Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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25/11/2012 at 21:59

Good going all, conditions this weekend have been totally crap. 

It was a good job I spent all day Saturday in doors at a swim clinic run by Harry Wiltshire and Non Stanford (name dropping ), had an awesome day and learnt hell of a lot, so hopefully now will knock a bit of time off my swim.

Its really helpful to have your swim stroke videod and critiqued. Anyone that is think of getting it done but not sure if its worth it I would say get it done, its worth every penny if your want to improve.

25/11/2012 at 22:19
Thats on my list of things to do when i have a few quid spare BBT. Everyone i know has said they are really useful
Ironholgs    pirate
26/11/2012 at 08:37

MA

well done speedy racer types, impressive performances by Tim and SD.

lost my fell running virginity last saturday with a 3hr jaunt over Inglebrough, there was more mud than a Hellrunner event ( loved it ) then went to Disneyland Paris to recover and celebrate life beginning allegedly - then spent the first few days of being 40 in agony with an infected tooth.

The drugs seem to be working now but the cold really hurt this morning on the bike. I just need to man up I guess

Tired Badger    pirate
26/11/2012 at 13:17

Nice racing Tim and SD in horrid conditions.

I was aiming to do a long bike, decided to scrap the bike due to the conditions and did a long run instead. 16 m @ 8:00mm pace, felt comftable.

Running club tonights at the track so I intend to do my running max heart rate test, already sort of booked it with the coach now dreading the puke feeling. Tomorrow I aim to do the bike one ready to set my zones for the Fink plan.

I really thik I need a bit of a kick in the ass to get out on the bike more, I seem to default to running all to often.

26/11/2012 at 13:42

well done tim and sd. magnificantly motivational for me.

IronH - fell running is proper mental. going to disneyland just confirms the diagnosis.

can almost run on my ankle now...... so I probably should.

Ironholgs    pirate
26/11/2012 at 13:50

Cake that looks interesting, week after Helsby. After only 1/2 an hour on saturday I'd agreed to run at least one night time leg of the Bob Graham Round with my mate. That's going to be fun.

Ironholgs    pirate
26/11/2012 at 13:51

You don't need a fell or the house of mouse to quantify my sanity or the lack of it Sgt.

IronCat5    pirate
26/11/2012 at 14:04

Holgs, we did Disneyland Paris at half term. I wouldn't say it was relaxing...

Sgt - wait until you *can* run on it. Then you should!

TB - a good strong run. My longest run under Fink last year was 19 miles (I was doing run/walk). Don't rely on the run fitness to see you through your IM, but do spend more time on the bike. From my sruvey of one, It is about the bike, but once you're off your bike you, as a runner, will suddenly realise it is actually about the run. And this is where you will steadily start creeping past people and gaining places. But it is nothing without a good bike that leaves you enough energy to run the race.

26/11/2012 at 17:24

BBT - I am booked in for a swimsmooth clinic for the day in January - really looking forward to it and hoping it will help speed me up a bit!

Can't imagine going to Disneyland - my idea of hell I think!

26/11/2012 at 18:05
Well done Holgs & thanks for putting more ideas in my head.

Fell running, sounds cool
M...eldy    pirate
26/11/2012 at 19:43

Fell running sounds sheer madness  

26/11/2012 at 19:57
Sounds perfect for a complete numpty to have a go and then write a book about it.
Ironholgs    pirate
26/11/2012 at 21:22
mathschick wrote (see)

BBT - I am booked in for a swimsmooth clinic for the day in January - really looking forward to it and hoping it will help speed me up a bit!

Can't imagine going to Disneyland - my idea of hell I think!

Love it, was my second time at Paris. And I've been to Disneyworld in Florida over ten times, can't get enough it.

mathschick wrote (see)

BBT - I am booked in for a swimsmooth clinic for the day in January - really looking forward to it and hoping it will help speed me up a bit!

Can't imagine going to Disneyland - my idea of hell I think!

 

Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
Sounds perfect for a complete numpty to have a go and then write a book about it.
mathschick wrote (see)

BBT - I am booked in for a swimsmooth clinic for the day in January - really looking forward to it and hoping it will help speed me up a bit!

Can't imagine going to Disneyland - my idea of hell I think!

 

Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
Sounds perfect for a complete numpty to have a go and then write a book about it.

ha ha, not likely.

mathschick wrote (see)

BBT - I am booked in for a swimsmooth clinic for the day in January - really looking forward to it and hoping it will help speed me up a bit!

Can't imagine going to Disneyland - my idea of hell I think!

 

Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
Sounds perfect for a complete numpty to have a go and then write a book about it.

 

Cake wrote (see)

 Cool if you need any more bodies for the bob graham round just shout. nothing like a dirty weekend in the lakes.

will ask next time I'm running with him, he's also doing Norseman and Celtman - he's having an easy season next year.


26/11/2012 at 21:24
See what I mean about numpty ?

TLS bought me a book on the BGR. Think she is trying to kill me
Ironholgs    pirate
26/11/2012 at 21:27

I did type a response along the lines of, "I don't Think so" - fell running has it's definitive book, I don't think I could do it better, and I don't want to live on the fells.

Tired Badger    pirate
27/11/2012 at 08:51

Thanks Cat,.  

IronCat5 in the Hat wrote (see)

TB - a good strong run. My longest run under Fink last year was 19 miles (I was doing run/walk).

I was wondering about run/walk strategies, or basically the run stratergy. Should I not worry about it till i've got a longer brick under my belt, or should I plan for it ahead?

There's been quite alot of talk about heart rates on other threads, but I did a max test last night and got a result of 245. I was thinking my 305's heart rate monitor must be faulty?, I'm going to do my bike max test tonight wearing both my 305 and a cheapy karimoor HR monitor I have.

 

Edited: 27/11/2012 at 08:52
IronCat5    pirate
27/11/2012 at 08:59
Tired Badger wrote (see)

Thanks Cat,.  

IronCat5 in the Hat wrote (see)

TB - a good strong run. My longest run under Fink last year was 19 miles (I was doing run/walk).

I was wondering about run/walk strategies, or basically the run stratergy. Should I not worry about it till i've got a longer brick under my belt, or should I plan for it ahead?

There's been quite alot of talk about heart rates on other threads, but I did a max test last night and got a result of 245. I was thinking my 305's heart rate monitor must be faulty?, I'm going to do my bike max test tonight wearing both my 305 and a cheapy karimoor HR monitor I have.

So I had a Feb HM as an A-race. After this all my LSRs were done at run walk - Set the alarm for 10 minutes - so run 10 *beep* walk 1 run 9 *beep* walk 1 run 9 *beep* etc. I was averaging under 8:30/mile. All other runs were run.

Can you view the data from last night on Garmin connect or similar? You'll probably find the 245 is a static spike, and there is an upwards trend on the HR. Pick the highest non-spike.

27/11/2012 at 12:16

Did a quick write-up of the weekend's half marathon

Ironholgs    pirate
27/11/2012 at 12:28

Nice write up.

27/11/2012 at 12:50

Great report - sounds like fun!

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