Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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M...eldy    pirate
17/01/2013 at 17:52

You speak for yourself Cake   

Good luck with that one Sossige!

17/01/2013 at 22:46

SD, congrats!  I'm going to start applying next year.

HAve fun playing in the snow, folks  We're just on the edge of the Red Warning Area ... some snowy run fun tomorrow, hopefully.

18/01/2013 at 06:26
Nice one SD, London is on my wish list.

It's snowing in Newport which means I won't be going for my early swim It does mean a day off from seeing patients though
M...eldy    pirate
18/01/2013 at 06:29

Win some lose some Rocco!

I am on my home, last night shift and not back until Tuesday by when I expect this weather to be gone thank you very much

18/01/2013 at 06:50

Snowpocalypse!  Well, not quite ... but heavy snow forecast for the next 24 hours.  Missed a training day yesterday cos of a funeral, so today –– after sledging with the kid! –– half an hour on the turbo then a long run.

Ironholgs    pirate
18/01/2013 at 09:09

No snow here in Lancaster.....yet.

Welcome Blue Peter, SA is a gentleman and a scholar, he'll look after you, you are in safe hands ( just invest in noise cancelling ear plugs ). Just do exactly what he says and you'll be fine

Good luck SD - been there, done that, never again but most people like London.

18/01/2013 at 12:29

Snow day so I'm working from home.  Just about time to jump on the turbo during my "lunch hour".

On a different note, if anyone here, like me, has been struggling on the swimming front, I really can recomend getting to a group / masters swimming class.  I went to my first swimming lesson for 15 years earlier in the week and I'm already noticing the benefits by way of a better catch and a more streamlined position in the water. 

It may very well be all inside my head but since Tuesday of this week, I've doubled the distance I feel comfortable taking on in one go.  As could be expected, I'm really rather chuffed.

Safe travels everyone.

Ironholgs    pirate
18/01/2013 at 12:33
Cake wrote (see)

 It's snowtastic here. Means I get to wash my fell shoe's

Am sat at my desk wearing mine in anticipation of running home in the snow later, if we get some.


Nice one donkey.

BluePeter    pirate
18/01/2013 at 12:56
Cheers all. No long bike this week then! See whether I can increase my world record 45 mins on the turbo to an hour.
Had a small break through in the pool this week. Not done much swimming recent,y but took a few things on board from the forum like slowing down, especially kicking and I changed my breathing from bilateral to every other stroke. Managed 53 mins front crawl. 80 lengths. Felt ok prob could have gone on. Definitely changing the breathing helped...previous fc best was 10 lengths
18/01/2013 at 13:02

Well that's pretty, bloody impressive then, BP. Nice work, mate .

BluePeter    pirate
18/01/2013 at 13:08
Cheers stil. Felt well pleased. Technique was crap, but amazed at the difference with the breathing. And I've now had some jammers delivered so that must shave off another few seconds from the beach shorts I was using
M...eldy    pirate
18/01/2013 at 16:54

Nice one Donkey

Told you so  

18/01/2013 at 17:36
Meldy - yup, you were spot on
M...eldy    pirate
18/01/2013 at 17:47

You catch on quick   

18/01/2013 at 19:38

SD - congrats on the VLM place. Will you be changing your IM training because of it?

18/01/2013 at 20:27

Ironman plan adjusted. All ive done is increased the Fink long runs each weekend. Builds up to a 3 hour run 3 weeks before then tapers down till the day.

Couple of rest days after then back on it.
18/01/2013 at 20:48

Be interesting to see how you get on. A few people have managed decent marathons while Ironman training. Speak to Cheerful Dave and Mr Zuvai.

18/01/2013 at 20:49

Or is it decent Irinmans after marathon training.....

18/01/2013 at 21:48
I did the 2006 london marathon, took me 6 hours, was in hospital the next day & couldnt walk or hardly stand for the following week.

Hoping for a better result this time
19/01/2013 at 01:13

Maras and IM training are not good bed fellows. my longest run was 2.5 hours. Better to bash out long bikes than run too far. 

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