Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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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

*waves*

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.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
30/09/2012 at 14:56

Good effort IY.  Headache?

30/09/2012 at 16:04

Weekly update, not very exciting

http://clearseaz-timetogetfit.blogspot.co.uk/

30/09/2012 at 16:39

No headache, Nursey! Only bourbon that's aged less than 2 years gives you a headache and we had some top-shelf stuff at each stop!

Britrisky    pirate
30/09/2012 at 16:44
I echo MC about weight. I've barely lost half a stone this year but so many have commented on how my shape has changed. (Doesn't stop me wanting to be lighter, though!!)
Nurse Ratched    pirate
30/09/2012 at 16:52

I'm considering buying a foam roller. Those of you who have one - how often do you use it? And can you point me to a good YouTube vid to show me how to use it?

M...eldy    pirate
30/09/2012 at 17:44
Southern Snail wrote (see)

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!)

Plenty of time

Nursey - they are a good bit of kit as long as you have the right one ...
I think I have a Youtube whatsit somewhere I can send you

M...eldy    pirate
30/09/2012 at 17:44

Been out with the 'oss this afternoon which is a perfect antidote to night shifts

3 days off now 

30/09/2012 at 18:11
NR - I highly recommend the RumbleRoller whose use I put down to getting rid (fingers crossed) of a few ITB issues. Comes with a good "how to" guide.

http://www.lansonrunning.com/rumbleroller-original?___SID=U

(Sorry, can't seem to embed links on the tablet I'm using)
30/09/2012 at 18:39

Can I join in here? About 6 months ago I decided to give Henley Half a go next year and since then I've lost about a stone and a half doing lots of cycling and swimming (always done that), getting into running and having a little break for a hernia op. I went and watched at Henley a couple of weeks ago to see what it was like and really regretted not being in it - consequently, having spoken to a few people, I've been told I could do the whole thing - so I'll be signing up for the full thing next year when it opens next week. 

Today I've swum 4km in the pool (for the first time ever), ran 12 miles and had a bit of a bike ride and currently I feel fine - tired but fine. I could do more if I had to but I ran out of time.

Lots & lots more training to come though!

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