• 5h 54m 17s
  • 101.84 miles
  • 17.25 Mi/hr

I was really disappointed in my ride today. I think that I should be faster than this. In fact, I think that my last several long rides should have been faster than they have been. This is very concerning to me. How can I have a strong bike in Vineman if I’m not riding well here? Granted, it as blustery out during the ride today (not just in my head, Jim and other riders mentioned it) but there is a big difference between the 17.25 mph that I did today and the 17.8 that I did on this same route prepping for B2B.

Note: 2 fig newtons, 2.5 Clif bars and a Honey Stinger waffle. The PB Clifs were more agreeable than the white chocolate macadamia today and I only had a half of that one.

  • 11m 21s
  • 1.23 miles
  • 09m 14s /Mi

Good run off the bike.

Birthday girl!
Happy birthday to Emma!

  • Health data: Hours slept: 8
  • 1h 32m 32s
  • 3608.92 yards
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Warm up

Drills (300 ~ 8:05)
- 3 x 25 fist drill followed by 75 of swim regular
- 2 x 50 over the barrel with buoy
- 25 over the barrel, 25 high elbow

Workout (1:24:26)
15x200 @ 30 alternating easy with fast
4:49, 5:21
4:47, 5:21
4:43, 5:29
4:46, 5:24
4:51, 5:28
5:01, 5:28
5:04, 5:32

Cool down

The good news is that I felt better in the water today than I did on Tuesday. Also, no leg cramps. The bad news is that my times were off. I was definitely pushing on the fast ones, breathless at the end, etc. Frustrating.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 6.25
  • 2h 07m 14s
  • 38.08 miles
  • 17.96 Mi/hr

Beaver Creek-Martha's Chapel-Davis

This is one of my favorite routes. I started out pretty fast and quickly realized that I had quite a tail wind. Fast speed, low (too low) heart rate. No worries, Beaver Creek is coming up soon. I turned onto Beaver Creek (crosswind) and did my interval there. This is when I realized that I had a problem. My heart rate did nothing. I tried to push my pace and tried to get the heart rate up and my body did not cooperate with me. It was a sad interval.

I finished up the last hour of the ride paying for the tail wind that I had earlier with had headwind on Martha's Chapel/Lewter Shop.

Don't get me wrong, there were definitely some fun parts of this ride! I spent too much time obsessing about my heart rate. I was relatively happy with the speed at least :-)

Later, I checked the weather info from the airport for the time that I was riding: NE 15 G 21.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7.75
  • 2h 23m 40s
  • 42.76 miles
  • 17.88 Mi/hr

Oh Melo Velo group ride. Route name: Hill Hater's Hell Route III

Part of the time I was with a group and part of the time I was between groups. At one point, Margaret asked, "Are you doing Blood, Sweat and Gears?" I said that I as not and she said, "Well you could!" That was nice to hear. I was attacking the hills and pulling ahead of my group there. I lost them going up the two mile hill on New Hill Road.

Overall I felt pretty good about this ride.

  • 17m 25s
  • 1.87 miles
  • 09m 19s /Mi

Short run off the bike with strides every other minute. Emma does not like strides so she stayed home.

Group ride and brick run on tap for tonight.  Emma will not be joining me for the run since it involves speed work.

In other news, Andy Schleck is out of the TdF after an injury in the Criterium du Dauphine. 

In addition, the US Anti-Doping Agency is bringing charges against Lance Armstrong.  As a result of these charges, Lance is banned from competing in tris. Personally, I think that this is a waste of taxpayer money.  I'm not sure what is to be gained here.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7.75
  • 1h 03m 19s
  • 6.70 miles
  • 09m 27s /Mi

Haddon Hall

I ran for 10 minutes and then did 10 minutes at half marathon pace. The rest was in Z2.

The Haddon Hall neighborhood has some good hills, one of which has some really decent grade to it. I'm starting to worry if I am getting in enough hills for Vineman.

