Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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Nurse Ratched    pirate
15/10/2012 at 15:44

I'm very tempted by that IY, but not next year. Maybe 2014. Hmmmmm, I seem to vaguely remember saying that about IM at some point in the dim and distant past.

1850m in the pool today.  A mixture of stuff, and trying to concentrate on my technique.  And I didn't have any chocolate afterwards 

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
15/10/2012 at 17:40
Cake and SD - guinea pig testing commences on 27th won't know if I make the cut until mid November so not going to be booking anything until I know the result .... So it could still be Barca at this stage only another month to wait
M...eldy    pirate
15/10/2012 at 17:53

Are they testing for your mojo??  

Nursey, chocolate is ESSENTIAL after swimming, have I taught you nuffin?

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
15/10/2012 at 20:09
God I hope not Melds, and I'll have to make I can at least walk... Normal aflete stuff I think, drug testing, vo2 max, blood lactic, ECG etc etc as well as psychological stuff I think
Nurse Ratched    pirate
16/10/2012 at 09:12

Psychological testing on you ?  Bloody hell,  they're brave.

Rafiki    pirate
16/10/2012 at 10:02

I think he may have meant Psychiatric testing - easily confused terms to the lay-person

Edited: 16/10/2012 at 10:02
Nurse Ratched    pirate
16/10/2012 at 10:09

Doing IM in a straitjacket would be a neat trick

Ironholgs    pirate
16/10/2012 at 13:59

Afternoon all,

Good luck with the testing Gas, hope you get in mate.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
16/10/2012 at 14:27

Thanks Cake.  I know it's because she wants me to do well and look after myself in the process.  I am adopting the "smile and nod" approach, but I just needed to offload somewhere neutral, so that I don't blow a fuse at her!

Welcome back Holgs

Ironholgs    pirate
16/10/2012 at 14:51

Thanks Nurse

16/10/2012 at 15:21

I have the opposite problem Nursey, with my wife, when it comes to the sports I pursue. I have to really watch my advice or I'll turn her off from it all.  I'm no expert but I do know enough to be dangerous.  However, I also realize we are very different when it comes to how we approach things.  For me, I'll sign up for say an Ironman and figure I have a year to figure it all out.  She, on the other hand, will sign up for a 5K that's 3 months away because she's scared.  For example, we were talking about Ironman last night and she said "never ever ever ever..." and I countered with "ever is a very long time..."  I figure she'll do one but she might be on a 5 year plan instead.

On a related note, she's now approaching 2 stone down since August 1 so obviously she's kicking ass and taking names.  She's bought herself a GPS watch and has commited to Chicago Marathon 2013.

I'm on day 2 of P90x and can barely lift my arms so that's also going well haha

Edited: 16/10/2012 at 15:27
M...eldy    pirate
16/10/2012 at 15:36

afternoon all

Training today and tomorrow thwarted by that work thing ...better now than 20 weeks down the line 

Ironholgs    pirate
16/10/2012 at 15:41
Cake wrote (see)

 Ay up holgs you sexy beast. Missed you and hope your cool son.  

Am alright mate, aiming for a bit or normality ( what am I doing here?) after a manic month of book finishing and other stuff.

Ironholgs    pirate
16/10/2012 at 15:42

What do you need to train for Melds, just wing it

Ironholgs    pirate
16/10/2012 at 15:54


M...eldy    pirate
16/10/2012 at 15:55

I am not sure that would work in Lanza Holgs !  

Ironholgs    pirate
16/10/2012 at 16:02

Did for me

M...eldy    pirate
16/10/2012 at 16:12


I dont think the Admiral would let me get away with it !

Ironholgs    pirate
16/10/2012 at 16:16

Nope, he runs a tight ship that one.

16/10/2012 at 18:49
Nice to hear from you again Holgs. We got a release date on the book, i need to try get all DTT's books finished before yours arrives.

3 mile run done today
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