One of my co-workers had the awful idea to have a coffee drinking contest at work. Rules are that cups must be "regular" office styrofoam cups (12 oz); regular nasty work kitchen coffee as well - no decaf, Starbucks, Dunkin, etc. The contest starts at 7:30 and ends at 5:00...most cups wins.
I can handle my caffeine, but probably have never put down more than 8-10 cups in a workday. There will be 3 of us (all competitive minded mid 20's guys) in the contest, and one guy claims he can "easily" go for 35-40 cups. I know for a fact if it gets above 25 or so I'm in trouble. Anyone done something similar, or have any input on this? Are there serious health risks of consuming this much caffeine?
I think I'm going to go for nice evenly paced cups, then make a late push if needed. I don't want to get caught up in a sprint out of the gate and DNF. And yes, I know this is stupid, immature, etc.