Better By 7

Didn’t get any exercise on Saturday or Sunday since sleep was pretty poor. Central Regionals once again did not disappoint. Great weekend.

“Murph”

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

Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats any way you like. Twenty rounds of 5-10-15 (like “Cindy”) is the way to go.

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It was just under 8 minutes on the clock when I started on my first pull-ups. Was cruising along pretty good, though slower than I’d like on the air squats; I should have pushed those harder. Push-ups really surprised me though, I did every round unbroken. I guess doing all of my push-ups chest-to-deck in other training pays off when I only have to get my tricep parallel to the ground.

2016-murph-runningWith 5 rounds to go I formed a nice blood blister under my left ring finger. I had tape on the lowest knuckle to protect a rip that I got last week doing snatches and I could feel the tape bunching up at the bottom and even pulling on my skin. Probably was adjusting my grip and pulling due to that and then caused the rep. So for the final 5 rounds I only gripped the bar with my fingers so I wouldn’t bust open the blister. Popped it when I got home.

When I took off out the door my watch said 29:00 so just about 21 minutes for the 600 reps. Damn air squats! Tried to settle down my breathing but was kept a pretty decent pace through the first 800 meters. Fell off in that next quarter-mile and saw I really needed to push it on the last 400 meters to beat my 37:18 from last year. Made it by 7 seconds but that kick really hurt. So a new PR with 37:11. I had been working so hard all year to lean out and what do I do but gain about 3 pounds over the weekend. LOL

I actually was feeling fine all day after Murph, but played a ton of Slammo, so I’m sure I’ll feel all kinds of sore from that. I love that game though. So much fun! Got some hella sun today too.

Knocked out a much-needed 45 minute ROMWOD after not doing any for 3 days.

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Nick Momrik

I'm searching for the perfect golf swing and my first hole-in-one. I'm addicted to CrossFit. I work for Automattic.

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