Running Like Swimming

Swimming sucks, but I like to steal some of its workout ideas.  A good one for MOP (middle-of-the-pack) runners like me is the timed sendoff.  In swimming, the prescribed workout interval might read something like 8×100 @ 1:30 on 1:45 Which means that the swimmer has to do eight sets of 100 meters, at a […]

Grab Some Pine

The Goat, 12/21/21, 0530 When in doubt, or just flat out of creative new routes, take the PAX out to Lone Pine hill. Warm-o-Rama Run off campus, across Franklin Street, across Rosemary over to Lone Pine hill. The Thang Run the Pine OYO.  Three, four, or five trips ought to do.  We’re leaving for the […]

Speed work and hill repeats

2 Warm-up laps around the track Speed work: 200m hard – 200m easy (1 mile total) 4oom hard – 4oom easy (1 mile total) 800m hard – 800m easy (1 mile total)   Run to UNC baseball diamond parking lot – Run hard uphill, recover downhill – repeat (10 minutes total ~8 trips) Run back […]

2021 Tour de France

The run was modeled on the various stages of the Tour de France:  prologue, sprint stages, climbing stages, and hopefully time for a sprint finish back at the Champs-Elysees (aka Hooker Fields) in full view of the sun-dappled Arc de Triomphe (aka the infinitely more glorious Carmichael Arena).  PAX were instructed to wear cycling jerseys.  […]

Record Breaking Territory

What a morning. Hooker Fields was the the place to be. All kids of gettin’ after it going on. ROTC, individual workouts, Blindside & Co, and of course the strong and loyal PAX (25 to be exact) who have made Tuesday mornings a habit for getting stronger, faster and some good doses of fellowship.  Backblasts […]

Timed Interval Ladder + Strides

After the SV Sunday Run YHC was chatting with Bushwood, Homes, and Pink about his upcoming Q at the Goat. There was a consensus that we hadn’t done an old school track workout in awhile. As much as we all love finding a steep hill and running up it a bunch of times, it was […]

5 Cent Deposit

F3 Churham on lockdown/hiatus. Qs were asked to submit a workout online for the PAX. Here be mine. WARM UP Lap (400M) SSH, x10, Cadence Seal Claps, x10 Cadence Sun Gods, F&R, x10 Single Leg Swings, F&R, x10 Single Legs Swings, Lateral, L&R, x10, Single Donkey Kicks (Hands & Knees, Single Leg Kick Backs), L&R, […]

Gimghoul Ladder

Warm – Up Two laps around Hooker Field Butt Kickers High Knees Light Stretching The Thang Run to Gimghoul neighborhood and run a ladder. The neighborhood is 0.75 mile loop and there are clear breaks to run a 400, 800 and 1600 Run 400 to end of Gimghoul and fellowship jog back to start. Repeat. […]

Progressively Faster

Another humid Chapel Hill morning. Felt even more muggy in the parking garage where we all assembled. 15 in total came out to tackle Churham’s hardest Tuesday workout, The Goat. Warm-Up:  2 Laps around Hooker Fields (needed the second so some stragglers could get a lap in) High knees Butt Kickers Frankensteins Progressive 1k Repeats […]

Ramp it Up

20 PAX including 2 FNG’s showed up on another humid morning with temperatures above 70 degrees. I promised we would find a few hills and we didn’t wait long to hit the first one. Warmup: 1 lap, SSH, Squats, Willie Mays Hayes, high knees, butt kickers The Thang: Mosey through the new soccer/lacrosse stadium to […]