Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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IronCat5    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!!!

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
IronCat5    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? 

26/01/2013 at 17:10
Unlucky Raf.

Took my road bike out today, punctured after 10 minutes, flint went straight through the tyre. Didnt strip any threads though and was only a few mins away from the place i'm doing the maintenance course, so cycled down their to use one of their track pumps.

Guy said theres been loads of punctures today. I blame it on all the grit thats been slung around recently

Had to stay close to city though as i still had a split in the tyre. Managed to the planned 1hr 15 min ride though. Also did a 30 minute run this morning.
Edited: 26/01/2013 at 17:10
iron fraggle    pirate
26/01/2013 at 17:20

I went through at about 12.30-1ish Raf, thought I saw someone going the other way with a piratey buff on and wondered if it might be you. Unlucky with the punctures peeps

26/01/2013 at 17:38

UNlucky with the punctures, guys.  I'm doing a long ride tomorrow, planning on making it my first 50 miler.

Nice 90 minute run today, apart from one nutter who obviously doesn't believe in pulling out to pass runners.  I swear the wingmirror missed me by a foot.  Yes, it was a little old woman.  "These runners, thinking they own the roads....!"

Rafiki    pirate
26/01/2013 at 18:02

Fraggle - I had a Pirate jacket on - no way you could have missed me!

M...eldy    pirate
26/01/2013 at 18:05

...and a skirt?

Rafiki    pirate
26/01/2013 at 18:14

a little nippy for that on a bike

M...eldy    pirate
26/01/2013 at 18:16

You are not wrong!!!

I was flippin cold out there today and I went on the mtb so that I worked harder and got warmer ... !

26/01/2013 at 19:28
Sooooo then, thanks all for the swimming tips over the past couple of weeks.

I'm really happy, and slightly amazed, to say I've knocked 1m 8s off my 400m pace. Granted, it was slow to begin!

We're it not for the dodgy ankle I would be seriously considering taking on the full distance this year rather than next. I'm off for a pint.

My first of the year. I'll be a cheap date tonight.
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