Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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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. 

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 !!

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