Workout issues and 24 hour race coming up

Workout notes: weights only.
Rotator cuff
pull ups: 15-10-10-10-5
bench press: 10 x 135, 5 x 185, 9 x 170 (didn’t squeeze out a 10’th as I was by myself, even though the bench had safety catches)
incline press: 10 x 135
dumbbell military (all standing) 7 x 50, 10 x 45, 10 x 40 (first time got 50 standing in a while; normally I have the seated, supported bench)
rows (Hammer) 3 sets of 10 x 200
head stand (not my best, but ok)
twist crunch: 2 sets of 12
yoga leg lifts: 2 sets of 10

Workout problems: I weighed 194 on the home scale yesterday, but that was after drinking a LOT of coffee. It was 191 this morning, just after getting up. The gym scale had been reading 187-188.
If I have a “genuine” weight gain, my pull ups get harder, and today, they went reasonably well.

I’ve also noticed that I find myself pulling up my sleeves prior to doing bench presses; the arms are slightly bigger. That might be a good thing, but my “goal event” is the 24 hour walk, which occurs the first weekend in June. So having bigger arms won’t exactly help with that.

Anyway, I am signed up and have my hotel all lined up and some friends are also going. It will be fun to see them.

And, well, my 24 hour performances have mostly gone downhill after my first one. Note: the first few were “100 or bust” events where I mostly busted and ended up napping. The way I see it: I haven’t had a good one since 2006. This year: keeping the ego in check early (especially if it is hot) and showing toughness in that “tunnel of despair” period (somewhere between 10 to 18 hours) will be the keys to success. My challenge goal: 79 miles (triple marathon). I was so close to 60 miles last year (sans training) that there shouldn’t be a reason that I don’t improve on that by quite a bit.

But I have some other “worth fighting for” goals:

Walter Mitty: 100 (though Bernie Sanders has a better chance of becoming President than I have of making this..)
Stretch goal: 85 miles
Realistic challenge goal: 79 miles (3 marathons)
Worth it goal: 100 km (62.2 miles)
Ok goal: 50 miles. I can’t discount going over 50 miles, even if it takes me a while.

Date Event Distance Remarks
May 2004 Conrbelt (track) 101 7 out of 49
May 2004 Wandelweekend pavement 88 Netherlands
November 2004 Ultracentric (track) 81
April 2005 McNaughton 100 (trail) 76 split 34:16 for the 100
August 2005 Leanhorse 100 (groomed trail) 85 29:34 for 100
November 2005 Ultracentric (track) 70
February 2006 Houston Bear (pavement) 76 rainy
June 2006 FANS (pavement) 83
June 2007 FANS (pavement) 66
November 2007 Ultracentric (pavement) 58
June 2008 FANS 47.5 retired half way
April 2009 McNaughton 100 (trail) 50 47:48 for 100 (muddy)
June 2009 FANS (pavement) 66
June 2011 FANS (pavement) 54 untrained
June 2015 FANS (dirt/pavement) 59.9 untrained

May 27, 2016 - Posted by | walking | , ,

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