Backblast – The Max at Bayside – 03/16/2021

I hate running.

I’m not really any good at it because it takes a lot of effort to move this much weight and that makes me slow. But, that’s also why I love Qing workouts with lots of running. Because, like I said, I hate running but also acknowledge it as a weakness that I’m trying to improve upon. And, Bayside is a great place for a run heavy Q.

Time was called and disclaimers provided. Following PAX joined me:

  • Air Supply
  • Banana Bread
  • Birdie
  • Borland
  • Charolais
  • Mr. Mom
  • Ruby
  • Schotzie
  • Shuttlecock
  • Squid
  • Stick Up
  • Jolly Rancher (Q)

It was great to see some new faces on my trip out to Bayside that I haven’t met before on my past trips. Great group of men and they love to mumblechatter.


The standard Jolly warm up which is:

  • SSH
  • Grass Grabbers
  • Downward Dog and Runners Stretches
  • Copperhead Squats (I think…?)
  • Toy Soldiers (survey I did these, right?)

Whatever. Close enough. We were warmed up. we were stretching the hamstrings a bit when I introduced the Thang.

The Thang – Interval Running

Goal was to run for 3-minutes and then stop for a set of exercises. I’ve done this now at The Abyss and Vets and it seemed to work pretty well. Exercises changed a bit this go around, which included:

  • 10x – Big Boys
  • 20x – Merkins
  • 30x – Groiners
  • 40x – Air Presses

Then, we’d run another 3-minutes. And then stop and do the same set. Rinse and repeato. We basically made it all the way around the perimeter of campus starting first towards the right of the high school, continuing on the far right towards the bus lot in the front of the elementary school, then back up Discovery Drive to go behind the football field and then back to the flag.

All in, seems like we made it around 2.5 miles or so. Strong.

We did have a little bit of time for some stretching and a little bit of Mary as well.


Countarama, namearama, announcements and intentions.

Always humbled to lead!

Jolly Rancher out!

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