9 PAX (F3 participants) emerged from the gloom and posted to Booker T. Washington park in Charlottesville. This was the first workout in Cville and the weather, as expected, was sunny and 70!
Mosey to side of field. COP SSH x 20, Don Quixote x 10, LBC x 20, and merkins x 25. Mosey toward Preston Avenue and take the steps up to the upper basketball court for King of Hearts. Regular suicide, backwards suicide, karaoke suicide and bear crawl suicide.
Q passed to Swirly. Mosey to Picnic area for triple check. Dips and LBC’s and sprints. Repeato x3. Mosey to playground. Pull ups x 7 and incline merkins x 20. Repeato x3. Q passed to Upchuck. Mosey to top of wooden steps. Triple check again with WWII situps, box cutters and run up (or down the steps). Repeato x3. Q passed over to Bleeder. Mosey to main field for 11’s. Squats and Rosalita’s with lunges between the trees. Mosey to basketball courts for four corner escalator. First corner 5x merkins, second corner 10x burpees, third 15x merkings and last corner 20x burpees. Mosey back to the shovel flat for Superman and a take out by Swirly.
NMM (Naked Man Moleskin)
The Richmond crew arrived early to scout out the AO (area of operations). Booker T is a fine place to hold an F3 workout. The location is compact, but it is packed with Yummy treats to work out with. The field near the parking lot has 11 trees lining it (perfect for 11’s). There ample picnic benches and seats to use, a double basketball court, a single basketball court, a baseball field, a killer set of wooden steps, and a hill that will inflict pain on the PAX for years to come. The possibilities in this AO are limitless and most importantly, this location is located about 3 minutes from the Bodo’s on Preston Avenue (Bleeder, you can check the address if you need to).
Charlottesville PAX started rolling in about quarter til 7 and we had a full 9 PAX by the 7am start. A few observations about our new Charlottesville PAX: 1) they are a fit crew. All the PAX acquitted themselves well today. A one hour beatdown for the first workout is no joke and everyone kept moving. 2) no worries if a doctor is needed during the workout. Half the PAX are docs or or work at a hospital 3) Education level of the PAX is high. YHC (your humble correspondent) felt under educated having only completed a masters degree and 4) they are an enthusiastic bunch – 4/5 of the PAX joined us for a post workout coffeetaria at Bodo’s.
OK, so Bleeder is a mean SOB. the FNG’s having survived 53 minutes of the workout were looking pretty spent. All the experienced PAX were expecting 6 minutes of mary followed by the COT to finish out the hour. No, Bleeder brings us to the tennis courts and pulls out a merkin/burpee four corners escalator. The RVA PAX were all looking at Bleeder with disbelief, and YHC asked Bleeder if he were really serious about this exercise. Without hesitation Bleeder said “exercise” and we were off. Brutal.
FNG Bob (Hakan) is a true competitor to Bleeder when it comes to bear crawls. When we did the bear crawl suicides, Bob quickly took the lead, not sure who won the battle, but it was neck and neck. FNG Speed Limit looks like the prototypical runner. If you had to draw a picture of a front runner in a 10k (Kenyans excluded), you might draw his picture. When YHC asked him if he was a runner at the start. he said he used to be. I guess “used to be” means busting out a 5:30 pace for 10 miles in the hills at Charlottesville a couple of weeks ago. We might have to start recruiting Speed Limit for the BRR. FNG True North is a spitting image of Kevin Bull from American Ninja Warriors (minus a couple of the ridiculous guns that Bull has). He is a former crossfit guy and an systems engineer. FNG Bolton had a good workout but struggled a little bit with the suicides at the beginning. We all have our kryptonite brothers. Keep working and posting and the fitness for that kryptonite will come. FNG Margaritaville had to bolt post workout. Had to head to the soccer games of the day. Sound familiar gents?
I look forward to seeing how the Charlottesville F3 crew progresses. We have a good starting seed and I cant wait to see what emerges from this group. I’m game for the 1 hour ride anytime given that a beatdown, some good 2nd F and a trip to Bodo’s is at the other end.