Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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M...eldy    pirate
25/09/2012 at 07:47

Morning plebs  

25/09/2012 at 08:04

Morning all - thanks for the warm welcome. I had no idea that Nottingham had an IM distance event. July is a bit soon for me - I was thinking Wales 2014 or maybe Notts Outlaw 2014. I'll definately be there to cheer you all on though. Where abouts are you from Evil Pixie? I'm North Notts.

M...eldy    pirate
25/09/2012 at 08:40

2014??  Thats like foreevvvvver away 

25/09/2012 at 08:43

I'm sticking with my foreevvvvvvvver away 2014 plan but wanted to let you know that I am lurking in this thread I can't always keep up but it generally makes funny/addictive reading so I can never stay away for too long

Hope you are all well

25/09/2012 at 09:36

Nicely topical Meldy, the plebs say morning back! 

25/09/2012 at 09:41

2013 seems like the year to enter my first triathlon... and hopefully a half IM. Anyone doing any half IM events as preparation for the full event?

25/09/2012 at 09:43

Meldy's just showing off that she knows what's happening in the real world! Nice to have your back Tortuga keep us up to date with how things are going with you. Some of us may not make 2013, reading through old posts it's obvious that unfortunatley some of us will not make it through training unscathed!

5 Mile run done this morning so back into training for the full Marathon in November. Starting to worry about what pace I should set out at and I think I need to try a gel an see what happens with my stomach. Might give one a go tomorrow morning after about 2 miles, hope I make it home OK.

Definitely winter now, wore full length running tights this morning and my face has that nice winter wind blown glow about it. A bit like this smiley although I'm not as angry  

 

Edited: 25/09/2012 at 09:44
25/09/2012 at 12:14

Splatfink, I'll be looking at a HIM sometime in May or June as part of my IMUK training.

M...eldy    pirate
25/09/2012 at 12:28

Ali there is nothing better than that feeling IMO 

(windblown that is, rather than showing off )  

The Evil Pixie    pirate
25/09/2012 at 14:12

splat there is a rumour that there will be a half outlaw next year

full boar do some great events at Market Bosworth which is my local open water (i'm about 10m away)

25/09/2012 at 14:13

Can anyone give me some bike jacket advice please

Did 2mile bike ride at weekend. Turned round and went home rather early as was already freezing and soaked.So reccommendations. Don't like being wet and presume I will freeze if on a 5hour bike ride and get wet at the beginning. Don't want to be cold/hot/wet etc etc. Don't mind cost too much if the jackets worth it. Was looking at gore countdown jacket and what about mens?

Deciding what to wear before I go out is a nightmare

25/09/2012 at 14:21

Well 2nd June for those wanting to do half an outlaw.

25/09/2012 at 14:25
The Evil Pixie wrote (see)

splat there is a rumour that there will be a half outlaw next year

 

*lurks* really ????

 

M...eldy    pirate
25/09/2012 at 14:29
Southern Snail wrote (see)

Well 2nd June for those wanting to do half an outlaw.

 

PO.dds: feel the fear, do it anyway wrote (see)
The Evil Pixie wrote (see)

splat there is a rumour that there will be a half outlaw next year

 

*lurks* really ????

 

The clues are all there  

iron fraggle    pirate
25/09/2012 at 14:29

yes really

Rafiki    pirate
25/09/2012 at 14:30

Southern Snail  you  can always order a nice Pirate jacket!!

I have a jacket from Foska.com - a nice St Andrew's cross one being Scottish and all!! they are extremely warm and pretty cheap as there often seems to be sale on! Although they are not particularly waterproof after an hour or so.  Wet stuff, i have  a Mavic gortex jacket - 6 hours of good Scottish rain on the Etape Caledonian this year and I was dry!

But like most things you get waht you pay for. Obviously comfort is key.....and it has to match the bike colours

25/09/2012 at 14:38

Half Outlaw 2nd June that'd be PERFECT!

25/09/2012 at 14:50

First sub-2 hour half-marathon on Sunday. Report, along with a preview of the Bourbon Chase, a 200 mile overnight, 12 person relay, where we hit several distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail: 

http://jeffsironmanjourney.blogspot.com/2012/09/big-hit-half-marathon-wrap-up-and.html

Rafiki    pirate
25/09/2012 at 14:56

Well done IY...

Now, if you need a 12th man fior that Bourboun chase, that sounds my kind of race.....where did I put my passport....???

25/09/2012 at 14:59
Rafiki wrote (see)

Well done IY...

Now, if you need a 12th man fior that Bourboun chase, that sounds my kind of race.....where did I put my passport....???

How about a Pirate Team for 2013?  Plenty of time to plan and I have a relatively large house for lodging

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