Light rain High 77FLow 51F
  • Temp: 74F
  • Hum: 69%
  • W: 7mph W
High 60F
Low 46F
High 68F
Low 55F
High 71F
Low 45F
High 66F
Low 44F
  • 56m
  • 2077.87 yards
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warm up

Short drill set (15:00)
4 x 50 side kick
3 x 50 single arm
2 x 25 climbers

workout (40:57)
1,000 @ 2 min, 10x50 fast
1:04, 1:05, 1:08, 1:08, 1:07
1:06, 1:06, 1:07, 1:08, 1:08

cool down

Weight up four pounds from yesterday.  What the heck?!

I have not heard back from the Turnpike Authority about the closure on Old US 1.  I contacted the town to see if they have any information.

  • 35m 08s
  • 3.62 miles
  • 09m 42s /Mi

Run with Emma through downtown. We looped around Peakway to make it a bit longer. This is Em's longest route.

  • 52m 05s
  • 15.14 miles
  • 17.44 Mi/hr

Olive Chapel-Richardson

Short loop out toward Humie Olive and back.

I contacted the Turnpike Authority about the detour on Old US 1 which is supposed to end next week (http://www.westernwakeinfo.com/upcoming_road_closures.html). I understand from a cycling friend that the steal beams over the CSX tracks are not even in yet though. It's been almost a year of that detour.

  • 15m 25s
  • 1.65 miles
  • 09m 20s /Mi

Short run through Seagroves Farm with Emma for the brick.

Brick tonight...

  • 48m 40s
  • 1859.14 yards
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warm up

Short drill set (7:00)
2 x 50 side kick
1 x 50 single arm
2 x 25 climbers

workout (41:40)
1,000 @ 2 min, 10x50 fast
1:05, 1:07, 1:09, 1:10, 1:08
1:09, 1:09, 1:08, 1:09, 1:09

cool down

A very bad storm cell blew in right after I finished my workout.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 6
  • Walking
  • 47m

Early morning walk with Emma.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7
  • 1h 54m 53s
  • 13.29 miles
  • 08m 38s /Mi

Wrightsville Beach Half Marathon

Official chip time was 1:54:52 (and of course the official distance was 13.1)

Wrightsville Beach marathon and half marathon logo

So.... I decided to go for it.  The half and full runners lined up together and I lined up with the 3:45 pace group.  I thought (hoped?) the Pacer said 8:40 pace.  Good, I thought, I'm targeting 8:45!  Well, he actually said 8:30.  I wanted to stay with the Pacer for at least 6 miles.  I put the stress on him.  I just kept pushing it on him.  I stayed with them until mile 8 and let them go.

In terms of weather, it was very overcast with a fog/heavy drizzle out with a temperature of about 60 (and 100% humidity).  Miserable beach weather but good for running.

The whole half marathon prep time I was a mess because I discuss my goals for this race with my coach until after Donna when it was too late to do much about it.  My bad.

I ended up finishing 1:55-ish.  PR!

At the finish line

After finishing the half marathon

I saw this at packet pickup and it made me smile.

26.2 America runs on Dunkin


  • Health data: Hours slept: 7

All checked in.  Nervous about the race.  Afraid I won't be able to keep pace.

Emma on the beach

After checking in, we took Emma to the beach.  Here is is lounging after a bit of ball chasing.  This is actually the beach that is used for the start of the Beach2Battleship full iron distance swim.

Wrightsville Beach half marathon race swag

Wrightsville Beach half marathon race swag

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