Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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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. 

19/01/2013 at 13:13

Sledging counts as hill reps, doesn't it?

Nurse Ratched    pirate
19/01/2013 at 13:39

I hope so Tim.
I can't cycle, can't turbo (nowhere to set it up while kids are around), can't get to the pool and can't run on the road. I may do a wee trail run later, but that involves starting & ending with a bit of road running.  It's not slipping that worries me, it's vehicles on the snow and ice.

So - nutrition strategy planning looks likely this afternoon. Mostly coffee cake focused. 

Rafiki    pirate
19/01/2013 at 14:07

Did a gym session this morning and planning a couple of hours on the turbo later whilst I watch the Twat Armstrong interview - wonder which will piss me off first - the turbo or Armstrong??

19/01/2013 at 15:43
1 hour 40 min MTB today. Another 11 churches ticked off


From the people i saw dragging some of their kids round today i'd say sledging counts as a pretty decent workout.

I watched a clip of the Armstrong thing. Really cant be bothered to watch the whole thing now. I was one who defended and believed in him right up till he put his hands up to it. Bloody cheater, felt really let down.
M...eldy    pirate
19/01/2013 at 18:21

Hello Lee ... long time no see!

Nursey, walk to the start of the run, run and then walk back .. warm up, cool down sorted

3 hrs today of varying perambulations and velocipation 

Rafiki    pirate
19/01/2013 at 19:02

SD - end up feeling the same - couldn't be bothered watching the interview, don't want to give him the time! Went for Star Trek the movie instead

Some big words there M...eldy - might have to look up what they mean......

19/01/2013 at 19:04

Nice 90 min MTB today, icy canal path, saw a kingfisher.  Great fun.  10 mile snowy run to Folly tower and home again tomorrow (there are hills ... some of the Blaenavon Triathlon run route). 

M...eldy    pirate
19/01/2013 at 19:17

Nice one Tim .. great day for mountain biking !!

19/01/2013 at 19:20
Well done mate. Its been a nice change out on the MTB this week.

1 hour run tomorrow, no idea where i'll go yet though.
20/01/2013 at 09:25

Morning fitness friends

A nice chilly 1 hour run done this morning. Took a bit of effort to get out the door but after 10 minutes it was all good, except for the ice.


Nurse Ratched    pirate
20/01/2013 at 13:11
M...eldy wrote (see)

Nursey, walk to the start of the run, run and then walk back .. warm up, cool down sorted

Good idea Mrs Mentor.

However, by the time I read that we'd already spent the afternoon sledging and building a snowman.
I am going for a run this afternoon.   

20/01/2013 at 13:44

Great run today, 2 hours in Z2, 10 tough hilly snowy icy miles.  Took one nasty tumble on ice under a canal bridge -- quite a decent scrape and bruise, but my first thought was 'Oh sh*t my iPhone!'.  Priorities, eh?

20/01/2013 at 15:15

Well done mate, bit of a nightmare, hope your iphone is ok.

Weekly update



20/01/2013 at 15:35

I also ran 10 miles this morning. Luckily I left my iPhone in the car

All this snow and ice finally made me go out an buy a turbo trainer yesterday. Did a quick 30 minutes. You get a bit warm don't you!! 

20/01/2013 at 15:43
Is it snowing out your way Spoons? Just this minute started again in Norwich. Only little flakes though
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