Sunny High 65FLow 51F
  • Temp: 47F
  • Hum: 86%
  • W: 0mph N
High 70F
Low 61F
High 73F
Low 54F
High 76F
Low 59F
High 80F
Low 61F
  • 2h 07m 56s
  • 40.11 miles
  • 18.81 Mi/hr

OMV group ride. Today's route was "Long and Straight (mostly)."

√ Ride tonight, hopefully outside!

Discover yourself.

BikeMS 2013 is coming up, please support me!

I find it hard asking someone to make a donation. I guess we all do. But, today I’m writing to you about a cause that’s important to me and a cause that I hope you will want to support.

In only one month -- on September 7-8th -- I will be riding 200 miles in the BikeMS: Historic New Bern Ride where I will be joining over 2,000 other cyclists in an event benefiting the  Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  This two-day cycling event is a fundraising effort supporting the the MS Society's mission to end the devastating effects of this chronic, often disabling, disease of the central nervous system.

Just a few notes about Multiple Sclerosis:  MS is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system.  MS is not contagious and is not directly inherited; it is not considered a fatal  disease.   MS is a chronic and often disabling disease of the central nervous system, usually striking between the ages of 20-50.  Symptoms of the disease are unpredictable ranging from  tingling and numbness to paralysis and blindness.  There is no cure for MS yet, but several drugs can stop the course and/or symptoms in some patients.  While the progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, advances in research and treatment are giving hope to those affected by the disease.  MS researchers have made extraordinary progress in the last few years searching for a cure and your contribution will help support these vital efforts. Funds will also be used to support local programs for people with MS and their families.


Please, consider my request and make a difference.   This year I hope to raise over $1000 to fight MS. Your tax-deductible pledge will help me meet (and exceed) that goal, and give people with MS a brighter tomorrow.  Donations of every size are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated.
It’s easy. Just go to to http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/jmkizer2013.

Your support will mean so much to me and over 400,000 Americans living with MS. Can I count on your help?


  • Health data: Hours slept: 7.75
  • 1h 02m 47s
  • 2300.00 yards
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300 swim
200 pull
100 kick

3 x (75 build, 25)
200 pull
100 kick

4 x 125 (125 swim; 100 swim, 25 fast; 75 swim, 50 fast; 50 swim, 75 fast) - 10 seconds between swim and fast
4 x 125 (125 swim; 100 swim, 25 fast; 75 swim, 50 fast; 50 swim, 75 fast) - 5 seconds between swim and fast (fins)

100 c/d
= 2300 yards

  • 1h 07m 45s
  • 21.08 miles
  • 18.67 Mi/hr

Shearon Harris loop

I'm pretty sure that I hit every.single.light getting through town. Five minutes of ride time and stops at Peakway, Mason, Mason again (did not make the light), Salem and 55. Yikes!

  • 20m 19s
  • 2.26 miles
  • 08m 59s /Mi

Brick run

Sport #1
  • Core Training
  • 15m

Pre swim core workout

Sport #2
  • Stretching
  • 05m

√ Brick tonight

Listened to Levi's TedX today.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7
  • Walking
  • 38m 41s

Early morning walk with Emma

Doing a bit of planning for this weekend's trip.  Confirmed that there is a lap pool in Waynesville.  In fact, it looks like the rec center is about three miles from our hotel.  We're staying about 30 minutes from Lake Logan.

On Friday, Setup posted on Facebook that the water temperature at Lake Logan was 66 last week.

Currently, the forecast for the weekend calls for sunny and mid to low-80s with light winds. 

I don't know why I'm wound up about this weekend.  I think because I just like going out to western North Carolina.  This is an event for me, not a race.  I'm certainly not peaking for it.  I just want to have a fun weekend with Kevin and Emma.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 6
  • 1h 00m 22s
  • 17.41 miles
  • 17.30 Mi/hr

Optimist Farm-Middle Creek loop. Fun zone 1 ride before the run.

  • 1h 02m 54s
  • 7.01 miles
  • 08m 58s /Mi

Haddon Hall

Shimmer wall
Shimmer wall


Ben Folds Five
Ben Folds Five

Barenaked Ladies
Barenaked Ladies

  • Health data: Hours slept: 8.75
  • 3h 22m 58s
  • 64.88 miles
  • 19.18 Mi/hr

I had big plans to meet the Doug, Karen, Meredith, Tom and other CSH regulars for this ride. I got to the ride start, made my way through packet pickup where I saw Tom and Gordon, went back to my car and got my bike, went back to the pre-ride area. I saw Tom and Gordon again but none of us could see Doug or the others. Hmm. The ride started, we continued to hunt for Doug. Tom and I lost Gordon pretty quickly. He was riding with another friend (not someone I know) and I think that Gordon was sticking with him. No problem. Tom and I got stuck together throughout the ride. Finally, as we were about to leave Maple View Farms rest stop, we saw Doug and Meredith roll in. We were literally clipped in and rolling away and we decided to just go on at that point. The ride was good. It’s fun to be out with such a large group of riders! The rest stops were disappointing this year. Yeah, it’s nice that they have ice cream at the turnaround and at the end but that does not fuel a ride.

Cup n Cone ride today!

Cup n Cone logo

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7.75
  • Walking
  • 37m 43s

Early morning walk with Emma

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7
  • 1h 11m 22s
  • 2624.67 yards
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400 w/u
2 x 300 (100 drill, 100 swim, 100 kick. Drills = single arm, 50 catch up, 50 finger tip drag) @ 30
3 x 150 (100 moderate, 50 fast) @ 30
3 x (100 pull, 100 swim) @ 30
300 c/d
= 2400 meters

Long course Thursday continues!

  • 2h 09m 16s
  • 38.83 miles
  • 18.02 Mi/hr

Beaver Creek-Martha's Chapel-Carpenter Firestation

Beautiful night for a bike ride. Both the temperature (80 degrees. In North Carolina. In July!) and humidity were more comfortable. It was nice to be out there enjoying it!

  • Stretching
  • 05m

I woke up a bit stiff. Did some stretching before heading to the pool. I think that I went to sleep in corpse pose and woke up in corpse pose and never moved at all during the night!

√ Ride tonight!  The plan is for something crazy like 15 x 1 minute repeats.  Must confirm before I get on the bike. Wink

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7

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