Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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M...eldy    pirate
16/11/2012 at 17:02

I shall be inspecting the underside of my duvet

17/11/2012 at 08:45
Morning. Opinion please

Was due to do my last long run before next weeks half marathon today or tomorrow. However, man flu has struck & i feel like death warmed up.

Should i bin the run, will it make much difference to my run next week? The furthest ive run is just over 9 miles, which was last week.

May well feel ok tomorrow i suppose if i swallow enough pills.

On a positive, i took 54 calls for children in need last night & got ??1710
17/11/2012 at 09:01

SD see how you feel tomorrow. If not adrenaline will get you round next wek. Good luck. Which half are you doing?

17/11/2012 at 09:03
17/11/2012 at 10:00

SD - I am also at Norwich, and I also have man flu. I'm having a rest day. I'll see how I am in the morning but if I don't feel 90% well I'll have another rest day.

Remember it takes 2 weeks for your body to adapt to any training benefits so it's too late to do anything for Norwich anyway!

17/11/2012 at 10:06

My training for the Norwich half isn't going too well either. I'll be hobbling over the line I think!

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
17/11/2012 at 10:26
I never trained more than 6 miles for my first half and nothing over 18 for either marathon - start tapering now rest up and kick man flu - an unnecessary long run at this stage could be the difference between a finish and a DNS/DNF

My opinion you've done enough
17/11/2012 at 10:31

Budgie,Spoons, i'll look out for you next week. My race number is easy to remember 1111.

I am also currently sporting a furry Mo on my lip

17/11/2012 at 11:59

SD - don't run tomorrow, just concentrate on getting better so you can actually run next week

determination will get you through, and if you can do 9 miles you can do a hm

17/11/2012 at 12:33
Thanks one and all on the best wishes. 48 hours post surgery and all is going well (so far). I'm able to hobble without crutches although I'm taking things real easy.

I'm getting really good at sitting on my sofa with my foot elevated while getting my backside handed to me via Call of Duty on the xBox. Man I suck at shooters.

SD - I'd give the run a miss. Rest up and save the energy for next week.
17/11/2012 at 13:33


When you have a cold/flu, wait until the day you `feel` ready to train/better, don`t train that day but do the next day.  Training when you are not well just prolongs the illness.  


M...eldy    pirate
17/11/2012 at 14:09

SD .. the guys are right
you can do more harm than good at this stage

Rest now and you will benefit next week

17/11/2012 at 14:47

SD as everyone else has said rest up. 

A good rule of thumb for tapering for marathons and i dont see why it wouldnt apply to 1/2 M as well is dont run longer in miles than you have days left till the race.

i.e max of 7 miles 1 week before the race, 14 miles 2 weeks before etc.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
17/11/2012 at 16:50

Evening all

You're a busy bunch

For various reasons, I've had a week with no training at all and it looks as if next week may not be much better, although I'll probably manage a couple of hours of something.  Ho-hum.  I'm just rolling with it, no point in stressing about things outwith my control.  I'm sure the rest will leave me refreshed and raring to go........................

M...eldy    pirate
17/11/2012 at 20:12

Most certainly Nursey .... now is not the time to be stressing over missed sessions

I read somewhere by some wise person that these early stages are not 'training' they are 'exercise'.  Get out there and do what you can

Tomorrow I am going to play out on my bike with Coach Barlos, I think it could be a chilly one

17/11/2012 at 20:19

Are there any nurses on this thread? I'm very poorly...

Nurse Ratched    pirate
17/11/2012 at 20:30

It'll cost you...........................

M...eldy    pirate
17/11/2012 at 20:39

He's a bloke ....there cant be anything majorly wrong 

Cod liver oil and malt?    

17/11/2012 at 20:40

It's far more serious than that

M...eldy    pirate
17/11/2012 at 20:46

Tell us the symptoms and we can help you find a cure

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