Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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Nurse Ratched    pirate
24/01/2013 at 17:40

Lindt dark chocolate with wasabi. 

Weird, but so yummy.

24/01/2013 at 17:46
"Some of you may already know, but just to confirm, you will all be starting the Virgin London Marathon from the Green Start, along with any celebrity runners. "

Had the above note from the VLM organisers today, bonus.
24/01/2013 at 20:09
Crikey, didn't know I was even doing the London marathon.

Nice one sounds fun, expect to see you on tv
M...eldy    pirate
24/01/2013 at 22:31

Nice one Donkey!  

I swam too, shoehorned in a 45 minute session before work - same again tomorrow with a 30 min run before hand if I can get out of bed in time

Nursey, can you not buy the old model shoes any more?

Nurse Ratched    pirate
25/01/2013 at 12:26

50 mins in the pool, 70 lengths.  Oh, and Ask Meldy triumphs yet again - no moisturiser, no leaky goggles 

M...eldy    pirate
25/01/2013 at 15:52

Damn I'm good  

Swim for me too - no counting today, just swimming

Ironholgs    pirate
25/01/2013 at 15:59

Today is "3 run Friday" - an hour at above normal effort at 6am this morning. A 30 minute ankle deep trail run in the snow at lunch, and in a hour it will be a 20 min, gentle, slip, slide in the snow home.

90 min run tomorrow and a 3hr bike on Sunday to round out an 11hr week for week 1.

Nurse - hope my being there didn't spoil the bath and the wine

BluePeter    pirate
25/01/2013 at 16:02
Managed another decent swim today, 100 lengths in 1hr2mins. It felt good, pace ok breathing ok, but I have noticed that whichever side I breathe on I am concentrating on that side of my stoke, which seems to be ok, however I realised I have no idea what I am doing with the other arm... As though I can only apply some sort of technique to one side, anyone else had this or am I just sounding a little bit mental?
M...eldy    pirate
25/01/2013 at 16:18

Holgs ... explain the theory behind that one please?

BP .. the obvious (to me) is to focus on the other arm when you are breathing, swimming is a mind game

BluePeter    pirate
25/01/2013 at 16:25
Makes sense, but I seem to be focussing on just the side I am breathing on for the full stroke. Also, I seem to drift off while swimming, sort of day dream then all of a sudden think 'technique technique' I am alternating my breathing side every length or couple of lengths so each side is getting some work, just not at the same time
M...eldy    pirate
25/01/2013 at 16:30

I do find swimming quite metronomic .. I dont think there is too much wrong with that, if you have a good basic stroke then you are just finding efficiency. If you need to build technique then use drills but keep them short so that you *can* focus rather than drfit off after 400m or so!

Ironholgs    pirate
25/01/2013 at 16:34

Meldy - accidental really. I incorporated an hour run into my commute this morning. Having a very busy day with high powered meetings ( don't know why I'm involved ) when mate emailed and said "Do you fancy a lunch run on the trail around campus?" lovely day so said yes.

And have to get home, will take me approx 20-30 mins running or 40 mins on the bus. Although very heavy snow here now and settled, so could be fun.

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

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