Monthly Archives: May 2016

Training May 21st – 27th

This week 56.1 Miles

Saturday May 21st – 5.7 miles in Enid, Oklahoma.

Sunday May 22nd – 24 Miles LSD in 5:09:43. 3 sets of 30 squats.

Monday May 23rd – 4.8 Miles, 4 sets of 10 chin-ups. 3 rounds boxing the heavy bag.

Tuesday May 24th –  4.8 Miles, 5 sets of 69 push-ups, 21 minutes of Planks.

Wednesday May 25th – 12 Miles LSD in 2:35:12. 3 sets of 30 squats.

Thursday May 26th – 4.8 Miles.

Friday May 27th – Date night with my Wife!

A great solid walking week. I would like to declare myself fully recovered from my Centurion Race in Australia six weeks ago.  I have Back2Back 24 mile walks this weekend. I will hold off on that declaration till Sunday afternoon. I feel fully recovered.

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Training May 14th – 20th

This week 55.2 Miles

Saturday May 14th – 4.8 Miles, 5 sets of 69 push-ups, 21 minutes of Planks.

Sunday May 15th – 24 Miles in 4:57:34. 3 sets of 30 squats.

Monday May 16th – 4.8 Miles, 4 sets of 9 chin-ups.

Tuesday May 17th –  4.8 Miles, 5 sets of 69 push-ups, 21 minutes of Planks.

Wednesday May 18th – 12 Miles LSD in 2:34:54. 3 sets of 30 squats.

Thursday May 19th – 4.8 Miles, 4 sets of 9 chin-ups. 3 rounds boxing the heavy bag.

Friday May 20th – Travel out of town for a Funeral.

I had my fastest training walk on Sunday since before the Cowtown 50K in February.  I have that spring back in my step. I have a good feeling about my race in Great Britain. I know that no hundred mile race is ever going to feel easy. However after my last two I would except an easier feeling hundred mile race.

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Training May 7th – 13th

This week 46.4 Miles

Saturday May 7th – 4.8 Miles, 5 sets of 69 push-ups, 21 minutes of Planks.

Sunday May 8th – 20 Miles LSD in 4:12:35. 3 sets of 30 squats.

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

Tuesday May 10th –  Unscheduled day off.

Wednesday May 11th – 12 Miles LSD in 2:38:38. 3 sets of 30 squats.

Thursday May 12th – 4.8 Miles, 4 sets of 9 chin-ups. 3 rounds boxing the heavy bag.

Friday May 6th – Date night with my Wife!

I did something I never do this week. I took an unscheduled day off. Right now I am stuck between my recovery and my next Centurion training session. I felt tired and unfocused. So I pushed the reset button. Just a simple day off and now I am ready to prepare for the British Centurion Qualifier.

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Training April 30th – May 6th

This week 51.2 Miles

Saturday April 30th – 4.8 Miles, 5 sets of 68 push-ups, 21 minutes of Planks.

Sunday May 1st – 20 Miles LSD in 4:18:48. 3 sets of 30 squats.

Monday May 2nd – 4.8 Miles, 4 sets of 8 chin-ups. 3 rounds boxing the heavy bag.

Tuesday May 3rd –  4.8 Miles, 5 sets of 69 push-ups, 21 minutes of Planks.

Wednesday May 4th – 12 Miles LSD in 2:34:59. 3 sets of 30 squats.

Thursday May 5th – 4.8 Miles, 4 sets of 9 chin-ups. 3 rounds boxing the heavy bag.

Friday May 6th – Date night with my Wife!

Slowly building my mileage back up. I have 16 weeks between my Australian Centurion qualifier and The British Centurion qualifier. I am counting the weeks it takes till I feel fully recovered. It has only been three weeks and no surprise I have not yet recovered. I am feeling stronger each week. I think 16 weeks will be more than enough time between 100 mile races. There have been many Dutch, Belgian and English racers qualify at both European qualifiers in the same year. May to August. An average of 12 weeks between races.  All this matters because I signed up this week for the Inaugural African Centurion Qualifier on October 22nd. This race is 11 weeks after my British Qualifier. Can I fully recover and race another 100 miles with 11 weeks recovery? That is what I am going to try and find out.

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