Biggie, Biggie, Biggie, can’t you see…

11 men got their weekend off to a good start at Sparta on this cold (25 degrees) but beautiful morning.

Here’s what went down:

  • Mosey to bottom of hill – 5 burpees (what, no warmup?)
  • Run back to top – 5 burpees
  • Mosey back down and run to entrance of Tramp Stamp Park (or butterfly park? not sure on the Sparta-approved lingo although I like Tramp Stamp) for COP
    • SSH’s x 20 IC
    • squats x 15 IC
    • merkins x 15 IC
  • Mosey to the gazebo at the middle of the park
    • 15 dips IC
    • 15 derkins IC
    • 10 step ups each leg
  • Elmhurst run to Lawndale stopping at each street light for 10 sumo squat jumps
  • Partner up ; run opposite ways on Elmhurst, Lawndale, Ardmore loop
    • round 1: 10 handslap merkins when partners meet and again at starting point ; plank for the 6
    • round 2: 10 handslap merkins, 20 partner situps each; plank for the 6
    • round 3: 10 handslap merkins, 20 partner situps each; 20 leg throws each (a little overboard on the leg throws)
  • Run back to Sedgefield track, hop the fence for some Mary (LBCs and Russian Twists)
  • Merkin mile (20, 15, 10, 5)
  • Mary for the 6 and take it home.


Good group this morning and quite a bit of mumblechatter at the beginning.  Usual suspects leading the way with Nabisco and Red Fox.  Also, a couple of new faces for me (Shredder and Teaser Pony) – nice to meet you.  I was caught off guard when Doobie asked me to Q last week – I am fairly new to Sparta (and not familiar with the neighborhood) and the Sparta crew is tough and fast so as the day got closer, I got more and more anxious about leading a good workout for this group.  I hope it turned out okay.

Nothing about the title of this backblast relates to the backblast other than the 21st anniversary of Biggie’s death today.


New workout launches this Saturday (3/10) at Revolution Park 0700.

Good luck to Thin Slice in the Corporate Cup 1/2 marathon tomorrow.  Shooting for 1:26 – consensus this morning is that he would crush that.

Thanks to Red Fox on the take out.

Thanks to Doobie and Slice for the opportunity.  Hope to do it again.


3 thoughts on “Biggie, Biggie, Biggie, can’t you see…

  • March 9, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Any reason to quote some Biggie is a good reason. Sorry to have missed it Snots, I’m sure it was as awful as it reads. The merkin mile finisher is always a crowd pleaser. Also, thanks for dropping my goal time another couple of minutes. What could possibly go wrong?

  • March 9, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Great lead Snots. You even sold yourself short in the blast as you called a repeato on the gazebo circuit at Tramp Stamp park (do not let Boone hear you call it Butterfly park). The Slice will make his goal. Redd Foxx has promised to hit 55 burpees a day for the rest of 2018 should he miss the mark. No pressure though.

  • March 9, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    Who the fu*k is this? Paging me at 5:46/In the morning, crack of dawn and/Now I’m yawning, wipe the cold out my eye/See who’s this paging me and why?

    If Snots was Biggie then the rest of the Pax was Tupac because we got murdered this morning in SoDil

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