Three Wishes

Apex,NC 
Today
Moderate or heavy rain shower High 89FLow 72F
  • Temp: 75F
  • Hum: 89%
  • W: 11mph SW
FRIDAY
Patchy rain nearby
High 83F
Low 69F
SATURDAY
Partly Cloudy
High 94F
Low 74F
SUNDAY
Sunny
High 97F
Low 75F
MONDAY
Sunny
High 96F
Low 65F

Monday - May 28

Sport
  • Walking
  • 38m

Evening walk with Emma.

With the deck gone and the patio not yet completed, we had our Memorial Day grillage on the George. It was still good! After dinner, I took Em for an extended lap around the neighborhood.

Two months until Vineman!

  • Health data: Hours slept: 8.5

Sunday - May 27

Run
  • 2h 05m 34s
  • 13.12 miles
  • 09m 34s /Mi

My own half marathon -- because 13.1 sounds better than 12.85 :-)

Two fig newtons before the run and a Gu midway through.

Wore my CBC tri top as a pre-Vineman test. Got a bit of chaffing on my collar bone.

Swim
  • 1h 21m 40s
  • 3171.48 yards
  • -----

I think that this is own of those times when "fast" is relative.

Warm up

Drills (300 ~ 8:23)
- 3 x 25 fist drill followed by 75 of swim regular
- 2 x 50 over the barrel
- 25 over the barrel, 25 flip n hold

Workout (1:13:23)
10x50 fast @ 10, 2x800 with 1x spot forward per 50 @ 1 min, 10x50 fast @ 10
1:13:23
1:05, 1:07, 1:08, 1:09, 1:09, 1:11, 1:09, 1:10, 1:10, 1:10
21:08, 21:39
1:12, 1:13, 1:44, 1:14, 1:15, 1:15, 1:16, 1:18, 1:16, 1:17

Cool down

(the long one was due to a foot cramp)

Sport
  • Walking
  • 30m

Afternoon walk with Emma. She was jazzed!

We had workers at our house Friday and Saturday. They were putting in the new patio. Emma was getting stressed out -- or else they were disturbing her sleep (which was stressing her out!). Anyway, no workers now until Tuesday when they finish the project up.

First time using the Nathan handheld.  On Friday, Kevin and I went to REI and I tried out handhelds again.  I quickly narrowed it down to the Amphipod line and the Nathans.  I have a Nathan Elite 1 hydration waistpak and I like the bottles but do not like the feeling of having it around my waist.  I like the feeling of the Amphipod Hydraform handheld (12 oz) but I really don't like the top.  I find it easy to carry but hard to drink from.  For that reason, I ended up with the Nathan QuickDraw Plus (22 oz).  I don't love love love carrying the Nathan handheld but I do like the bottle.

 

Nathan Quick Draw Plus


 

Kevin, Emma and I went over to my parent's place for a cookout.  Nice visit.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 8

Saturday - May 26

Bike
  • 4h 13m 55s
  • 74.55 miles
  • 17.62 Mi/hr

Old NCBC Summer Rally route

Good ride! This went better than when I did it in April. At the 56 mile mark, I stopped at Wilsonville for water and to use the rest room. Right after I got there, the CSH ride arrived. I left the Wilsonville store before they did. I thought they were heading toward Luther but they did not, they went up Beaver Creek behind me. The caught me and I joined their group for about half an hour. It was nice seeing Chuck and Fuji Tom.

Run
  • 20m 20s
  • 2.22 miles
  • 09m 10s /Mi

Seagroves Farm and Seagroves Farm Park loop - brick run. It was in the low 80s and sunny.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 8

Friday - May 25

Swim
  • 1h 20m
  • 3280.84 yards
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Warm up

Drills (300 ~ 8:03)
- 3 x 25 fist drill followed by 75 of swim regular
- 2 x 50 over the barrel
- 25 over the barrel, 25 flip n hold

Workout (1:11:57 ~ 2700)
(200 steady @ 20, 100 fast @ 10)x 9
4:55, 2:16
5:01, 2:16
5:06, 2:17
5:06, 2:19
5:08, 2:21
5:12, 2:20
5:12, 2:21
5:20, 2:25
5:21, 2:28

Cool down

Our old deck was removed last night in anticipation of our new patio.  I think that it took them about 30 minutes to destroy and haul off the whole thing (it was a big crew with lots of sledge hammers!)  We dead bolted the door from the kitchen and removed they key. 

Before I went to the gym in the morning, I always let Emma out.  This morning, when I let her out, she ran to the kitchen as usual. I said, "Let's go out the front instead."

She gave me a look as if to reply, "You are weird."

  • Health data: Hours slept: 6.25

Thursday - May 24

Bike
  • 59m 56s
  • 18.20 miles
  • 18.22 Mi/hr

First part of a Thursday night brick.

Run
  • 16m 35s
  • 1.86 miles
  • 08m 55s /Mi

Grabbed Emma and went for the second part of a Thursday night brick

Hair is still B A D.  Elected not to wear the bike helmet to work today but did (briefly) consider doing so.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7.75

Wednesday - May 23

Bike
  • 2h 13m 37s
  • 38.14 miles
  • 17.13 Mi/hr

When I got home, I could hear the rumbling of thunder in the distance. I checked the radar obsessively as I waited for it to be time to go to the group ride. Trainer or group ride? Ride or trainer?

At 5:30 I took one last look at the radar and decided to ride to the meeting place. I got there and there were half a dozen others waiting -- not all in cycling gear. Ruh-roh! After about five minutes, the ride leader called off the ride after looking at the radar on his smart phone. I totally understand his decision. A group riding in the rain is not a good thing because of stopping distances, etc.

The sky was patchy with blue here and stormy black there, the thunder had passed and it was raining lightly. I decided to go ahead and ride. I *really* didn't want to sit on the trainer for two hours -- especially after waiting for the group ride to start.

My plan was to follow this week's route (this group ride uses a different route every week and gets longer and longer until Summer Solstice and then shorter and shorter until it finally peters out) but with a bail out point where I could head home with about one hour of riding done. If I had to bail out, I would make it my Thursday brick workout.

Well, about 30 minutes into the ride, it went from sprinkling to a downpour. So the ride leader was right. But after about five minutes, the rain let up quite a bit so I was fine. In fact, by the end of the ride, the roads were dry (I, however, was not!).

Regarding the ride itself, I can only hope that the weather slowed me down. I'm a better rider than that.

Ride tonight, hopefully outside.  Yes, the scattered thunderstorms are still in the forecast.


In other news, today I got the Worst. Haircut. Ever. 

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7.75

Tuesday - May 22

Run
  • 1h 01m 15s
  • 6.73 miles
  • 09m 06s /Mi

Haddon Hall

10x1 min speed pops with 1 min between

Swim
  • 1h 29m
  • 3608.92 yards
  • -----

Warm up

Drills (300 ~ 8:08)
- 3 x 25 fist drill followed by 75 of swim regular
- 2 x 50 over the barrel
- 25 over the barrel, 25 flip n hold

Workout (1:20:52)
15x200 @ 30 alternating easy with fast
4:32, 5:04
4:33, 5:04
4:35, 5:03
4:38, 5:10
4:46, 5:09
4:53, 5:14
4:49, 5:21
4:59

Cool down


Yes, I know about the shoes -- it's getting to be time to replace them.  I plan to get a new pair this weekend.  Fleet Feet has 20% of Moving Comfort bras so I want to go there anyway.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7

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