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
One of the best days yet for James all around. A great way to celebrate the halfway point. I see no evidence that he is getting weaker. I only see evidence that he is getting stronger.
The first chart below is the distribution of power by Zones since Day 1. At first I thought it was amazing that he had spent exactly 100:00:00 hours in Zone 1. But, it turns out TrainingPeaks.com charts max out at 100 hours. Regardless, that’s a lot of time in Zone 1 and 2, as it should be.
Congratulations, James, on reaching Day 25. I can honestly say that you have made me believe that mankind can do more than we think he can.
Day 25 Swim
Day 25 Bike
Day 25 Run
Day 26 – West Virginia
Day 26 Splits
The most important analysis of the day: 50-26=24 and 24<25
Another good day for James. 8 of the last 9 days have taken 14:45 or less. His run today was the fastest since Day 15. The first 13 days averaged 14:42 per day, the second 13 averaged 14:36 (both elapsed time). The more forgiving terrain east of Colorado probably has a lot to do with this, but he still does not appear to be physically fading.
Another blood test was done a few days ago by Dr. Rob Chen (who recently finished his first IM!) and sent to me today. I’m not qualified to interpret, but the doctor who took it says James appears to be just fine to continue. A few markers outside normal, but nothing of concern. I have also forwarded the test to Dr. John Post, a former colleague of mine at TrainingBible Coaching, who has also agreed to provide invaluable consulting to James for the remainder of the 505050.
Good news! James’ urine tested negative for Amphetamines, Barbiturates, Benzadiazepines, Marijuana, Cocaine, Opiates, and Phencyclidine.
He did test positive for Crazysonofabitch.
James expressed some concern tonight if it would all be worth it. I assured him that it would be. I’ve gone from a skeptical, antiseptic coach to a true believer in the past 10 days.
James lives with his wife, Sunny, and their five children in Utah. After breaking several Guinness World Records, James wondered if he had truly found his mental and physical limits. He knew there was more. Experience firsthand the remarkable journey of James Lawrence and his family.