BY DAVID WARDEN

Day 34 Splits

Swim: 1:18:57

Bike: 7:14:53

Run: 6:17:32

Total: 14:51:22

If you are interested in a blog on the Iron Cowboy that is infinitely more interesting than my comments, Tommy Rivers Puzey has been traveling with James since Massachusetts and providing an unbelievable day-to-day commentary. Iron poetry. In his few short posts so far, Tommy provides the best detail on what each day is really like and the challenges James has to overcome.

Olympic medalist Jenny Thompson joins James for the swim today and he pulls of his best (non river) swim time since Day 21. I find this a microcosm of the 505050. We can accomplish more when someone inspires us.

Day 38 will prove to be a challenge. The drive from Pennsylvania to Ohio is long. There has not been a drive that long since Colorado to Kansas a month ago. The driving distances over the last 13 days are as long as the first 10 days.

See how optimistic I am now? I'm just assuming James will make it to Day 38 and already looking ahead. That's not a given, considering that James reported today was the most exhausted he had felt in weeks.

Day 34 Swim

Day 34 Swim


Day 34 Bike

Day 34 Bike


Day 34 Run

Day 34 Run