Workout of the Day

Elusive World Record Broken


The world witnessed a historical moment this weekend as Eliud Kipchoge broke the 2-hour barrier in the marathon, with a mind-blowing time of 1:59:40.2. For reference, that meant maintaining a 4:34/mile pace for 26.2 miles. Imagine running a lap around a 400m track in under one minute and ten seconds. Now imagine doing that 104 more times.

While you may not be pursuing any world records that have eluded mankind for decades, the point stands that limits are largely a self-imposed force. History tells the story again and again of a single record-breaking event setting off a cascade of subsequent record-breaking (see: Roger Bannister’s sub-4:00 mile). Eliud demonstrates the incredible limits (or lack thereof, as the case may be) of what the human body can do with dedication, effort, and the right mindset.

Want to be even more blown away? You can watch video coverage of Eliud’s record-breaking effort HERE to see him breathing with his mouth shut. Take it from the record-holder himself: better breathing = better performance.

Edit: As if one world record wasn't enough, after writing of this post, Brigid Kosgei broke the women's world record in the marathon by over a minute, with a blisteringly fast time of 2:14:04. Record are meant to be broken, folks.

- PS


  • EMOM 10

    • 1) Max unbroken strict pull-ups

    • 2) Max time L-hang


  • AMRAP 10:

    • 200m run

    • 200m row