Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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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
20/01/2013 at 16:23

Top job Andy.  Yeah, the phone survived, unlike my dignity.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
20/01/2013 at 16:27

3 slow, slippy, snowy, beautiful miles run.

M...eldy    pirate
20/01/2013 at 18:36

5 hrs walking round the Bike Show, Boat Show and Outdoor Show andcurrently icing my foot .. running seems ok but walking seemingly not!

20/01/2013 at 19:26

SD - yes snowing here, and really windy too

20/01/2013 at 20:05

Here's my weekly update, snow and all. http://www.runwalkcrawl.com/week-two-snowmageddon/

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
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