Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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22/10/2012 at 21:55
RP it was local hero that did for me this weekend .

Raf it's a Raleigh Reynolds 531 frame and forks.
Set up is currently completely off as haven't redone it since we put her back together. Bike fitting on Nov 1 st

She's got pride of place in the living room until then.
23/10/2012 at 08:11

Tried turbo for 20 mins this morning for the first time and ended in a sweatbath.  So, I should go find Sufferfest?

23/10/2012 at 11:47

Im on the edge of sufferfest investment.

Im thinking, itll make turbo training more interesting. iim worrying that i dont have a base yet.....

23/10/2012 at 11:49

hell hath no fury, local hero, extra shot, long scream and very dark place for starters ?

always was jumping in without reading the pool empty sign

 

23/10/2012 at 11:52

I am going to get some downloaded this week - was also thinking of Hell hath no fury and local hero to start with

23/10/2012 at 12:49
I like the look of the sufferfest but think I'm going to stick to low heart rate turbo sessions until fink starts calling for zone 4 efforts.
23/10/2012 at 13:02

oh. another thing. just began noticing issues with me feet.  picked up small blisters on non obvious spots and im getting a little numbness in the midpoint of the ball of my right foot. not proper blisetrs mind. just a little round welt and a small popable one. were not talking needles and iodine treatment like the para's might consider on a speed march.

could my trainers be dying ? ive had them a while but only been abusing them for a few months ( probably ).

 

WildWill    pirate
23/10/2012 at 13:56

I have Local Hero and fight club ... will get a couple more this weekend i think

 

I think that Fink is overly light on the bike if your nor a good cyclest (IMO)

 

 

23/10/2012 at 14:17

i suspected as much. planning a ruck of sufferfest - do I need to get a base first or just get wet WW ?

i know their hard - but their only as hard as I want to make it. sceptical that intervals makes for aerobic base work

23/10/2012 at 14:24
I've read that a few people consider fink a bit light on the bike but thought they may have been refering to the get you round plan rather than competitive plan. Still will compare with some other plans and was planning to up the bike a bit anyway.

Sgt are the shoes proper running ones that you were assessed for or a pair of trainers you had kicking round when you started to take up running? If not it would be worth visiting a running shop and asking them to look at your gait for a new pair now that your distances are increasing.
23/10/2012 at 14:52

lol. they were a pair that were kicking around for a 'while'....was hoping to eek them out until chrismas when I could use them to mug a granddad in a red suit, steal his sled and sell reindeer burgers at the pub....

neutral gate  - heavy load....will look into a proper running shop then....

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
23/10/2012 at 15:37

IM is really all about the bike, it's by far the biggest section of the race and cycling 112 miles is very very tough if you haven't put in the work beforehand. Fink doesn't put enough emphasis on it.

23/10/2012 at 16:34

4 Mile run at lunch time, it's getting hard to fit runs in now with the dark mornings.

Feel much better for it though, I thought I'd love tapering but it's driving me nuts!

Ironholgs    pirate
23/10/2012 at 16:44

Off to run home soon, had a great off-road run at lunchtime in ankle deep mud. Loved it and got to scream obscenities as I ran through the woods. I'd had a sh*te morning and it was just what I needed.

M...eldy    pirate
23/10/2012 at 16:53

Holgs they are the *best* runs ...its what running is all about 

Nurse Ratched    pirate
23/10/2012 at 17:01

Still not sleeping, still feeling bloody knackered, still made myself run 5 miles this afternoon - and unexpectedly really enjoyed it.  Slow but happy.

M...eldy    pirate
23/10/2012 at 17:05

It may help you sleep Nursey ... keep it all low HR stuff

WildWill    pirate
23/10/2012 at 17:25

SgtLard ... go for it and give a go ... afterall ... pain is only weekness leaving the body

Nurse Ratched    pirate
23/10/2012 at 17:35

 you scare me.

23/10/2012 at 18:00

On to P90x week 2.  My wife might just be humoring me but she claims there is some definition already in my upper body.  She did insist on a couple before pics so we'll check those in a few weeks.  I have noticed that my output has gone up substantially in just a week.  Still only managing a few pull ups at a time but that beats the 1/2 I was averaging last week.

I also got my mountain bike out for the first time in a couple years yesterday.  I still prefer road biking but it was a nice change of pace.

Here's a helmet cam video of where I ride.  Not me riding, of course:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbbWw8lOFW4

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