Alternating Blitzkrieg Miles
THE SCENE: Pleasant, but this is a relative term. My perspective in using ‘pleasant’ comes from 100% humidity and 95. Even the pre-runners were sweating though not breathing heavy.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Welcomed everyone, no females to chase away, I’m not a professional, a few shoelaces left untied but I’m not responsible for other’s equipment nor did I wish to interfere with their lacing preferences.
WARM-O-RAMA: concentrated stretching, legs, hammies, and shoulders utilizing a track cadence (odds/evens) that I/we kept butchering. More concentration on the cadence count than the stretching.
mile circuit laps around the pond. Alternating Blitzkrieg miles consists of a normal mile run followed up by a mile of segmented sprints. Each PAX counted off and took turns picking the distance of the sprints by eyeing up landmarks for the finish line. Short sprints = short recovery time. Longer sprints = longer recovery time. Rule: PAX had to see the landmark/finish.
1st mile: conversational pace. 2nd mile: short distance sprints. 3rd mile: conversational pace. 4th mile: didn’t get to it.
None, though a sprinkling of half ass planks while waiting on the 6 were had.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
14 PAX, 1 2.0 (Super Mario), Gus, Pops, Orange Julius, Billy Blanks, Chyna, O Positive, Speedy, Speaker, Laettner, Patches, Sparky, Farmer, Nature Boy, Tomb Raider
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
In the chaos are faith is stretched and opportunities for growth abound. Though we don’t wish for chaos, chaos finds us unexpectedly. How we respond tells us a lot about our faith. Is our faith professed only? or is it taking root in our heart? Let go, surrender to God, be humbled by our lack of ‘control’, and grow.
Chaos moments for QIC this past week include: rushing M to the hospital who was very sick and gave birth to our daughter, losing Super Mario for an hour on the Shelby Farm trails, blowing a tire en route to the Green Mile 30 minutes prior to start.
Haven’t run in awhile and it felt good in the way it does when its over. There’s nothing quite like sprints to make me want to splash.
The Blitzkrieg mile broke down into disorganization due to the PAX rebelling and/or my lack of clear instruction. As a result there were; sprinting for longer longer distances to some fabled landmark in the PAX’s minds eye, jogging in between sprints instead of recovery time, and an odd set of merkins thrown in there? Hah. Freed to QIC I guess.
Prayers for OP’s brother Frank. May God break him down and build him back up, as for us all.