Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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06/10/2012 at 19:21

Happens to us all Honk.

Just come back from my first century ride, 101.7 miles in 5:52. A little tired now. I was looking at my computer going up a hill, next thing I know I'm in the ditch up against the curb and over I go, quickly jump up and look around to check if anyone saw.  

06/10/2012 at 20:23
Good going BBT.

I nearly came a cropper loads of times when i first used clip pedals. Almost castrated myself on the saddle once, would have been less painful to just fall off.

Have only actually fallen off once when my chain came off on a hill, luckily i was able to fall onto a grass bank. Unluckily my mate was there to take the pi$$.
Cortina5    pirate
06/10/2012 at 20:43

In all the rush and faff this morning I almost came a cropper as I mounted the bike. To the amusement of the assembled piratage.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
06/10/2012 at 21:13

Good biking everyone

I had a lovely run this morning, then did a wee bit of food shopping in M&S (since I'm home alone this weekend I'm being naughty and spoiling myself), then went to see a friend finish a sponsored hill walk, then realised as I was almost home that I'd locked myself out of the house.  
So my relaxing weekend became quite stressful and fairly expensive.

But now I have wine  

Nurse Ratched    pirate
07/10/2012 at 10:10

Morning all.  It's been very frosty here overnight, so I'm going to let the glorious autumn sunshine warm the roads a wee bit before I take Sean out.  Meantime - bacon roll, coffee, Sunday paper 

07/10/2012 at 14:45
20 min planned run turned into 35 min. First time ive ran in 4 weeks.

Felt really good, breaks done me good.
Nurse Ratched    pirate
07/10/2012 at 15:32

Good running SD.

15 miles on Sean, 1:01

Rafiki    pirate
07/10/2012 at 17:15
IronCat5 in the Hat wrote (see)

In all the rush and faff this morning I almost came a cropper as I mounted the bike. To the amusement of the assembled piratage.

I'm glad you didn't as there's no way I would have stayed on as well - I would have been laughing so much!!

And I see what you mean about that last mile at Windsor, down to Lizzie's house....it goes on a bit!!

iron fraggle    pirate
07/10/2012 at 17:23

First Duathlon for me today

5k run : 20k bike : 5k run

got a 5k PB on the first run leg   had a great ride despite un-shipping my chain going up a hill  and a reasonable second run. great fun, really enjoyed it


Raf - I did Windsor Half years ago and lost the will to live on that last bit going down to the finish

07/10/2012 at 17:31

Weekly blog update - http://clearseaz-timetogetfit.blogspot.co.uk/


Well done Fraggle, you rock

iron fraggle    pirate
07/10/2012 at 17:35

thank you SD * blush * 

M...eldy    pirate
07/10/2012 at 18:03

Good run Rafi?

Well done Fraggle  

I have had a lovely weekend with a lot of eating, a little drinking, some proper mountain bike (squealing like girls) and a bit of running

I think I need a snoze 

Rafiki    pirate
07/10/2012 at 18:27

 run was OK. I was expecting it to be slightly hillier, so that was a bonus! Nice shiny, gold medal!!

Cortina5    pirate
07/10/2012 at 19:41

Well done H0NK, SD, Fraggle, Raf, Nursey and Meldy. Where was the Du Fraggle?

How d'ya get on Rafi? Seems the Coasters had some great times today at Windsor. Everyone elses successes make me consider Cardiff next weekend......what to do...?

M...eldy    pirate
07/10/2012 at 19:45

Yeah its not overly hilly, just goes on a bit !!   Nice shiny pb to go with it ??

M...eldy    pirate
07/10/2012 at 19:45

We did some proper mtb trails with steps and hills and corners and everything !!

iron fraggle    pirate
07/10/2012 at 19:50

Cat - the Duathlon was 'The Devils Duathlon', organised by the Tri20 peeps. it was over Mortimer way and jolly good fun.


Btw - they do the Gut Buster 10k on Dec 30th in the same place if you're about ?

Cortina5    pirate
07/10/2012 at 20:05

Get you Meldy!

I thought about the du, but trying to save some pennies as next season will be expensive.

The 10k fits in with the training plan for Wokingham. What is the surface like? Can't be dealing with thick mud.

iron fraggle    pirate
07/10/2012 at 20:14

I think it's road with a trip through a ford if you're feeling brave - though there is a footbridge if you want your feet to stay dry

Rafiki    pirate
07/10/2012 at 21:10

I did theSummer version of the gutbuster....it was very muddy in July. I marghalled on the winter one last year - its VERY muddy! But fun.....sort of.

No PB today M..eldy, that was last weekend! Had a heavy running week, so was using today more as a pacing exercise - hit just above marathon pace.

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