Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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M...eldy    pirate
25/01/2013 at 16:37

Ah ok .. I just wondered if it was part of a cunning plan

Snow expected around 8pm here and then swiftly turning to slush and a massive hike in temperatures by tomorrow and Sunday which is nice

BluePeter    pirate
25/01/2013 at 16:40
Cheers meldy, it is something I need to start doing(drills). Will look to do some next time over shorter distances...
Ironholgs    pirate
25/01/2013 at 16:42

Meldy.....C'mon it's me, I don't have a cunning plan

M...eldy    pirate
25/01/2013 at 16:45

No but you are not in control of your destiny anymore are you !   

Ironholgs    pirate
25/01/2013 at 16:47

I'm married - I haven't been for many years.

M...eldy    pirate
25/01/2013 at 16:51


Seriously, I thought you were being coached this year?

Nurse Ratched    pirate
25/01/2013 at 17:01

Am I right in thinking it's High 5 that's provided at Outlaw?  And if it is, which variety?

M...eldy    pirate
25/01/2013 at 17:06

Yes it is ... variety will prob be announced closer to the time as I think it has differed over the years

Cortina5    pirate
25/01/2013 at 17:49
S'normally High5 2:1. Last year it was citrus burst *shudder*

It will be a while before I can ever drink that again...
M...eldy    pirate
25/01/2013 at 18:47

I actually dont mind what flavour it is on the day ....

Meldys tip for the day, take some tictacs with you on the bike/run, a mouthful of them feels like you've cleaned your teeth half way and takes all that citrus/drink flavour away

25/01/2013 at 21:15
Nice tip Melds. I'm normally sick of sweet stuff after a few hours.

Evening all, sounds like theres being a lot of top notch training going on today.

11 hours for week 1 Holgs, good effort.

Was hoping to get out on the road bike tomorrow but looking like a big white dumping coming overnight, so will probably be a MTB again. All though temperature should be shooting up the next couple of days to melt all the freaking ice away.
M...eldy    pirate
25/01/2013 at 21:16

I shall be out on the mtb tomorrow hopefully ... get a few hours in up the woods before nights !

25/01/2013 at 22:52

Crap week training for me, missed Tuesday's NEWT swim cos of snow, in London yesterday for meetings so did nothing.  Couple of runs, three sessions on turbo.  Aiming for a long run and a long bike this weekend.

Rafiki    pirate
26/01/2013 at 08:28

lovely blue skies here, no snow ........ time to go out and play on the road bike!!!

Tired Badger    pirate
26/01/2013 at 08:34
Like you all I'm hoping to be out on the bike tomorrow, rain washed quite a bit of the snow away,but quite frozen still. Looking forward to training outside.
M...eldy    pirate
26/01/2013 at 11:56
I'm going out on my bike
Cortina5    pirate
26/01/2013 at 12:47

Off running to the in-laws' for cake!

Change of plan - haven't had a rest day since Wed 16th. WIll drive and eat cake

Edited: 26/01/2013 at 13:04
iron fraggle    pirate
26/01/2013 at 14:10

just got out on my road bike in glorious sunshine   - Rafi, did you go through Twyford earlier ?

Rafiki    pirate
26/01/2013 at 15:03

Yep - went through about 9:45 and back about 2:00ish.

Well my 60 miler didn't go exactly to plan. First 40 odd miles were lovely, roads ok, wet and slippy bit ice free. As I went higher into the Chilterns, the fields were still snow covered - very pretty. In fact had to stop for a moment to take in the view (right by the chittychitty bangbang windmill of you know it) Dropped back down and got a puncture. No issue, stop fixed it - put front wheel back in and stripped thread on the QR (design fault!!). And you cant ride a bike without a QR - believe I tried  so a five mile walk, in cleats, to Henley Cycles to get a new one!!! Not happy!

Britrisky    pirate
26/01/2013 at 15:16

Brick session, then Rafiki? 

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