Apex,NC 
Today
Sunny High 51FLow 31F
  • Temp: 43F
  • Hum: 52%
  • W: 0mph N
SATURDAY
Light rain
High 46F
Low 33F
SUNDAY
Sunny
High 48F
Low 37F
MONDAY
Moderate rain
High 46F
Low 38F
TUESDAY
Overcast
High 52F
Low 49F
Swim
  • 1h 11m 02s
  • 2650.00 yards
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Pretty pleased with this since I am feeling medicated. Pollen overload or some such.

400 w/u
100 kick
6 x 100 drill/swim by 50 (6-3-6, fist, finger tip drag)
(brain fart on the first one where I did 50 drill, 100 swim)
200 pull
100 build
6 x 50 (1-3, 4-6 descending)
200 pull
100 build
6 x 50 (1-3, 4-6 descending)
100 fast
200 pull c/d
= 2560 yards (SCY)

Manuel looked at our swimming from underwater today. Several of us need to work on bent elbows. He suggested single arm and catch up drills. I asked him to hound me about this.

Sport
  • Stretching
  • 10m

stretch/planks/push ups


It looks like logistics for the RnR event could be challenging.  The start/finish area is in downtown Raleigh and the way the course loops back on itself means that getting into downtown after the event starts but before the road are reopened will be problematic.  As a result, I'm not sure that anyone will be able to meet me at the finish line. 

I have scoped out a place near mile 7.5 for my parents where they can park nearby and not have to deal with road closures.  Kevin really really really wants to see the concert afterward so planned to meet me in the finish area.  Well...  Due to the way the course loops through downtown at the start and the end of the race, there are major road closures.  He'll have his work cut out for me.

BTW, I have mixed feelings about this event.  I'm looking forward to it in a many ways.  C race with 12,500 of my closest friends toeing the line, how does that sound?  Fun!  However, I kinda want to do the half marathon and go out to breakfast.  Is that wrong of me?  Not feeling the joy of hanging around in my running gear for a few hours so that Kevin can see a concert.  Selfish, I know.  Ah well, when we get to Chattanooga, I'll set the schedule ;-)


 

magnolia

Lilac Minnie Mouse lily magnolia

Top: Magnolia

Bottom: Lilac (L), Minnie Mouse lily magnolia (R)

    Bike
    • 1h 28m 17s
    • 26.00 miles
    • 17.67 Mi/hr

    OMV

    Nice group ride. The Hammer Heads took off and then there was everyone else. Normally there is a Hammer Head group and then a B group. Anyway, I road with "everyone else." There were six of us. Three turned back early and three others continued on until the turnaround time and we headed back. There were too many lights/traffic on the way out so we ended up getting done well before sunset. Could have gotten a few more miles in.


    √ Ride tonight!

    Huh.  My run from last night disappeared.  I must not have saved it.  Putting it in now...

    It's about time to replace my running shoes.  I went to Fleet Feet and asked when the Ghost 7s are expected to be out.  June.  Well, I can't wait that long so I got another pair of Ghost 6s.  I loved the 4s, liked the 5s and just not in love with the 6s.  I'll start breaking them in with the orthotics next week.

      Swim
      • 1h 14m 19s
      • 2800.00 yards
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      100 w/u
      800 w/u as 200 drill (by 50)/200 swim/200 drill/200 swim (catch up, 1 arm, 1 arm, finger tip drag, 6-3-6, catch up, 1 arm, FTD)
      400 pull
      50 kick
      50 fast
      300 swim (fins)
      50 kick
      100 fast
      100 faster
      200 pull
      100 kick
      150 fast
      100 pull (no paddles)
      200 fast
      100 c/d
      = 2800 yards (SCY)

      Run
      • 46m 11s
      • 5.19 miles
      • 08m 53s /Mi

      Culvert-Downtown-Peakway

      What a gorgeous evening for a run! 67 with practically no wind and very comfortable humidity. Loved it! Today's run included 2x 1/2 mile @ half marathon pace with 1/2 mile easy between

      Sport
      • Stretching
      • 10m

      stretching/planks/sit ups


      √ Run tonight!

      Swim
      • 46m 12s
      • 1859.14 yards
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      Recovery swim at Lifetime. The water quality there makes me appreciate the aquatic center!
      400 swim
      400 pull
      400 swim
      400 pull, no buoy
      100 drill, distance per stroke down, 6-3-6 back. Manuel had me trying to time the kick with the arm during DPS last week and I wanted to give that a whirl with fins to see if that would help.
      = 1700 meters

      Sport
      • Yoga
      • 1h 00m

      slow burn vinyasa


      Last night I debated going to the pool for the optional recovery swim or skipping it.  Obviously I decided to go.  The main factors were (1) new goggles to adjust.  I didn't want to mess with them during masters. (2) Rain in the forecast so the morning walk was questionable at best.

      Regarding the goggles, I've been using Aqua Sphere Kaiman Ladies (does "lady" equal size small?) but I wanted to try the Aqua Sphere K-180s so I got one of each.  Today I tried the K-180s.  My cheek bones feel a little bit puffy from pollen overload but I think that they might be good?  We'll see.

      Bike
      • 1h 04m 55s
      • 17.97 miles
      • 16.61 Mi/hr

      1010 to Lake Wheeler and back

      Breezy Z1-Z2 ride before the run. Both yesterday and today my eyes teared and my nose ran throughout the ride. Pollen overload.

      Slow/indoor transition

      Run
      • 54m
      • 6.01 miles
      • 08m 59s /Mi

      Haddon Hall

      Run after the ride including 2x1 mile @ 1/2 marathon pace with 1/2 mile between mid run.

      Bike
      • 2h 30m 07s
      • 43.06 miles
      • 17.21 Mi/hr

      Beaver Creek-Carpenter Firestation

      Another windy spring day! I took Old 1 to Beaver Creek then continue past Martha's Chapel to the Lystra gas station and decided that I really need to get out of the headwind (I had been considering going up to Mt. Carmel Church), went back to Martha's Chapel and continue to Green Level but went the long way on Carpenter Firestation. Overall, I enjoyed the ride. Other riders were saying blah blah blah The Wind blah blah at Wilsonville so it wasn't just me!

      Sport
      • Walking
      • 38m 32s

      early morning walk with Emma


      Pendula weeping Fuji cherry weeping cherry

      Betsy Ross hybrid lilac

      Floating Clouds eastern variegated redbud

      Lunchtime walk at the NCSU arboretum next door to my office

      jmkizer's Training Log


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      • Commitment Day 5k (Run)
        1/1/2015 Cary, North Carolina
      • Dasani Myrtle Beach Half Marathon (Run)
        2/14/2015 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
      • Shamrock Marathon (Run)
        3/22/2015 Virginia Beach, Virginia
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