Sunday, March 29, 2009

100 Burpee Challenge

I came across this on one of the crossfit sites I follow: The 100 Burpee Challenge. It's simple. Start a timer and see how long it takes to do 100 burpees. I tried it for the first time two weeks ago and was a bit disappointed to finish in just under 10 minutes. Today I did it in 8:40. That's good enough for a top 50 time on Sherdog. But I know I can do better. I think I am putting form over speed. I'll try this weekly, and once it gets easier I'll move up to a 150 and eventually a 200 burpee challenge to simulate the stress of a fast 5k.

The first quarter of 2009 is almost gone. What about those goals? I really need to start working on those pullups. With Catawba behind me, it's also time to focus on the 5k training.

Run hard out there.


Jen said...

Have you heard of the 100 day burpee challenge? You start with 1 burpee on day 1, 2 burpees on day 2.. and build up to 100 burpees on day 100. Looks like you'd rather skip days 1-99 ;)

Neal Jamison said...

Yeah, the early weeks of the 100 Day Burpee challenge seem like a waste to me. And the last few weeks would be tough. If you did that, you sure would be good at burpees by the end of the 100th day.