Magnanimoose

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I’ve been reading Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods to my kids before bedtime. It is a wonderful read, partly because Bryson goes off on all sorts of tangential commentary. For example, his thoughts on moose: A moose is a cow drawn by a three-year-old. That’s all there is to it. Without doubt, the […]

The PAX Puzzler

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I like puzzles and had an idea about working one into a Q. In addition to providing a theme for the workout, the puzzle could provide some mental distraction from PAX who might otherwise focus on the beatdown they are receiving. The solution to the puzzle is at the bottom of this BB. The PAX […]

Rain, Rabbit, Rain!

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The rain was pouring down as I awoke, but there was no way I was going to miss The Rabbit. Wet I can handle. Cold I can handle. Cold and wet begins to be uncomfortable. Fortunately, the temp was a reasonable 55 degrees. No sign of any PAX in the BC clubhouse parking lot until […]

A Morning at the Roxbury

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22 PAX gathered on a cool, windy March morning, 4 having done an EC run ahead of time. Warmup SSH, IW, Arm circles and reverse, Toy Soliders, Willie Mays Hays, Slow Merkins The Thang: Mosey to circle, form groups of 4 or 5. Rotate through the follow exercises with each team completing two laps. Timer: […]

Ruck in the muck

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My thinking in signing up to Q Basecamp was that I like rucking and hanging with the Briar Chapel guys, so I should Q. The catch: I am not at all familiar with the local trail system. Other than the first time I Q-ed Basecamp back in January, I haven’t been on the trails. That […]

Slip sliding away

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Warm up: Nope The thang: Put weight in pack on back, walk ruck. A lot of white stuff was left on the ground after the latest version of snowpocalypse 3 days ago. Yesterday saw a bit of a thaw that refroze overnight, making for patches of black ice. Early into the ruck, Eddie the Eagle […]

Warmest Goat of 2018

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Chapel Hill and Durham public schools announced a 2 hour delay in opening because of the frigid weather—14 degrees F by my car’s thermometer at 5:30—but there’s no delayed start at The Goat! Warm up: 2 Loops around field at fellowship pace 20 leg swings for each leg Imperial walkers Clockwise loops around parking deck: […]

Post-xmas Goat

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I was not expecting a large turnout on the day after Christmas. Hooker was completely dark when I arrived, and the temp was in the mid-20s. Those conditions were not ideal, but hey, you play with the hand you’re dealt! Warm up: a bit of dynamic stretching including high knees, leg swings, and carioca The […]

A caprine run

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Last week was my first time at The Goat. It was a brisk morning on the well lit Hooker Field, and the Q (Subprime) had a great mix of pacing, core work, and fun. I loved it! As I drove up this morning, I was encouraged to see the lights on, as I understand this […]

Push and pull

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EC: several PAX showed up for intervals on the track. Warm up SSH, Imperial Walkers, Good Mornings, Willie Mays Hays The thang Mosey to track 5 burpees 50 m bear crawl 10 burpees 50 m bear crawl Mosey to back of building 10 “nikrems” (inverted merkin aka Australian pull up) on railing followed by BTTW, […]