Over a drink the other night, a guy I met told me his record for 100 burpees was 7 minutes. He does cross-fit a couple times a week.
I couldn’t help trying this morning. I did them in 9:21.
I wrote him:
I couldn’t help trying to see how fast I could do 100 burpees. Just did 100 in 9:21.
Getting to 7 minutes seems hard, almost impossible, but now I want to keep trying. You were doing push-ups and jumps, right?
Congratulations on your achievement and thank you for the motivation.
(I secretly hope he wasn’t doing push-ups during his to make 7 minutes more accessible. But I also secretly hope not, to help motivate me).
I vaguely remembered trying to do 100 fast before and looked up my posts. In July 2013 I did 100 in just under 29 minutes, motivated by my Hudson-River-crossing friend, Dave, who did 100 with no preparation in 37 minutes.
So the times are dropping a lot. As usual, sharing your passions improves your life.
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