Hills and Thrills

  • When:08/19/14
  • QIC: Turkey Leg
  • The PAX: Spackler, Purple Haze, Bugeater, Hairball, Hannibal, Header, Hops, Chelms, Stagecoach, Cheesecurd, Ponches, Frasier, Geraldo, Mall Cop, Baracus, Madison, Ponce (FNG), Runstopper, Soul Glow, Slim Fast, Starfish, Tiger Rag, Prohibition, Horsehead, Alf, Turkey Leg

Hills and Thrills

Despite all the complaints in the pre-blast, we set a new record with 26 men opting to take on the hilly starfish.

The Thang:

  • Brief COP in parking lot
  • Warm-up run to RainTree, right, up to top of hill at intersection with 4mile creek
  • This is the center of the 3-leg starfish, running to: (1) Providence Rd,  (2) bottom of short hill on 4mi Creek, (3) bottom of hill on RainTree at first entrance to country club
  • 10 hand-release merkins at each point; 5 burpees in middle of starfish
  • Repeat starfish, leave in time to return by 6:15

Mileage: 5.5 – 6.3, depending on # of legs completed


  • Great crowd rolled in this morning despite the threatening pre-blast, felt like an army for Fast Twitch.
  • Provided for some good 2nd F early on was short lived by the time we completed our warm-up run to the center of the starfish
  • We ought to call TR the “Q Whisperer” for conveniently trying to dilute the workout where desired with “adjusted” instructions when he repeats for others.  Good call though on the revised departure; may have never made it back if we left at 6:08.
  • In any case, pPax understood the need to head back and first train back appeared to take an early exit, departing the starfish around 5:55
  • Last train left around 6:05 for a seemingly endless indian run that appeared to degrade by the time we arrived at Woodfox into an AYG back to the parking lot
  • Welcome FNG Ponce – hope to see you out again soon!
  • I’m inspired by the larger and larger crowds that seem to be converging on Fast Twitch, despite even the most threatening pre-blasts.  Truly honored – hope it keeps up after the BRR.  Lots of races this Fall!
  • Thanks all for witnessing the ice bucket challenge – I highly recommend doing it this summer and not waiting until December.  Seriously, its a great cause – and you are all now officially nominated to take the challenge and nominate others at your workouts.


  • Convergence workout upcoming for those preparing for BRR; see weekly email
  • Flex on Monday will have a “van recovery session” for those participating in BRR.  Bring sticks, rollers, etc. Vaseline optional.
  • F3 Greensboro launching in October


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9 years ago

Enjoyed the hilly starfish. Thanks Turkey Leg. Ice bucket challenge also complete.

9 years ago

Welcome Ponches and Honz! What happened to Ponce?

9 years ago

That was a bizarre one indeed. I somehow ended up in the third group, behind the lead group and the #cheaters #dad The third group consisted of pretty much me, solo, and I managed to run most of the starfish by myself. Maybe I should up the bathing to weekly or something. Anyway, the 2nd F was awesome with the voices and all.

9 years ago

That workout hurt, no doubt about it. Let’s not do it again sometime soon. And it is Ponce, after the great spanish explorer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Ponce_de_León.

One things for sure, I have run up and down those stinking hills in Rain Tree for the past couple of months and there is no fountain of youth there.

Chelms aka Tatertot
9 years ago

Spackler and I headed back at 6:03 and it’s a good thing we did or the PAX might still be rolling in.

Ponce – Let me know if you need help for pay-back. Bringing you out first time to FT was just wrong. Did you flirt with his M or something?

Reply to  Chelms aka Tatertot
9 years ago

Man I tried my best to catch those chicks on Woodfox and couldn’t. Pretty sure the blonde was digging the other chick though.

@Horsehead- I for sure #cheated. Daddy don’t do burpees in his good shoes. Plus with all that running I was just tired so I enjoyed slacking a** and watching everyone else endure the suck. #yawn

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