30-second Abs (and 44.5 minutes of running)

The rain held off, for the most part, but the track at Randolph Middle School kept the Pax guessing as to which lane had the fewest puddles this morning at SIBling Rivalry – they were all equally awful. But for the 10 men who ignored the forecast for rain and took their DRP, we survived some wet footwear and were all the better for it.

The thang:

About five seconds worth of instructions at 5:30 was all that was needed:

400-800-1200-1200-800-400, with a 400 recovery run/walk in between each set.

We (meaning YHC) finished the last 400 and recovery jog at 6:14 and a half. The pax appeared ready to throw in the towel and claim the remaining 30 seconds, but YHC promised some core work in a pre-tweet, and so we finished with 30 seconds of 6 inches. OBT was kind enough to count down very, very, painfully slowly from 30.


Strong crew out there today. Hard for YHC to tell who was out front as I was leading from the back. But I got lapped at least a few times by Talk Box and Bel Air. Everybody was cruising in high gear. It’s become cliche now to note how fast Sump has gotten, but it’s still worth mentioning – dude is fast (and does a strong takeout as well).

One thing I’ve noticed recently is that the pax now generally does recovery runs instead of walks. It wasn’t but a few months ago that the whole group at SIBling Rivalry generally walked 200 or 400 meters in between intervals. Now it’s getting harder to tell the intervals from the recoveries. Strong progress, brothers.

SIBling Rivalry is looking for Q’s. As I vouched this morning, it’s not a particularly difficult workout to Q, especially if you leave only 30 seconds for called exercises. Find yourself a slot here: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0b4fa4ad2da1f58-sibling/4470644 

Daisy has the lead next week.

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