Baldwin Park 3 hour run almost 17 miles

23 Oct
Beautiful Baldwin Park

Beautiful Baldwin Park

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


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

    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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