Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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seren nos    pirate
09/10/2012 at 20:35

Oh Raf...........BBt has met me before.......and knows how quiet and retiring I am........if you are not careful i will sit next to you at the christmas do...........

i'm away the weekend of the 28th doing snowdon but i'm around the other weekends


Rafiki    pirate
09/10/2012 at 21:00


IronCat5    pirate
09/10/2012 at 21:05

Even if she sits at the other end you'll still hear her!

Enjoy Cardiff BBT. I'm still unsure whether to do it.

09/10/2012 at 22:20


How exciting, a local IM distance challenge, will be on my 2014 to do list
Britrisky    pirate
09/10/2012 at 22:44

Sea swim, I suppose? And no hills in North Norfolk?

10/10/2012 at 07:16
Sea swim definite. There are actually some cheeky hills along the coast. One of the Uk's top 100 cycling climbs is in West Runton. For the best part one would expect it to be flat though.
Ive not seen any routes or other details yet.
WildWill    pirate
10/10/2012 at 07:43

after a sleeples night .... I failed to get up for my early morning swim 

10/10/2012 at 09:01

Morning all - back on it after a week off post HM. Fink and swim smooth books digested and a training plan in place to officially commence monday. I took 16 weeks of the competitive Fink plan and merged it with my tried and tested beginner 16 week full marathon run plan. Rearranged all the days to suit my work shifts and added the swim and cycle parts from the fink plan. By the time I've completed it (at the end of January) I will be 2 weeks off the part where Fink timetables an olympic distance triathlon. I've booked on the Manchester Marathon in April and plan to do the 100mile nottinghamshire bike ride in July... leaving me plenty of time to improve my swimming and try some triathlon distances in the spring/summer time. My only issue is - I don't have the ability to complete even the first Fink swim drill.. so I suppose that can be my long term swim goal! Need a bike, wetsuit, turbo trainer, cadence monitor, sport counter...etc. from Santa   

Nurse Ratched    pirate
10/10/2012 at 11:13

Just been for a run.  On holiday in the Highlands this week and it is a stunningly beautiful place to be.  Weather is fab too.  
When am I going to remember that I always hate the first 15 minutes of a run?

10/10/2012 at 11:28

Hey, enjoy those 15mins... All I'm allowed at the moment! Nice you're back on your feet bird. 
Don't worry Splat, didn't even understand the swim drills let alone be able to complete them! 

10/10/2012 at 12:24

re: Anglian - Yes - it will be a sea swim and although everyone thinks Norfolk is flat, Cromer and area is very hilly. I've not seen the course but according to Simon the organiser it will be a tough one.....

10/10/2012 at 13:13

I remember several nasty hills when I've rode around Cromer.

I'm definitely doing this event, even though I said no IM until 2014...


10/10/2012 at 14:44

WW - I didn't sleep either so didn't get up for my early morning run

splat - wow, now that is well organised maybe I should think about doing something like that.

Norfolk is windy too, isn't it?

WildWill    pirate
10/10/2012 at 21:05
Evening all

Hard session for me tonite

- 21mile run
- 15mins stretch

Went through the 18 at target pace mut then started to slow ... Struggled the last couple of miles
10/10/2012 at 21:31

bugger. 21 miles is a long way WildWill ...  congrats. I wont be close to surviving that until valentines day ( ish )


Running Postie    pirate
10/10/2012 at 21:58

Had a fab weekend in Budepest. The food, beer and bubbly was very good and very cheap. The marathon was really well organised, I just couldn't get my head around the peeps doing the relay, there was teams of  3 and 5 each doing a leg. The only good thing though, was each time I passed a relayist it did put a smile on my face, knowing I was still faster than them and I was doing the whole thing! 4hr 10 min, including an unscheduled stop at Burger king for a quick pee (darn site better than a porta loo!)  not bad considering I did bugger all training for it!

Rafiki    pirate
11/10/2012 at 08:38

Well done Postie! Is it a nice course? Three weeks to mine and I've screwed my ankle in!!

11/10/2012 at 09:20

well done postie

WW - you are just a machine

starting to worry about my marathon in a few weeks - how am I ever going to survive going that far???


seren nos    pirate
11/10/2012 at 09:48

great running and training going on.I have come to a standstill as I cannot paint and train.not enough energy to do two things at once

11/10/2012 at 12:19

Well done Postie. 

Hope your ankle isn't to bad Raf 

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