5 Strong men joined YHC this morning for what turned out to be a leg-heavy beating.
Showed up thinking there wouldn’t be anyone joining me as the parking lot was empty at 5:05 but soon after I thought that, Dasher comes rolling in for a 3/4 mile pre-run around the MS. Slowly other PAX showed up and all of a sudden it was 5:15:15… Oops! Got a little carried away with my DiCCS… and that will be the theme for the rest of the workout as those precious 15 seconds came into play, not once but two more times.
Warmorama: 3/4 mile mosey around front of schools and over to the parking lot by the stadium. Typical stretches, Downward Dog, Glidah, Upward Dog, high plank Jacks X 10, Low plank jacks X 10, Upward Dog and a Calf Stretch.
Short Mosey to the street light at the stadium for :45 sec interval sprints X 5 up toward the entrance of the HS as far as you get in time allowed (first interval ended up being a full minute so there is the second time we were + :15 seconds) and then slow Mosey back to starting point with a 1-ish minute breather before R/R.
Mosey over to HS Cafeteria entrance for partner work, picking up Premature’s shirt along the way and allowing a little more time for Gerber to take a “load” off at the stadium shed.
partner 1 does Dips on wooden benches (Impromptu PAX were using the cafeteria tables so we used the wooden benches instead) while partner 2 runs 400 meter track around island. R/R until 200 Dips reached.
Next were 150 X Irkins, 100 Step Ups and 100 Staggered Squats (We moved over to the cafeteria tables for the last two now that the Impromptu PAX had carried on elsewhere)
Mosey to Rudy’s Palace for some wall work. (Peoples Chair against the wall while doing 50 X air presses IC and then 50 X jabs IC.
Paula Abdul back up the yellow brick road to COT with 5 X Merkins up and 10 X Speed Skaters back. Had to recover about halfway in due to time and ended up :15 seconds after 6:15. And that completed the final extra :15 seconds.
BC, Gerber and Dasher led most of the way as usual any time they post and providing much wanted (and sometimes annoying) push to the rest of us “normal” guys.
Dunkin in only his second F3 workout (nursing a foot injury by the way) pushing hard and staying with everyone. Kid will be leading the way soon enough.
Premature, my Wildebeest brother, working hard, even with a knee injury that has plagued him for a while now.
Way to go fellas! You inspire me and anyone else you come into contact with. Thank You!
Announcements: See also Impromptu BB for official announcements…
Prayers and best wishes for Rubbermaid and Hollywood as they embark on a 50 and 25 mile respectively race up and down a mountain this weekend. Good Luck and see you at Ignition on Monday…
WTF… Waxhaw Trail Fest Saturday May 1st at 6:00 a. Sign up! You will regret it… $10 registration and shirt orders forthcoming.
Ricky Bobby took us out in prayer
Some idiot (YHC) had the idea to converge at Cuthbertson campus to do a pre-Rooster warm-up just to see where they were at for times on the mile runs. 4 poor souls came out to join me and this is what went down…
Warmed up with a short mosey around the stadium parking lot and did stretching OYO for a few minutes as we strategized how we would simulate the runs since we all had places to be and couldn’t do the full run a mile, wait for 4 others to run their mile in sequence and then run a mile together so we decided to run each mile “together” and then rest a few minutes and run the next and then the next. We chose the Ignition Mile so Chastain could get his coveted “local legend” in Strava. Three of us ended with 3 miles and two of us ended after 4. You’ll need to check Strava to find out who is who but we all pushed it to the limits and got in some good cardio.
Brutus and Chastain have a really close relationship that makes some of us uncomfortable. But that’s ok and to each their own…
Go out and have that uncomfortable conversation with whomever it is you need to have that conversation. Get that monkey off your back and don’t let it fester inside.
Bottle Cap took us out
5 PAX converged at Walnut Creek to scope out the next path to stupidity for the Waxhaw and surrounding regions. Between now and May 1st you will see more on this subject but until then, you’ll just have to hang on.
