>Cross Training>IronCowboy - 50/50/50
When your friends think you're crazy for working out too much, remind them that there are crazier people.
This guy is on day 12 of 50 today. 38 more days to go. 38 more states.
But today, he's in Dallas, TX, and we had Tropical Storm Bill, so he spent the day at LifeTime Fitness swimming 2.4 miles, then biking 112 miles. He's on the treadmill running right now.
Yesterday - Oklahoma
Today - Texas
Tomorrow - Louisiana
Friday - Arkansas
#1: Do what I can do (250+ training days, 300+ aerobic hours).
#2: Race shape - BUILD aerobic base
#3: Race (Cincinnati MiniMarathon - 3/18, Grand Rapids 70.3 Tri - 6/10, Ironman Florida - 11/2)
I only know of one other guy that can recover from this sort of thing. His name is Kamil Suran. He's really a friend of a friend, but he's done crazy stuff like triple IMs, 10 IM in 10 days, etc. When he did the 10 in 10, his 10th IM was his fastest. He has some crazy stories from his endurance events. I have no idea how these guys do this...
and I thought I was recovering quickly from hard efforts...
My not-entirely-running-related 'Gram
Oh man, I missed the part that he scheduled Texas during Bill. Whups.
You adapt and overcome.
Keep it up, cowboy man.
Day 18 (Tuesday) in Tennessee, he crashed while biking. As he worded it... "I may or may not have fallen asleep".
Day 19 (Wednesday) in Mississippi, he stayed indoors due to the crash and was forced to do the "marathon" on an elliptical. There'll be an asterisks with this 50/50/50.
Day 20 (Thursday) in Alabama, I believe he completed outdoor
Day 21 (Today) in Pensacola, Florida.
--I believe he's averaging about 14 - 15 hours per day of activity based on his blog reports.
Every day, the community where he is racing / training hosts a 5k fun run at about 7pm. He's raising money to fight childhood obesity and trying to get people to be active.
He'll be along the east coast the next 2 weeks.
Through June 30 (end of Day 25).... 1/2 way finished.
For perspective, during June, he did the following
366 2/3 hours of aerobic activity
Swim: 60 miles (105,600 yards)
Bike: 2,800 miles
Run/Walk*: 628.8 miles
Elliptical 26.2 miles
Below is a Copy / Paste from his blog...
Total Elapsed Time to Date: 366:40:02 (How about a negative split for the second 25, James?)
Total Elapsed Swim to Date: 36:10:24
Total Elapsed Bike to Date: 179:08:47
Total Elapsed Run to Date: 151:20:51
* elliptical 1 day due to bike crash