Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
14/05/2012 at 20:12

good work SD, I look forward to the day I can manage 37 miles on the bike and still smile

15/05/2012 at 12:20

65 planned for the weekend. That will be the last long ride before the Norwich 100 on the 27th.

OWS plans scuppered for tomorrow evening, boss has booked in a late meeting.


15/05/2012 at 22:05
Results from Saturdays Triathlon. I didnt win.


1:16:20 overall i'm assuming the swim & bike time includes T1 & T2
Swim 10.43
Bike 39.55
Run 25.41
16/05/2012 at 17:56
What distances SD? We're you second then?
16/05/2012 at 20:40
Haha, closer to second from last than first mate.

400m, 20k, 5k

Funny old day. Had to settle for a pool swim tonight. Thought i'd go for it on the front crawl again. Lost my nose clip after the second length which was a gutter because i got it due to my front crawl struggles and snorting water.

Anyway, managed 64 lengths in the hour, (lost 5 mins looking for nose clip).

40 lengths front crawl= new PB

8 lengths of front crawl in a row = new PB

Didnt snort much water, found a good hard snout blast before turning my head to breath solved that. Nose clip not needed <img src='/forum/smilies/smile_smiley.gif' />

Added bonus on the scales. Lost another 2lbs so down to 14st 1 lb now. 2 stone lost this year
Edited: 16/05/2012 at 20:42
16/05/2012 at 23:06

Good work SD

17/05/2012 at 14:14
Good bike time SD infact good overall time
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
17/05/2012 at 17:34

Good work SD, and great news on the front crawl... it's a painful process that's for sure!

Nurse Ratched    pirate
17/05/2012 at 17:49

Am I a freak?  I can only swim crawl.  Couldn't do breaststroke to save myself.

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
17/05/2012 at 18:44

at 6'3" and 20 stone doing triathlon.... errr yes you're a freak!

I can do both but not having swum much (competitively speaking) since school, which of course wasn't that long ago really, it's been a bit of journey back on front crawl. My BS was always my strongest stroke and pretty much still is.

I was happy with the 1200m in 27 mins today though, there's hope yet! unfortunately there's no pool sides in OW which is the bit which constantly worries me

17/05/2012 at 20:05
I was 13 before i learnt to swim, I was terrified of water. My dad was of the mentality, throw me in & learn or sink. Trauma. Quite ironic i became a diving instructor.

Dad eventually sent me to a swimming club after he realised his training methods were having an adverse effect. They only taught breaststroke to new learners back them.

However, when my daughter started her lessons it was front crawl from word go.
17/05/2012 at 21:59
SausageDog wrote (see)
 Quite ironic i became a diving instructor.

Thats the good thing about diving, it helps you sink if your a bad swimmer 

Nurse Ratched    pirate
18/05/2012 at 09:36

Gastank, when I did my first (and only, to date) OW event I found the lack of pool sides to be a good thing.  You get into a rhythm and just keep going, rather than having the interruption of turning evey 25m.  

One day I will master tumble turns and the whole pool swim will be fluid and unbroken.

Right after I dream the winning euromillions numbers, and Sean Bean agrees to elope with me.


18/05/2012 at 13:43
Nurse people say I look like Sean Bean girls always shout he comes Mr Bean
Nurse Ratched    pirate
18/05/2012 at 15:14

18/05/2012 at 18:15

Everyones training plan for the weekend?

Think i'm skipping park run tomorrow because my ankle has been playing up a bit.

Still doing the 65 mile bike though, looking like a nice warm sunny day too. Going to head to Overstrand & ride along the coast.

Do an hours pool swim Sunday as well.
18/05/2012 at 18:21

2 hour bike tomorrow, and 1 hour run on Sunday.

Might move the run to Monday  because I HAVE to go to the pub a Sat evening to watch the Heinikan cup final and its my friends last weekend that he will be allowed out (he's getting married next weekend)  and I hate running hungover 

18/05/2012 at 18:35
Stay up all night & run drunk.

Worked for me at Mucky Races last year. Mind you, split my head open on a bridge half way round the course.
Nurse Ratched    pirate
18/05/2012 at 20:58

Hubby away all weekend so I am sole childminder, which means turbo-ing Sat & Sun nights

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
18/05/2012 at 21:11
OW swim tomorrow am, either bike or run tomorrow afternoon and then whatever I didn't do on Sunday
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