Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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Nurse Ratched    pirate
23/12/2012 at 13:15

ID, I'd be having the wine rack in front of the bike.  And filled up

23/12/2012 at 13:16

ID how are you going to keep hydrated when using the rollers? The wine rack is empty 

23/12/2012 at 13:34
Good spot reference the wine rack. It's been empty for a few years. I should have gotten rid of it although I'm banned from doing so as it was a wedding gift which makes it a battle not worth fighting. Of all the things to get sentimental over.

Still. I know my place.
23/12/2012 at 13:45

While I'm feeling snap happy.  Here's a view of the Sea swim for my half distance event in September.  Man my swimming had better improve.... fast.

http://s3.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/436672/gallery/wp_20121222_006_(1).jpg?width=350

 

23/12/2012 at 14:51

that is a beautiful beach - where is it?

23/12/2012 at 15:23
I'm more interested in those restraint looking things hanging up in ID's dungeon

Managed a 41 mile ride, wind dropped a lot by half way. Had to ride through some deep floods.

Can tell i havent ridden far in a while, legs can feel ive done this today.
M...eldy    pirate
23/12/2012 at 15:27

That is indeed a lovely beach

I can smell the sea 

23/12/2012 at 15:56

Matschick - The beach is on the Island of Guernsey and can be found along it's northern coastline. More info can be found in this pic here (both pics taken by me).  As I mention above, this beach will be used in the Half Distance event I'll be doing in September of next year.  More info on that event can be found here.

I'm on the island visiting the folks for Xmas and "enjoyed" a 15 min paddle this morning.  Naturally I wore a wet suit and was made to feel quite silly when a pair of 60+ year old ladies got into the water in nothing but an old fasioned all in one bathing suit and matching flowered swim caps.

SD - those restraints are cords for a TRX body weight suspension training system.  I swear by it for my core strongth and conditioning work.  After the rollers / turbo and the power tap, it's the best bit of kit I've ever had.  

23/12/2012 at 17:19

ID - looks lovely. I have heard of Graniteman - is it a tough one? ot just a good name?

23/12/2012 at 17:43
By the looks of it, the toughness depends on the weather. The bike and run courses are relatively flat so on a good day without wind I would have thought it offers the potential for a good time.

That said, if the wind is blowing (as it is today - gale force 8), the ride and run along the East coast of the island would be quite miserable.

I'm thinking the name merely stems as a little play on the granite rock that makes up much of the islands geology and was widely exported many many years ago. Of course, the islands other main historical exports were flowers and tomatoes.

Of course, the Tomato / Flower Man doesn't tend to carry the same gravitas or appeal, does it.
23/12/2012 at 17:45

hehe - FlowerBoy triathlon would be a good one

M...eldy    pirate
23/12/2012 at 18:39
IronDonkey wrote (see)

 

I'm on the island visiting the folks for Xmas and "enjoyed" a 15 min paddle this morning.  Naturally I wore a wet suit and was made to feel quite silly when a pair of 60+ year old ladies got into the water in nothing but an old fasioned all in one bathing suit and matching flowered swim caps.

 


Ahaaa .. wondered where Rafi & Holgs had got to  

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
23/12/2012 at 19:01
;-)
M...eldy    pirate
23/12/2012 at 19:03

Just looking back over this years training

I did a CSS Test in January

400 = 7.55
200 = 3.52
CSS Score 2.01/100m

Repeated a few weeks ago
400 = 6.45
200= 3.15
CSS Score 1.39/100m

Nice to see improvements ... now on to the cycling 

Ironholgs    pirate
23/12/2012 at 19:54

That was pretty good for you Meldy, the improvements aren't bad either

I'm also a TRX fan.

M...eldy    pirate
23/12/2012 at 19:55

I need to work on my 200 

23/12/2012 at 20:10

Weekly update & a Merry Christmas to you all if i dont get chance to post again before the day

http://clearseaz-timetogetfit.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/christmas-2012.html

 

Ironholgs    pirate
23/12/2012 at 20:21

Good luck with the church spotting and a very Merry Christmas to you SD.

24/12/2012 at 07:56
Just bought the new book Holgs, that should keep me entertained this afternoon
M...eldy    pirate
24/12/2012 at 09:21
Rocco. wrote (see)
Just bought the new book Holgs, that should keep me entertained this afternoon

Oh?  Are you reading it twice 

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