NOVEMBER 20 DAYS 157.6 MILES
October 13 Days 146.5 Miles
September 22 Days 215.2 Miles
August 26 Days 253.6 Miles
July 26 Days 245.6 Miles
June 12 Days 170.4 Miles
May 26 Days 206.4 Miles
April 26 Days 233.4 Miles
March 24 Days 183.8 Miles
February 24 Days 196.6 Miles
January 27 Days 251.8 Miles
Total 2017 246 Days 2260.9 Miles
This week 51.2 Miles 9 hours 59 minutes 35 seconds, Pace average 11:43. 6710 calories
Saturday November 25th – 4.8 Miles in 57:15 pace average 11:56. 5 sets of 78 push-ups. 21 minutes of Planks
Sunday November 26th – 20.0 miles in 3:55:12 pace average 11:46. 3 sets of 30 squats
Monday November 27th – 4.8 Miles in 55:03 pace average 11:28. 4 sets of 7 chin-ups, 3 rounds boxing the heavy bag
Tuesday November 28th – 4.8 Miles in 56:57 pace average 11:52. 5 sets of 78 push-ups. 21 minutes of Planks
Wednesday November 29th – 12.0 Miles in 2:19:55 pace average 11:40. 3 sets of 30 squats
Thursday November 30th – 4.8 Miles in 55:14 pace average 11:30. 4 sets of 8 chin-ups, 3 rounds boxing the heavy bag
Friday December 1st – Date Night with my Wife!
The best workout week I have had in a long time. I feel great. My speed is starting to come back. Very excited about my 2018 season. Another week just like this one. After that add a few more miles each week.
This week 41.6 Miles, 8 hours 21 minutes 40 seconds, Pace average 12:04. 5345 calories
Saturday November 18th – Unscheduled day off.
Sunday November 19th – 20.0 miles in 4:06:42 pace average 12:20. 3 sets of 30 squats
Monday November 20th – 4.8 Miles in 56:27 pace average 11:46. 4 sets of 7 chin-ups, 3 rounds boxing the heavy bag
Tuesday November 21st – 4.8 Miles in 55:57 pace average 11:39. 5 sets of 78 push-ups. 21 minutes of Planks
Wednesday November 22nd – Unscheduled day off.
Thursday November 23rd – 12.0 Miles in 2:22:34 pace average 11:53. 3 sets of 30 squats
Friday November 24th – Date Night with my Wife!
During my 20 mile walk on Sunday I got my vision for the future. I just needed a nice long walk to clear my head and see down the road. Don’t you just love walking.
The Persian King Darius during The Persian Wars against the Athenians appointed a slave to remind him every day, “Master, remember the Athenians!” Darius did not want to forget what happened to him in Greece. He wanted that fire inside him to Burn!
That is how I feel about New Zealand. I want that fire to conquer the New Zealand Centurion to burn inside me. I want to remember everyday. Everything I eat. Every training step I take in preparation. Every push-up, chin-up and squat. Every minute of planks. I am going back to New Zealand. I will add that last Centurion badge to my collection.
My Goal for 2018.
The quest to Walk 100 miles in 24 Hours in New Zealand!
Going to be Fun!
I have a January marathon in Louisiana. The 50k at Cowtown in February. (Both of my previous 50K’s have been sub 6 hour. I will continue that trend.) March and April Oklahoma Marathons. In June I return to the United States Centurion qualifier. Add another 100 mile finish in Minneapolis. After the FANS 24 hour I will move to the 400 meter track for all my long walks. I will train for every possible scenario in New Zealand. There will be no surprises. I will be ready. Remember New Zealand.
This week 29.6 Miles, 6 hours 07 minutes 19 seconds, Pace average 12:25. 3424 calories
Saturday November 11th – 4.8 Miles in 1:01:01 pace average 12:43. 5 sets of 70 push-ups. 17 minutes of Planks
Sunday November 12th – 8.0 miles in 1:37:52 pace average 12:14. 3 sets of 30 squats
Monday November 13th – Unscheduled day off.
Tuesday November 14th – 4.8 Miles in 59:25 pace average 12:23. 4 sets of 6 chin-ups.
Wednesday November 15th – Unscheduled day off.
Thursday November 16th – 12.0 Miles in 2:29:00 pace average 11:25. 3 sets of 30 squats
Friday November 17th – Date Night with my Wife!
My work is always busy around the Holidays. Smoked Meat Business. I just get in a workout when I can. Makes it hard to stick to a schedule. As a result my Louisiana Marathon will suffer the first part of January. However I had already decided that my Marathon season was for training. The only race I am looking ahead towards is The United States Centurion Qualifier at FANS in June. Just going to add up mileage as I get a chance.
This week 30.4 Miles, 6 hours 23 minutes 30 seconds, Pace average 12:37. 3349 calories
Saturday November 4th – 4.8 Miles in 59:57 pace average 12:29. 5 sets of 65 push-ups. 15 minutes of Planks
Sunday November 5th – 8.0 miles in 1:40:51 pace average 12:36. 3 sets of 25 squats
Monday November 6th – 4.8 Miles in 59:29 pace average 12:23. 3 sets of 6 chin-ups, 3 rounds boxing the heavy bag
Tuesday November 7th – 4.8 Miles in 1:01:04 pace average 12:43. 5 sets of 65 push-ups. 15 minutes of Planks
Wednesday November 8th – 8.0 Miles in 1:42:08 pace average 12:46. 3 sets of 25 squats
Thursday November 9th – Unscheduled Day Off
Friday November 10th – Date Night with my Wife!
Slowly building up my mileage. Feels good to get back to work. A few more miles this next week.
This week 14.4 Miles, 2 hours 53 minutes 41 seconds, Pace average 12:04. 1805 calories
Saturday October 28th – Day Off
Sunday October 29th – 4.8 miles in 57:08 pace average 11:54. 3 sets of 25 squats
Monday October 30th – 4.8 Miles in 56:49 pace average 11:50. 3 sets of 6 chin-ups, 3 rounds boxing the heavy bag
Tuesday October 31st – Day Off
Wednesday November 1st – 4.8 Miles in 59:44 pace average 12:27. 5 sets of 65 push-ups.
Thursday November 2nd – Day Off
Friday November 3rd – Date Night with my Wife!
My wife and I have been living in a 22 foot travel trailer since the first week in July. We did a complete remodel of our home. It is now finished on the inside. We can now move back in. Yea! I have been taking advantage of this down time from walking to move boxes and furniture. A nice little break and change of pace. Moving is a good physical workout. My life is about to be back to normal. Normal for me is walking six days per week. Starting that routine back this Saturday. I enjoyed the down time. Now I am ready to get back to work. Ten weeks to my first race of the 2018 season. The Louisiana Marathon. I am just looking for a simple sub five hour marathon. In fact that is all I am looking for at all three of next springs marathons. A sub six hour at my 50K in February. Just using these races for training. Just nice supported training walks. No taper and no recovery. My Goal is to return to the United States Centurion qualifier at FANS in June ready to walk 100 miles. FANS is my goal race for 2018. I need to get my confidence back. My results at FANS will determine my Goal for fall. Could that be a return to New Zealand? That is what I plan to determine. Going to be fun.