January 27 Days 251.8 miles
This week 55.2 Miles 10 hours 46 minutes 19 seconds, Pace average 11:43. 7440 calories
Saturday January 21st – 4.8 Miles in 56:09 pace average 11:41. 5 sets of 74 push-ups. 21 minutes of Planks.
Sunday January 22nd – 24 Miles in 4:39:16 pace average 11:38. 3 sets of 30 squats.
Monday January 23rd – 4.8 Miles in 57:06 pace average 11:54. 4 sets of 7 chin-ups, 3 rounds boxing the heavy bag.
Tuesday January 24th – 4.8 Miles in 56:24 pace average 11:45. 5 sets of 74 push-ups. 21 minutes of Planks.
Wednesday January 25th – 12 Miles in 2:22:09 pace average 11:51. 3 sets of 30 squats.
Thursday January 26th – 4.8 Miles in 55:17 pace average 11:31. 4 sets of 8 chin-ups, 3 rounds boxing the heavy
Friday January 27th – Date night with my Wife!
My speed is slowly returning. Walking faster in my workouts is getting easier and easier. This is a good sign. My legs and body are getting use to the work. More of the same. I have a 28 mile walk this Sunday. Then start to taper off my mileage for my 50K the end of February. Looking for a sub 6 hour finish. Hence the need for speed.
This week 55.2 Miles, 10 hours 59 minutes, pace average 11:57. 7178 calories
Saturday January 13th – 4.8 Miles in 55:51 pace average 11:38. 5 sets of 74 push-ups. 21 minutes of Planks.
Sunday January 14th – 24 Miles in 4:43:43 pace average 11:49. 3 sets of 30 squats.
Monday January 15th – 4.8 Miles in 55:22 pace average 11:32. 4 sets of 7 chin-ups, 3 rounds boxing the heavy bag.
Tuesday January 16th – 4.8 Miles in 58:59 pace average 12:17. 5 sets of 74 push-ups. 21 minutes of Planks.
Wednesday January 17th – 12 Miles in 2:29:15 pace average 12:26. 3 sets of 30 squats.
Thursday January 18th – 4.8 Miles in 55:50 pace average 11:38. 4 sets of 7 chin-ups, 3 rounds boxing the heavy
Friday January 19th – Date night with my Wife!
I am back up to full training this week. I can’t remember having a better training week. I am working hard. Feeling the results. Five weeks till The Cowtown 50K. Nineteen weeks to the Centurion Qualifier in The Netherlands. Excited.
This week 51.2 Miles, 10 hours 39 minutes 15 seconds, Pace average 12:30. 5943 calories
Saturday January 7th – 4.8 Miles in 1:01:53 pace average 12:53. 5 sets of 65 push-ups. 15 minutes of Planks.
Sunday January 8th – 20 Miles in 4:19:34 pace average 12:59. 3 sets of 25 squats.
Monday January 9th – 4.8 Miles in 56:58 pace average 11:52. 4 sets of 6 chin-ups, 3 rounds boxing the heavy bag.
Tuesday January 10th – 4.8 Miles in 56:12 pace average 11:43. 5 sets of 65 push-ups. 15 minutes of Planks.
Wednesday January 11th – 12 Miles in 2:28:55 pace average 12:25. 3 sets of 25 squats.
Thursday January 12th – 4.8 Miles in 55:43 pace average 11:36. 4 sets of 6 chin-ups, 3 rounds boxing the heavy bag.
Friday January 13th – Date night with my Wife!
I have added speed training back into my walks. I have gotten slower and slower as I concentrated on distance endurance. I still think speed training will help a Centurion Race. It is that hard pressed DRIVE needed for speed that is also needed late in a Centurion Race. My goal is to walk all my training under 12 minutes per mile pace. Back like I did in 2014. Going to take me a few weeks to get back into that form. It helps also that I have a New Garmin 920xt sports watch. Easy to use. Easy to keep track during a walk. Uploads to my I-Pad when I return home. The truth is I have gotten lazy. I can do the mileage easy. Walking fast is work. Time to get back to work. Walking faster has also cleaned up my form. I think I missed the boat leaving out some speed work. Excited to try and regain what I have lost.
This week 47.8 Miles 10 hours 22 minutes 51 seconds, Pace average 13:01. 6222 calories
Sunday January 1st – New Years Double Marathon. 26.2 Miles in 5:46:46.
Monday January 2nd – 4 Miles recovery.
Tuesday January 3rd – 4.8 Miles, 5 sets of 65 push-ups. 15 minutes of Planks.
Wednesday January 4th – 8 Miles LSD in 1:47:38. 3 sets of 25 squats.
Thursday January 5th – 4.8 Miles, 4 sets of 6 chin-ups, 3 rounds boxing the heavy bag.
Friday January 6th – Date night with my Wife!
Yea! I am back to training for a Centurion Race. New Year, New Goals, New Drive, New Excitement. Going to be Fun! 21 weeks to the Continental Centurion Qualifier. I will be ready.
My second year to race these Back2Back Marathons in Allen, Texas. A small very well organized race. This year I had no intentions of racing. Just using the race as a nice Back2Back training weekend. Training with a bunch of like minded folks with support. Four 6.55 mile laps on wide concrete sidewalks. It was a little cool at the begInning. It ended up almost too warm at the end. As I expected I have lost my speed. I never was fast. I could however hold a pace under 12 minutes with no problem. Not any more. I focused on 100 mile Centurion races and it cost me on my marathons. I am not worried about it. I want to join every World Centurion club. That is my ONLY goal. Marathon’s for training. I finished with a 5:24:53. Tomorrow will be very close to Centurion pace.
Centurion training on tired legs today. I didn’t care if I finished dead last. I just wanted the training miles. To my surprise I felt good. If you ever think about trying a Centurion race. Try a back to back marathon. That second day will give you a good idea what a Centurion walk feels like. I finished today in 5:46:46
I really like this race. So much of the race is an out and back you get to see everyone many times. A very personal race. My only problem is when the race takes place. December is a very busy Month at work for me. I have dropped all November races. Now I will add December to that list as well. Spring and early fall races for me.
The Dutch Racewalking Data Base Athletes page. http://www.wakkee.nl/atleet/rob-robertson
Mercy Health Love County by Barbara Sessions. http://www.mercyhealthlovecounty.com/news/view/314
The Daily Ardmoreite by Micah McVicker http://www.ardmoreite.com/sports/20161224/walk-for-change-burneyville-man-and-ultra-walker-traverses-100-miles-in-24-hours
A great Blog post about the African Centurion by my Friend and Fellow Centurion Dave Ingram. http://daveawalker.blogspot.com/2016/10/african-centurion-2016.html
Video about the South African Centurion. I make a cameo early in the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06ZUZvbdW4s
I great article from the Australian magazine The Monthly by Paul Connolly about the Centurion race in Coburg, Victoria. https://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2016/june/1464703200/paul-connolly/foot-soldiers
My Profile on the Australian Centurion Website. Thanks Tim Erickson. http://www.centurions.org.au/centprofiles/68%20Rob%20Robertson.pdf
A video taken at the end of the 2015 A2A Marathon by my Friend Joe Freeland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNpJ031HeAw