Well its been two years since our last G-Town 50 miler so it was no surprise that when the pax were polled about prospective CSAUPs that we chose to host this one again. The comradery of this run originally created by Pizzaman in an effort to get the BRR feel without leaving Gaston County is something no Pax should miss regardless of running skill. The format will be similar with teams of 4 relaying BRR style around the county, running through all AOs. The legs have been evenly allocated so that most legs are 4 miles. (Think about it – most Pax get 2-3 miles in with each bootcamp style post.) If running is not your “thing” or your have self doubt about doing a 200 mile relay this is your time to step up and step out of your comfort zone. Sign up link here. https://f3gastonia.com/event-signups/csaup-50-mile-relay/ Enter your 10K time and we will create teams that are evenly matched so that we can maximize running together/finishing together. I will post team members by Sept 7 so that we can have appropriate number of drivers. Start time will be 4AM (It is a CSAUP after all – what are you afraid of the dark?) FYI the route is posted below and has been altered slightly from previous years to keep Pax mostly on sidewalks but we will require reflective gear (I’m looking at you Seuss!) and lights until 7AM.
Experience is not required only a strong desire to lift up your fellow man. Speaking of which – there will be a twist this year- Pax will be asked for a donation to be collected for Least of These Carolina. You may have heard of this charity they do great work for foster parents in the area. LOT Carolinas’ purpose is to identify and service the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of children and their caregivers, with the primary focus on children in foster/kinship care. They do this through community effort of local churches, businesses, and caring citizens; applying the Biblical principle of helping those in need to glorify God. If you’ve ever been to a Big Pappy Q he has had nothing but great things to say about them. So get off your arse and help yourself and your fellow man!
Well its another beautiful Saturday morning down on the D-BLOK I’m fresh off a bad week of Call Out with little sleep and several missed work outs. But now it’s all over and I’m ready to get back at it. Now I’m pulling in to Old School early AS USUAL. I’m jamming to some old school TOOL as I put out Ol’ Glory and I hear Broke telling Purple Haze he must be getting pumped up for his Q this morning. I said nope Tiger has it this week he said he thought he read that I had it so I check Slack and Team-Up. Well Damn I’ve got me on one list and Tiger on another. You see never transferred my Slack list over to my Team-Up calendar. Site Q Fail # 1 of the day not to worry though I got this. Everybody is either pulling in or finishing up some EC and we’re ready to go. No FNGs no disclaimer just get at it.
Warm up was nothing special it is a normal go to for me these days.
MNC 20 IC
Impreial Walkers 20 IC
R Side Lunge stretch to R Front Lunge stretch to L Side Lunge stretch to L Front Lunge stretch
Gravel Pickers 20 IC
Don Q 20 IC
25 SSH IC / 5 Burpees OYO
20 SSH IC / 4 Burpees OYO
15 SSH IC / 3 Burpees OYO
10 SSH IC / 2 Burpees OYO
05 SSH IC / 1 Burpee OYO
Mosey out of the park stopping at intersections putting in a little work along the way. Starting to hear some of that good ol’ SA mumblechatter there ain’t nothing quite like it boys I’ll tell ya, As we enter the rear parking area at Carr School Leppard and Hacksaw start reminiscing about when they went to school here. You know the old back in my day we had to walk to and from school up hill both ways and there was no blacktop here it was all broom straw and gravel. Then you get the old we went to the movies for a nickel and got a popcorn and a pop and came home with 2 cents crap. As fate would have it one of these old curmudgeons even managed to steal the old Munkey Bars from this place at least that’s the way I heard it anyways. Well if you have ever been back here with me you know what’s coming. Pull-Ups everyone hates them myself included cause they’re hard and they suck. Now suck it up dry your tears grab a partner and get to work. One man works the other runs the perimeter School Buss parking lot.
Well good news Men the hard part is over or is it. Let’s get in a little Route 66 while we’ve got some smooth pavement we’ll do one of SA’s favorites Bear Crawl Mike Tysons 1-11 bear crawl to each parking lot line. That was so much fun let’s run back down Route 66 this time in reverse 11-1 Jump Lunges at each parking lot line. There were several buss stop / playground bullying incidents that occurred while back here. I guess I have no choice but notify the Principal as SA should at very least loose his outside and playtime for his verbal assaults and outbursts.
Mosey around to the front entrance of school for a round of partner work 10-1 squats and mountain climbers at each side of the parking lot. We’re running short on time so we mosey back towards the flag finishing our 10-1 reps at intersections along the way back. Wouldn’t you know it at every freaking intersection Def asks what are we doing here. I’m not joking here we jogged and every 100ft. or so we stopped and did squats and mountain climbers and every time he asked what are we doing here. Just a little food for thought here guys. I think we all need all go in and get this guy some Prevagen. We can crush it up with his Geritol and slip it in his slightly warmed Ensure then wrap him up in his Snuggie lay him on the ol’ recliner he’d never know it. Anyways it’s just a thought.
We’re now headed back into the parking lot and we finish with one last push of the rock.
25 SSH / 5 Burpees
22 for the vets
Cobra / Superman stretches
Not too bad for on the fly quick fix hope you all felt the same.
Pledge it Out
Easy Rider and his family
Last But Not Least Q Fail # 2 I left my Shovel Flag behind and Gumby retrieved it for me thank you sir for that.