Keep Calm and Taper On

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A wise man once said, “Before you criticize, you should walk a mile in their shoes…that way, by the time you are done criticizing them, you are a mile away and you’ve got their shoes.” Alarm goes off, guy quietly gets out of bed so as to not disturb his sleeping wife. He quickly gets […]

ValuePAX

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WARM UP SSH x 25 (IC); Alabama Ass Kickers x 20 (IC); Plank Stretch 10 count per leg x 2; Cherry Pickers x 10 (IC) THE THANG Since this was YHC first return (and first run) since October with less than 24 hours to plan there was a lot of winging it.  I planned what […]

Show Muscles

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I have long hypothesized that Q’ing a workout spur-of-the-moment rather than a scheduled workout with weeks to prepare would be beneficial, given that I have a tendency to overplan. Today, I got my chance to test this hypothesis with a last minute Q at The Rabbit. Here it goes… WARM UP SSH (IC x 25) […]

Running With Burpees

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YHC was excited to Q at The Rabbit and had been thinking about something challenging that would make for a simple BB. Since YHC arrived right at 0530 as 10 PAX awaited, the first words out of his mouth were, “The first exercise is…” and we’re down to business. Note: PAX #12 (Doobie) arrived right […]

Upon Us All, A Little Rain Must Fall

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  Upon us all, a little rain must fall. A simple line from Rain Song by Led Zeppelin. Sometimes that rain is literal, like the rain that greeted us out in the gloom this morning. Sometimes, it’s figurative, like when life throws a nice curve ball to potentially monkey hump your hard work and plans. […]

Sarcopenia Warriors

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It was a cold, cold morning. The type of morning that YHC knew the PAX would thank him for keeping them moving. What better way to keep moving in a challenging, regardless of PAX running ability, way but intervals. Intervals are of course a staple of every runner’s training plan. For years I’ve read about […]

Egg Nog Merlot

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Introduction: This was my second Q and I purposefully chose the day after Christmas to commit myself to going. It was early, it was cold, it was a hard choice. The quote/them: “Easy choices hard life, hard choices easy life” Warm-O-Rama: 25 side straddle hops Quad stretch Willy mays hays 1mile jog to the wall […]

Everyday is a Holiday

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YHC got to The Big House a few minutes early to relish some private quiet time to simply self-reflect.  Soon thereafter, Gomer arrived with a festive Christmas light necklace that could make Mr. T jealous.  Grunge arrived with some glow stick necklaces for everyone, and with the group looking and feeling festive we got on […]

Dirt, Vert, & Hurt

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The Thermostat registered a chilly 36 Degrees this morning as 8 men tackled the Rabbit. After yesterday’s freezing temperatures (so I’m told, I fartsacked incredibly hard) at the Thicket, 36 seemed reasonably tropical for the PAX who double dipped.  For me, a former proud New Englander, it was terrible and I wanted to go home. […]