Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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IronCat5    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.

IronCat5    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?

M...eldy    pirate
30/01/2013 at 19:19


M...eldy    pirate
30/01/2013 at 19:21

In all seriousness, it depends how far you are wanting to go
Are you wanting specific places and times
Are you wanting to be free to roam?

The trains can be cheap if booked in advance but you are tied to date and time
Cheap airlines for longer distance travel - less luggage ??
Hire car .. yes possibly as it leaves you free to act on whim

iron fraggle    pirate
30/01/2013 at 19:38

Melds - what do you mean don't pick up the injury gauntlet, too bloody late!!  It *is* feeling a bit less sore today, so at least I can see progress already

M...eldy    pirate
30/01/2013 at 19:50

Stretch and roll and dont forget the calfs !!

30/01/2013 at 19:51

I'm a Type A Melds so...I'm more of a specific plan it out type.  My wife is more of an on the fly type.  Just thinking out loud I was thinking arrive in Amsterdam, head over to my pal's house in Rotterdam, spent a couple days in Holland.  Then perhaps go into Paris then over to the UK.  But as I said, Holland is so close to everything, I'm wondering if I should hit Germany or Belgium as well.  Of course, I need to be in the UK for Boxing Day for some football.  So once I get to the UK, do we rent a car and explore? Take a train and a ferry over to Ireland after the footie?


Edited: 30/01/2013 at 19:52
iron fraggle    pirate
30/01/2013 at 19:52

Melds I have done my physio exercises like a good girl

iron fraggle    pirate
30/01/2013 at 19:54

IY - if you're going to be in Holland, then nip over to Germany and visit one of the Christmas markets. we did this year and much mulled wine and sausage was consumed

M...eldy    pirate
30/01/2013 at 19:55

Good girl 

Yank, sounds like some list writing & planning needed  !!

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