Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Crossfit Endurance strikes again

Mark Matyazic, 2nd place Javelina Jundred 100 Mile run. 17:22:09. Check out the video [wmv] [mov]. It was his first hundred miler. He seems to be in pretty good shape at the end too.

He trained the AnaerobicEndurance (aka Crossfit Endurance) way. No details yet about his training, but you can bet it was not the traditional long slow distance high weekly mileage plan.

Run hard out there...

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Today's Workout -- Hill Repeats, 100 Burpees

Went to Fishburn Park, and ran hill repeats on one of my favorite hills. I was only looking for about a 40 minute workout due to time constraints, so 10 repeats worked out great. I did 10 Burpees at the top each time for a total of 100 Burpees. There is still a whole lot of ice and snow here. Temperatures are finally going to get above freezing this week, so maybe some of it will go away.

I think the Burpees are getting easier.

Run hard out there.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Today's workout, 10K and Burpees

I ran the Frozen Toe 10K this morning. Most of the run is on the 5.6 mile Chestnut Ridge Loop, one of my favorite running trails in this area. The trail was about 70% covered in snow and ice, which made for some interesting running. Despite going out too fast, I was pleased with my time and performance.

Mountain Junkies not only put on great races, but they catalog all of the local trails and give a whole heck of a lot back to the community. Check out their races. You will not be disappointed.

I was home alone after the run, and had some extra energy, so I knocked out 100 Burpees while listening to The Ramones, Rocket to Russia. Most of the rest of the day will be spent on the couch watching college hoops.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Nice day to be outside

We've had a warming trend here, so a couple of us got outside for a lunchtime workout:

  • Jog to the park (about 1 mile)
  • 10 x (10 burpees, jog down/up hill)
  • Run the long way (3 miles) back to downtown

A great day to be outside.

Run hard out there...

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Today's workout

No time during lunch, decided to fire up the treadmill at home:

1/2 mile run
10 Burpees
Repeat for a total of 6 times

3 miles, 60 burpees. Particle in the earphones. Not a bad way to spend half an hour.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

100 day, 100 Burpee challenge ends today

But I did do three Burpees today -- January 3rd, 2010.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

100 more Burpees

100 more Burpees today and oh man, two days in a row of this and I've just about had it.

Friday, January 1, 2010


I've written about them before. Beloved exercise of tough people everywhere. The mighty Burpee. Yes, with an uppercase B. Approach this one with respect my friend. Because it will slap you down hard if you don't.

People everywhere talk about the 100 day Burpee challenge. 1 burpee on Jan 1, 2 on the 2nd, 3 on the third. Are you asleep yet? No offense to those who attempt the challenge. Never having done it, it could be a lot tougher than I think. Recall my history with New Year's goals.

But here is a real challenge. 100 burpees per day for 100 days. Or as long as you can do it. I just did 100... not my best time at it, but I finished them all during No Quarter from The Song Remains the Same.

Run hard out there.