Apex,NC 
Today
Sunny High 46FLow 29F
  • Temp: 34F
  • Hum: 51%
  • W: 6mph ENE
SATURDAY
Sunny
High 49F
Low 39F
SUNDAY
Patchy light drizzle
High 58F
Low 57F
MONDAY
Patchy rain nearby
High 69F
Low 49F
TUESDAY
Sunny
High 56F
Low 41F
Bike
  • 3h 16m 40s
  • 59.66 miles
  • 18.20 Mi/hr

CSH Saturday ride


First open water swim today.  DH played safety kayaker for me.  We went to Fearington Point and used the tiny beach there.  Lake Jordan was listed at 55 degrees (per the daily report from the Army Corps).  I swam out the "no wake" buoy and back, went back on shore and did that a second time.  The second time I got a bit off course.  I was happy that the wet suit didn't bother me at all.  I was unhappy that I felt out of breath.  I can do this in the pool so it must be mental.  What was happening is I'd feel out of breath and when I spotted that bit of extra time out of the water make my brain say, "this is better."  Then I didn't want to put my face back in.  Instead I wanted to rest.  DH offered to go with me a few more times before Beaverdam. 

I can do this!  I know I can!

Bike
  • 1h 22m 59s
  • 23.59 miles
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Swim
  • 1h 20m
  • 2241.91 yards
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Warm up
50 m kickboard
50 m side kick drill
50 m finger tip drag
100 m hand paddles with zoomers
50 m hand paddle

Work out
850 with 1x spot forward per 100 @ 3 min rec (25:32
400 @ 2 min rec (12:01)
800 with 1x spot forward per 100 (24:22)

Cool down
150 m kick board with zoomers

I feel pretty disappointed. I've been taking swim lessons since early December and I have seen no improvement in speed. Endurance is up a whole lot and apparently my form is considerably better but the number just aren't coming down. I have accepted that I may be looking at a 45 minute swim at Beaverdam but it's still pretty discouraging.

Swim
  • 1h 20m
  • 2187.23 yards
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warm up with short drill session
100 m kick board
50 m side kick drill
50 m finger tip drag
50 m hand paddles with zoomers
50 m hand paddles

10x200 with 1x spot forward per 100 @ 40 sec (1:06:45, first 200 in 5:45)

cool down
100 m kick board with zoomers

Bike
  • 1h 23m
  • 25.00 miles
  • 18.20 Mi/hr

Oh Melo Velo

Bike
  • 1h 00m 06s
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spin class

Run
  • 20m 09s
  • 2.20 miles
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Swim
  • 1h 20m
  • 2187.23 yards
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Warm up
50 m kick board
50 m side kick drill
50 m finger tip drag
100 m hand paddles with zoomers
50 m hand paddles

Work out
500 with 1x spot forward per 100 @ 1.5 min, 5x200 @ 40, 1.5 min rec, 500 with 1x spot forward per 100
Total workout time, including recovery time: 1:05:51
First 500 in 14:10

Cool Dowm
100 m kick board with zoomers
100 m hand paddles with zoomers
50 m kick board with zoomers

For the past two swims, my watch has calculated an efficiency of 65. I've finally improved to the Average range!

Bike
  • 1h 34m
  • 26.60 miles
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Run
  • 32m 36s
  • 3.37 miles
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jmkizer's Training Log


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  • Ridgewood Turkey Trot (Run)
    11/27/2014 Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Rock ā€˜nā€™ Roll Raleigh Half Marathon (Run)
    4/12/2015 Raleigh, North Carolina
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