Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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19/09/2012 at 10:46

Very chilli 8 mile run this morning fingerless gloves were not enuough to stop my hands from freezing, have an hours swim to do this evening.

4 busy weeks ahead before I get to taper


19/09/2012 at 12:42

Blog update.  So I lose several stone and my FEET shrink, too?


Tired Badger    pirate
19/09/2012 at 13:23

So 3 weeks before this years A race Chester marathon and I've only gone and rolled an ankle, (nothing to do with having a few too many and walking the non path route home from the village pub on Sat) happy days, strapped up and iced at night hope it will be okay for the weekend to get a med size run in. Looking rather black at the moment though.

19/09/2012 at 13:53

IY - That's very true loose weight and your feet will shrink. The extra weight means the bones in your feet spread out to accommodate it and then gradually move back when you loose weight.

I went up a shoe size both times I was pregnant.

The slight oddity is that now I'm definitley not pregnant and have lost 3 stone but have gone up 1/2 a shoe size since I started running. That apparently is because the bones and muscles in my feet have changed to accommodate my new activity levels.

The human body is really quite clever.


TB - sound painful hope it's heals really well. I swear by arnica tablets for sprains.

Edited: 19/09/2012 at 13:54
Nurse Ratched    pirate
19/09/2012 at 17:03


I can now stand up. 

IronCat5    pirate
19/09/2012 at 18:00

TB - comiserations. I did the same 2 weeks back, and will try a short run tonight, with plenty of strapping. Hope it works out.

Well done Nursey. Only a few steps to the drinks cabinet.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
19/09/2012 at 18:47

Never needed to be able to walk to reach that, Cat5 

M...eldy    pirate
19/09/2012 at 18:49

TB take care, keep it mobile and you may be lucky dependant on the degree ..I do mine regularly !!

Last night shift tonight thank goodness

19/09/2012 at 19:31

Had planned to enter Outlaw but due to some of that life stuff that has got in the way it is not to be ....really envious of all of you who are in

Looks like it may well be Henley next year so gutted but trying to stay motivated as would really have liked to have done Outlaw especially with such a huge pirate entry


M...eldy    pirate
19/09/2012 at 19:35

There will be pirates aplenty at Henley ....

WildWill    pirate
19/09/2012 at 20:26
karma .. I got into outlaw from the waiting list last year ... Found out about february if I remember correctly.

Good day for me training wise ... Did ...

- 4 x 400m interval swim

- 15.5mile multi terrain run ... Walked the 1st min of each mile and averaged 9:40s
- 20min stretching

Quite pleased with the run ... Managed to keep the HR steady
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
19/09/2012 at 20:34
Nice training Will

Nursey what have u done exactly? Told you before to get the OH to lift the cases of wine, you're just not equipped for it woman! Hope u feel better soon, what cocktail of meds are u on?

TB unlucky, hope it will be okay
IronCat5    pirate
19/09/2012 at 21:19

I ran today, w00p! 30 minutes to see how the ankle is. Seems ok, but we'll find out tomorrow.

Am wondering whether to bin the Cardiff HM and just concentrate on getting ready for the winter XC league and the spring HM.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
19/09/2012 at 22:32

Gas, all the answers are on page 284.

Comiserations to TB & Cat5, hope you both recover soon.

I have a whisky mac 





M...eldy    pirate
19/09/2012 at 23:24

I have peanuts 

Rafiki    pirate
20/09/2012 at 07:59

I have a hangover...

WildWill    pirate
20/09/2012 at 08:01

 you probably deserve it 

Rafiki    pirate
20/09/2012 at 08:03

It was my birthday yesterday, so I think I'm allowed it.....off to the gym now to sweat out the remaining alcohol - could take awhile!!

Nurse Ratched    pirate
20/09/2012 at 08:10

Belated Happy Birthday Raf 

Big, greasy fry up - that'll sort you

Rafiki    pirate
20/09/2012 at 08:22

Always does - especially on top of last nights curry!!

How's the back doing?


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