Monthly Archives: July 2015

July 2015 Mileage

July 25 Days 211.5 miles

June 22 Days 244.8 miles
May 26 Days 260.8 miles
April 25 days 212.6 miles
March 26 Days 238.5 miles
February 24 Days 184.0 miles
January 26 Days 181.4 miles

Total 2015 174 days 1533.6 miles

Training July 25th – 31st

This Week 55. 2 Miles

Saturday July 25th – 4.8 miles, 5 sets of 64 push-ups, 20 minutes of Planks

Sunday July 26th – 24 Miles LSD in 5:12:40. 3 sets of 25 squats. One of those magical walks you don’t want to end.

Monday July 27th – 4.8 Miles, 4 sets of 9 chin-ups, 3 rounds boxing the heavy bag

Tuesday July 28th – 4.8 miles, 5 sets of 64 push-ups, 20 minutes of Planks

Wednesday July 29th – 12 miles LSD in 2:33:44.  3 sets of 25 squats.

Thursday July 30th – 4.8 Miles, 4 sets of 9 chin-ups. 3 rounds boxing the heavy bag.

Friday July 31st – Date night with my Wife!

That pop is back in my legs. Took me 6 weeks to get that feeling back. To celebrate  I am changing up my Racewalking form.   Working on that straight leg.  The plus so far is 1. I am getting a little more hip rotation. 2. I am getting a little more toe push.  Both of these should add up to a little quicker walking. Excited.

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Training July 18th – 24th

This Week 37.1 Miles

Saturday July 18th – 2.4 mile shakeout walk

Sunday July 19th – 13.1 miles in 2:23:57 at the Wildfire Half Marathon

Monday July 20th – Day Off

Tuesday July 21st – 4.8 miles, 5 sets of 64 push-ups, 20 minutes of Planks

Wednesday July 22nd – 12 miles in 2:29:57. 3 sets of 25 squats.

Thursday July 23rd – 4.8 Miles, 4 sets of 9 chin-ups

Friday July 24th – Date night with my Wife!

Back to work.  Just over 17 weeks to the UltraCentric 24 hour.  I want to be stronger than I was at the  F.A.N.S. 24 Hour.  I want to walk 108 miles in 24 Hours.  To do that I will have to train hard. Hard summer Training. Love It!

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2015 Wildfire Half Marathon

This is the Second Year for this hot summer time half marathon in Denton, Texas.  Fewer racers this year than 2014.  This will be the last half marathon I sign up for.  I just enjoy the longer races more.  This race was a Bad and Good race for me.  I just do not feel fully recovered from my Centurion Race the first of June.  The Bad: I was right. I have not recovered.  I have NO high gear. I am sure the heat of summer has something to do with it.  I remember last summer feeling like my training was tougher than it should be.  The Good: The gear I did race at  felt like I could have held all day long.  A sub 11:00 minute per mile pace would be a new personal best Marathon.  Now that this race is behind me time to step up my Training. 18 weeks to the Ultra Centric 24 Hour.  Now I have a goal race with a deadline. That will help my training.

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Training July 11th – 17th

This week 47.2 Miles

Saturday July 11th – 4.8 miles, 5 sets of 64 push-ups, 20 minutes of Planks

 Modified Taper Starts

Sunday July 12th – 20.0 miles LSD in 4:25:23. 3 sets of 25 squats.

Monday July 13th – 4.8 miles

Tuesday July 14th –  4.8 miles

Wednesday July 15th – 8.0 Miles in 1:39:22

Thursday July 16th –  4.8 miles

Friday July 17th – Date night with my Wife!

The Wildfire Half Marathon is this coming Sunday.  I am not saying that I am looking past this race. I want a nice fast for me,  In the heat, Half Marathon.  But, I signed up for the Australian Centurion Qualifier this week.  Just under 40 weeks away. I find my mind more focused on Australia.  I know just what to do.  I will race this half marathon and tell my mind it is the last 13 miles of the Australian Centurion Qualifier.

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Training July 4th – 10th

This Week 55. 2 Miles

Saturday July 4th – 4.8 miles, 5 sets of 64 push-ups, 20 minutes of Planks

Sunday July 5th – 24 Miles in 5:13:12 LSD. 3 sets of 25 squats

Monday July 6th – 4.8 Miles, 4 sets of 10 chin-ups, 3 rounds boxing the heavy bag

Tuesday July 7th – 4.8 miles, 5 sets of 64 push-ups, 20 minutes of Planks

Wednesday July 8th – 12 miles LSD In 2:36:33. 3 sets of 25 squats.

Thursday July 9th – 4.8 Miles, 4 sets of 10 chin-ups

Friday July 10th – Date night with my Wife!

My Legs are back! My legs are back.  Took me four weeks to feel like my old self again. Just in time to pick up the pace a little. The Wildfire Half Marathon in just over a week.

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Training June 27th – July 3rd

This Week 55. 2 Miles

Saturday June 27th – 4.8 miles, 5 sets of 64 push-ups, 20 minutes of Planks

Sunday June 28th – 24 Miles in 5:20:40 LSD. 3 sets of 25 squats

Monday June 29th – 4.8 Miles, 4 sets of 10 chin-ups, 3 rounds boxing the heavy bag

Tuesday June 30th – 4.8 miles, 5 sets of 64 push-ups, 20 minutes of Planks

Wednesday July 1st – 12 miles LSD In 2:39:40. 3 sets of 25 squats.

Thursday July 2nd – Day Off

Friday July 3rd – 4.8 Miles, 4 sets of 10 chin-ups, 3 rounds boxing the heavy bag.

I am slowly getting my legs back under me.  I am surprised how long it has taken since my Centurion walk. I have had no problem doing the miles. I just don’t have that pop in my legs. 100 miles is a long way on 52 year old legs.  Just over two weeks to the Wildfire Half Marathon. I will need some pop on that day.  I will not be pleased with any time over 2:20.

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