Date Started: 10th October 2017
I abandoned the challenge on day 17 due to a touch of tennis elbow. I'm going to wait until after Christmas to re-start so I get an uninterrupted run at it. I tried to do too much too soon. I'll be better prepared next time!
About the Challenge
I started out with the intention of completing the 5000 pullups in 68 days GORUCK challenge. By the third day I somehow managed to get myself into competition with Eric Ervin who had completed the 5k challenge in 2014. His daily pullup numbers were still on the GORUCK challenge spreadsheet so I decided to match his number each day and raise it by 1. Eric had completed 6030 pullups in 63 days so suddenly I'd put myself under a lot more pressure! Forearm pain quickly set in, and despite hanging in for a few extra days with the use of hook wrist straps and elbow straps I eventually decided that a tactical retreat was in order. At the next attempt (probably January) I'll be better prepared.
- Complete 6100 pullups in 68 consecutive days.
- Take as many days off as you like
- Any combination of sets, reps and rest periods
[Challenge Not yet completed]