Week 5 looks tough!
Well last night was day one of week 5 in my 100 pushup challenge. How did it go?
Ok, it wasn’t all that bad. It was a pretty tough week and I wasn’t sure I’d even be able to make it through the first 2 or 3 sets. After day one it gets even worse where instead of having just 5 levels, it has 8!
Week 5 day 1
So last night I started doing my pushups with the set of 30. I made it through that without too much difficulty (which even a couple of weeks ago would have been a huge struggle). The second set of 24, was quite a bit harder. They were asking me to do a lot more reps than I’ve been doing this whole time, and it is H-A-R-D, hard!
The third set of 22 was a struggle. Around 16 or so I was straining mightily to push myself up. I made it through.
The fourth set of 20 was tough going. I pushed as hard as I could, really struggling after 14 or so. But once again I made it. But at this point, I knew I was not going to be able to finish that last set. I thought maybe I could make 20 – but 30? No chance.
The last set I started pumping out pushups, and around ten I started to hit the wall. At 13 I could barely get up. And by 15 I knew I was done.
At that point I got on my knees and finished the pushups from my knees, but still I had stopped 15 short of my goal of 30. Bummer.
While it’s disappointing to have had a fail on the first day of week 5, I knew this may happen and it wasn’t a total surprise. I had looked at week 5 and realized that like week 3 they had really bumped up the level of pushups a notch.
Even though I failed, I did over 100 pushups today before I failed. Not too shabby for someone who struggled to push out 10 on the initial test!
So where to go from here?
So from here I think I’m going to take the weekend off, and then restart on monday on week 3, day 1, column 2. I’ll re-do weeks 3 and 4 using column two, and hopefully next time I reach week 5 I’ll be ready!
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