Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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Rafiki    pirate
19/05/2012 at 18:30
Nurse Ratched wrote (see)

Aww shucks, you're too modest.

I know; possibly my only fault

Nurse Ratched    pirate
19/05/2012 at 18:36

IronCat5    pirate
19/05/2012 at 18:37

Nice one Rafi. Normally Dorney is good in one direction only, but having been around that way today, the wind seemed to stay at home. Shows what you can do, eh?

19/05/2012 at 18:48
Well done Raf, fantastic times mate

Knocked out a new PB at park run myself. 24.40, nearly a minute quicker. Not as impressive as your 5k though.

Did a 70 mile bike ride after. Finished with a climb up Norwich's biggest hill. 'Gas hill'
19/05/2012 at 18:53
Is that the same hill Lewis wants to crush at the Trowse race?
Nurse Ratched    pirate
19/05/2012 at 20:09

Bad start to the weekend. So much so, that I am binning the turbo in favour of a deep, hot bath and a large, cold glass

19/05/2012 at 20:22
Raf, did you do that speed on a tri bike or otherwise spend some time in an aero position?
19/05/2012 at 20:40
The hill on the Trowse 10k course is a mole hill compared to gas hill.

Lotus cars organise an event to ride up it every year. The Gas Hill Gasp

http://www.lotuscycleracing.org/gas-hill-gasp/
Rafiki    pirate
19/05/2012 at 20:44

IY - entire ride was on Tri bike down on aeros - I assume you don't know the site - but its around what will be the Olympic rowing lake - so dead flat on closed roads, so you can really go for it!! It s was great fun!!

19/05/2012 at 20:54
Raf, That sounds familiar! I'm doing a race in a few weeks in Detroit on the F1 course. Flat and fast! I'm aiming for 22 mph over Olympic distance.



SD, I'll be sure to give Lewis the business about the mole hill that's giving him fits!
Edited: 19/05/2012 at 20:54
Rafiki    pirate
19/05/2012 at 21:01

IY - that  sounds a great race! I know they do a half marathon round the Silverstone F1 course here - but its not the flat! Good luck and let us know how it goes!

And tell Lewis its about time he actually got round to changing his name on here!!

Nurse Ratched    pirate
19/05/2012 at 22:08

Aaahhhh, I see, Raf - it was the course that made you fast.  

20/05/2012 at 07:49
Rafikid they do Duathlon round Silverstone to
Rafiki    pirate
20/05/2012 at 08:42

ST - thats sounds fun, might have to look into that!!

Well, if you're intersted times yesterday:

 400m swim - 11.10

T1 - 1:55

22.1km bike - 36:24

T2 - 1:21

5km run 21:38

I was 86th coming out of the water (out of a wave of 90!!) but had the 12th fastest bike time, the 24th fastest run to finish in 35th in my wave and 213th overall (out of 800 starters). Not bad but room for improvement

Ok off to the pool!

20/05/2012 at 08:53
Good times, shame you got a kick in the face. Cant grumble at 213th out of 800 though
20/05/2012 at 15:24
Nurse Ratched    pirate
21/05/2012 at 09:50

Good work on all your achievements

22/05/2012 at 18:40
Nice day. Sunshine & warmth. Couple of cheeky 9 mile rides today & yesterday.

Open water swim tomorrow, 9 mile ride thurs then 2 days rest & my first century bike ride

No running for me this week
23/05/2012 at 20:15
First proper open water session this evening.

Swam the complete course, 1600m in 50 minutes. Most of it breaststroke mind you.

At least it means at that pace i would come in under the time limit for the ironman distance. Around 2 hours i believe. This has been my biggest concern. Plus ive got 14 months to get better

Happy days.
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
23/05/2012 at 21:58
Good work SD, but you need to persevere with the FC, the only way to get better over the next 14 mths is to keep on trying, bit of FC then breaststroke and slowly the ratio will reverse!

You know that whatever happens you won't drown and you'll make cut off, now you can focus on your technique with the monkey off ur back
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