• 2h 30m 07s
  • 36.89 miles
  • 14.74 Mi/hr

Another rainy Saturday morning, another trainer ride. WE WANT SUNNY WEEKENDS!

Hopefully we can get out of the rain every weekend pattern that we seem to be in.  I want some outdoor miles!

  • Health data: Hours slept: 9
  • 1h 00m
  • 2405.95 yards
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Warm up

2 x 50 side kick
1 x 50 single arm
2 x 25 climbers

5x100 @ 10, (+20 more sec), 1000 @ 1 min, 5x100 @ 10,
2:11, 2:16, 2:19, 2:18, 2:19
2:20, 2:25, 2:26, 2:26, 2:25

Cool down

The more I think about it, the more I'm convinced that the Sport2Sport pool is 25 yards, not 25 meters.  Two different people have told me meters though.  I need to measure it.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 6.25
  • 30m
  • 1312.34 yards
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Well... This was scheduled as a swim lesson. Lesson time came. No instructor. I was not yet in the water because we usually talk before the in-the-pool portion of the lesson begins. I decide to go ahead and warm up. No instructor. I decide to do some drills. No instructor. I swim 1000 and head to the locker room.

It turns out that her alarm was set to PM and not AM. Oops! We'll try again next Thursday.

Warm up
- 2 x 50 side kick with fins
- 2 x 50 single arm (one set with arm extended, one set with arm at side)
1000 m continuous swim (23:15)

I confirmed with S2S that the pool is 25m (not yards). This is considerably faster than the 25:30s that I swam 1000 in last week. Either saline is really really really my friend (quite possible) or it's really yards (also possible). I may bring my measuring wheel next week to satisfy my curiousity.

  • 1h 35m 23s
  • 28.29 miles
  • 17.80 Mi/hr

My regular 90 minute route. Today two 10 minute intervals (z4) were through in with 5 minutes rest between. Beautiful day. Much better ride than I had on Sunday.

I was held up by first responders on Apex BBQ near Scotts Mill. I hope everyone is OK. It looked like it may have involved one of those huge (5+ feet wide) concrete pipes.

 New Hill

I took this photo in New Hill after my intervals.  It's always nice to come over the little hill to this crossroads.

Since I did a sort of review of the pool at the Elizabethan in Manteo a few weeks ago, I thought that I'd do a short write up about the Sport2Sport pool.  I have been there only for private swim lessons.

The Sport2Sport pool is located adjacent to O2 Fitness in Cary and is very close to Inside-Out's Cary location.  The pool is open to the public.

The stats:  5 lanes, 25 meters.  $5/visit or 5 visits for $20 or monthly pass. If you purchase an 1 or 5 day pass you check in at the front desk to get your card punched.  If you purchase a monthly membership you sign-in at the table in the pool hallway.  

The good:  Saline.  Very clean.

The bad: Ventilation

The locker situation is a little bit unusual.  There is the O2 locker room but S2S folks are not supposed to use it.  The there are four changing rooms with lockers in the pool hallway for Sport2Sport guests.  You would need to provide your own lock for the lockers.

The have a schedule posted on their website (it's a PDF file) but during the week the open swim schedule is basically5:30 am to 4 pm.  Then they have lessons from 4-8 and go back to open swim from 8-10 pm.  On Saturdays, open swim is 8-10 and then 1-10 and open swim all day (8-10) on Sunday.

From what I understand, the entire building is run by Sport2Sport.  A news report from a few years back said, "A management company that includes some of Impact's original investors, Sport2Sport, is operating the pool, court sports and youth sports training."  Going even further back, I found that the building was constructed by an investment group called Sport2Values.  Sport2Values leased the space to Impact and then, when Impact closed, leased a portion of it to O2 Fitness.  O2 apparently did not lease the pool and that is run by Sport2Sport.

Photo showing all five lanes of the pool and the bare bones pool deck.

Photo of pool showing no airflow in ventilation system.  The windows are always really steamy and I've been there when the condensation is dripping from the ceiling.   The pool is very clean and normally not that busy.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7
  • 1h 00m
  • 2405.95 yards
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warm up
drills (7:00)
2 x 50 side kick
1 x 50 single arm
2 x 25 climbers

20x100 @ 10 alternating 100s with easy and fast (52:56)
2:13, 2:32
2:14, 2:36
2:12, 2:37
2:15, 2:38
2:14, 2:38
2:16, 2:38
2:18, 2:40
2:22, 2:42
2:22, 2:43
2:29, 2:45

cool down

For some reason, the pool was empty this morning. Really weird since it's been packed lately. Not that I'm complaining!

  • 51m 10s
  • 14.69 miles
  • 17.23 Mi/hr

Olive Chapel-Richardson

Short after work brick.

  • 15m 13s
  • 1.64 miles
  • 09m 17s /Mi

Seagroves Farm

Grabbed Em after the bike ride for a run through Seagroves Farm. Trying to find some hills and this'll do for a brick.

Four months until Vineman!

  • Health data: Hours slept: 6
Run #1
  • 49m 23s
  • 5.32 miles
  • 09m 17s /Mi


Nice morning run. Great running weather! Can I order this for my next marathon?

Run #2
  • 00m 06s
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Sport #1
  • Device Upload
  • 29m

Imported from API

Sport #2
  • Walking
  • 30m

Evening walk with Emma. We are enjoying a beautiful spring day!

Sadly, no progress on the long awaited sidewalks along Old Raleigh Road. Apparently building sidewalks in Apex consists of bring in some fill, dump it, park some equipment, leave it for a few weeks...

  • Health data: Hours slept: 6.75
Sport #1
  • Device Upload
  • 45m

Imported from API

Sport #2
  • Walking
  • 45m

Early morning walk with Emma.

I got my next block of training.  Still not group rides.  I'm a bit bummed about that.  After yesterday's ride I was worried about riding with people.  I just said something to Coach about "I assume that that group rides will come next block."  I don't mind training alone but I find that it's good to get a group ride in once a week to mix things up.

Coach replied that the group rides are coming -- give it a few weeks.

Dr. appt this afternoon (annual).  Changed my meds.  Just wanted to note it here.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7
  • 1h 42m 37s
  • 28.76 miles
  • 16.82 Mi/hr

Clearly my bike isn't "back" yet. Trying not to focus on the speed here, although my heart rate seemed to not be cooperating very well today either. It was "fighting" me the whole time. It would go up to the 150s (zone 2-3) and I'd hit a very slight down hill and it was quickly drop to the 130s (zone 1). Like weirdly fast dropping to z1.

  • 10m 28s
  • 1.15 miles
  • 09m 06s /Mi

Grabbed Em and did a lap of the neighborhood.

Rain is still hanging around this morning but is a lot more widely scattered.  I swapped the trainer wheel for my Mavic Ksyrium SL on the road bike so that I can do my brick outside.

Tody Goodwin

I took the above photo on Tody Goodwin Road.  The sun is peaking out!



This photos is near the train station on Bonsal.

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