17 men gathered at Death Valley to celebrate our nation’s champions. Sadly, the SCMS field actually retains water instead of draining like the fancy system they have in Clemson. Seriously, it’s like the whole area drains to the track and football field and stays there. So, with more rain than I expected, we’d be modifying the original plan a little. After an excellent disclaimer, away we went…
Jog down to the track for a warm-up lap, after dodging the mud at the bottom of the ramp. That’s a service project opportunity for current and former site Qs. Circle up near the gate for a standard warmup. Then line up abreast on the line near the gate – AYG 400. Here come the complaints about not being warmed up enough (maybe because you stood still during the whole warmup, Semi Gloss) and the aforementioned puddles. Recover with some walking lunges halfway down the straightaway. Then 800 AYG. Recovery lunges again. 400 AYG.
Yog over to the bleachers. Mary for a little recovery. Choose a partner you don’t know well (I heard lots of introductions, so success – vets need to partner with guys you don’t know sometimes to help pull them into the PAX). Partner 1 does the exercise on the bleachers while Partner 2 runs to the foul (fair) pole on one of the fields. The Swiper/Hannibal/SG group got a little mouthy – clearly their foul pole was closer than ours. Repeat with Incline merkins, step ups, derkins and dips.
Mosey over into the ball field to the edge of the infield on the baseline b/w 2nd and 3rd bases. After a quick safety recon run to make sure the other end of the sprint was clear, we did a bunch of back and forth sprints. Usually do 10-20 of an exercise, then sprint to the other side (baseline or outfield fence). This may have been the thing I added when the rain flooded the football field. We did HR merkins, CDDs, LBCs, heels to heaven, etc. for about 10 minutes. Done
A couple of other notes: Skywalker was a no-show after suggesting to both me and Swiper that he’d be there. Joker and Smokey were dressed for 10 degree ice workouts. Actually, Joker looked (and ran) like a valet.
Joe Davis Run is this Saturday. Convergence at RockZero for those not racing. McGee is your Q.