14 SOJ redwoods rose for the occasion and to defend the Ghost Flag against any and all comers. There were none, but we were ready nonetheless. So, while YHC had a variation of an Old Glory in mind for the Ghost Flag competition, given that home turf didn’t need defending, I decided we would just do the good old fashioned Old Glory itself….always a crowd pleaser and it has been a while.
Getting right down to business, YHC grabbed Old Glory and took off for the fields in the back of NoToll. This was the first Old Glory for a handful of guys – Doozy (of course), Slim Shady and maybe Cerano and Beaker. Maybe for others also as I didn’t see Posh, Olivander or Flatline listed on the spreadsheet — although that could just be that history has not been recorded.
Gents, this is truly a You vs. You workout. What is also great about Old Glory is that you can see results. I forgot to everyone’s laps, so click on the Google Sheet below and add your own or leave it in the comments and I will update the spreadsheet.
We finished with Indian Run style for our last mile and then a few minutes of Mary and some variety tempo Freddie Mercuries to close it out.
COT, COR, NOR and YHC took us out.
- BRR is this weekend. The F3RVA team is strong is going to kill it…as long as they don’t let Saab behind the wheel!
- F3RVA 4-year anniversary coming up, Saturday, September 22 at Dogpile – workout at 0600. Run/Race (maybe teams?) at 0700 and Fellowship/cookout at 0800 — In the FALL (if that is what we are in) it is never too early on a Saturday morning to crack open a beer and fire up the grill!
- CSAUP 10/20 — running and more running…Wilson’s dream day.
- The Ghost Flag will be up for grabs again soon…stay tuned.
First and foremost, it was hot, it was muggy and the fields of NoToll were wet…so, in other words, all was right in the world. The sprinklers provided optional relief from the heat if you so chose and left some serious muddy spots to watch out for. Olivander found the drainage area earlier on. After that who cares right?
It was great to get a few miles in and work the body out along the way. I hoped the few BRR guys would pace themselves and leave some in the tank for Thursday and then Rosie and Honeymoon left the group in the dust. Well done fellas.
FNG-Eric (Doozy) came in on foot. Impressive for an FNG. Running is definitely not a weakness for Doozy. He is from Charlotte originally but he’s been in RVA for 5 years. He recently started training for a Spartan and when he looked up “how to train” the interwebs pointed him to us. Welcome Doozy – way to push through the Old Glory. We look forward to see you back out soon and to helping you do more than just train for a Spartan.
Great job this morning men. Thanks for posting.
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