Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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29/09/2012 at 13:50
Well done spoons, I'll probably need someone to carry me
29/09/2012 at 13:53
Jeez, this should be renamed the casualty thread. Bad luck ID, hope it dosent take you 6 weeks to recover. I'm less than a week & its doing my head in already.

Went up the allotment and did some digging earlier so i guess that can count as a bit of a workout
29/09/2012 at 15:34

Bad luck ID that sounds rubbish

SD - I would carry you but with my bad back etc etc.....

29/09/2012 at 16:07

Beautiful day for the last tri of the season.

Add me to the list SD, achilles has flared up after today's tri, hopefully will be ok after a couple of days rest. It WiILL be fine in 2 weeks for Cardiff half .

Possibly aggravated because my trainers are in a state and have probably done 1000+ miles, so have bought so shiny new ones 

Race report to follow

Running Postie    pirate
29/09/2012 at 17:15
Dreaming Of Magic wrote (see)

WTF!  After the last couple of swim sessions in the pool, I`ve had the sneezes, then runny nose. A bit like hayfever.     A reaction to the chlorine?  Anyone else get this and any solutions.  Nose clip?


beconase and nose clip are the weapon of choice for me too.

29/09/2012 at 19:23
I'll be fine The odd thing is that the surgeon and the physio have both said I could still run, ride and swim without too much trouble as long as the bone fragment doesn't get stuck into anything significant. Well that's a ticking time bomb so I might as well get it treated and get back into things knowing in the long run I will be ok.


Am back on Guernsey for a few days and am planning on looking over parts of the course for next Septembers half IM distance. All things being equal I will be back running in the New Year and as long as I keep things nice and easy I will be fit and injury free come the day.

I will however give the open sea swim a miss as I'm without a wet suit and the sea water is freezing. I had a quick paddle this afternoon while stuffing my face with a Cornetto.

As I type I'm about to crack open an average bottle of red. Empty calories a go go...
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
29/09/2012 at 19:34
Sorry to hear about everyone's injuries! Hope you all feel better soon

Nice bottle of red sounds good!

Nurse am I allowed to drink with my medication?
M...eldy    pirate
29/09/2012 at 19:45


ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
29/09/2012 at 19:52
You're a polite offer not a nursey....

Starry drinking anwayz
M...eldy    pirate
29/09/2012 at 19:58

I am neither  

29/09/2012 at 22:54
Sorry to hear about the injuries people.

I had sneezy post swim issues. Nose clip fixed them.
M...eldy    pirate
29/09/2012 at 23:41

Evening plebs 

30/09/2012 at 08:42

So is 6 weeks enough time between half and full ironman? Thinking of doing Outlaw half. And are there cut off times for the half? Would really boost my confidence re cycling and swimming somewhere I've never been before. Good luck to those racing today. Nice morning for it. (Well here anyway!)

30/09/2012 at 09:02
Morning snail. I would say 6 weeks is fine. Fink puts in a half IM at 8 weeks prior to a full but then you still build up your distances etc afer that anyway.

I might do the Outlaw half. The Ely half did had cut off times. They were just half the allowed IM cut off times.
Nurse Ratched    pirate
30/09/2012 at 09:50
Gastank wrote (see)

Nurse am I allowed to drink with my medication?

Moderate drinking shouldn't affect Viagra, so you'll be fine.

The Evil Pixie    pirate
30/09/2012 at 11:34


Full of cold here. Not trained since Mon and done a bit (not too much) of the "I feel poorly" eating.

Ideal weight chart says (as of this morning) I need to lose at least 2.5st ideally 3.5

I'm 40 next year so can't really see me getting to under the half way point so aiming for at least 2st. Plan is 1st before IM training starts on 10th Dec - seems reasonable I guess? Do we think it's resonable to try and lose anoth st during the training or just let training happen and any weight lose be a bonus?

Can't believe how lardy I am now - at 5ft 2 (ish!) I look like a beached whale

Nurse Ratched    pirate
30/09/2012 at 11:41

Pixie, I reckon that if you're training regularly and eating healthily, you'll lose weight. Don't get too fixated on how much you're losing

The Evil Pixie    pirate
30/09/2012 at 11:45

easier said than done! I know when I was a st lighter I was about 2mph quicker on the bike! which is a lot

I'd rather not just scrap under the 17hr cut off on 7th July as I have to be in work for 8 the next day!!

30/09/2012 at 13:55
Bourbon Chase done! 200 miles, 12 runners, a bit over 28 hours, several distilleries visited. My team finished in the top 1/3rd. Full report to follow.
30/09/2012 at 14:01

well done IY

EP - don't obssess about your weight, just make sure you eat healthily and train well and it will take care of itself. Also, you will be replacing flab with muscle so although you might not always show a weight loss on the scales your body will be changing. It might be better not to use the scales, but to measure yourself and see how the measurements change.

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