Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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Rafiki    pirate
18/05/2012 at 21:25

popping my tri cherry tomorrow morning!!

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
18/05/2012 at 21:26
Woohoo!!! Good luck mate, I'm sure you'll nail it
IronCat5    pirate
18/05/2012 at 21:30

Bon chance Rafi!

Rafiki    pirate
18/05/2012 at 21:35

the swimmy thing is optional isn't it?

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
18/05/2012 at 21:38
C'mon remember we watched one already, everything was optional, rules were optional, swimming optional, dismounting optional, timining chips optional... Great day out... Priceless

You'll be perfect
Rafiki    pirate
18/05/2012 at 21:43

well, I have been practising falling off the bike in T1

Nurse Ratched    pirate
18/05/2012 at 21:47

You'll walk it Raf.  Not literally 

Good luck.

Rafiki    pirate
18/05/2012 at 21:50

ta

18/05/2012 at 22:04
Good luck Raf, you'll love it. Look forward to a full report tomorrow evening.

Where is it, what are the distances?
18/05/2012 at 22:07

Good luck Raf

Rafiki    pirate
19/05/2012 at 16:22

Afternoon all!

Well as you know I popped my tri cherry this morning - and it has to be said tri nutters are certainly friendlier than runners!

Completely ballsed the swim up - started OK, but kicked in the face after about 50m, stopped to regain my composure and couldn't find my rhythm again - so ended up bs the rest of the way. Most disapponting!! Don't know what went wrong, but need to work on it big time!!

But after swim exit, things were great - must have overtaken half a dozen people in T1. I just kept it simple, had race belt on under wetsuit, so just put helmet, shades and shoes on and legged it! Overtook loads on bike (great feeling overtaking bikes worth 5 times mine) - avg 22.1mph ovwe 22km, wasn't over taken once!! T2 easy, straight out for a 21min 5k

So that's the first one out the way, onto the next........

Nurse Ratched    pirate
19/05/2012 at 16:38

Go Raf! Well done you. But I'm never racing against you - you're too speedy!

Rafiki    pirate
19/05/2012 at 16:44

don't panic - I'll still be doggy paddling my way to T1 when you'd be miles ahead on the bike!!

Nurse Ratched    pirate
19/05/2012 at 16:46

19/05/2012 at 17:08
Rafikid you got a rocket on your bike? And did you have roller skates on for your run? You are far to speedy you will need to sort that out
Nurse Ratched    pirate
19/05/2012 at 17:10

Thanks ST, now I know I'm not alone!

19/05/2012 at 17:39
Make it another! 22 mph and 21 for 5k? Your nick should have the word Lightning in it!
Rafiki    pirate
19/05/2012 at 17:46

I should point out it was it Dorney Lake - the 4 lap bike route required one gear change half way round the glass smooth tarmac, but only if you really had to. There was three 'corners' that as long as no-one cut you up (by swerving all over the track without looking - aaarrrgghhhh!!!) there was no need to slow down. I used the brakes twice - once was I was cut up and once when I hit T2. The run was equally flat!

But if I could swim, I'd be ok at this thing!!

Nurse Ratched    pirate
19/05/2012 at 18:14

Aww shucks, you're too modest.

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
19/05/2012 at 18:17
Mate I couldn't do that speed or time regardless of flatness!!!
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