Kid Rock, Glidah, Wolverine, Dasher and YHC ran from the tennis courts at Walnut Creek via the Carolina Thread Trail at a scary-fast pace (for me at least) and turned around at the Suspension Bridge on the SC/NC border to return to Walnut Creek. All were present and accounted for at the end. I feel obligated to point out that most of us completed the entire route while one of us took a short cut (you know who you are…)
Pre-Blast for the event will be coming soon and you will feel both excitement and dread (not necessarily in that order or in equal amounts) when you see what we have planned.
2 PAX, Big Tuna & Transporter, joined me today for the three-headed monster.
Mosey from COT, around Chipotle and back up to the Turf at Ted’s for IW X 15, Planks/6″ Planks (really slow 10 second Merkins X 5), Up/Down Dog, Runner’s stretch…
Mosey to fountain for 25 X wall jump-ups or Step Ups, lap around block and repeato. We did 25 X Irkins with hands on the wall X 2 sets then staggered squats (other leg on the wall) X 20 each leg X 2 and finished with 20 X Derkins with feet on the wall X 2 sets.
Big Tuna and I Mary while Transporter goes for a short trip to the port-a-jon aka Hilton Garden Inn-Waverly then mosey to the traffic circle for 7’s.
Using traffic circles as end points start with 1 burpee and go to the other circle for 6 BBSU, 2:5…..6:1.
Sprint (for some. I couldn’t due to a hammy thing I’m dealing with that I don’t want to re-injure) back to last traffic circle and then mosey back to COT. Big Tuna is Fast!
Thanks to Big Tuna and Transporter for coming out today. At 5:27 I was thinking it would be my first no-show day but they came through. Transporter slowly coming back from injury (but you really can’t tell from seeing him work) and Big Tuna showing up to play in a “Big” way made for a great workout.
Q School Tomorrow
Rooster on March 13h
YHC took us out with a prayer
8 poor souls including one FNG – Alex Williamson – Elmers (RESPECT), made it out to Blackhawk this morning to get our bodies in shape and push each other way past our comfort zones. Covered ~4 miles and got some arm work in as well. Here is how it went down…
Standards, SSH IC x 50 (increasing speed at 26-50), IW x 15, Moroccan Nightclubs x 15, Plank/6”planks x 3, Up/Down dog and calf, Glidah and Jimmy Dugan stretches.
Mosey to rock pile at 3rd intersection up WC pkwy and grab a lifting rock for Circuits of Curls, Shoulder Presses & Rows. Did 3 sets of each and ran from rock pile to light 1 then 2 then 3 after 15 reps of called exercise. We switched it up to run the other direction and increase by one intersection after each set. Return rocks…
Moseyed back to COT and stopped for some Mary along the way. LBC’s, Low Slow Squats and Lunges were called.
Arrived at COT after completing somewhere near 4 miles for most of the PAX with 3 mins left so we did a cool down stretch by repeating previous stretching routine. Man I love a good cool down stretch…
Everyone pushed it to the max today and Elmers did a great job keeping with the group. Keep posting bro and you will get that lung capacity back. We’ve all been there and it sucks at first but then you embrace it, get used to it and eventually come to enjoy it. I was also impressed with High Hat today. Dude, you’re getting faster and it is showing. I guess all those people touching your balls is really paying off…:)
Shout out to Atlas and Chicken Little for joining me on a mini CSAUP this morning before the workout. We all took off from my house in MB and ran a 5k down to WC Park to post. What a dumb idea that was… When can we do it again???
Well here is where I finally tie in the title of this BB…
18 years ago today, Fred Rogers of the famed PBS T.V. show, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, passed away. A sad day, for sure as he was a genuinely good person who spread kindness and love everywhere he went. Not just on T.V. but in his life outside the view of the cameras as well. I can’t help but think if he were around today, things might be different in a positive way. Kids who are now technically adults didn’t get the benefits of the lessons he taught us on his show about being kind to one another regardless of your socio-economic or cultural status and I feel like that is lost on the new generation and we, F3, and people like us need to be that light in this world to show kindness and genuine care for our fellow human beings. Go out today, tomorrow and every other day of your life and spread kindness and love to your fellow humans . It is a choice and only you can make it. Simple.
