January 20, 2020

The End of the Cockpit Era

THE SCENE: It was cold, it was windy. F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER Short, sweet and too the point. WARM-O-RAMA: 25 SSH – IC 10 Merkins OYO Figure 4 – 60 seconds each leg THA-THANG: JACK WEBBS! Merkins/Arm Raises 1 Merkin, 4 Arm Raises 2 Merkins, 8 Arm Raises ….. 10 Merkins, 40 Arm Raises Bear Crawl 25 Yards Carolina…

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January 10, 2020

Boethius at the Cockpit

THE SCENE: Warmish morning at the Cockpit. F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER It would be nice to receive remuneration for this. WARM-O-RAMA: Imperial Walkers IC 20, Hillbillies IC 20, Daisy Pickers IC 20, Windmills IC 20, Big arm circles 10 each forward and reverse. THA-THANG:  With weighted vest or ruck for the squats: 100 squats-5 pull-ups, 75 squats-10 pull-ups, 50…

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January 2, 2020

We Couldn’t Catch the Cripple

THE SCENE: 44 degrees; varying degrees of mist and driving rain.  I pulled into the parking lot at 0435 for the 0440 pre-ruck thinking only F3 guys would be stupid enough to be getting up this early to log miles in this weather.  But the usual trio of Millington RESPECT-RESPECTs were out there walking the park trail.  I’m sure…

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January 1, 2020

Rucking the ‘pit

THE SCENE: Warm and Winter at the Cockpit. F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER Disclaimed WARM-O-RAMA: We put our rucks on. THA-THANG: 2.5 mile ruck with some toke PT interspersed. MARY: No Time. COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA: Soulja Boy, Orange Julius. CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM: Isaiah 11 There shall come forth a grow out of…

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December 19, 2019

Two Bros Being Dudes

THE SCENE: Then OJ showed up… F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER We knew the drill so short and sweet. WARM-O-RAMA: Big ole arm circles x10IC then reverse SSH x20IC Squats x10IC Daisy Pickers x10IC THA-THANG: SB’s umpteenth installment of Aiken Legs, ABSolution, 11’s. Started off with 50 alternating Offset Merkins using CMUs followed by a  300 yard mosey to the covered…

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December 12, 2019


THE SCENE: Crisp autumn morning at the Cockpit. Actually, screw that, it was a cold 27°. Better get moving… F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Done, done. WARM-O-RAMA: Pre-ruck beginning at 4:40 did it for us, clocked just under 3 miles (2.95). All three PAX pre-rucked (aww-yeah)… THA-THANG: Ruck workout – ruck one loop (1/2 mile) then perform overhead ruck presses,…

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December 5, 2019

Can You Still Feel the Butterflies?

THE SCENE: Road trip tunes: Clarity by Jimmy Eat World (1999). There aren’t many albums that I’ve listened to consistently for 20 years. This is one. If you throw out music my parents listened to when I was a child that I still listen to, this is the only one. It’s been with me through good times and bad….

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November 21, 2019

Cockpit 11 21 19

THE SCENE: Great F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER yes WARM-O-RAMA: I think I actually forgot to do this part. THA-THANG: Robbie Miller WOD MARY: LBC’s & Flutterkicks COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA Soulja Boy, Woodpecker (Q), Orange Julius, Gemini (FNG) CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM: yes MOLESKIN: FNG told a great embarrassing story, but all potential names derived from it would have been vetoed…

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October 31, 2019

Pearls around the ‘lake’

THE SCENE: If it was February then 41 degrees would have felt great.  Since it was October, it did not.  Impressed by the two dog walkers in the rain and wind when I pulled in at 0515.  However, Soulja Boy and I had sole use of Aycock Park when the bell tolled 0530. F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  Done as…

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October 17, 2019

Rucks, Sandbags and PAX, Oh My!

THE SCENE:  Perfect F3 Weather!  45 degrees and clear skies at the Cockiest of Pits F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Yep – Done WARM-O-RAMA: YHC was a bit tight from a Granola beat down the previous day, so we started with Daisy Pickers.  Also did some Imperial Squat Walkers (since I was introduced to them by their founding father …

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