• 3h 01m 58s
  • 60.10 miles
  • 19.82 Mi/hr

Firecracker 100k

Started with friends.  We got into a big group.  Lost friends somewhere around Holly Springs.  Did not see them at the second rest stop (we had agreed to skip the first one), I went on.  As usual, the big group broke up after the rest stop and we were much less organized after that.  Got to the bottom of Pea Ridge and the road was closed.  There were first responders and an ambulance there.  We heard something about a turtle?  They let us pass after only a few minutes.  Looking back, I remember seeing the ambulance pull out of the fire station at the top of Pea Ridge.  Stopped to top off my water at the third rest stop and finished up the ride.  My parents like to come to this one for whatever reason and I saw them at the finish.  Then I went home, made key lime pie and side items for the cookout and they came back to my house for a cookout in the evening.

After the ride


  • Health data: Hours slept: 7.5
  • 48m 16s
  • 14.99 miles
  • 18.63 Mi/hr

Old 1 to New Hill and back

  • 16m 14s
  • 1.84 miles
  • 08m 49s /Mi

Seagroves Farm

Grabbed Em for a short run off the bike. We ran through Seagroves Farm and around the pond in the park there. Emma said, "You try doing this with fur!"

√ Brick tonight

And of course it started to rain while I was on my way home.  I think that I can wait it out.

After our run, Em and I went to a concert at Waverly Place.  There was a shag band.  We had a great time!  She got lots of pets but was not that interested in dancing with me.

Band playing

Emma watching the band

Emma watching the band and the kids

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7.75
  • 57m 40s
  • 2050.00 yards
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400 w/u
8 x 50 (2 kick, 2 swim, 2 drill, 2 swim)
4 x (100 smooth @ 20, 2 x 50 fast @ 15, 2 x 25 easy @ 10), 1 minute between sets
200 pull
= 2050 yards

I spoke with Erin after today's session and she said that she is happy with my body rotation. The main thing that she'd like me to work on is improving my swim-specific leg strength. She also said that she's seen noticeable improvement in the two months that she's been coaching our Tuesday sessions.

  • 1h 02m 44s
  • 7.01 miles
  • 08m 56s /Mi

Seagroves Farm-Haddon Hall

Wet run. Spitting rain throughout. It wasn't a downpour or anything to that was good and it was more pleasant than running when it's 95 out so that's also good. I'm just sick of the rain.

Today's assignment: Run 60 min (z2) with 10 min @ 1/2 marathon pace

Sport #1
  • Core Training
  • 15m

Pre swim core workout

Sport #2
  • Stretching
  • 05m

√ Run tonight

More rain... it could be a wet run!

I wanted to experiment with MOOCs -- massive open online courses -- a bit and I am currently taking two classes through Coursera.  In one of the video lectures, the speaker said that 30% of all food produced in developing countries goes to waste. 

BTW, the two courses are Sustainability of Food Systems: A Global Life Cycle Perspective and Internet History, Technology, and Security. The internet course is way more entertaining but both are good.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7
Sport #1
  • Device Upload
  • 38m

Imported from API

Sport #2
  • Walking
  • 38m 35s

Early morning walk with Emma

Third wettest June on record in Raleigh with 10.08 inches of rain.  Normal is 3.52 inches.  No wonder it's seemed wet!

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7
  • 2h 09m 07s
  • 39.52 miles
  • 18.36 Mi/hr

Beaver Creek-Martha's Chapel-Carpenter Firestation. Nice solo ride. Enjoyed it!

  • Stretching
  • 05m

  • Health data: Hours slept: 8.5
  • 3h 14m 37s
  • 63.12 miles
  • 19.46 Mi/hr

CSH group ride. Finalized plans for Firecracker. Hopefully this means that we'll do a better job of finding each other than we did last year!

Heard back about the B2B run course:

We are updating the run slightly to eliminate confusion we saw last year. Once we get final approval and city edits we will update the maps and include turn by turns.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 9
Sport #1
  • Device Upload
  • 37m

Imported from API

Sport #2
  • Walking
  • 37m 24s

Early morning walk with Emma. She's back to her normal self after her dental yesterday. Em was a bit woozy for much of last evening.

Mind numbing website moving at work today.  How important is the site if no one has maintained the links?  Oh well, it's a job and they do deposit money into my bank account on a regular basis.  Seriously though, sometimes the websites are interesting.  Today's, however, not so much.

In other news, DH is going to make me crazy.  His work life kind of sucks so he has been hiding out at home instead of going to the office.  This means that I get up and he's home, I go to work, come back, he's there.  I work out, come home.  He's there.  I get back from a run and he meets me at the door all like, where is dinner.  He cancelled our trip earlier this month because his vacation time was messed up and he needed that time for Week of Rivers this week (today through July 7) which is a big whitewater kayak thing in the mountains.  All of this togetherness that has been driving me nuts was sort of OK because I knew that I would have this break.  Well, guess who decided not to go to the mountains this week?  They're going to take me away haha They're going to take me away hehe

And yes, I know that I shouldn't vent here but... whatever.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7

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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