Fatman to Ironman

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22/01/2013 at 12:33

Good work Rafiki.

30 minute bike/15min run brick this evening. Have to be on MTB again though


22/01/2013 at 14:54

Good work Raf!  I ran 5 miles along canal path this morning in fresh snow, just lovely.

Swimming with NEWT tonight if the heavy snow promised doesn't land. 

M...eldy    pirate
22/01/2013 at 15:22

Rest Day !!  

Nurse Ratched    pirate
22/01/2013 at 17:12

Due to school being closed yesterday & today and weans being at home, I'm having to re-schedule my week.  Today is now my rest day, but I have done 30 mins of core work and stretching


otherwise known as playing Twister with the kids .


Plan re-scheduling question - is doing a swim set in the afternoon and 90 mins turbo (     ) at night too much for one day?
I feel I can manage it ok, but don't want to get a telling off.

22/01/2013 at 17:56

nurse - I wouldn't think it was too much, but then I am not the one likely to tell you off

M...eldy    pirate
22/01/2013 at 18:48

Swim set and a 90 mins turbo should be fine as long as you are fed and rested inbetween

Nurse Ratched    pirate
22/01/2013 at 19:38


M...eldy    pirate
22/01/2013 at 19:57

Most days I will do 2 or 3 or even 4 sessions  its a good way to get used to the hours, you target different muscle groups and you're training for a triathlon FFS    

Nurse Ratched    pirate
22/01/2013 at 20:02

You're hardcore

Nurse Ratched    pirate
22/01/2013 at 20:02

M...eldy    pirate
22/01/2013 at 20:03

You luvs me really   

Nurse Ratched    pirate
22/01/2013 at 20:06

Suppose I really just wondered how far I can stray from the plan, but I'm thinking that since I have no option but to jiggle it around, it's getting the hours in that counts.
As long as I don't try my ususal 'run before I can walk' approach.

M...eldy    pirate
22/01/2013 at 20:21

Just make sure the intensities are mixed .. dont do all or nothing, keep a lid on it 

22/01/2013 at 20:33
Brick session done. Snows melting really quick but found it almost impossible to ride through some of the deep slush tonight.

Hopefully most of our snow will be gone by the weekend.
Ironholgs    pirate
22/01/2013 at 21:07

Couldn't be arsed with the turbo tonight, so headed out for an hour of starry, icy solitude on the backroads. 580ft of climbing and an average hr of 133, made for an hour well spent.

22/01/2013 at 21:19

going to have to get arsed for a turbo session shortly.....  rather be looking out at a starry night from a beach in the maldives......


Ironholgs    pirate
22/01/2013 at 21:23

Almost full moon, clear skies, the fells illuminated with snow - just looked amazing

But granted Lancashire isn't the Maldives.

M...eldy    pirate
23/01/2013 at 07:20

Morning team

Its dark.

Ironholgs    pirate
23/01/2013 at 08:20

Morning your ladyship....and everyone else.

It was dark yes.

23/01/2013 at 08:39

Had my 2nd Masters Swim class yesterday and given the snow, only me and the coach turned up.  While very grateful for the 1-2-1 tuition, I took a bit of a beasting on the physical front with what seemed like length after length length.

As per last week, much of the focus of the session was on bilateral breathing, something that's starting to come together although at times I still manage to try and take a breath on my weaker side when my mouth has yet to sufficiantly clear the water .

I'm still needing to work on my body position in the water.  The hips are still too low.  I supose it all comes down to practice and to totally missquote Mr Merckx I need to just get on and "swim the lenghts, swim the lengths, swim the lengths."

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