Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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Rafiki    pirate
28/01/2013 at 22:39

 well if its not pissing down I'll cycle over to cheer you on!

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
28/01/2013 at 23:02
Missus birthday this weekend, I'll be wit you in spirit Cat, can't imagine riding the Tri bike at the moment!!!
iron fraggle    pirate
29/01/2013 at 15:24
Hope the wind dies down before the weekend or it'll be nasty at Dorney Cat

Well, I have strained my plantar fascia, so no running for 2-3 weeks but I can swim and cycle (low gears and stay seated going up hills) . Could be worse, but still annoying, and a tad painful
29/01/2013 at 15:49

Off-topic but I figure this is a good place to ask.  My wife, me and my soon to be 16 year old daughter are planning a trip to Europe for the Christmas holidays.  I've got friends in Rotterdam so will start the journey there.  I've also been invited to England for some boxing day football so will probably depart from London.  Given how close everything is to Holland, any suggestions of other places to visit?  I've been to Paris 3 times and London twice but my daughter has never been.  My mother in law's family is also 100% irish so that's on the radar as well.  Any advice?

29/01/2013 at 17:53
Rome is my favourite city on the continent. I love all the old Roman stuff though.

Obviously Norwich for a canaries game must be on your agenda.
29/01/2013 at 18:08

Yes, SD, the inviter for the football is none other than the Budgie, a Canary through and through.

29/01/2013 at 20:43

I'll try catch you then, I only live round the corner from Carrow Road.

40 min parents evening/30 min bike/15 min run, brick tonight.


ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
29/01/2013 at 20:58
I'm on the turbo... just doing a 15 min Z1 75 cadence warm up presently

Yank, Rome, Barcelona, St Petersburg or Berlin surely the east post cold war might appeal?
Cortina5    pirate
29/01/2013 at 21:32

IY - got to be Amsterdam!

29/01/2013 at 21:56
Good call Cat
29/01/2013 at 21:58

I'm assuming that spending a couple days in Rotterdam would include a short trip over to Amsterdam. I was thinking more about other countries/cities to visit.  I should have mentioned, I've also been to Germany once including Leipzig and Frankfurt but never Berlin.

Cortina5    pirate
29/01/2013 at 22:01

Berlin is a bit of a stretch from NL, though you could get a cheap flight from Amsterdam. Munich may be worth a visit. Germany can get very cold in the winter.

Switzerland is a must in the winter, though pricey.


29/01/2013 at 22:03

I get the feeling I'm going to have a tough time narrowing down the ever growing list of "must sees." 

29/01/2013 at 22:06
Do a National Lampoons European Vacation route
Nurse Ratched    pirate
30/01/2013 at 15:15

30 min turbo & 15 min run brickette yesterday.
Utterly rubbish swim today, felt as if I was trying to drag a two-ton sack of jelly through treacle.  My form was pants.  Binned it after 50 lengths.
However, it was a good warm-up for the 30 min run I did straight out of the pool, which went well. 

30/01/2013 at 17:30
Nurse Ratched wrote (see)

However, it was a good warm-up for the 30 min run I did straight out of the pool, which went well. 

Was it cold running in your swim suit?


30/01/2013 at 17:32

45 minute run done. Shins are starting to feel a bit tender at the mo

1 hour swim coming up then home for a Phal

Edited: 30/01/2013 at 17:32
M...eldy    pirate
30/01/2013 at 17:40

Yank ... Cologne would be on my list as well if you get the chance

Fraggle !!   Dont you pick up the injury gauntlet
Nursey .. why was it pants, what went wrong?

1hr swim, 45 min turbo and 1hr gym work for me ... fair knackered!!

30/01/2013 at 18:00

IY - If you have the time, perhaps a stop over in Dublin or one of the Channel Islands?

NR - I had a crappy swim yesterday too.  A different coach took the session and I didn't gel with her or the advice to "enter the water thumb first" which is contary to all other such advice.  So looking back, I let myself get "bothered" which resulted in a regression of the stroke.

As for today I polished off another set of "return to running" drills which consisted of 6 x 5 mins with 30secs walking between each rep.  Felt great with no reaction or pain from the newly reshaped joint.

60 mins on the rollers await before like SD, I will be consuming a curry!

30/01/2013 at 18:57

What is the best way around the UK? Rent a car and risk killing myself on the other side of the road? Trains? A cheapie airline like Ryanair?

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