Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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Tired Badger    pirate
20/01/2013 at 21:53
Right the kids have had their fun now, we've built a snowman, been on thee sledges, had a family snowball fight (ok the kids laughed as i threw them at the better half) can the snow just go now its getting in the way of my training. I would like to go running without the risk of having the next 6 weeks in a cast.

You all seem very brave risking the outside, i've just been doing looooong turbo sessions in some nice new black and yellow kit
Ironholgs    pirate
21/01/2013 at 09:11


Glad that Tims phone is ok after it's traumatic tumble.

Sounds like trainig is going well for everyone. Start my 24 week plan today, will be running for 30 minutes later at 8.30 min mile. Had a nice walk to work this morning as a warm up. This week is a rather gentle 9hrs 45mins to ease me in, think I max out at just shy of 17 hrs.

Really looking forward to it.

21/01/2013 at 12:22

Have fun Holgs.

I'm loving being back on a training plan with a goal at the end. Also sleeping a lot better since i started training again.

Coached pool session for me tonight

Ironholgs    pirate
21/01/2013 at 12:47

Just worked it out there are 168 days to go and 302 hours and 30 minutes of training to do.....should just about keep me out of trouble.

21/01/2013 at 14:31

Good luck Andy!  The countdown begins.  

21/01/2013 at 15:08

I've been away from this thread for ages.  Yes, I'm a slacker.  I rather lost track of it around the holidays then forgot to check back in.  Great training for everyone getting ready for their first iron events this year.

Since I last visited, I decided that after 2 ironmans I'd go ahead and get some swim lessons.  After one thirty minute lesson, I saw huge gains.  I'm pooped because I'm actually pulling so much more water but I'm sure that will sort itself out.  I'll be getting a total of eight lessons then it's on to Fink for me for Ironman Louisville in August.  

I also completed P90X.  Wasn't great with the diet but I definitely picked up loads of muscle/definition including what appear to be proper biceps and triceps haha.  I think it was a good change of pace for the off season and kept me fit over the holidays where last year I put on about a stone from October to January.  This year I'm the same weight or slightly lower than I was at Ironman time in September.

On the family front, my wife continues to hurdle the dead and crush the weak on her way to massive fitness gains.  She's down about 65 pounds or 4.64 stone since August 1.  She's also signed up for our local Triple Crown of Running (Louisville, home of the Kentucky Derby horse racing reference) which is a 5K, 10K and a 10 miler over a few week period as well as a half marathon a few weeks after the 10 miler.  

I won't stay away so long this time, I promise.

Edited: 21/01/2013 at 15:09
21/01/2013 at 17:01
My daughter wants to try triathlon this year. No idea what put that idea in her head.
Anyway, first one will be in May and ive managed to get her a racer for ??16.51, rather than her having to use her mountain bike

Just needs a few adjustments and some tri bars and hey presto, look out Chrissie Wellington
Edited: 21/01/2013 at 17:01
21/01/2013 at 17:02
Well done Mr & Mrs Yank
Nurse Ratched    pirate
21/01/2013 at 17:06

Welcome back Yank

Nurse Ratched    pirate
21/01/2013 at 18:04

My bike is outside in the cold snow and I am inside in front of the toasty fire.  

I need to turbo tonight.

These two things are not compatible

21/01/2013 at 18:06

I'm venturing out in near 0F/-18C wind chills in a bit for a brick.  I have my first tri of the season on Sunday (reverse super sprint with an indoor swim)  so need to do some cold weather prep.

M...eldy    pirate
21/01/2013 at 18:24

Nursey .. man up and sort it out 

Welcome back Yank, sounds like your  wife is doing very well indeed!!

Manged an hours swim today including a late winterswim which I hope they will accept, a lovely snowy run along the canal path and an hour working on my core in the gym
Back to work and a rest day tomorrow 

21/01/2013 at 19:07

Welcome back IY!

21/01/2013 at 19:49

wow, IY that is a massive weight loss for your wife

oh, Meldy you just remnded me I didn't log an 800m time for winterswim, which was stupid because I had one to log!!

Nurse Ratched    pirate
21/01/2013 at 21:40

Dug the bike out of the snow and have turbo'd (or is it turboed? or turbod?).  Liking Chrissie's Audiofuel session, only done the shortest one so far.


M...eldy    pirate
22/01/2013 at 08:30

Well done Nursey!

Mathschick .. I emailed them with a sob story, not overly concerned if they cant log it for me, these things happen!

Cortina5    pirate
22/01/2013 at 08:45

Well done family IY.

And Nursey for (wo)manning up.

Rafiki    pirate
22/01/2013 at 10:56

8 mile run this morning - running through the woods in the snow listening to Eye of the Tiger - good way to start the day

22/01/2013 at 11:01

Rafiki - I'm jealous! I'm stuck in an office listening to people whinging, coughing, sneezing etc. wishing I was running in the woods in the snow listening to Eye of the Tiger.

22/01/2013 at 11:04

glad im not running through the woods being chased by a tiger.  Although, it might help my cadence/pace if I was....

sneezed this morning. a tickle of a cough developing and kids showing signs of lurgy.

( not happy bunny smiley )

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