2015 Murph

After dropping to an orange HRV of 89 yesterday I’m back in the green at 98 this morning. The low intensity workout did it’s job. Out in the garage at 7:30 and warmed up with 5:00 Air Dyne (2.25 km).

Coffee Squats

Back Squats

  • 15×45#
  • 5×135#
  • 5×185#
  • 4x5x225#

Can’t break the streak, even with 300 squats today for the hero WOD. Kept it light to save my legs. Wore Nanos today too, which felt odd. Tried to be explosive on the reps since it wasn’t heavy. After 7 days of some type of squat PRs probably good to have a “rest” day. A lot of PRs are planned for this final week.

I don’t really like to warm-up much for something like this since the first mile loosens me up and no need to waste energy when I’ll need it all. Did a bit of bottom squat holding, but that’s about it.



* Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats any way you like.

  • 1 Mile Run
  • 100 Pull-ups
  • 200 Push-ups
  • 300 Air Squats
  • 1 Mile Run

Last year I went with 25 rounds of 4-8-12 to save on the push-ups. It did it’s job in that way, but I think all of the extra transitions cost me from setting a PR. I was about 36 seconds slower than the previous year. This year back to doing it like “Cindy” with 20 rounds of 5-10-15 since it worked well for me in the recent PR doing her.

Time to beat was 39:41 from 2013. Ran the first mile in about 8 minutes which is exactly what I wanted. Started out with less than a minute per round and slowed in the second half, but averaged right at that minute/round pace I figured would be good. Pretty slow on the first half of the second mile and picked up the pace on the way in. Wanted to break 38 and did it with ease. Big PR with 37:18 for a PR of 2:23.


Came across a picture of me running last year in Timehop. I’ve put on a lot of muscle since then.