Q School on March 6th
Rooster on March 13th
CPR class sometime in March
Mad Dog took us out in prayer
Took the 11 Pax that made the intentional choice to post at Dromedary today on a field trip to Rosecliff. Warned everyone the night before in GroupMe but they still showed up and groaned when I confirmed we would be doing a little bit of running. It wasn’t “that bad” as we just reached 3 miles. According to my Strava that’s 26:30 total running time and 18:30 of exercise. None of the exercises we did were particularly difficult but we did get in some reps.
Mosey through the parking lot from COT and see Das Boot rolling in a minute or so late. We circle back about halfway through the lot and do 15 X SSH to let Das Boot catch up. Continue our mosey around the front of campus and stop at the globe for some IW X 15, Stretching and then end it with Moroccan Nightclubs. Take a moment to explain what we’ll be doing so as not to upset the residents of Rosecliff and we mosey to the culdesac for…
Paula Abdul using the street lights. We did 15 X Merkin on the 2 up and did 15 X squats on the 1 back.
Arrived at the last light and started doing 15 X BBSU at each street light on the way back and then audibled to 10 after I checked my watch for time thinking we wouldn’t make it back.
Took the long mosey back to COT stopping at the street lights in front of campus for 1 X Burpee and made back to COT for 3 minutes of Mary.
Shake called 50 Heels to Heaven (Lesson Learned), Posse called out LBC’s for a reasonable amount (25). Shop Dog with 10 X Superman’s and then time was called.
Das Boot demonstrated the Pecker Pounder, J. Lo and the A-Rod for us so we would all know what it was. The A-rod is a combination of J. Lo and Pecker Pounder for those who weren’t there or didn’t know already. If you still don’t know then ask Das Boot to demonstrate and he will happily oblige, I’m sure.
Q School on Saturday, March 6th. You need to go.
Rooster – Saturday, March 13th. Sign up in the GroupMe calendar Teams of 5 for a rotating marathon relay. Each participant runs 6 miles total but only run 1 mile at a time until the last mile which is together as a group.
YHC took us out with prayer.
So this is Pursuit. Not much to tell other than we ran for an hour. Not much happened that was funny, per se…
Shout out to ExLax for getting out there and crushing it! The man has a goal of a 35 minute 5k and is already seconds away. I give him another month and he’ll be all over it! (Or should I say… under it?)
Shout out to Posse and Fusebox joining today and encouraging ExLax as well as going for a goal of their own which I believe is a non-stop 5k (you run the whole time rather than stopping for a breather). I think they got close but came up just short. Way to set a goal and go for it fellas! Who cares if you come up short. (This time). It just means you get to keep trying. I know they will and they will achieve it when the time is right.
The route we did is officially called “Pursuit: Frank and Beans” but I will call it Twig and Berries from this day forth. The funny thing is, I live right on the tip of the “Frank” or Twig?. Insert “Just the Tip” joke here…
Blood Drive, January 6th. A couple of spots left as of this morning. Hopefully those were filled as of this publication…
CSAUP February 6th – I could write a paragraph or two about this but the main points are get out Next Saturday and join us for what will be a memorable event for the Waxhaw PAX and any others that join us. I really look forward to the 2nd F afterward. It’s been a while since we gathered for anything other than a workout.
A couple of other CSAUPs are coming in March.
Beer Mile: drink a beer and run a 1/4 mile, R/R until 1 mile is reached and 4 beers have been consumed. There are more rules but you get the gist.
Rooster: Individuals or Teams of 2 or 5 run a marathon distance on a 1 mile course. Get your teams together and go kick some a$$ WAXHAW!
Quick Mosey around lake and warmed up with usual stretches.
Mosey to parking lot near Tennis Courts for Billy Madison 2.0. 12 of each exercise followed by a lap around parking lot ~0.2 mile
Exercises were: LBC, Merkin, American Hammers, Peter Parkers, Jump Squats, Moroccan Nightclubs, Plank Jacks, Shoulder Taps, Bobby Hurleys, 6”Plank Holds for 12 seconds, Heals to Heaven, Merkins
Give Blood on Jan. 30th. Just sign up and go do it. You will save a life.
CSAUP February 6th
YHC (Twinkle Toes) took us out with a prayer.