Fatman to Ironman

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18/11/2012 at 18:38

Good going M...eldy 33miles for me. Did them slower than last week and was happy with that. Main problem is my feet and in particular my toes. Numb and frozen almost from the beginning. What am I going to do when it gets colder. Do other people suffer this. Bit worried about the longer rides

18/11/2012 at 18:41

thick socks and good shoes normally keep me warm on the bike, personally I'm using Northwave Celsius GTX Boots 2013. Not taken them too far in to the minus numbers but up to that point they have worked for me.

18/11/2012 at 18:55
Spoons....what you need to do is find a warm snug bar, and pace yourself slowly whilst enjoying the ambience.....
18/11/2012 at 19:29


I get numb feet when it is cold.  I bought a pair of toe covers. Like thick socks that go over your shoes and cover the front half of your shoes.  They have cut outs for the cleats. Makes a big difference. Cost £9.


M...eldy    pirate
18/11/2012 at 19:31

Old socks are cheaper   

18/11/2012 at 19:32
DimTimTris wrote (see)

SD, definitely don't run today, you're more than ready for Norwich, and psychologically a shit run today will do you more harm than no run at all.

Haven't ran or done much this weekend, although i went down the allotment for a few hours today. Havent felt like this for a long time  

18/11/2012 at 19:36

weekly update



Updated the allotment blog as well if anyones interested, it's come on quite a bit since the Jungle days.




Cortina5    pirate
18/11/2012 at 19:40

Hi All,

67km yesterday on the bike. Got dropped by the club on every hill; they ride like the hills are not there. TBH I could feel Thrusday's hill session when I walked down the stairs in the morning, so I'm putting it down to that.

Still managed to bang out the 11km 'long slow' run today at sub-vomit pace. Now to find an end of year 5km to beast.

SS you do need to layer up, and get some good socks and some good overshoes. Some of the winter rides last year I didn't get warm on, though it was -6 out. Water bottles started to freeze up.

Edited: 18/11/2012 at 19:41
18/11/2012 at 20:12
I bought a pair of overshoes half way through the winter last year. They only cost about ??15 off fleabay but boy are they one of the best bits of kit ive ever bought.

I've never come home with cold or wet feet when i've worn them. I even wear the same socks i wear in summer

I also wear my normal cycling long sleeve top with a thin thermal top under it, then a warm windproof jacket. I wear some fleece gloves over my cycling gloves.

I also wear a snood thing like a burka under my helmet to keep the head area warm.
18/11/2012 at 21:06

Great 7 mile run around the Blorenge mountain this morning -- frosty, sunny, beautiful.

Running Postie    pirate
19/11/2012 at 11:27
Morning, I baled at XC yesterday, I couldn't get my breath then had a coughing marathon for several hours after. Trip to the quacks and am now in possession of an inhaler, my lungs obviously don't like the cold air!
19/11/2012 at 12:49

I'm still hanging on in there. Haven't ran since last Wednesday

19/11/2012 at 15:41

I'm starting to perk up a bit actually....

19/11/2012 at 18:28


You are a true soldier.  Man Flu usually takes a month to get over and sometimes requires ITU care.  

19/11/2012 at 19:41
Beware of man flu


And hurty knees guys
Edited: 19/11/2012 at 19:44
Nurse Ratched    pirate
20/11/2012 at 13:04

Things I have learned this week while not training:

1. Demonstrating to my boys how to use the monkey bars in the park possibly wasn't the best thing for my dodgy shoulder.
2. To save the nursery teacher any future embarrassment, avoid playing ACDC's Big Balls while 4yo is in the car 

Edited: 20/11/2012 at 13:06
Rafiki    pirate
20/11/2012 at 13:07

could have been worse nursey. could have been 'let me put my love into you'!!

20/11/2012 at 13:59

nursey - that has really made me laugh

M...eldy    pirate
20/11/2012 at 19:50

Evening all

Nursey .. its time you got back into training IMO !!!

Is Spoons still with us?

Rafiki    pirate
20/11/2012 at 20:12

 that told you, Nursey!!

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