Sunny High 68FLow 54F
  • Temp: 43F
  • Hum: 81%
  • W: 4mph WNW
High 74F
Low 53F
High 67F
Low 45F
High 64F
Low 45F
High 64F
Low 54F
Bike #1
  • 1h 18m 01s
  • 18.99 miles
  • 14.60 Mi/hr

Pause mid ride due to bloody nose. Stopped the Garmin and went to deal with the nose situation and it decided that now would be a good time to upload the workout. I went to wipe the sweat off my face and my nose started to bleed. I'm not even sure that I *touched* it.

Bike #2
  • 42m 32s
  • 10.19 miles
  • 14.37 Mi/hr

The rest of the ride.

Rain seems to have parked itself over the area for the time being.  There may be a break this afternoon -- or maybe not.  The tri bike was just tuned up and has a new chain.  I'd consider riding outside but I'd like to preserve the newness of the tri bike a bit longer. The road bike still has it's trainer wheel on it so...  I'm opting for trainer time.

  • 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

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