I do crossfit occasionally and had to do 100 pushups as part of the workout of the day about a month ago. Managed it in sets of 10 with about 20 sec break between each set. My chest was in agony for the next few days.
Good luck! Hats off for dedication. My old rowing coach used to make us do a set of 100 squats (jumping squats for the last 20) before every session. That was bad enough. I imagine 200 is going to hurt like hell.
If you want to mix it up a bit, a good one to do before, after or half way through a run is the following:
15 push ups, 15 squats.
14 push ups, 14 squats.
And so on until you get down to one. No rest. Your rest is through resting your legs during doing push ups, and vice-versa. The squats aren't too bad, but I find the push ups to be a killer.
That's sounds really great bryce. I would just tweak it a little:
9am - go to the beach
10am - do nothing
4pm - get rapidly hammered
6pm - beach again
7pm - gin and tonics
9pm - bother wife
There's plenty there for the upper and lower body. The morning session I like to do about half a dozen reps of catching a wave in, while the afternon session is more about recovery. The abs and legs get a good workout in the evening session.
I started at week one but at the highest level possible. What until you starting hitting the 40+ reps per set. Good fun. Afterwards, if you are interested there is the 200 push up complex. Basically the idea is to do 200 push ups a day. You don't have to do them all at once. You can spread them out throughout the day in sets of 10-20. You will feel it but in terms of building up your chest, arms and shoulders it's very effective.
Well I started. Don't really know why but I did. I was using the Runtastic app on my phone but it wants me to do push ups every day! What I did like was that you had to touch your nose to the screen to count the push ups. Looking for another android app now.