Tuesday, April 26, 2011

10,000 Burpees: Day 26

Just past the one-quarter completed mark on my personal burpee challenge. The soreness is long gone, but doing them still takes my wind in a big way.

Today, instead of doing them in sets of 10 or 20 throughout the day, I did one set of 100 burpees to see if I might improve upon my personal record of 13 minutes and 13 seconds.

Result: 12 minutes and 37 seconds. Not as much improvement as I had hoped, but still a personal best. I'll take it! Perhaps I need to incorporate some other mode of training, however, if I want to achieve my ultimate goal of 100 burpees in eight minutes.

By the way, I am not alone in admiring the raw power of the burpee! Coincidentally, shortly after I began my 10,000 burpee quest, the New York Times published an article in which several physiologists and exercise scientists were hard pressed to top the burpee as the king of exercises. Awesome.

4 comments:

Lacifer said...

12:37 is a fine time! Woohoo!!

J G-W said...

Congrats!!! I'm yet to try this, but maybe I'll do a few today.

J G-W said...

I did a dozen in addition to my regular work-out routine today.

Definitely got the blood pumping! 100 a day is ambitious!

Knight of Nothing said...

Cool! But you've already got a pretty groovy thing going with your daily Wii routine, so I imagine the burpees are gravy.