Weather: 75 degrees and humid
PAX: Gilligan, Snakes on a Plane (War Baby), Corn Hole, Scooby Doo, Thor, Wilma, Drizzle, Haz Mat (War Daddy), Bodett, Wojo (QIC)
I had two goals for today’s Q at the Stampede – push the PAX outside their comfort zone and blow away the Wojo-approved distance of 3 miles. I think we checked both boxes!
Numbers can be a bit lower in the summer with heat & humidity, vacations, and activities that go late into the evening that can lead to fart/smartsacking. So I expected lower numbers knowing that several regular posters were going to be out today. That being said, I was very pleased with our group today AND that we had an even number for my planned partner THANG!
I opened our time with the mission of F3 and commended the PAX for getting up and taking the Daily Red Pill (#DRP). As we had no FNGs we got right to it!
- Side Straddle Hop X 10 IC
- Abe Vigoda X 10 IC
- String Rippers X 10 IC
- Runners Yoga Stretch (hands beside instep)
- Downward Dog Calf Stretch
- Runners Yoga Stretch (other leg)
1/2 mile slow warm up mosey from basketball court through Arboretum to the corner of Ashland Drive & Walker Avenue
Following 2 10 second counts, PAX were asked to run at a faster pace (than warm up mosey) from Walker/Ashland to corner of S. Lindell Road and Springwood Dr.
The THANG – Partner Fartleks
PAX teamed up in pairs, preferably of similar running ability. Starting at the Lindell/Springwood corner, 1 team member ran up Lindell, turned right on Spring Garden Street, turned right on Willowbrook Drive, then right on Springwood Drive. The other team member when the exact opposite way from the corner – down Springwood, left on Willowbrook, left on Spring Garden, and left on Lindell.
Fartlek training “is simply defined as periods of fast running intermixed with periods of slower running.” For today’s THANG, one team member started fast and the other at a slower pace. Each time we met our partner, we flapjacked. Teams completed 4-5 fartlek sets before time was called.
Following the fartlek training, I called a Native American Run to get us from Lindell/Springwood back to Walker/Ashland. After several 10 counts the PAX ran back through the Arboretum at the pace of their choice to the Lindley Park bridge, but circled back to get the 6 so we could all finish together.
Total distance: 3.75 – 4.25 miles
- Body Destroyer – 20 count
- American Hammer X 5 IC
Announcements and Moleskin:
- Week 3 of Freed to Lead study (Bodett Q) is Friday from 6:30 – 7 am at Battleground Super Starbucks. Come one, come all regardless of whether you have (or have read) the book.
- Good to see everyone pushing hard today – hope you worked out of your comfort zone.
- TClaps to Bodett for working on the Natville Summer Challenge/Bodett Cup
- Great to see Corn Hole for the 2nd time this week – glad to have you back in the gloom on a regular basis!
Thanks for the opportunity to Q today!