Nothing Grows in the Comfort Zone

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YHC has found that at the advanced age of 54 — albeit, a young 54 — nervousness rarely visits him. Today was one of those occasions, however, as YHC was Q’ing his first Badlands Broga Beatdown. YHC had long resisted such a Q; with the flexibility of a two-by-four, yoga does not come easy to […]

Thunderstruck in the Badlands

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After a brief lightning delay this morning, Badlands got it rolling, with 14 intrepid Badlanders ready to run! Big salute to the Clydesdales who stuck with a workout long on short bursts of intensity and pushed themselves hard. #inspiring! And big thanks to my sound man, MixMaster McD, for providing the audio support for the […]

Avoiding Blisters

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YHC was surfing through the F3 Nation web site the other day and was reminded of the five principles that define an F3 workout. He wondered – has the pax committed this to memory? (YHC certainly had not, but then did so). YHC’s original plan was to spring a pop quiz on the unsuspecting pax […]

Climbing the Pyramids

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Quick BB today — gotta get to work!!! Welcome No FNGs Disclaimer Warm-Up Mosey around the parking lot a couple of times Mosey interrupted by the arrival of Mr. Yuk at roughly 5:33am. The Pax collectively wished Mr. Yuk good morning and then embarked on 10 burpees. Cotton Pickers – IC Side straddle hops – […]

Leave No Man Behind

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The soothing (not) sound of a faux klaxon horn emanating from YHC’s phone abruptly snapped him out of an enjoyable slumber at 4:49am sharp. Fumbling for the phone, YHC punched up the weather app and was delighted at the data: temperature a delicious 59 degrees, humidity a mere 62%, sunrise at 5:24am, and – wait […]

Of Inspiration and Perspiration

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Back in The Day (YHC will pause here for the collective “here-goes-the-old-guy-again” groan from the younger members of the reading audience), YHC had the pleasure of engaging in track workouts with his brother-in-law, a runner named John Tuttle.  John had all the talent in the world, as indicated by his times in the 5k (13:48), […]

Badlands Beep Test

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One of the joys of F3 is that you learn something new about your brothers at each beatdown.  We all know, for example, that Outhouse is pull-up machine as well a member in fine standing in the world of financial services (a most noble industry). Some of us who have been on IR have benefited […]