Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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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:


23/10/2012 at 18:02

nurse - hope you sleep

oh knee still sore so just doing bike in the gym and some weights, this is getting boring now. off to physio tomorrow - at least the cycling doesn't hurt, I would go mad if I wasn't doing any exercise at all

Rafiki    pirate
23/10/2012 at 18:11

Nursey - you're not overtraining  are you as one sign is insomnia?? Just  athought

Nurse Ratched    pirate
23/10/2012 at 18:22


That's one of the funniest things I've heard in ages.

But thanks for your concern Raf

23/10/2012 at 18:25

Holgs running in mud??  It's great therapy, mate...  I'm up in the morning for a long muddy run with the dog.

Rafiki    pirate
23/10/2012 at 18:27
Nurse Ratched wrote (see)

But thanks for your concern Raf

See I am a nice bloke ..... despite the rumours....

WildWill    pirate
23/10/2012 at 19:56
Evening all

Good, but not to long, training day for me today

- 50min run including 2 interval set of 3 x 30secs at 107% 5k pace with 1:10 easy recovery .. Rest of run was at over distance pace

- 45 min easy spin with drills
- 35 min weights

Easing back a bit ready for the weekends Mara
23/10/2012 at 19:56
Evening all. 3.5 mile run for me this evening. On & off road, not too boggy.

I'm following Fink competitive plan for IMUK next year, the amount of bike training looks fine to me. Its very easy to overtrain, as ive found out recently.
M...eldy    pirate
23/10/2012 at 19:58

Thats a good point ... my 30 week plan started yesterday and I dont even know what plan i'm following    

WildWill    pirate
23/10/2012 at 20:04
30 weeks is a long plan
WildWill    pirate
23/10/2012 at 20:05
I think my plan stars in January ... I should really check
M...eldy    pirate
23/10/2012 at 20:07

Its a long race  

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