Columbia – The Bull

Countdown Beatdown

Another hot, humid morning greeted the PAX this AM at the corner of Bull and Blossom. 7 men did a countdown and prayed for the breeze to come back every time it died down. The Thang: Today’s modification of the Bull gave the PAX options. You could choose Merkins, Big Boys or Squats as your …

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Trojan Bull

The Bull was packed with ready-for-battle PAX this AM. 24 men (one of them particularly young…and energetic) showed up and had every stairwell filled for 45 minutes. It was the first time for some including 14-year-old Beast Boy who led the pack (by a lot) the entire time. It was said he might have spilled …

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Ode to April Fools Day

12 PAX did the harderer thing by starting their month and week off right at F3 Columbia’s most unique AO.  #YouCantCheatTheBull #WorkWasDone Conditions – 45 and clear Disclaimer  The Thang Since it was the April Fools Day, everything revolved around 4/1.  The path remained on a straight line, ie “1”, the suicides included “4” cycles and …

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Bull 45

6 PAX emerged on this glorious Monday morning, shedding both the lure of the #Fartsack and the residual fallout of Daylight’s Savings to post at the The Bull. The Bull is timeless; whether you have posted there every week or, like YHC, taken off several months between visits to The Bull, this AO still kicks …

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Tails Before Horns

Eight, well really nine but two were there only half the time so we counted them as a combined one, got their week off to a proper start by taking a ride on the Bull or Bullseye.  By the way, YHC LOVES the Bull.  First its a self-paced 45-minutes so all speeds and fitness levels …

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One Sticky #Bull

#TheBull is always the same… grueling.  Hills, Stairs, Merkins & LBC in endless repetition for 45 minutes.  It doesn’t get easier and, while you get stronger, that just raises the bar.  What does change is the weather and, while many were expecting a little cooler weather as the fall takes hold of Columbia, that was …

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Cookies to Crush

6 Pax posted at #TheBull after celebrating Christmas with their families.  With the holidays comes cookies and the #ConcreteBeast will quickly crush any cookies consumed immediately.  No questions asked.  That is exactly what happened this morning and the Pax #gotbetter for it. Conditions: 65 Degrees & Very Humid (95%) The Thang: #TheBull – Gather at the corner of Blossom …

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How Do We Continue to Help the Flood Victims (Our Next Step)

On October 4th the world as a lot of people of know it changed drastically as the sky’s opened up and the flood waters rose. What came over the next days and weeks amazed me. The way that neighbors, communities, and strangers all came together to help each other out in a great time of …

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Brisk at #TheBull

5 Pax posted this morning in the gloom.  Summer is definitely gone, and as cold as it felt early, fall maybe too.  A little cold weather didn’t deter those looking to #getbetter.  With the Ft. Bragg GORUCK Heavy looming in the distance…the Pax responded with 3 of 5 wearing rucks.  YHC senses we’ll be seeing …

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#TheBull is BACK

3 Pax posted this morning in the gloom and #GotBetter.  The themes of this morning were reflection and getting back to some state of normal.  Things are tough for many, and will be for a while, but the strength and support from F3 Nation has never been stronger.  As AOs getting rolling again…the hope is …

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#BullonFIRE

38 Pax posted today in the gloom for a very special morning.  Some posted for #TheBullsEye, some posted for #Ramble, and many posted for the inaugural running of #BullonFIRE.  #BullonFIRE is a great example of the awesome Pax of F3 Nation stepping up and thinking of new and unique ways to honor those who put themselves …

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#TheBull shows NO MERCY

14 Pax, 9 for #TheBull & 5 for #TheBullsEye, posted this morning in the gloom and #GotBetter.  As some of new riders experienced…the #ConcreteBeast shows NO MERCY.  #TClaps to Moolah for his first post at #TheBull and pushing through the #SplashedMerlot.  #TheBullsEye Pax looking strong as the #F3BRR is looming… Conditions: 70 Degrees and 93% Humidity The …

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School is back in session but the #ConcreteBeast is ALWAYS in session

School is back in session and campus is buzzing.  The #ConcreteBeast, who never took a break, welcomed 13 Pax (5 for #TheBull & 8 for #TheBullsEye) into the gloom.  Many of the Pax were fresh off the Little Mountain Half-Marathon AKA Hee-Haw Half but that didn’t deter work being put it.  Another great morning to …

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A Cooler #ConcreteBeast

14 Pax, 3 for #TheBull & 11 for #TheBullsEye, posted this morning in the gloom and #GotBetter.  Mentioned a few times this morning…it was a bit cooler…but the #ConcreteBeast still has that mean streak.  #TheBullsEye Pax looked particularly strong this morning as #BRR training is in full swing. Conditions: 74 Degrees and 82% Humidity The Thang: #TheBull – Gather …

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