Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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16/01/2013 at 09:59

They were having a spat, I pulled them apart but fell over and the Mastiff accidentally got me instead of the other dog. First proper to do in a year, took me by surprise. Not too bad but most painful. Can't run or swim for a bit but should be able to turbo! 

Ironholgs    pirate
16/01/2013 at 10:05
Rafiki wrote (see)

Holgs - started your second book. Had forgotten all about Zoe and 'Sunshine on a rainy day' - that was blast from the past - sitting in the Quad outside the Union bar in the first year of my undergrad! Happy Days!

Great song

Rafiki wrote (see)

Holgs - started your second book. Had forgotten all about Zoe and 'Sunshine on a rainy day' - that was blast from the past - sitting in the Quad outside the Union bar in the first year of my undergrad! Happy Days!

 

Southern Snail wrote (see)

Holgs - Finished your book. Great read. Your description of the start of outlaw worried me though Guess as it's pretty up to date that we'll have to wait awhile for the third book

Glad you enjoyed it. It's not bad in comparison to a lot of races, you'll be fine. I honestly have no idea if I'll write a third book or not, but if I do it will be at least 2-3 years down the line - have to find a few more daft events to do to write about.

16/01/2013 at 12:49

Not only zombies, Andy!

Had a great swim with NEWT last night, really feel it coming along now.  Can't wait to get into the open water.

16/01/2013 at 14:34

Tim - I need more zombie books for my boy, it is the only thing I can get him to read. Now he is at secondary suddenly reading isn't cool any more, but he will read zombie books!

any  recommendations (he is only 12 so I don't want to buy him books full of sex though!) gladly received...

Nurse Ratched    pirate
16/01/2013 at 14:48

Woke at 3.50am today with a monstrous headache, knew I needed to get up and take some drugs, but couldn't bear moving my head. Eventually got some narcotics over my throat, but have been feeling ropey all day.  Spent the morning with a heat pack on the back of my neck. 
Decided to go to the pool this afternoon as I always feel better for having been in the water, and had Fink #19 in my sights. However, I managed about halfway through the first set of drills and had to concede that I really was feeling crappy.  So I spent half an hour just steadily doing lengths.
Taking something positive from that, at least I went for a swim and didn't sit on my arse

For some unknown reason, my goggles started leaking.  Ladies (and possibly gents!) - do you think moisturiser affects the seal?

Am thinking tomorrow's brick will be turbo & run - icy, icy roads. 

Ironholgs    pirate
16/01/2013 at 14:53

In all honesty I think you need to just rest tomorrow, there is nothing lost at this stage in getting yourself better.

If you train and are genuinely ill you could lose more than just one missed training session.

Take care and take it easy.

16/01/2013 at 16:01

Jesus it's cold out, isn't it?

3-hour bike yesterday and I managed to mangle my mouth, cos my face got so cold that everything went numb and my teeth couldn't work out the difference between "ham sandwich" and "cheek". Bit like Mrs Digger's dog, perhaps.... although at least I didn't bite anybody else and my teeth are blunter.

And it's even colder today! . Two pairs of gloves on and I still lost the feeling in my fingers. Given that it was mostly hill reps today, that made me a bit twitchy on the descents. Can't say I'm looking forward to my run.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
16/01/2013 at 17:30
Ironholgs wrote (see)

In all honesty I think you need to just rest tomorrow, there is nothing lost at this stage in getting yourself better.

If you train and are genuinely ill you could lose more than just one missed training session.

Take care and take it easy.

Yes Boss

16/01/2013 at 18:00

Nursey, what did you say to me about resting !

Mathschick - I always enjoyed Terry Brooks Shannara series of books, first one is called The Sword of Shannara. Easy reading.  http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Sword-Of-Shannara-Number/dp/1857231511

Obviously Tim & Holgs books would be my first choice though

 

 

 

16/01/2013 at 18:09

thanks SD and cake

what is Tim's real name (or pen-name?) so I can check out his book?

16/01/2013 at 18:16

mathschick, it's Tim Lebbon.  Lots of my stuff on Amazon.  Coldbrook is a zombie book, although there is a bit of sauciness in there (NOT zombie sex, I hasten to add).  Still, I was reading James Herbert when I was 10, never did me any harm (?).  Has your son read World War Z?  Excellent book.  

Sorry for hijacking IM thread with zombies.  Let's hope that's not what we all resemble at mile 20 of the run... 

16/01/2013 at 18:21

Thanks Tim

don't think he has had world war z yet, will have to check. 

He can probably cope with a bit of sauciness, he is at the age where he is starting to learn things from friends, but doesn't really want to talk to us about it, apart from trying to bring inuendos into every conversation

now, just need to stop myself from curling up on the sofa with a book. Need to swim tonight, but swim session doesn't start till 8:15 so there will be a massive temptation to just go to sleep on the sofa and not bother! 

16/01/2013 at 18:26

cake - does this mean you know loads about Tim Lebbon and have read all his books?

M...eldy    pirate
16/01/2013 at 18:26

Nursey, you should know better!    Dont do it again.     

16/01/2013 at 18:37

Cake, that's me!

M...eldy    pirate
16/01/2013 at 18:38

Oh and yes, Nursey if you have a good lathering of moisturiser on you wont get a seal on your goggles ... wait until afters !

16/01/2013 at 18:39

thought it rang a bell - OH has the world war z book! Might suggest to son that he sneaks it off the bookshelf..

16/01/2013 at 18:48

mathschick, it's an excellent book, quite scarily realistic.

Cake, happy training!  Not likely to meet George, but I have done this

Nurse Ratched    pirate
16/01/2013 at 21:12
SausageDog wrote (see)

Nursey, what did you say to me about resting !

M...eldy wrote (see)

Nursey, you should know better!    Dont do it again.     

 

16/01/2013 at 21:39
Cake - ive read magician a couple of times, great book.

Note to self - read more of Tims non zombie books before The Grafman

30 min run & 1.4 mile swim done today +

a 3lb weight loss in 10 days, back to 14st 1 lb

Quite happy tonight
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