Wednesday, February 28
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Always 70 and Sunny

2:45 – In Memory of Elizabeth Pryor


11 faithful posted for a dedication workout in honor of Elizabeth Pryor.

The Thang:

Mosey to the corner of the school near Grove and Commonwealth.

COP – quick dedication to Elizabeth Prior who passed in a tragic car accident at 2:45 PM on Monday, April 13th, just on the other corner from the PAX. Plank for moment of silence.

25 Side Straddle Hops, 20 15 Don Quixotes, 20 LBCs

Mosey to front field. 2 double sets of 11s (version 1 or 2, not sure) running the distance of the fields and using all 11 of the trees as the exercise points. First exercise is burp merks increasing from 1 to 11 at each tree. Plank at the other end of the field. Repeat burp merk back to the beginning. Second set – 1 hello dolly, 10 rosalitas, increasing/decreasing by one across the field. Plank at the other end. Repeat back across.

Mosey to the circuit track, 4 corners circuit style. Pull ups set the pace with 10, box jumps on the steps of the school, dips and derkins. two times around.

Mosey to the tennis courts for 5 minutes of bolts. 5 sets of sprints to the other end, rest, and back.

Mosey to flag – Superman – two times through acapella.

The thang:

YHC’s first Q at Mary Mumford, actually first Q outside of NoToll. YHC felt moved by the story of historian Elizabeth Pryor and the details of her passing from Monday’s accident, and signed up to Q when I noticed it was still open on Tuesday. Every Thursday and Friday the RVA F3 PAX has run by the spot of senseless tragedy, a dedication felt necessary. The workouts were inspired by the time of the accident – 2 double sets of 11s, 4 corner circuit and 5 minutes of bolts. Superman, well, because Superman is awesome when sung to the sweet sounds of The Greatest American Hero. I think the tomatoes actually stopped their workout to watch this comical situation.

The other name for this workout could have been The Hijacked Q as noted before it began. Swirly had been verbally given the Q the night before due thinking the spot was still open, though it had been filled previously on the spreadsheet. YHC thanks Swirly for his gracious acceptance to give up the Q (after setting up the blocks, guess I know what’s in store his next Q) in order to keep the dedication workout in tact.

Earthday. 5K. T-shirt. This Saturday. 11:00 AM. I rest my case.


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  1. Wedding Singer on

    great workout today. Thanks for Greensboro’s Beaver to attend in Richmond, seemed to keep Conspiracy occupied in the bolts.

  2. Solid job, @Wedding Singer! You put out a great challenge to the PAX, and respectful to Ms. Pryor. Thanks for reminding us of things more important than ourselves.

  3. THE Yankee Aggressor on

    Wedding Singer. Pure Class. I was honored to be part of the workout this morning and the explanation in the backblast makes me want to head back out there and run another BOLT even faster in honor of MS. Pryor!