Gimghoul flyby

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The weather forecast suggested we might need swim caps and snorkels, but the morning was rain-free. A dozen PAX met up in the School of Government parking lot to get some running in. Warmup Two fellowship laps around Hooker Field Dynamic stretching: butt kickers, toy soldiers, high knees Couple of minutes of shaking and stretching […]

The Bastille day after Bastille Day

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The first Bastille workout after this year’s Bastille Day. What to do? My initial thought was 1789 burpees oyo. Then the Rush song “Bastille Day” came to mind. Maybe Canadian trivia? What about a word association to see what random topic we could arrive at starting from Bastille Day? Bastille Day—Rush—Canada—Ottawa-born actress Sandra Oh—Seattle-based Gray’s […]

Basecamp field trip

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Several weeks ago I decided to take Basecamp on a field trip to Jordan Lake to ruck and get wet. I scouted places and found a couple of interesting possibilities. The one that did not make the cut was the Eagle Spur in Durham (http://www.triangletrails.org/trails/eagle-spur-trail). It follows an old railroad track 2.5 mi from Stagecoach […]

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: […]