Rain makes me homesick

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Warmup: SSH, WMH, arm circles The Thang: The meteorologists had predicted low cloud, cold temperatures and plenty of rain, aka a fine day in the London. What better day for YHC to take the helm and lead through the homesickness inducing conditions? What do most tourists when visiting London? Why, climb all 528 stairs of […]

Never too old to skip

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4 arrived at 0500 to get in a quick 2 mile ruck. 2 went on their way as we made it back to the AO where 5 additional PAX were ready and willing to be lead. Late yesterday Horny Toad relayed that we were in need of a Q. I had intended on rabbit-ing anyway […]

I’ll be ready

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Man I loved this show when I was a kid. Maybe it was my pubescence, maybe it was those awesome speed boats, or maybe this was right when Pamela Anderson was smoking hot. Either way, when my wife let me pick our Halloween costumes this year, Baywatch was the lucky winner. To add to that, […]

Mo’ Tussin

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Apropos of nothing, the title of this backblast occurred to me while I was giving my son some Robitussin this morning.  You’re welcome. Introduction: With the drop in temperature finally here, I was excited to take to the trails in BC and enjoy the brisk Fall morning.  Several PAX showed up who normally do not, […]

Counting is hard

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Having definitely watched the YouTube video on how to count F3 style and exercise names, YHC led the warm-up: Warmup Side-shuffle hops WMH Arm circles Merkins Main Event A fellowship run to The Wall ensued, but not before a little jaunt through the woods towards Great Meadow. On arrival, 5 sprints up the hill of […]

Shooting from the hip

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Warm-O-Rama: Arm circles Imperial Walker Ground kicks Willie Mays Hays The THANG: Run 3 mile loop at fellowship pace Pair up sprints down and back 100 yards Sprint Backwards sprint Karaoke Sprint Run 1 mile loop at fellowship pace Mary: Flutter Kicks, Supermans, WWIIs, merkins Announcements: None COT: The Message:  Don’t bother concerning yourself with […]

From Locked-and-Loaded to Locked Out

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A few weeks ago, YHC and RG3 took a ruck to see if we could stitch together a couple of “new” trails on the northside of Briar Chapel. One branches off from the main bike trail off Serenity Hill, just at the second drainage pond (call it Second Pond), then comes out at the construction […]

Shirts & Skins

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INTRO With the trails mostly off-limits from the hurricane, I wanted to plan a workout that was on pavement but also something more interesting than just running through the neighborhood.  After a quick recon this morning to check on an area I had planned on using, I decided to call an audible and relocate to […]

Kenan Stadium – 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb – NEVER FORGET!

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TWO MAIN THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY: NEVER FORGET! On this day each year we honor the ~3,000 people who tragically lost their lives during the terrorist attacks that took place on the morning of 9/11/2001.  This will forever be remembered as one of the most tragic events in U.S. history.  Despite mass chaos and destruction […]

The Horns of Dilemma

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Warm-O-Rama: Side Straddle Hops Imperial Walker “That guy from the movie Major League” Calf stretch plank Run to the pickleball courts The THANG: Once at the pickleball courts i explained we would run a ½ mile lap at 100% effort and to remember your time. After the first lap we wrote down our times, each […]