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10/05/2012 at 21:22

Hi Folks

Cos my other love is writing, it was inevitable that I'd eventually start a blog about my efforts to try and get (and maintain) fitness in my forties: RunWalkCrawl.  Training, gear reviews and niggles, race reports, other stuff ... I'm doing it because it's fun, and also to hopefully keep myself motivated.  First tri in June, so that'll feature heavily, as does my first marathon (last Sunday!)  Please take a look around and let me know what you think!

And if any of you also blog about your running/cycling/real-ale-affliction/swimming/procrastinating (I know quite a few do) and you'd like to swap a link, let me know.




11/05/2012 at 11:18

Hi Tim, I like your blog - I did one to cover my training for the London Marathon (also my first) Confessions of a London Marathon Virgin!
(which i still need to finish by the way! race report is missing still)
Now i'm wondering whether to do a general one or just change the title and keep on writing? Like you i much prefer off road / trail running and would like to do more distance off road (most of my marathon training was off road)
its been fun writing about it though

11/05/2012 at 12:24
Excellent stuff Tim. Looks very familiar. Here's mine:

Writing this from an iPad and don't see a link button so I apologize if the link isn't very pretty.
11/05/2012 at 17:16

Thanks guys.  Great blogs!  I love reading about other people's training.

11/05/2012 at 17:58
Nice one, i love reading other peoples journeys as well.

For the likeminded. Heres mine, update it every Sunday. Plotting my experience from chain smoking slob last June to hopefully Ironman in 2013.
The Silent Assassin    pirate
11/05/2012 at 18:18

just for the record heres mine



ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
11/05/2012 at 20:20
Funnily enough I have had the blog reserved for a while but only started using it last week

Going to read yours now "Tim" (name change required
11/05/2012 at 20:27

Thanks guys, great blogs.  I'll link to yours from mine over the weekend...

As for name change, no way I'd think up my own nickname!

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
11/05/2012 at 20:30
Oh dear Tim.... Fatal..... Pirates Tim needs a name!!!
11/05/2012 at 21:30

gastank, lovely looking blog!

12/05/2012 at 07:02
Gas, that was funny I'll give it amention & add a link in my weekly update if ok?
Do you want to post the link in the Fatman to Ironman FB group, i'm sure the others will have a chuckle, in fact, any of you with blogs feel free to post the links to your blogs in here if you like.

Potential names for Tim?

Nice but Dim (Harry Enfield Character)

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
12/05/2012 at 13:19
Cheers SD !

Happy for you to mention and I'll post in ironman group on FB
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
12/05/2012 at 13:20
12/05/2012 at 21:49
i am a sad bugger too
12/05/2012 at 22:05

O.rangeCannon ... first, where the hell does your nickname come from?

Nice blog.  I'm aiming to do Ironman Wales next year.  It'll be my first.  I know it's not necessarily the easiest (if that word can be applied to an IM at all) ... but, well, I'm Welsh (ish).  And Tenby's tidy, butt!

12/05/2012 at 22:08

Guys, I've linked to all your blogs from mine.  Doesn't mean you'll get any more visitors. But you never know.

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
12/05/2012 at 22:20

I need to work out how to do that

12/05/2012 at 22:21
well I ride an orange MTB, and my commute bike was a cannondale hybrid - I did my the london tri, cowman and Vitruvian on it before buying a road bike.

The other bit is 'its not a knitting club' in spanish - thats the unoffical pirate motto, and I am off to Lanza so........

oh and the dots are because I am a tart
Edited: 12/05/2012 at 22:23
PSC    pirate
13/05/2012 at 07:56

another poor attempt to accurately log a mid life crisis here.. I am going to enjoy looking at the other blogs above.

Edited: 13/05/2012 at 07:57
13/05/2012 at 16:13
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