January 16, 2019

OF Ruck/Run: “Siri…are you coming in hot?”

THE SCENE: Coldish, but nice AM temp for a run/ruck
No formal warm-o-rama. OYO stretching for both ruckers and runners
Ruck route and Run route below:

  • Run plan: 2 miles to East High School at 8:50-9:00 min/mile pace
  • Brief stretching
  • Ran 1 mile on track sprinting the straightaways and jogging the turns.  Avg mile time was 7:15-7:30 min/mile pace for all 4 PAX
  • Mosey to hill near East High School
  • Ran 15 hill sprints with 5 sec rest in between sprints
  • Ran back to STARTEX (2 miles)
  • Total mileage: 6.3 miles

7 PAX (no FNGs)
Challenged the PAX with a thought from the Rich Roll podcast (link provided) that Crayfish shared with me where he interviews David Goggins (book “Can’t Hurt Me”…currently no. 2 on Amazon).  Goggins describes motivation as kindling.  Kindling helps start a fire but it doesn’t maintain it.  He speaks to the mindset of consistency in trial and difficulty and that for a man to be able to show up each day over and over again that he will need more than motivation. He will need more than kindling. Challenged the PAX that with this being the new year and getting things started that the motivations that we have will serve as kindling, but we need to recognize the need for additional behaviors, people, organizations, etc. that are needed for us to achieve the goals that we have for ourselves, our families, our workplaces, our churches, etc.
Great run.  Squeegee is awesome at signaling while running.  He should be the Run Safety Q FWIW. Teacher’s Pet was trying to use dictation on his iPhone and ask Bookworm if he was “coming in hot”, thus the “Siri, are you coming in hot?”
Equinox Challenge; VAPE; Memphis Basketball game