Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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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  

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 

24/12/2012 at 11:40
M...eldy wrote (see)
Rocco. wrote (see)
Just bought the new book Holgs, that should keep me entertained this afternoon

Oh?  Are you reading it twice 

Read it once, and spend the afternoon throwing darts at the photos ?

Ironholgs    pirate
24/12/2012 at 15:42

Hope you enjoy it Rocco.

That really made me laugh Madame Meldy

Just selected photos I hope, there are some nice ones in there ( not of me )

Have a great Christmas everyone.

24/12/2012 at 16:52

Had a nice run around the Sugarloaf mountain this morning, now it's time for village pub. Happy Christmas everyone!

25/12/2012 at 12:08
So then, who managed to do anything remotely "physical" today? I managed a mid morning stroll which was all I could muster.

Last year I managed a 10 miler before lunch. Of course, last year I was at the Inlaws which gave me ample grounds to stay away from their house for as long as possible.

25/12/2012 at 12:10

Going to go out for a 1 hour brick session now before dinner, then will make suire I undo any good work 

M...eldy    pirate
25/12/2012 at 12:35
90 mins bike 60 mins socialising in between!!

Happy Christmas all
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
25/12/2012 at 13:34

I've been for a short run with the dogs, LJS is now out with Nemo doing a 10km in the rain. Charly is helping me with the Christmas dinner!

25/12/2012 at 14:26

Happy christmas all.

1 hour brick done, bring on the turkey!! 

Nurse Ratched    pirate
25/12/2012 at 15:57

Proud to report I have done precisely no physical activity whatsoever.  

Food, wine, coffee, food, wine...................and repeat

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