Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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31/01/2013 at 20:09

Decent ride for me tonight. Only 47 mins but climbed 659ft. Included the infamous Norwich Gas Hill & thought my lungs were going to burst. Got a PB on it though

 

31/01/2013 at 20:41
Pool closed tonight. Something about it needing to be cleaned.

By any other account I suppose that means someone took a crap in the shallow end.
M...eldy    pirate
01/02/2013 at 07:27

Morning uglies  

01/02/2013 at 07:38
Morning Melds
M...eldy    pirate
01/02/2013 at 07:40

What plans for today then sossige?

01/02/2013 at 07:41

Good swim with NEWT last night, knackering but fun.  Off for a run with the dog now. Happy training everyone, and to those with injuries or illness ... rest up, get well.

M...eldy    pirate
01/02/2013 at 07:44

Do you actually have a dog Tim or do you just pick up a random one on route? 

Nurse Ratched    pirate
01/02/2013 at 14:08

30 min on turbo yesterday.
Swim this morning, which went much, much better than Wednesday's disaster.  The pool was extremely busy and there were 3 other people already in the lane (only one lane, it's a wee pool), so it was cosy.  Thankfully, our lovely pool staff asked the chap who was doing backstroke in the already busy lane, if he wouldn't mind moving into the main pool.  I had intended doing Fink #18, but I find a crowded pool quite stressful and I couldn't get into my zone at all.  So it ended up being a warm up, 6x50m drills, 5x100m @ 20s, all of which was a bit disjointed due to having to work around other people's swim speed, and half an hour of steady lengths, trying to concentrate on technique, and engaging my core to improve position.  I really enjoyed it and I know I worked harder than I would have if I'd had the lane to myself or my own space in the main pool.
Another bonus was that our local GB age group sprint triathlete was in the pool, and we've arranged to do some training together (running and OW swimming).  I know we're at opposite ends of the spectrum, both in distance and ability, but she'll push me a bit and will be a good motivator.  We each know what the others goals are so we can adapt training to suit.

 

01/02/2013 at 14:20
Up and ready to do my planned 45 minute run. However, it's -18C with the wind so I think the dreadmill will have to do.
01/02/2013 at 15:03

Nice going NR, I take hope the age grouper doens't slow you down to much 

IY that is cold, and I was complaining when it was -5 here. 

01/02/2013 at 15:19

That was painful but done.  And also, not sure if it works over there but I've been using a mobile app called "Gym Pact."  Basically, you make a deal with yourself and set the stakes.  I agreed this week to do at least 5 30 minute workouts and if I don't, I pay $5 for each missed one.  If you complete your pact, you share the proceeds from all those who don't keep theirs.  I'm not getting rich, but more or less free cash, is free cash. If you want to take a look and see if it works, I can give you a referral code.  

iron fraggle    pirate
01/02/2013 at 16:36

well I think I *may* have got my swimming mojo back   just got back from a good session, it was quiet which probably helped, and there were no men behaving inappropriately which was a major bonus 

tied arms and a chlorine-iduced sinusy headache coming on, but I'm happy.

My sore foot coped with 1hr20 of on/off road cycling on my heavy mtb yesterday, so I'm feeling positive that it'll be better soon (and yes Melds, I *am* doing the exercises and massagin the foot when I can persuade the dog to give me the tennis ball back lol)

01/02/2013 at 17:19
Sorry Melds, delayed response here. Plans for today are work till 4 ish, Food shopping and a mahooosive pizza.

Rest day and pizza night
M...eldy    pirate
01/02/2013 at 18:05

Well done Frags  !   I can imaginethe fun with the dog and a tennis ball under your foot !!

and well done Nursey, even if you didnt think it that session changing pace and swimming to others pace will have done you a lot of good !

Sossige sounds like may day minus the pizza and shopping 

Yank that sounds like a very good motivator!!

01/02/2013 at 18:49

SONOFA! Guess what's supposed to be here Sunday? The World Cyclocross Championship.  First time ever outside of Europe, right in my city!  But because of flooding concerns, they've moved it up to tomorrow.  Guess who has to work all day tomorrow?  /cry

M...eldy    pirate
01/02/2013 at 18:55

Duvet day?

01/02/2013 at 19:04
I don't know what that means
M...eldy    pirate
01/02/2013 at 19:04

Call a sickie

01/02/2013 at 19:07
I'm a college professor. This course meets once a month on a Saturday. There is no good back up plan so I'm screwed. /sigh
01/02/2013 at 21:17

There is hope! Winter weather advisory overnight.  Perhaps classes will be canceled? I can dream!

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