BY Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(just making sure you're paying attention)
Day 35 Splits
What a dichotomy today. James goes from one of his best swims on Day 34 to one of his worst on Day 35. The cold, cold water today was brutal. Then he pulls off his best marathon in weeks, and reports the marathon was almost pain free.
Tomorrow James is performing in the NY HITS Ironman for Day 36. I'm concerned about the hills, advertised as 6000+ feet of ascent on the bike. This just seems unnecessary. Six months ago, it seemed like a great idea! Now I hope James will consider making his own flat course should his progress become slow.