Three Wishes

Apex,NC 
Today
Sunny High 72FLow 54F
  • Temp: 66F
  • Hum: 46%
  • W: 4mph WSW
SUNDAY
Sunny
High 73F
Low 47F
MONDAY
Sunny
High 73F
Low 55F
TUESDAY
Sunny
High 79F
Low 59F
WEDNESDAY
Sunny
High 78F
Low 52F

Saturday - August 17

Bike
  • 5h 04m 01s
  • 90.03 miles
  • 17.80 Mi/hr

Holy boot dryer, was it wet out! It was dry for the first 40 minutes and then steady rain (mostly light, thankfully) for the next four hours or so. The last bit was just mist.

Morrisville-Bennett-Cornith route

Time to start paying attention to on-the-bike nutrition. I had two fig newtons, two Clif bars and a Honey Stinger Waffle. Kinda debated on the waffle but ate it ;-) I started with two bottles of water (with CamelBak Elixir) and I got a 1 liter bottle en route. Did not finish the water. It was 69 when I left the house and the same when I returned. Since I'm apparently doing the full weather report -- winds about 5mph.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 8

Friday - August 16

Sport
  • Walking
  • 36m 14s

Early morning walk with Emma. Beautiful morning walk followed by a gorgeous sunrise!


This unit of my Science of Gastronomy course has been fairly interesting.  I enjoy baking breads (neither gluten free nor paleo here!) and it was about leavening agents.  Mostly I knew this but it's interesting to hear some of the science behind it.

Factors Affecting the Formation of Gluten
Protein ( think higher protein flour, aka bread flour versus cake flour) Strengthens
Oxidizers Strengthens
Acidity Weakens
Water It depends
* Too little water and the texture will be crumbly and the dough will not come together at all
* Too much flour and it will lack structure
Salt Strengthens
Sugar Limits.  Sugar competes for water.
Fats/Oils Weakens

Also of interest -- to me at least -- butter acts as an anti-staling agent by keeping the starch grains in the flour separate.

Salt decreases the stability of egg white foam and sugar increases the stability of egg white foam.  Interesting because I checked my go-to angel food cake recipe and you add the salt with the egg whites (and cream of tartar, which I know is a stabilizer).

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7

Thursday - August 15

Swim
  • 1h 13m 51s
  • 2843.39 yards
  • -----

Long course Thursday continues!

300 spot forwards/siting
100 swim
100 kick
100 pull
100 swim
2 x 100 (drill down, swim back)
-
Main set, 4 rounds, 20-30 sec recovery between rounds
50 ez @ 10-15
100 fast @ 10-15
150 moderate @ 10-15
50 fastest @ 10-15
50 ez @ 10-15
-
100 c/d with fins
= 2600 meters

Bike
  • 2h 06m 37s
  • 38.82 miles
  • 18.40 Mi/hr

Beaver Creek-Martha's Chapel-Carpenter Firestation

Sport
  • Stretching
  • 05m

√ Bike tonight!

Hmmm.  So IM Chattanooga.  I was thinking Vineman for next year but Kevin was making noise about vacation time (he hopes to be in a different job by next summer) and this could work.  Of course if we end up going there for a training weekend it could end up taking as much vacation time as Vineman.

Anyway, while I'm mulling over those options, Myrtle Beach marathon registrations opened up and I signed up for that.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7

Wednesday - August 14

Bike
  • 1h 50m 05s
  • 33.73 miles
  • 18.38 Mi/hr

OMV: Just Shy of Southpoint route

Great temperature and humidity for August! Why the light turnout for tonight's group ride? Oh well, I got to enjoy it!

Run
  • 17m 31s
  • 1.85 miles
  • 09m 28s /Mi

Grabbed Em for a short run off the bike. It was 70 out when I ran! Quite a change from yesterday!


Temperatures are cooler and humidity is lower today!

√ Ride tonight!

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7.75

Tuesday - August 13

Swim
  • 1h 06m 43s
  • 2650.00 yards
  • -----

300
200 pull
100 kick
4 x 75 (50 moderate, 25 build by 12.5)
-
300 descend by 100 @ 30
150 fast > moderate, by 50 @ 20
Broken 100 (75 fast, 5 sec, 25 all out)
Round 1 pull
Round 2 free
Round 3 fins
-
100 c/d
= 2650 yards

Run
  • 1h 05m 46s
  • 7.01 miles
  • 09m 22s /Mi

Waterford-Downtown-Peakway

Uncomfortably hot run with a temperature of 89 and a "Real Feel" of 99. Heart rate got way high and would not come down and I got frustrated. It'll be cooler soon though, tomorrow or Thursday in fact...

Today's run included 15 minutes at half marathon pace

Sport #1
  • Core Training
  • 15m

Pre swim core workout

Sport #2
  • Stretching
  • 05m

Woke up to a thunderstorm at like 3 in the morning.  Worried that the lightning would close the pool.  Mentally sorted through my calendar to see when I could fit in the swim workout if it was missed.   Obsessed?

Run tonight!

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7

Monday - August 12

Sport
  • Walking
  • 38m

Early morning walk with Emma


Got my training block for the next two weeks. Time to dig out the long ride cue sheets.

Looks like Morrisville-Bennett-Cornith on Saturday!

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7

Sunday - August 11

Bike
  • 2h 04m 29s
  • 37.25 miles
  • 17.95 Mi/hr

Beaver Creek-Martha's Chapel-Davis

I started this as early as I felt comfortable riding (in terms of light) because I had a 10 mile run to do afterward and wanted to avoid the heat. Beautiful morning for riding!

Run
  • 1h 34m 50s
  • 10.03 miles
  • 09m 26s /Mi

Olive Chapel to Apex BBQ and back

Brick run. Temp in the mid 80s at the end but "Real Feel" of 95. I keep on telling myself that a month from now, the humidity should be gone. Keeping my fingers crossed for a beautiful fall!


  • Health data: Hours slept: 8

jmkizer's Training Log


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Upcoming races

  • Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon (Run)
    11/16/2014 Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Rock ā€˜nā€™ Roll Raleigh Half Marathon (Run)
    4/12/2015 Raleigh, North Carolina

Totals

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  • 2014 totals
  • 2013 totals