Murph has always been one of my favorite WODs of all time. What is better than a body weight workout with lots of running? The majority of crossfitters hate running any distance over 400m, I on the other hand like it. The longer the better. Today was also going to be Susie's first go at a Hero wod. It is fitting that its Murph.
Tristan my 8 year old wanted to come along as well. I was thrilled to have him pace me along on his bike. I told his brother to set a timer and come over in 30 minutes to do the final mile run with me. I had this thing all planned out!
The only debate that was going back and forth was whether or not to wear the 20lb vest. I decided that if no one else in the gym had put it on that I could take a pass as well. As much as I hoped to do it sans vest that was all to put the rest when Coach John told me he wore the vest.
Susie and I showed up early so we were the only ones in our flight. The run started off great. I felt like I was running under control and not killing myself and managed a 7:14 with the vest on. John had told me the vest would feel like it was constricting the ability to breath and sure enough as soon as I started on the pull-ups, pushups, squats that is what happened. My plan was to partition 10-20-30. I was able to to hold this for 3 rounds straight but then had to start breaking up the everything. The usual round was 6-7 pullups unbroken, 10-15 pushups unbroken and then sorry ass squats.
I forgot to take a split when I started my last run but it was clearly not the same speed I did round 1 in. In fact I started the last run on a walk and had to take one other walking break. I think my final run was in the 10-12 minute mark. Final Time 54:54 with the 20lb vest. As far as I can tell this is the first time I have done Murph with the vest.