Poetry in Motion

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YHC, not having posted at Vortex before, showed up 10 minutes early and scouted out the AO. I could not have asked for a more excellent place, or for more perfect weather. The Warmup YHC, not have posted at Vortex before, stuck with the Tobacco Road and Piranha tradition of warming up in the parking […]

5 K in a 10K

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18 PAX showed up. We did this. 1.55 mile warmup down Laurel Hill including some Ricky Bobby Five 1K loops of the UNC Track warmup loop at accelerating pace 1.55 miles back up Laurel Hill to the AO

Merkins First

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It’s great to be back at The Thicket Warm upForty five Merkins, courtesy of Closer [here YHC made the call that, out of respect to Closer, we would have his celebratory merkins at the beginning of the workout given what was on tap for the morning].SSH x30 ICIW x 20ICWMH x20ICGood Morning x 15 The […]

Pearls on a String

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If you haven’t read Freed to Lead, the book by OBT and Dredd, founders of F3, you should. It’s a pretty good read, and gives some great background and understanding behind the stuff we do in the gloom each day. YHC decided to go back through it to catch up on some things, and while […]

“Turnover!”

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When it comes to running, two men loom large in my life. Coach Bacon and Coach Lynn. Coach Bacon was YHC’s high school football and track coach. He pushed hard and got more from us. In fact, after graduating from high school, he challenged YHC to walk on to a college track program. He used […]

I love this hill!

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Strudel(fng) was treated to a Dora on Shooter’s Hill. Don’t forget about that hill. Not many have a turf hill at their disposal. Warm up SSH, slow merkins, mountain climbers, imperial squat walker ME Mosey’d to Shooter’s Hill and partner up for a Dora. 100 burpees, 200 WW2s, 300 squat jumps with runner for the […]

The Devils in the Ridge

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Okay, no more excuses for not writing backblasts. YHC is putting that out there. Backblasts can come in all different flavors from expressive and philosophical to funny to barebones “here’s what went down today”. While YHC likes the first two flavors they sometimes can keep him from holding up his end of the bargain to […]

Summer Blockbluster Mash-up

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Introduction: YHC has been out of commission for a while, sadly a recurring theme. In my absence, Sunnyside, my baby, raised from infancy and nurtured over the past 2 years, has been suffering from neglect. This is a combination of poor weather, kids’ sports contests, and probably a decent amount of me being unavailable to […]