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3-8: Chart

Court’s back in session, and your first #Miles4RISP workout is here.

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The Golden Griffey Statue: Félix Hernández (.254 WPA)

The Yuniesky Betancourt Bobblehead: Mike Zunino (-.153 WPA)

Runners Left in Scoring Position: 5

Suggested Workout: As you know, here at LL we have started the #Miles4RISP movement.

Tonight’s total is five, but really it’s four if not for some garbage relating to a thin yellow line, so if you want to do four, no one here will stop you. Here’s a suggestion of how to break that out:

If you’re a distance runner, four-to-five should be well within your wheelhouse. Remember you can always bike, swim, or walk, or rollerblade, or kayak, or whatever you wish. But if five miles feels daunting, here’s a suggestion for mile-replacement activities. Instead of a mile, you could do:

  • 100 crunches, sit-ups, or squats. Squats might be especially appropriate for tonight’s performance, since Zunino counts for over half of those miles.
  • 50 burpees, squat thrusts, lunges, push-ups or pull-ups, in whatever combination. Full push-ups; if you’re doing them from your knees, double the number.
  • One minute planks alternating with one minute of mountain climbers for a total of ten minutes.
  • 25 overhead presses, 25 bicep curls, 25 tricep kickbacks, and 25 tricep dips.

We are not doctors, nor exercise scientists here, so yadda yadda consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program. Feel free to tweak any of these exercises—the burn should feel moderately miserable but not gut-wrenching, equivalent to the burn of leaving runners in scoring position. Also, if you have other ideas for workout swaps, leave your suggestions in the comments!