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Old 01-26-2010, 07:07 PM   #1
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Murph straight through

I know Murph is meant to be "partitioned" any which way to get the reps done (not the runs, of course), but is there a group that chooses to do it straight as a ME workout like Angie?
I did it for the first time today, with a time of 48:30. After seeing other posted times, I thought my time was real bad, until I realized most people are doing it a-la Cindy, with 10-20-30 rep schemes or somesuch. This makes me a little prouder of my time, but I wonder if and what the firebreather's times are for a "straight Murph"?
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Old 01-27-2010, 02:55 AM   #2
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Re: Murph straight through

I wouldn't call myself a firebreather but I choose to do "Murph" un-partitioned. I've done it 3 times and my last score was my best at 38 minutes. I was thrilled to break the 40 minute mark.

You should be proud of your time. That workout, unbroken, will leave a nasty mark for sure.

Congrats.
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:56 AM   #3
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Re: Murph straight through

Doing it cindy-style leaves a lot of transitions which will potentially slow you down. Someone at my gym goes 50,100,300,100,50. I think he's crazy as 300 air squats will make you run funny.
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:03 AM   #4
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Re: Murph straight through

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I wouldn't call myself a firebreather but I choose to do "Murph" un-partitioned. I've done it 3 times and my last score was my best at 38 minutes. I was thrilled to break the 40 minute mark.

You should be proud of your time. That workout, unbroken, will leave a nasty mark for sure.

Congrats.
You barely missed the final day in the 2009 games... I'd call that a firebreather no matter how bad you think you are at running

To the OP... I've only done murph once, and it was scaled, and I did it partitioned. un-partitioned i think is harder for sure. Muscle failure starts to be an issue.
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:42 AM   #5
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Re: Murph straight through

Wow, thanks Rob! You are my idol
Gives me something to work towards for sure. I am taking a rest day today as my legs are not being very cooperative. In fact, the last time they felt this sore was in the days after I watched that video of you doing 100 body-weight back squats and decided I would give it a go (had to break them into 3 sets of 33 +1).

Still interested in hearing about other folk's times for "straight Murph".
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:36 PM   #6
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Re: Murph straight through

The first and only time I did Murph, I made the same mistake as you and did it straight through instead of partitioning. Muscle failure became a big issue during the pull-ups and push-ups but the squats weren't terrible. I'd have to check my records but I think I only finished a few minutes faster than you (like 46ish). I suck at running too...like a max effort mile for me is probably just under 7 minutes but during Murph they are drastically slower. That should give you something to compare too.

Edit: I really like the idea of doing 50-100-300-100-50 (pull-ups, push-ups, squats, push-ups, pull-ups). It minimizes transitions and gives your legs a rest after the first mile and before the last one.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:26 PM   #7
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Re: Murph straight through

what about alternating 50 squats with every exercise

like 100squat 50pull 50squat 100push 50squat 50pull 50squat 100push 50squat?
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:39 PM   #8
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what about alternating 50 squats with every exercise

like 100squat 50pull 50squat 100push 50squat 50pull 50squat 100push 50squat?
I think it might save you some time on the last run if your last set of exercises was NOT squats.

Maybe, 100squat, 50 pull, 100 push, 100 Squat, 50 pull, 100 squat, 100push.
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:32 PM   #9
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Re: Murph straight through

I can only imagine it's a lot easier to do it Cindy-style. I've never actually done a true Murph, but my affiliate programmed a Cindy sandwiched between two mile runs. My first mile was around 6:00 and the second one around 8:00, and I managed 26 rounds of Cindy between, hitting the 20 round mark at about 13 minutes or so. That would have made for like a 27-minute Murph, and I know damn well I wouldn't get close to that running straight through. The fastest I've done 100 pull ups straight through is just under 7 minutes, and that was with no run to pre-fatigue me. That's already more than half of the 100/200/300 when partitioned Cindy-style.

Try it that way and I'm sure you'll finish much faster.
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:40 AM   #10
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Re: Murph straight through

As someone currently deployed to Iraq, with the complimentary weight vest issued by the USAF (ie IBA), I have done Murph twice during this deployment.

First: Sept 5, 90+ degrees at 0600: 1 hr, 18 min with IBA - partitioned 10/20/30

Second: Jan 23, much cooler: 51:48 with IBA, Cindy style

Pretty good before and after results of mainsite WODs.

Just curious, of those that have already posted, did you add the weight vest or body armor?
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