Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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Nurse Ratched    pirate
02/05/2012 at 19:46
Be Iron Fit (so far) has made me feel less apprehensive than I was. And I've just watched a wee video from Outlaw 2011 - very excited.

Off to scour t'internet for a HR monitor
02/05/2012 at 20:06

I just got the Garmin 910 for my birthday. I love it.  I had a Timex Global GPS and even when it worked, the GPS was iffy and it finally crapped out, just after the warranty, of course.  I also think the Garmin does a much better job of realistically calculating your calorie burn.  The Timex would give me crazy high calories burned readings.

 This sport is indeed full of so many shiny toys!

02/05/2012 at 20:17
" BudgieSmuggler where have you gone? "

I've been really busy with uni work, it's that time of year again! Just one week to go and I'll be a free man.

Then I'll be able to keep bugging you all

02/05/2012 at 20:22
Lewis11 wrote (see)
" BudgieSmuggler where have you gone? " I've been really busy with uni work, it's that time of year again! Just one week to go and I'll be a free man. Then I'll be able to keep bugging you all

Lewis11, what have you done with the BudgieSmuggler?!  Have you kidnapped him? What is the ransom?
Nurse Ratched    pirate
02/05/2012 at 20:49
I'm imagining lots of you will have seen this, but for any who haven't it's a giggle (Mary Whitehouse beware, there's a naughty word!)

02/05/2012 at 20:56
Nurse, I was feeling down and gloomy about all this work I have to do, and that video made me happy again!

What a brilliant video! haha
02/05/2012 at 21:00
Do i detect some waivering towards a 2013 IM Nursey?

I currently train 10 to 12 hours a week, so, if i start the 30 week plan, do i reduce my training hours down to what the book suggests & then build up ?

90 minute swim tonight. Swam 100 x 25m. New pb on front crawl 6 x 25m in a row

The washing up liquid in the goggles stopped the misting, thanks
Nurse Ratched    pirate
02/05/2012 at 21:00
There are lots more in the same style on YouTube - all funny
Nurse Ratched    pirate
02/05/2012 at 21:01
Happy to be of help, Lewis (Delia). It's not called the caring profession for nothing
Nurse Ratched    pirate
02/05/2012 at 21:02
SD, no comment
Cortina5    pirate
02/05/2012 at 21:18

SD - you can either cut back and build a good base again, or keep things ticking over until the plan overtakes them.

Of course, you may find that the plan spends more time on some parts than others; you may need to cut back on the other activities to maintain the training volume (and home/tri balance).

Nurse Ratched    pirate
03/05/2012 at 18:50

I'm hoping this chest infection will have cleared sufficiently by next week to let me get stuck into my training plan for July.  I really, really need to get out on the bike and get some miles in (and get over my fear of braking)

03/05/2012 at 19:18
Nurse it's not the braking you should fear its the falling off, not good when you have feet stuck to pedals
03/05/2012 at 20:13
Evening all. Hope you feel better soon Nursey. Thurs & Fri off for me, new venue park run saturday, followed by a 55 mile cycle to Overstrand. Swim sunday, get wetsuit monday & do my first bit of open water training. Apparently we can now have 30 minutes swim time despite the water temperature. Thanks Cat, did you adjust the Fink plan much? Swap anything round.
Cortina5    pirate
03/05/2012 at 22:13

I swam OW tonight. Did 1 750m lap. Didn't do a second, couldn't keep my fingers together it was soo cold.

I did a mara in late Oct, then started Fink beginning of Dec, whilst also ramping for an early Feb HM. I ran league XC on Sundays and did weekly club runs which were over and above Fink at the time. After the HM the LSR dropped back down to Fink's levels, which was good, because the long bike was ramping at the same time.

I tend to mix things up a bit to fit in with work or family. In the first 15 or so weeks I played around with rest days - maybe swimming on the Mon and run on Tue instead of both on Tue. Now I take the rest day as I need it. I also don't have too much of an issue getting up at stupid o-clock in the morning to train before the family wakes. I will say that I feel better when the week runs according to Fink's plan. He knows his onions!

Nurse Ratched    pirate
03/05/2012 at 22:36

ST - it was a braking cock-up on a wet road that caused me to fall off when I couldn't unclip my feet fast enough!  Physically and emotionally scarred for life.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
03/05/2012 at 22:39

Cat - good to hear that you can happily adjust Fink to suit around family.  His plans aren't scaring me as much as I thought they might.  Seems do-able.

04/05/2012 at 06:58
Thanks for that cat. Pretty sure i can stick to the plan but would need to juggle the swimming sessions a bit.
04/05/2012 at 12:24

Fatman to Ironman Giro de Italia fantasy league.

Just for fun I've set up a fantasy Giro League.
Simply log in and select your team. (It's easy you don't need to know anything about cycling - I don't!) then enter it in "Fatman to Ironman" league using the code


04/05/2012 at 18:44
Nurse I did that early on in the year I always wondered what would happen if I fell of bike which I found out the hard way when I fell off. It was 5k into a 70k sportive which made me go very gingerly on corners downhills and when picking up on speed. O the answer was you hit the ground then feet pop out, well mine dd anyway
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