• 1h 06m 12s
  • 18.88 miles
  • 17.11 Mi/hr

Windy ride down old 1 and back. I got caught in the Apex Wind Tunnel! Oh well, if we are going to have damp, windy weather, better this week than...

  • 30m 43s
  • 3.51 miles
  • 08m 45s /Mi


√ Ride tonight! Hopefully outside!

The tri bike went to the shop today for a tune up.

Today's Gratitude: Shelter.  It's kind of damp and nasty outside today and I'm glad to have a warm and dry indoor place.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7.75
  • 1h 07m 15s
  • 2515.31 yards
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200 w/u with spot forwards
100 kick
200 pull
4 x 100 (drill - 6/3/6, swim, kick, swim)
300 pull @ 30
50 ez @ 15
200 tempo @ 30
50 ez @ 15
100 fast
1 minute rest between rounds
100 fast @ 30
50 ez @ 15
200 tempo @ 30
50 ez @ 15
300 pull
= 2300 meters (LCM)

  • 46m 37s
  • 5.25 miles
  • 08m 52s /Mi

Library-Park loop

25 degrees cooler than last Tuesday! 61 degrees, overcast and breezy which is great running weather. (FWIW, the average for this time of year should be between the two -- mid 70s. So I guess we are averaging correct!). 10 x 1 minute strides with 1 minute between mid run.

Sport #1
  • Core Training
  • 15m

Pre swim core workout

Sport #2
  • Stretching
  • 05m

√ Run tonight!

Today's Gratitude: I'm thankful for the support that I received from the Tuesday morning masters group.  Erin is on deck and provides stimulating workouts, tips and positive feedback.  Brad, my lane mate most weeks, is funny and keeps the mornings light and fun.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7
Sport #1
  • Device Upload
  • 38m

Imported from API

Sport #2
  • Walking
  • 38m 45s

Early morning walk with Emma

Doctor's appointment this morning -- just a regular check-up. I mentioned the saddle sore situation to him and Dr. R. prescribed an ointment (nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide).  Hopefully that, combined with taper, will resolve it.  In other news, my liver values are higher than the were last time so he wants me to recheck in sometime before Thanksgiving.  I did point out that the blood work was done at the tail end of peak Ironman training. They are not super high or anything, just different than what he expected from me.

Ann-Marie just sent me a link to a review of Cobb Saddles.  I have the Cobb V-Flow Plus on my tri bike now and I'm looking to change it out on my road bike.  Thanks Hands!

Today's Gratitude: My health. I am thankful that I am able to be as active as I care to be.  I know that I am fortunate! 

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7
  • 45m 47s
  • 12.74 miles
  • 16.70 Mi/hr


Foggy foggy ride. So foggy, in fact, that about 10 minutes into the ride I thought about turning around. But I was already on the bike and already a quarter of the way done with the ride portion of the workout so I decided to go on.

  • 2h 00m 17s
  • 13.13 miles
  • 09m 10s /Mi

Downtown-Bond Park-Apex Park

I’ve been running in my DeSoto 400 mile shorts. They have always treated me well. I wanted to switch things up in case I need to use different shorts for B2B. In case the seam on the DeSoto shorts irritate me on the bike. I used the 2XU shorts today. Well... comfy on the bike does not mean comfy on the run. They were not as supportive as the DeSoto and worse than that, using them lead to a bit of monkey butt :-( Oh well, at least I know now that if I wear the 2XU shorts for the bike, I’m probably looking at shorts change before the run.

Canes game tonight!

Opening face offf

Today's Gratitude: Today I am thankful for having a stuggly dog in my life.  I love you, Emma!

  • Health data: Hours slept: 8
  • 4h 00m 49s
  • 76.40 miles
  • 19.04 Mi/hr

CSH Ride+

15 miles and then the group ride and then another 20 minutes or so and voila!

The Terry Butterfly saddle is going back. I definitely need something with a different cutout.



Today's Gratitude:  Thankful for my wonderful family!  I spent the afternoon with Kevin and then we met my parents at Sola and I had a great time.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 8
Sport #1
  • Device Upload
  • 37m

Imported from API

Sport #2
  • Walking
  • 37m 53s

Early morning walk with Emma

Today's Gratitude: I am reading the book The Orphan Train and today I am particularly grateful for all of the love and safety that my family provides.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7
  • 1h 16m 34s
  • 2734.03 yards
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400 w/u with spot forwards
6 x 100 (50 drill, 50 kick. Drills = catch up, fist, single arm, fingertip, 6/3/6, powerstroke)
2 x 50 kick
200 pull
5 x 200 moderate pace, try to do all five of them in the same time - @ 30
2 x 50 kick - fast
100 c/d
= 2500 meters (LCM)

  • 2h 06m 39s
  • 37.18 miles
  • 17.61 Mi/hr

Beaver Creek-Martha's Chapel-Davis

It was a beautiful day for a bike ride and I enjoyed it! 12 min interval @ 1/2 Ironman pace mid ride. Legs apparently didn't have a lot of speed in them but I felt good on the bike.

Butterfly saddle + Bella shorts... well... I still think that the cut out might be in the wrong place. I am very comfortable on the sides (which is where I have issues at the moment) but this saddle may be trading one problem for another? Undecided.

  • Stretching
  • 05m

√ Ride tonight!

Like the last two weeks, I'm taking a few hours of vacation this afternoon to get this in -- I had several days and 6 hours of vacation to schedule for the year so I decided to take two hours each for three Thursdays that were "daylight challenged."  It'll be good.  Makes for an easy work day Smile

Today's Gratitude:  I'm thankful for vacation time that allows me to take some time off to ride my bike on this beautiful day!

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7

jmkizer's Training Log

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  • Little Uno (Swim)
    7/22/2017 New Hill, North Carolina
  • Lake Logan Half (Triathlon)
    8/5/2017 Canton, North Carolina
  • YMCA Wrightsville Beach Sprint Triathlon (Triathlon)
    9/23/2017 Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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