Monthly Archives: June 2016

Training June 25th – July 1st

This week 50.4 Miles

Saturday June 25th – 24 Miles LSD in 5:19:19. 3 sets of 30 squats. Did not feel the love today.

Sunday June 26th –  Unscheduled day off Visiting Our Kids in Arkansas.

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

Tuesday June 28th –  4.8 Miles, 5 sets of 70 push-ups, 21 minutes of planks.

Wednesday June 29th – 12 Miles LSD in 2:35:03. 3 sets of 30 squats.

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

Friday July 1st – Date night with my Wife!

Just walking and dreaming this week. Adding up the miles wishing the British Centurion race was this weekend. I am so ready. Starting to look forward to my taper.

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Training June 18th – 24th

This week 82.4 Miles

Saturday June 18th – 28 Miles LSD in 6:01:30.

Sunday June 19th – 28 Miles LSD in 6:02:14. I had to reach down deep today.

Monday June 20th – 4.8 Miles, 4 sets of 9 chin-ups. 3 rounds boxing the heavy bag.

Tuesday June 21st –  4.8 Miles, 5 sets of 70 push-ups, 21 minutes of planks.

Wednesday June 22nd – 12 Miles LSD in 2:38:33. 3 sets of 30 squats.

Thursday June 23rd – 4.8 Miles

Friday June 10th – Date night with my Wife!

My biggest back 2 back weekend ever. I am not going to lie. Sunday’s walk was tough. Nothing was sore on Monday. I just fell right back into my regular training. A little over four more weeks of training and then a nice taper for the British Centurion. I am looking forward to racing another Centurion Qualifier. There are only 35 Centurion’s with three Badges. Success in Redcar, UK would put me in some rare company. Speaking of Rare Company. Sandra Brown will be racing at Redcar. She is one of two people with six Centurion Badges. Redcar will be her 175th 100 mile or longer race. Just the thought of such an achievement is mind boggling. Right now 23 have signed up for the race. 16 are Centurions. I already feel overwhelmed. To see my name on the entry list knowing I can compete in that company. I don’t know what to say.

WEEKEND

Training June 11th – 17th

This week 55.2 Miles

Saturday June 11th –  4.8 Miles, 5 sets of 70 push-ups, 21 minutes of Planks.

Sunday June 12th – 24 Miles LSD in 5:06:49. 3 sets of 30 squats.

Monday June 13th – 4.8 Miles, 4 sets of 9 chin-ups.

Tuesday June 14th –  4.8 Miles

Wednesday June 15th – 12 Miles LSD in 2:33:56.

Thursday June 16th – 4.8 Miles

Friday June 17th – Date night with my Wife!

I have had to skip several of my planned strength training workouts. My wife and I have been going to our Grandson’s baseball games. My walks have been late at night after the games. So I skip the Strength work. As long as I get one of each workout per week I am not worried about it. I feel like I can maintain my fitness with once per week strength training. The mileage is the most important. Never skip the walking.

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Training June 4th – 10th

This week 55.2 Miles

Saturday June 4th –  4.8 Miles, 5 sets of 69 push-ups, 21 minutes of Planks.

Sunday June 5th – 24 Miles in 4:53:52.  3 sets of 30 squats. One of those magical walks that felt like I could go forever.

Monday June 6th – 4.8 Miles, 4 sets of 9 chin-ups. 3 rounds boxing the heavy bag.

Tuesday June 7th –  4.8 Miles, 5 sets of 69 push-ups, 21 minutes of planks.

Wednesday June 8th – 12 Miles LSD in  2:30:12. 3 sets of 30 squats.

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

Friday June 10th – Date night with my Wife!

I love training in the summer. Hot weather does not bother me training. Racing, I want it cool. Hot weather training makes your body more efficient. It improves your endurance. Then the first race you do in cool weather BAM! PR time. I wonder if it will be cool in Northern England the first part of August?  Without a doubt it will be cooler than Oklahoma. Eight more weeks. Excited.

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Training May 28th – June 3rd

This week 74.4 Miles

Saturday May 28th – 24 Miles LSD in 5:10:01.

Sunday May 29th – 24 Miles LSD in 5:09:05.

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

Tuesday May 31st –  4.8 Miles, 5 sets of 69 push-ups, 21 minutes of Planks.

Wednesday June 1st – 12 Miles LSD in 2:32:10.  3 sets of 30 squats.

Thursday June 2nd – 4.8 Miles, 4 sets of 9 chin-ups. 3 rounds boxing the heavy bag.

Friday June 3rd – Date night with my Wife!

For me the greatest training for a Centurion race is the Back 2 Back weekend. The mileage each day is not so high that you need a recovery. The tired legs on day two is great training physically and mentally. Learn to Love those B2B weekends if you want to be a Centurion.

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