BackBlast (Almost) Birthday Q

(Almost) Birthday Q

Conditions: 70F, 100% Humidity YHC showed up early to set up and got a mile pre-run in before the beatdown. Sideout and Flatliner came zooming in on bikes about five minutes before start time and everyone else started streaming in. Gave one minute warning as Killington arrived with the flag and we started as soon …

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BackBlast Catapult Circuit Mile

Catapult Circuit Mile

Condition- low 70s and slightly sticky My once- a-month substitute Q as AOQ was off to another good start this morning with 6 other PAX- Flatliner and Sideout biking it in from down CF Blvd, JJ and Sunshine waiting and stretching out before I planted the flag, and CropDuster and Tandem coming in hot on …

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BackBlast THE 18TH Annual BLUE RIDGE RELAY – “Where to Begin”

THE 18TH Annual BLUE RIDGE RELAY – “Where to Begin”

For some reason, YHC was nominated to write a BackBlast for F3 GrandStrand’s Blue Ridge Relay (BRR) Team, “Worse Pace Scenario”. This is a daunting task considering that this CSAUP officially started Thursday at 1pm when 16 Pax converged in the back lot of BombSquad to load 2 Vans with equipment, water, snacks, and a …

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BackBlast Seven Come Eleven

Seven Come Eleven

COP 25 SSH 15 Tempo Squats 10 Willie Mayes Hayes 15 Imperial Walkers 15 LBAC FWD/RVS 20 Grady Corns 15 Hairy Rockettes The Thang PAX grabbed a coupon and headed to area in front of the cross for a series of Sevens and Elevens. Sounds easy enough, right? Round 1 – Sevens Overhead Presses and …

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BackBlast Remembering Joey Arditi 9/19/75 – 9/15/2000

Remembering Joey Arditi 9/19/75 – 9/15/2000

I originally chose Sept 15th to Q as a way to remember the life of my brother Joey who passed away in a car accident 22 years ago 9/15/2000. I swapped Qs with Hedgehog but the theme remained. I made a commitment to my brother in the days, weeks, and months after his death and …

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BackBlast 4 Corner Plus

4 Corner Plus

Conditions: Upper 70’s muggy, and NO wind! September is supposed to welcome fall weather but not today YHC arrived 15minutes early to survey the layout. I had signed up to this Q only 2 days before so there was a scramble to make sure everyone got their moneys worth. I pulled out an old 4 …

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BackBlast Catapult Chili Farts

Catapult Chili Farts

Condition- less humid than usual; high 70s My once- a-month substitute Q as AOQ was off to a good start this morning with lots of PAX coming back out to the gloom. We had 3 bikers, some Kotters, a casual visit by Crop Duster and Hedgehog and the BS AOQ post this morning. I told …

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BackBlast Nobody likes sprints, so we sprint

Nobody likes sprints, so we sprint

The summer doldrums have kind of taken their toll on Catapult, with numbers hovering around 6-7 guys most mornings. A Challenge was sent out to pump the numbers up a bit and I appreciate the response- 11 men altogether saddled up for a partner beatdown. Thanks to Kiwi for coming back to juice up the …

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BackBlast Rain or Shine

Rain or Shine

Conditions: 74 and a bit muggy. Overnight rain produced an extra pungent trash juice aroma, leading us to relocate flag 50 feet from the normal spot. YHC had been planning more for an under the eaves workout with the forecast and conditions both times man’s best friend awoke him in the middle of the night, …

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BackBlast This Is My Block, There Are Many Like It…

This Is My Block, There Are Many Like It…

Rolled in to the AO around 5:10 and there were already some pre-runners (Pikachu and maybe Judge Judy?) as well as Flatliner doing some dipsy do’s and dispy dont’s as he warmed up. Coming in right behind me, about 7 minutes earlier than he normally arrives, was Killington. Apparently all you have to do is …

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