Three Wishes

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Apex,NC 
Today
Sunny High 71FLow 49F
  • Temp: 61F
  • Hum: 82%
  • W: 4mph W
THURSDAY
Sunny
High 68F
Low 52F
FRIDAY
Light rain shower
High 74F
Low 60F
SATURDAY
Sunny
High 82F
Low 59F
SUNDAY
Sunny
High 81F
Low 53F

Saturday - June 23

Bike
  • 6h 00m 10s
  • 106.85 miles
  • 17.80 Mi/hr

Morrisville-Old Lystra-Lower Moncure with Shearon Harris loop

Good ride today! Definitely my best long ride in a while. Woo hoo!

It was 97% humidity. At my final water stop, I checked my phone and it said 80 degrees, RealFeel 99 degrees.

I drank just over five bottles of water -- two with Camelbak Elixer. Two my additional bottles were 16 oz and one was a liter.

I ate two fig newtons, three Clif bars and a Honey Stinger Waffle on the ride.

Epson bath and foam rolling.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 8.25

Friday - June 22

Rest day!  I may walk Emma downtown tonight.  There is a BBQ contest taking place there tomorrow and I think that they will be set up tonight.

Peak City Pigfest logo

Thunderstorm prevented downtown excursion.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7.75

Thursday - June 21

Bike
  • 2h 12m 40s
  • 38.04 miles
  • 17.21 Mi/hr
Run
  • 20m 56s
  • 2.11 miles
  • 09m 55s /Mi
Someone left my Garmin on overnight.  This is not good for the battery.  Fortunately, it charged up to 20% pretty quickly.  That was enough to get me through the workout.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7.75

Wednesday - June 20

Swim
  • 1h 32m 52s
  • 3608.92 yards
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Warm up

Drills (300 ~ 8:26)
- 3 x 25 fist drill followed by 75 of swim regular
- 2 x 50 over the barrel with buoy
- 25 over the barrel, 25 high elbow

Workout (1:24:26)
15x200 @ 30 alternating easy with fast
4:43, 5:23
4:40, 5:17
4:44, 5:21
4:51, 5:33
4:50, 5:30
4:59, 5:35
5:06, 5:34
5:14

Cool down

I got pretty pooped during the last few sets.

Bike
  • 2h 10m 43s
  • 41.21 miles
  • 18.91 Mi/hr

Today's route: A Last Day of Spring Flat Followup to Hill Haters.

I rode with the fast group for the first hour or so and then David C's group made an early turn around. Many of them are tapering for Blood, Sweat and Gears this weekend. I completed the ride with Tom W.

I'm feeling pretty good right now.  I'm excited about being able to see the very tippy top of my training hill.  This weekend is the biggest one before Vineman and then it's a bit of a gentle downhill to the big day.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 6.25

Tuesday - June 19

Run
  • 49m
  • 5.39 miles
  • 09m 05s /Mi

Downtown-Peakway

Morning run with 10 minutes at half marathon pace mid run.

My right leg felt much better than it did on Sunday. I've been foam rolling and doing Epson salt baths.

Swim
  • 1h 31m 26s
  • 3663.60 yards
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warm up

drills (9:20)
- 3 x 25 fist drill followed by 125 of swim regular
- 2 x 50 over the barrel
- 25 over the barrel, 25 high elbow
- 50 regular, goggle fix

workout (1:22:06)
3 x 1000 @ 1:30 recovery with 1x spot forward per 100. Mid set at race pace.
26:45, 25:51, 26:25

I was trying to work on pacing and go more of a steady pace on the first set and race pace for the second as instructed. That didn't work out for me as well as I hoped. I felt a lot better during the second and third sets. I think that I was concentrating on going a steady pace and I ended up with more of an easy pace and that messed up my rotation.

AM:  I decided to take this afternoon off from work.  I'll swim on my way home and then have lunch.

Sports massage:  Left IT band, right hamstring and right calf.  The left IT band was a bit of a surprise to me but it makes sense.  It hasn't been bothering me but apparently it is a bit irritated and is pulling my pelvis down which is causing my right hamstring to work harder than it should have to.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 6.75

Monday - June 18

Sport
  • Walking
  • 43m

Early morning walk with Emma.

Hamstring was fine walking. Foam rolled after. It seems to be the outer hamstring and piriformis that are angry. Must get those anger issues under control.

More stretching and foam rolling in the evening along with an Epson salt bath.

I spoke with Coach and she assured me that this is pretty much where she expected me to be -- tired.  She adjusted my training block to allow extra rest time during the week here to mitigate though.  She stressed, "When you are tired and train, you simply do not perform where you would want to be.  This is expected at this point in your IM training and strangely sort of the goal."

Watch rest, hydration, nutrition.  Up electrolytes.  Consider supplementing with additional Vitamin D, B12, folic acid and L-Glutamine to support my body during part of the training cycle.

Note to self:  I do think that I am more tired than I was 5.5 weeks before B2B -- but maybe I blocked that out.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7

Sunday - June 17

Run
  • 2h 43m 17s
  • 16.45 miles
  • 09m 56s /Mi

I feel like I kind of fell about here and I let myself down. I just could not get my heart rate up and then just after the 10th mile, my right hamstring started to act up. It has never done this before but it kind of camped and wanted to lock up on me. I was able to keep going. It seemed better on slight includes. It locked up on me twice more during the run and was angry from that initial incident at mile 10 on.

When I stopped running, my leg did not feel bad at all. Going up and down stairs, etc. is not an issue and wasn’t even immediately after I got home and went upstairs to shower.

I have an appointment will Jill on Tuesday anyway so it will be addressed then as well as foam roller, bath, etc.

Note: Fig newtons before the run, 2 Clif Shots (including the double espresso that I blamed for last week's issue) during the run. Nathan' handheld bottle with water. Breakfast when I got home.

Swim
  • 1h 21m
  • 3171.48 yards
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Surprisingly pleasant swim after this morning's run.

Warm up

Drills (300 ~ 8:06)
- 3 x 25 fist drill followed by 75 of swim regular
- 2 x 50 over the barrel with buoy
- 25 over the barrel, 25 high elbow

Workout (1:13:46)
10x50 fast @ 10, 2x800 with 1x spot forward per 50 @ 1 min, 10x50 fast @ 10
1:07, 1:09, 1:10, 1:10, 1:11, 1:10, 1:10, 1:11, 1:09, 1:10
21:18, 22:04
1:12, 1:15, 1:15, 1:14, 1:17, 1:16, 1:17, 1:16, 1:16, 1:16

Cool down

Spot forwards are a lot more fun outside! I knew that but with all of the ones today, that was especially evident. I do them facing the people in the chairs and I try to spot one thing. Woman in black polka dots. Man reading book. Lots of kids walking toward the pool, adult swim must be over.

PM:  Epson salt + baking soda bath

AM:  I think that I kind of started to fall apart this week.   I feel tired and worried and frustrated.  I am worried that my bike has left me and isn’t coming back anytime soon.  I am worried because I don’t think that I’m supposed to feel this tired until next week for the week after.   I almost called Coach earlier this week but what can she do?  The long workouts need to get done.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 8

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