.  Strong brother! That is the Swift/Fast Twitch/DT/Rumrunner effect at work right there.  This stuff works!

Skywalker was out running today after an appendectomy only 2 weeks prior!  Ok, that is just toughness right there pushing through not only the agony of tempo running but also recovering from surgery.  He mentioned that its not the incision that hurts, its more the inside parts.  Yeah that’s your innards bouncing around against each other! Incredible effort and continue your healing brother.

Bratwurst didn’t like YHC’s warm-up speed.  It probably was a little sporty, but there were some thoroughbreds out there chomping at the bit.  Next time we may reign it in a bit though.

At 0.99 miles into the warm-up mile, Haggis said an inaudible, “GO!” and was off to the races.  Once the rest of us knew what happened, he had a 50 yard head start.  Frasier and YHC tried to give pursuit, but were not able to catch him by the track.  To ensure we could not catch him, Haggis decided to close and nearly lock the gate to the track.  Either that or he jumped the fence (entirely possible).  From there, he was lost in the darkness only to be found at COT sitting on a bench. Such are the ways of a Scotsman.

With so many people and everyone getting spread out during the run, please add anything YHC missed.  It is always a pleasure to run with this group of men!

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Cheese Curd
9 years ago

HB- good lead…well easy lead. I think you summarized it well.

I am not a regular, so I forgot my watch which is so important as to know if you have time to do one more lap around the track.

Haggis is a beast, once we hit the 1 mile mark, he was off like a prom dress! I know he lapped me on the track, but so did you and Frasier. The difference, he moved with stealth and a purpose…you two yahoo’s were talking like you weren’t out of breath. Could you pretend running is hard work;)

Some people were meant to run…others were meant to watch from far behind!

The Mouth
The Mouth
9 years ago

Thanks for leading the workouts and all the guys up front giving me something to chase… I’d prefer if they were close enough on the straight aways to see them, but I watched Haggis and Brat run away from me this morning like I was standing still and they disappeared into the gloom.

Tclaps for the spreadsheet too, I actually used it to determine my laps today and it pushed me harder than I would have pushed myself.

Horsehead
9 years ago

That’s about right Honeybee – when I got hurt I had to decide whether to quit F3 or try the running workouts. It was horrible, but I’m better for it. Running with you fast idiots has been a great motivator.

Went to 0.0 #Meathead this AM and did some hill training in the NC mountains this afternoon. Before DT, I don’t think I would have made it up the hill a single time.

Bugeater
9 years ago

Looks like a good one. I may make a break from hydra to chase some miles next week.

Anyone interested in a double down run next Thursday, to simulate the approx time off between legs we will have in BRR?

Great stuff horse head, and cheese curd do you think haggis prom date would actually wear a prom dress.

Cheese Curd
Reply to  Bugeater
9 years ago

Good point Bug…that should be, “faster then he could take off his own dress…I mean kilt”

Haggis
Reply to  Bugeater
9 years ago

Baaaa!

Haggis
Reply to  Bugeater
9 years ago

Baaaa!

Skywalker
9 years ago

Tclaps to you Horsehead. That’s an inspiring story.

HB, good lead. I may never make it to the front of the pack, but I’m on getting faster than I am now. Aye

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