  • 1h 30m 23s
  • 3663.60 yards
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Storms were predicted. It was sunny. Go Weather People!

warm up

drills (9:25)
- 3 x 25 fist drill followed by 125 of swim regular
- 2 x 50 over the barrel
- 25 over the barrel, 25 high elbow

workout (1:21:00)
3 x 1000 @ 1:30 recovery with 1x spot forward per 100. Mid set at race pace.
25:43, 25:33, 26:40

Very weird swim. I did not feel good in the water. During the first set, my hand hit the lane divider multiple times. I have never had that happen before. After the first 1000, I saw my time. Huh. Why do I feel so ick in the water then? I also noticed that there was a woman in the lane next to me doing water aerobics causing the lane divider to bow out into the middle of my lane. That explains that.

Anyway, times were better than last Tuesday. Never felt right in the water though. I'm probably getting some fatigue going on.

Calf cramp during final set (right leg today)

AM: Swim tonight.  Another dreary Tuesday with rain (storms?) predicted this afternoon.  I'm thinking No Lightning thoughts.

PM:  No Lightning thoughts worked -- the storms bypassed us.  Yesterday's forecast was 95% chance of storms from 4-6 pm. Some violent storms. Flash flooding, etc. Not only was it not storming last night -- it was sunny and beautiful! I did my workout in the outdoor pool. Yippee for accuracy! 

I have to confess that partway through the workout, I wouldn't have been sad for a sudden storm to have popped up. Surprised  I even spent time determining how far into the workout I would have to be to not call a do-over.  In NASCAR isn't it 50%?  Would it be legit to use the NASCAR rules?

  • Health data: Hours slept: 6.5
  • 30m
  • 874.89 yards
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Swim lesson

Swim lesson: Jen said that there is nothing wrong with my stroke but this morning I was swimming as though I am fatigued.  I told her that at the end of my sets I sometimes feel like I am not getting enough air.  She had me do some fast 50s @ 10 seconds and said that towards the end, my right arm was not completing the stroke properly.  My right elbow drops too soon.  We did high elbow drill to focus on that.  She said swap flip n hold for high elbow in my drills.  She said that when the elbow does it’s own thing, my rotation gets out of sync.  If I feel this happening, focus on both elbow and body rotation.  This will help with getting air in.

We also discussed my kick (mentioned above) and she said that the kick is the next thing to work on.  We’ll start on that after Vineman.  

In other news, she is 4 months pregnant.  I may need another swim coach to work with after Halloween or so.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7.25
  • 2h 21m 37s
  • 15.04 miles
  • 09m 25s /Mi

Laura Duncan - Waldo Rood - Bond Park

Nice run. I was thankful that the route was through Bond Park. I like to go through the park because I can ditch gel wrappers, etc. [TMI ALERT ON] Today I had some GI issues that started after taking the Double Espresso Clif Shot at mile 5. Emergency use of rest room ensued (mile 8.5 or so). [TMI ALERT OFF] I went ahead and took the other Vanilla Clif Shot at mile 10 as planned. I'll have to do a little further testing to see if it was a "thing" or a reaction to the product.

Note: I had two fig newtons before the run.

  • 1h 22m
  • 3171.48 yards
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Warm up

Drills (300 ~ 8:06)
- 3 x 25 fist drill followed by 75 of swim regular
- 2 x 50 over the barrel
- 25 over the barrel, 25 flip n hold

Workout (1:13:54)
10x50 fast @ 10, 2x800 with 1x spot forward per 50 @ 1 min, 10x50 fast @ 10
1:06, 1:06, 1:09, 1:09, 1:10, 1:10, 1:12, 1:12, 1:10, 1:10
21:20, 22:05
1:14, 1:17, 1:15, 1:17, 1:18, 1:19, 1:20, 1:19, 1:16, 1:09*

* "wetsuit simulation" (aka pull buoy)

Tracking Manatees in IMKS 70.3:

  • 319 - Claire
  • 1586 - Reece's relay team (not loading though.  His individual number was 460 before changing to relay) <-- never did get the relay stuff on the tracker

  • Health data: Hours slept: 8

jmkizer's Training Log

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  • Cary Du Classic Long Course and Short Course (Duathlon)
    4/28/2018 Cary, North Carolina
  • Kinetic Half (Triathlon)
    5/12/2018 Spotsylvania, Virginia
  • Race 13.1 Raleigh - Spring (Run)
    6/2/2018 Raleigh, North Carolina
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