Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
27/05/2012 at 19:28
Thx guys, I was an emotional wreck from mile 25, awesome experience!! My legs are "tender" have physio booked for Wednesday, so hopefully that will help a bit
27/05/2012 at 20:03
I still remember that feeling. A special day & a great achievement for you.
27/05/2012 at 21:22

CenturyDog, did you practice your nutrition during the century? It's been 3 years of tri and I'm still learning.

27/05/2012 at 21:45
Coffee, Porridge & two slices of toast for breakfast.

Ride eating
Hour 1 energy gel
Hour 2 flap jack
Hour 3 energy gel
Hour 4 tuna & cucumber sandwich (was a damn fine sandwich)+ flap jack & cup of tea @ 20 min rest stop
Hour 5 energy gel
Hour 6 flap jack

I also ate a bag of jelly babies on the way round. Drank every 15 mins, water or energy drink.

If i'd had to eat another gel i'd probably have thrown up.
Nurse Ratched    pirate
27/05/2012 at 21:52

Well done gas & SD

Gastank, I can't imagine how you did it in that heat.  Brilliant.

SD, how numb is your bum?

27/05/2012 at 22:00
Bums fine. Got a bit uncomfortable between 70 & 75 miles but after a 5 min stop for water all was good again.

I've been making sure my sit bones are are in the right place on the seat & i have a little move every now and again. Stand on the pedals more when going up hills as well. Seems to reduce discomfort.
27/05/2012 at 23:30

As far as gels wanting make you vomit, welcome to the club.  I can only take about 3 hours of sweet then I'm ready for something savory.  Not sure if you can get them over there, but I'm a big fan of ProBars.  


ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
28/05/2012 at 12:09
Nurse thx u - don't think it's going to be much of a training week this week
Nurse Ratched    pirate
28/05/2012 at 12:24

What? No easy recovery run?  





ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
28/05/2012 at 14:35
Not today, might try one tomorrow with a swim and then maybe some open water Wednesday, Fink Swim on Thursday, proper run on Sunday maybe
Nurse Ratched    pirate
28/05/2012 at 14:48

Good, good, pleased to hear you're not slacking 

28/05/2012 at 19:22

Did a 28 mile bike ride this evening. Felt fine. Couldnt resist going out when the weathers so nice. Got an ache at the botom of my neck between my shoulder blades. Guess a few aches are to be expected after yesterday.

Probars look good IY, i'll have to see if theres anything similar available here.

Do my first run in 10 days tomorrow. Was going to do 50 minutes, my last one was 45 mins. Do you think i should maybe do a shorter one though as i've not ran for over a week or will it not matter?
Nurse Ratched    pirate
29/05/2012 at 08:48

I'd say go for the run.  It's not as if you've spent the 10 days since your last run doing nothing!  

I'm going to jump on the treadmill for an hour this afternoon.

Went to swimfit on Sunday night and, after my great swim earlier in the week, was monumentally crap .  For some unknown reason, I just couldn't get my breathing right.  Ho-hum, onwards and upwards.

29/05/2012 at 12:37

lol, i've had a few times like that NR. Think i've cracked the FC then have a rubbish one. I bet your back on form next time you swim

Ironholgs    pirate
29/05/2012 at 14:44

Well done Gas and SD.

A few things:

  1. Scotland has it's own Irondistance race, google CELTMAN
  2. Ely in EA has a half ironman, run by the monster triathlon people, there was talk of turning it into an ironman.
  3. Bolton entries usually open about a month after the last race, and usually doesn't fill up for a few months - and I think last year they signed a contract for 2/3 more years? I think.
29/05/2012 at 14:49

A line from the CELTMAN site

You must pack extra underwear!

Sounds like a tough race

Edited: 29/05/2012 at 14:55
Rafiki    pirate
29/05/2012 at 14:52
Nurse Ratched wrote (see)

I'm going to jump on the treadmill for an hour this afternoon.

you'll probably find it easier if you switch it on rather than just jumping up and down on it....but each to their own I guess

Nurse Ratched    pirate
29/05/2012 at 15:04

 Yeeeees, funny man.

Thanks Ironholgs, will have a look at Celtman 

The hour of running ended up as 50 mins, due to my faffing.  Still, did 15 min @ 8min/m, 20 @ 7.5, 15 @ 8.

Then went for a pub lunch and undid all my hard work .

Nurse Ratched    pirate
29/05/2012 at 15:07

Celtman - I'm up for that!  Anyone fancy joining me?  Might do a slightly flatter one next year, just as prep.

Maybe for my 50th - give me time to train!

Ironholgs    pirate
29/05/2012 at 15:10

howold are you? 21?

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