Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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Tired Badger    pirate
01/01/2013 at 21:15
Lol DTT most people just order takeaway,happy new year all
02/01/2013 at 10:09

Happy New Year to everyone - have a great 2013!

Tired Badger    pirate
02/01/2013 at 12:35

Right back to it today with a 1hr swim, bike tonight- Did a bit over the break fitting in some turbo work, a few swims and a 50m and 70m bike. I must work harder on the bike, they really hurt.

M...eldy    pirate
02/01/2013 at 17:44

Evening gang, glad all the festivities are over and done with and we can get back to business ... so I had a rest day 

I did manage a 2 1/2hr bike over Beachy Head on New Years Day so I think I am alllowed !

02/01/2013 at 18:08
First day back at work, still felt the effects of New Years eve today

Binned tonights swimming session in exchange for laying on the sofa. Training proper starts Monday.
02/01/2013 at 18:16
I gained 5lbs over the holidays. Oh good God.

Lardy Donkey seems more appropriate.
M...eldy    pirate
02/01/2013 at 18:28

5lbs is easy to gain and a bugger to lose !

Time to read 'Racing Weight' again I think 

02/01/2013 at 18:43

I managed a few runs and a couple of MTBs over the hols, only put on a couple of pounds.  Time for an hour on the turbo.

02/01/2013 at 20:19
Just weighed myself for the first time in a few months & back well over 14st.

I dropped over 2st last year, target pre Ironman this year is sub 13st.
03/01/2013 at 08:30

Was a lovely evening last night, was going to head out the door in just my tri shorts (and jacket) but after getting kitted up and ready, about to head out the door I found out that my rear light had packed up  not having great luck with lights, front light had a problem with it last month.

Managed to go for a 8 mile run instead.

Then was going to go swimming, turned up to the pool and its shut  grr.

Cortina5    pirate
03/01/2013 at 09:04

Nothing like a missed session due to a dodgy light. Good that you converted it to a good run though, well done.

I think you and TB are ones I need to keep an eye on this year.

M...eldy    pirate
03/01/2013 at 10:07

Cheers mate   

03/01/2013 at 22:52

Swim trial to join NEWTS next Tuesday, 400m in 12 minutes, so tried it twice this evening ... 10 mins and 11 mins.  Chuffed with that.

Cortina5    pirate
03/01/2013 at 23:46
You'll enjoy NEWTS. They have cracking sessions at the NISV.
Tired Badger    pirate
04/01/2013 at 08:53

Nice brick session last night 45mins on turbo then 32 min run all HR zone 2, 8mm run guess thats okay, legs felt okay. I got a 10k off road race on sunday that was cancelled in Dec due to the flooding. I'm going to use it as a trining run i think and cycle there and back to get my long ride in.

Ironholgs    pirate
04/01/2013 at 08:56

Well done Tim, really chuffed for you.

Good luck for Sunday TB.

Did my first "Bingo" day of the year yesterday - 5 mile run, 10 mile bike, 1 hr swim.
Swim was crap because of chesty cough.

Tired Badger    pirate
04/01/2013 at 14:09

Question regarding candance -  is a garmin 305 sensor worth the £40.00, i'm using a perceived candance currently and was wondering whether I should spend some cash as the Fink plan is based on HR and candance.

Edited: 04/01/2013 at 14:10
Ironholgs    pirate
04/01/2013 at 14:40

I have a cadence sensor as part of my cateye computer and have found it useful. I think it helped me to learn to spin the pedals more rather than mashing them in a bigger gear.

I also use a Garmin 310xt on my bike but haven't bothered with the cadence sensor, if the cateye one dies I'll get one then.

Edited: 04/01/2013 at 14:45
Rafiki    pirate
04/01/2013 at 14:58

TB - you cab get the GCS10 at Amazon for £28 at the moment. I got one and was surprised at how slow my cadence was on the road, so for me it was worth it!

Although you might want to look elsewhere as Amazon are being extremelt slow at the momment - I pre-ordered some crappy Tri book before Xmas and it still hasn't been dispatched!! Whats that all about - don't tell me they've sold out already Holgs???

Ironholgs    pirate
04/01/2013 at 15:06
Rafiki wrote (see)

TB - you cab get the GCS10 at Amazon for £28 at the moment. I got one and was surprised at how slow my cadence was on the road, so for me it was worth it!

Although you might want to look elsewhere as Amazon are being extremelt slow at the momment - I pre-ordered some crappy Tri book before Xmas and it still hasn't been dispatched!! Whats that all about - don't tell me they've sold out already Holgs???

Crappy Tri Book?? Thought you had Fink already ?

Distibutor fooked up - suppose to deliver on 27th Dec, all sorted now. Amazon posted the copies I'd ordered to me today, so it does exist. Should be in shops next week as well.

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