Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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Rafiki    pirate
17/09/2012 at 11:28

I hope the Physio appoint goes OK - I did my back in a couple of years ago and had to spend several days flat on my back doing nothing - it was extremley painful and very frustrating. Fortunately, I've been fine since (well in relative terms ), but I can sympathise with you!

17/09/2012 at 12:18

Nurse reading about your issues and another pirate Andy? who had back problems after the bike in 2012.

I've booked myself in for a bike fit, I have warned them my bike is ancient so hope they won't laugh too much when I turn up. Going to Birdgtown cycles on Nov 1st as I'm on holiday that way then. 

Should help hubby realise i'm taking this seriously and am going to my best not to get hurt.

Cortina5    pirate
17/09/2012 at 12:39
AliBear30 wrote (see)

Going to Birdgtown cycles on Nov 1st as I'm on holiday that way then. 

In Staffs? Lucky you, plenty of bling there!


17/09/2012 at 12:51

Yep my bad typo Bridgtown Cycles is what it should say.

I'm stupidly excited, also not really got the budget to even set foot in that shop but they seem very friendly even though I've mentioned that.  They will get a shock when they see the ancient one, although she goes in for a respray soon so will look a little better by the time they see her. 

Hoping they'll be the people to upgrade the peddles at least.

Edited: 17/09/2012 at 13:01
WildWill    pirate
17/09/2012 at 13:00



just spotted a local Marathon at the end of next month ... have not realy done any marathon trainng ... but may have to do it anyway 

17/09/2012 at 13:02

Cake are you starting a my bikes older than your bike competition?

So far the scores on the doors for that are 1 - 0 to me.  


Nurse Ratched    pirate
17/09/2012 at 13:41

Just back from physio, so I am a wee bit straighter than I was this morning.  Still very stiff and sore, and have to try to stay in a position where my spine is straight. Am typing this from the living room floor.
No training  and no work  this week. 

17/09/2012 at 13:44

NR - not training is not good, but no work sounds OK, does that include housework too? Hopefully you've got someone who can help do that for you , after all I'm sure plenty of mugs of tea were also prescribed?

I'm reading Iron War at the moment and from that it appears that what makes endurance athletes succeed is their ability to suffer and not give up. Seems like you're doing very well on the training for that bit?

Can you read from down there? don't drop the laptop on yourself please.

Edited: 17/09/2012 at 13:44
Nurse Ratched    pirate
17/09/2012 at 14:00

I am a hard-headed, stubborn old beeeatch, and this is a minor setback!

I am being waited on hand and foot, and will try not give myself a black eye with the laptop.

17/09/2012 at 15:04

Aw nurse, do you need an emergency Chardonnay air drop? 

Nurse Ratched    pirate
17/09/2012 at 15:08

 Ooooh, yes please.  And a box of long straws.

17/09/2012 at 15:23

Maybe just a syphon?

Nurse Ratched    pirate
17/09/2012 at 15:35

IV would be quickest, but I wouldn't get the taste

17/09/2012 at 15:55

Nah you've got to get the taste it's half the fun, well as long as it's an OK bottle/box.

Does anyone possess a pirate sedative? I'm far too bouncy today and it's supposed to be a rest day.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
17/09/2012 at 15:58

 Anything with a %ABV on the bottle

M...eldy    pirate
17/09/2012 at 16:00

Looks like we have found our level in here today 

Hope things continue to improve Nursey, you could start looking at training plans and plotting long bike rides 

Nurse Ratched    pirate
17/09/2012 at 16:05

Yes Melds, for when I can walk properly again!

M...eldy    pirate
17/09/2012 at 16:26


The Evil Pixie    pirate
17/09/2012 at 19:10

my bike was 2nd hand 4-5yrs ago (cost £250) so I've actually spent more on the Outlaw entry than my bike is worth however I'm a crap cyclist so there is no point in flashing the cash I can improve without that.

one way of doing this is shifting some lard as logically the extra 2st+ weighs the bike down making it slower on straights and harder to shift uphill and I'm bad enough on hills as it is.

I'm going to aim for 1st off before 11th Dec when my Fink plan starts

WildWill    pirate
17/09/2012 at 20:34
Evening all

Managed to reach a milestone target tonite in my training of an hour on the Versa Climber ... Well chuffed

Full session was

- 75mins Spinning
- 60mins Versa Climber
- Weights ... Full body

Felt good
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