F3/Raleigh – BackBlast 03.03.12 – The Initiation
Aye, 11 Faithful braved the storms and posted for the first F3/Raleigh PainFest. The Pax:
Howard (fka Hanging Chad and Water Tower) – War Daddy
Conroy (fka Fidel)
Big Sproles – War Baby
Wendel Gee (fka Cooleemee)
Dredd – QIC
Warm up lap
Mixorama on the Stone Circle – Side straddle hops 30x, Imperial walkers 20x
Run to the Peninsula for Pusharama
Wide arms 10x
Stagger right 10x
Stagger left 10x
Proclivity for decline pushups 10x
Jump the fence to the Forest Swamp
6 Minutes of Mary
Dolly – 10x
Knee ups – 10x
Little Baby Crunches 15x
High slow flutter 12x
Jacob’s Ladder with burpees – 4x
Run the Train Tracks – walking lunge
Run to the Pavilion – Local on the Eights
3 sets of Jump ups 8x and Dips 8x
Run to the playground for some Tango Delta inspired Spartan prep – rope climb, ladder climb
Finish with Indian Run – 3 laps
It stormed all night in the Carolinas, and little did YHC (Your Humble Correspondent) know that an F2 tornado touched down in east Mecklenburg county at 0230 this morning. It made for a messy day despite the break in the rain during the workout. Tclaps to those who braved the elements this morning and set the standard for F3/Raleigh.
I’m not sure that Dredd sleeps, or at least he is up by 4AM every morning to blog. Well not this morning, as Rook found out at 0400 as he was walking around Dredd’s house, shining a flashlight in, tapping the windows. All with Moniteur sending him texts telling him he’s ready to go. Rook then took it upon himself to get the Charlotte contingent to Pullen Park safely and in record time.
Speaking of Pullen Park, it’s a good facility for a weekly Painfest. Lots to explore with some nice sod just laid on the Peninsula.
Dredd, as QIC, took the Pax through the basics today – the goal is to get everyone up to speed and to the same level. Remember that it won’t get any easier – the QICs will take the intensity up a level each and every week based on my experience, but you will get harder (iron sharpens iron).
Most Pax went to highest ground possible for Mary, leaving Rook and Moniteur in the swamp The COP – Circle of Pain – looked more like a Mushroom of Pain this morning.
Jacobs Ladder was broken out a little earlier in the workout than usual – it’s normally saved for the end when it really, really hurts. Tclaps to CK who challenged the leaders. While there weren’t many Larry Birds, there sure weren’t any Larry Drews. Aye.
Time was taken during the Circle of Trust (COT) for the Namearama. It was pointed out that a man should never suggest his own F3 name and should never complain – it won’t be pretty. Howard has already had 3-4 names in 2 weeks, perhaps an F3 record. You should have seen the gleem in Dredd’s eye when Dougherty shouted his birthname out – Failure (EF going forward) took it all in stride. And Cooleemee’s reponse – whatever you like brother.
It’s all yours now. Some guys were not able to make it today for a variety of reasons – hope to see you in the Gloom next weekend. Give your friends an Emotional Headlock (EH) to get them out as well, and step up to lead part of the workout. It was a great start and we’re looking forward to where it goes.
See you in the Gloom,