Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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Britrisky    pirate
26/08/2012 at 10:57
MC - great swimming! Well done! You've got a real head advantage for next year, now - knowing the water 'n all
M...eldy    pirate
26/08/2012 at 11:09

Slowly slowly catchee monkey Nursey, dont be tempted to go too far too quickly ... If you'll pardon the pun, Nursey needs patience  

MC nice swimming, yes that lake is a feckin long way but it is so easy to sight !!

Nurse Ratched    pirate
26/08/2012 at 11:16

Patience with myself is not my strong point!  All part of the learning experience 

26/08/2012 at 12:18

I am just so slow. The other woman on my team did the swim in 7:45 - mind you she has done several ironmen and apparently used to be a champion swimmer as a young girl so don't feel too bad. The speed will come I'm sure

26/08/2012 at 12:37
IMKY is underway! I have about 40 friends out there swimming at the moment. Leaving for a full day of volunteering in about 90 minutes.

Had a great day yesterday as well: ran 12.7 miles, checked in a load of bikes and gear and did the underpants run.
FoC
26/08/2012 at 14:23
Have finally caught up with this thread... It ticks over fairly quickly!

I've now decided to postpone my attempt at the full IM distance until the summer of 2014. The collar bone I broke back in late May hasn't healed so well and is causing the odd problem in the pool.

For now I'm simply planning on getting fitter and healthy with a view of riding La Marmotte sportive in July of next year with a half distance event (I'll probably travel back home for the Guernsey Granite Man with its open water sea swim) in mid to late Sept.

As for the IM 2014? Am thinking Austria, Switzerland or perhaps Wales.

Good luck to everyone and I'm sure to poke my nose around these parts from (perhaps too much) time to time
Nurse Ratched    pirate
26/08/2012 at 16:24

Good to hear from you again Donkey

Just back from a 7 mile run, 1:12

WildWill    pirate
26/08/2012 at 18:25
I pleasant ride this morning ... just short of 60miles down the north east coast .. in 3:12 ...felt good and could have gone faster ... that's good for me
Running Postie    pirate
26/08/2012 at 18:36

SD sorry we couldn't meet up, I needed to at home get home, as the urge to get rid of my child was far too great If your anywhere near the Vitruvian next month, come down, I could do with the moral support along with I believe 5? other Pirates.

10 mile hilly race done, happy with the result, negative split helped

26/08/2012 at 18:49

Hi all ......... sorry I have been missing for a while

I went in for a Keyhole Hernia operation on 7th Aug, when I came too it wasnt a Hernia but a golf ball size lump & a 4inch scar errrrrrrr, its been sent away for testing and I have Hospital apointment 6th Sept (but no news is good news)

this week has been my first week back training & all feels good, just a little slow running

Mon  - 3:11 mile run / 20.9 bike
Tues - 27.7 bike
Weds - 6mile run
Thur - 1mile OW Swim
Fri  - 20.9 bike

I have the London Olympic Tri 23rd Sept & need to get my running legs back for that & Im waiting for the Outlaw to open so I can enter my first IM distance

hope you are all well

26/08/2012 at 19:05

Eric - fingers crossed the lump is nothing serious.

26/08/2012 at 19:09

all should be fine (I hope)

the surgeon was a C specialist & he thought all looked ok

26/08/2012 at 19:11

I bet the waiting is the worst bit.

Good that you are back and runnind so soon after the op though

26/08/2012 at 19:16

yeah very happy to be out and about again

ET7
26/08/2012 at 19:18
Nice swimming MC... And nice to have you back Eric and I'm sure all will be fine!
ET7
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
26/08/2012 at 19:33
Welcome back Eric, hope all is ok for bud!

Good training DOM and nice swimming MC

Nice running nursey!

Done anything exciting Mouldy? I appreciate u keeping us all safe and the riff raff off the streets... Where is Raf BTW?
M...eldy    pirate
26/08/2012 at 19:38

Locked him up and threw away the key


That was right wasn't it ??  

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
26/08/2012 at 19:50
Yep
M...eldy    pirate
26/08/2012 at 19:54

He'll only get out if he pays me more than you lot did 

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
26/08/2012 at 20:36
My short and uneventful tale of woe and general review of my triathlon is now on the vachery triathlon thread, please don't rush to read... Its boring

The summary, I swam and got stuck in my wettie, good bike, fell over on run injured finished in 1h28' - slow is an understatement
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