Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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IronCat5    pirate
05/12/2012 at 18:15

Rocco, are you a NEWT?

05/12/2012 at 18:58
Not yet but I am looking to join with them in the new year
05/12/2012 at 20:21
Good work Tim

Knocked out an 82 length FC swim in 59:52 tonight

Starting coached lessons next Monday with TriAnglia for a month or so, hopefully speed me up a bit more.

Overshoes, i got a cheapy pair for about ten quid off fleabay, one of the best cycling accessories ive bought. Never have cold feet.
IronCat5    pirate
05/12/2012 at 21:52

I sometimes swim with them when stuck in Newport for work.

Track tonight was 100m repeats, the rest of the track was iced up! 20 minutes of 20s with reducing rest periods each 5 minutes. 30s, 20s, 10s, then back to 30s. Brr! Still 9km in the bag.

M...eldy    pirate
05/12/2012 at 22:48

Nice swimming Cat   

06/12/2012 at 20:44

Evening all. Hope everyone is well on this sodden evening. 

18 mile bike ride tonight, 1:14. It is extremely wet and windy, even in these conditions I averaged 21 mph on the first half, but I thinki from the pseed on the way back that was wind assissted . Absolutely soaked. I don't think my gloves are as wwater proof as they say. And my feet are soaked, I think the rain was coming up and through the small soak away hole in the heel it was so wet 

IronCat5    pirate
06/12/2012 at 20:47
Nice swimming BBT!
Rafiki    pirate
06/12/2012 at 22:06

Well if i thought swimming 2.5km in my pool was boring, I discovered tonight one of the Trainers at my gym is planning on 100km sponsored run....... on a treadmill!! How mind numbing is that going to be?? Saw him tonight as he had just finished a 50km training run in 4hrs 30 mins....even talking to me was exciting for him at that stage

06/12/2012 at 22:08

It must be bad if that is a highlight

 

Rafiki    pirate
06/12/2012 at 22:10

I know, I wasn't even wearing my kilt!!

But can you imagine 10+ hours on a treadmill?? Madness!!

M...eldy    pirate
06/12/2012 at 22:28

Dear god  .... no wonder he needs sponsorship 

07/12/2012 at 10:05

Done 2 hours on a treadmill before and it was sooo boring. Good luck to him.

Have fallen off my bike twice this week! Once on the road bike 100yards from home and yeasterday on mountain bike. The ice didnt break when I hit it so the bike just went from under me

Not done much this week as my chest hurts a bit on and off so thought I'd preserve myself for the big week. Starting Outlaw on Monday. But just been for a run with the dog. It was sheety cold ice. Not nice and dog looks like a drowned rat.

Good training all of you over the weekend.

07/12/2012 at 10:59
Southern Snail wrote (see)

Good training all of you over the weekend.

I don't think my training will do much to get me round at Outlaw, but it will be good training for celebrating after 

07/12/2012 at 11:46

Rocco, yep, I'm in Goytre between Pontypool and Abergavenny.  Also planning on joining NEWTS in New Year. 

07/12/2012 at 18:47

Well impressed with Alpkit head torch, just took mine on a 3 mile run (first time), so much better than the 3x more expensive Petzl I've been using.

M...eldy    pirate
07/12/2012 at 19:03

Alpkit is the dogs danglies

I have done an hours swim inc a CSS Test and then I have sweated for 90 mins in the gym .. warm weather training 

08/12/2012 at 11:53
Morning all.

2nd Christmas party down & zero collateral damage. In fact, feeling quite fresh this morning. 1 more to go next Friday.

On the torch subject. My rechargeable head torch cum bike light arrived this morning.

The light part has a wire permanently attached though which then connects to the rechargeable battery. It has straps etc for attaching to bike, but then dangly wire, anyone else use one of these. Is it just a case of cable tying it up for winter riding? Wondered what others do, i'm probably just going to chuck the battery etc in my tri bag, seems the simplest/neatest way
M...eldy    pirate
08/12/2012 at 18:07

Cable ties would seem to be the way to go I think SD

08/12/2012 at 20:10
Took it for a test tonight. Brilliant light. Went down some dark old Norfolk lanes, lit them up great. Was fine with battery in the tri bag.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121013631498?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT
Nurse Ratched    pirate
09/12/2012 at 11:06

Morning all

Well, I honestly can't remember when I last had a cold this nasty.  Day 3 of feeling like crap.  Not going to work tonight, going under the duvet with a hot toddy intead.

And just to put the cherry on the cake, the coffee machine packed in (this is a major issue for an addict such as myself).  However, thanks to the lovely people at John Lewis, there is now a wee corner of the kitchen which is graced by brand spanking new bean-to-cup shinyness .  The downside to this being that I currently have no sense of taste.  I shall just have to stand and gaze lovingly at it.

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