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Baldwin Park 3 hour run almost 17 miles

23 Oct
Beautiful Baldwin Park

Beautiful Baldwin Park

http://www.strava.com/activities/210944548/embed/f0460a47b4633a803900f10b4c9abba37af7d5e0

This was my longest run of my Ironman training and it really tested me. I was running in the heat peak of the day 84 degrees, due to attending a parent teacher conference.  In addition, I was a little short on nutrition supplies. I needed at least 3 jels, but only had two.

I was a little disorganized because of the repair issues with my bike Zoey.  I was growing concerned with having to ride with the aerobar arm pad loosening or perhaps even snapping off again.  I was in the middle of trying to decide on

I wanted to do 18 to experience the wall, but was toasted after the 3 hours. Started cramping really bad and had to walk some the last mile.  I need to make sure my nutrition is dialed in, before Ironman as I definitely don’t want any cramping issues.

I really only have this week and next week of my Endurance Nation (EN) training schedule left.  After that it will be all logistics, checklists, phone calls

 
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Posted by on October 23, 2014 in Daily Training Log

 

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2 responses to “Baldwin Park 3 hour run almost 17 miles

  1. Oscar Ross

    October 26, 2014 at 12:45 am

    Simba,
    I was just searching on the web about black people doing tri’s and found your website, very inspiring as I am black too leaving in Delaware and just want to start. I already run a lot (by the way, will be running NYC Marathon next weekend) and also ride my bike quiet often but I am nervous about the swimming part.
    I took lessons when I was a teenager but it’s been a looooong time since I swam long distances, actually swim at all. I was wondering if you could email me and let me know how your journey started on the swimming part. I know you explain a little here but I was wondering if you could give some of your guidance now that you have through that, I would really appreciate it. My email address is orossh at gmail dot com
    By the way, my name is Oscar Ross and thanks in advance.

     
    • simbadurio

      October 26, 2014 at 7:49 am

      Hi Oscar, thanks for commenting on my blog. I really started swimming 3 years ago and was never formally trained. I’ve come a long way, and still have so much longer to go. I can say the one thing that all these hours in the water has given me and that is total confidence in the water. I may not be the fastest, but I really feel comfortable in the water. I’ll compose an email and get it to you as soon as I can.

      Welcome to the journey, it’s filled with everything you could ask for and then some!!

       

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