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The Unusual Suspects

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After the usual suspects all told YHC they would be missing Tobacco Road, there was fear this would be a solo post.  Thankfully, 3 others decided to give YHC a chance this morning.  Altogether it felt like we were the unusual suspects.  You have the minty chocolaty candyman Peppermint Patty, the grandiose well-dressed mustached lawyer […]

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Spartan Motivation and a Major Pit Stop

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Many of the Churham – Spartan Crew began their taper off of workouts today in preparation for the big event this weekend in Asheville. Godspeed, gents!  We’ve all got your back….WAY BACK.  Though many of the strongest among us have shifted their focus to Asheville, the show must still go on.  It did this morning […]

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#SubprimePartyof8

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5 PAX rode the Pine for an EC run that continues to humble even our strongest runners.  No better way to get better than to tackle on of the steepest (and seemingly longest?) inclines in Churham. A relatively cool(-ish) morning welcomed an additional 10 PAX to Rameses  – and most importantly – the return of […]

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“Our Link was definitely not missing”

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Marky Mark and Boyardee met early for some Spartan training and Yanni rucked with the local rabbits. Two things were learned; the rabbits are crap for mumblechatter and the bar at #thebighouse is awful to hang from. A beautiful morning greeted 22 PAX led by Link and evolve into something greater…..what that is is still […]

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Men of Steel. Men of Speed. Men of Grit.

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Steel.  Speed.  Grit.  That’s all 19 PAX needed this morning.  Lady luck shines on some of us, smirks at the rest of us, and the rest is up to us.  Give us the steel, let us move it.  Give us the speed, let us prove it.  And give us the grit, an attitude that makes […]

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Things Escalate Quickly at the Cougar

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15 men emerged from the darkness, this cool (finally) overcast morn. Literally, people were walking in from multiple angles out of the shadows. Some faces were familiar, others new to YHC. You see, not only was this YHC’s first Q at the Cougar, it was also his first visit to this AO. The AO has […]

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In the Heavy Mist Lies Heavy Metal

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Fifteen warriors of the 21st century showed up not to dance, but instead to battle at TBD this AM.  The first few rays of the sun revealed a heavy mist on the open field next to the playground, and within the mist there were several “heavy surprises” awaiting the PAX. WARM UP SSH, Imperial Walkers, […]

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Escalator-Pyramid & #TheFlutterKing

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5 PAX gathered in the humid gloom for #Vortex EC.  The silent buzz of YHC’s Garmin set the cadence for rounds of 10 KB swings, 5 overhead sandbag press & 5 pullups; every 90 seconds. With the red glow of 0526 staring back from YHCs wrist, we gathered our EC gear and moseyed back to […]

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Sir Mix-a-Lot Makes his VQ

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This morning Sir Mix-a-Lot continued a nice run of Virgin Qs at the southern end of town.  First it was Boo Boo at Bastille, then Band Camp at the Cougar, and today it was Sir Mix-a-Lot’s turn.  Other than questionable taste in music (Chumbawumba?!), Sir Mix-a-Lot delivered a fine beat down that left the pax […]

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Burpees In The Bell Tower

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6 PAX emerged for a pre-dawn 3.5 mile jaunt around a quiet Carolina campus and eerily empty Franklin Street. Ito & QE had the advantage (?) of their warm-up mile run from home and were kind enough to let the other 4 PAX keep up with them for the 5K tour. The Warm Up SSH […]