Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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Cortina5    pirate
03/02/2013 at 13:51
IronYank wrote (see)

Well that match was great fun.  I think I sort of figured it all out by the end.  The one thing that didn't seem to have any method to the madness was when they kicked it back to the other side.  I guess I'm just used to the set times you normally punt in American football.

I find it strange however, that both sides of the pond immediately make fun of the other's sports.  "Oh, NFL, wearing all those pads? Wimps!"  "Soccer? They never score!"  All I can say is that I wouldn't want to run into a 22 stone NFL player who can run like the wind nor one of those rugby players I saw yesterday who weren't quite as big but ran faster.  

Great job Cat!  I know we can only compete against ourselves but isn't it disappointing when you look at prior results and see where you would have finished?  The super sprint I did last Sunday, I was 6th out of 14th in my age group but my time this year would have won the AG last year.  Oh well!

Well done IY!

English Football (soccer) is for wimps and the overpaid.

03/02/2013 at 15:10
IronCat5 in the Hat wrote (see)

Nice one SD.

BBT - they should stick to racing golf buggies on the M4.

IY - Most of my colleagues from the US are genuinly impressed with Rugby (I assume Union, not the northern-pansy League), I guess because there is no padding, and often the game is played in a quagmire compared to the squeaky clean astro turf and Persil-white padded uniforms of the NFL. I'm sure having a 17 tonne quarterback hit you in not trivial either though!

I've posted a race report from yesterday's du on the Shorter Tri thread.


I know the player that was driving the buggie quite well he was a year below me in my school, we breed them well up here 

Nice going in the race Cat

iron fraggle    pirate
03/02/2013 at 16:05

swimming and mountain biking for me today.

well chuffed wth my swim, I've gone from doing 38-39 mins for a mile to 36.09 today   followed by a hilly hour and a half on the heavy mtb, and the foot is not complaining


apart from that, I've mostly been helping No2 son with his geography homework : they have to make a 'landscape in a box'  ie a miniature landscape in a shoebox. He's being inspired by some limestone caves we visited on holiday, so we have spent what seems like an eternity making stactites and stalegmites out of polymer clay, doing paper mache and painting.  we have finally finished


off for a lie down with a stiff drink......

03/02/2013 at 16:25
Still a great result Cat, well done.

Good bit of training fraggle

Went to Norfolk cycle show today. Got to meet Shaun Yates for a chat & a pic. Closest i'll ever come to a tour stage yellow jersey
Nurse Ratched    pirate
03/02/2013 at 18:57

An hour of running done this afternoon.  Really, really wasn't in the fettle and had to force myself out of the door, but had a great run and enjoyed every minute of it.

Didn't manage to bike yesterday so I may hop on the turbo once the weans are in bed.

03/02/2013 at 19:28
M...eldy    pirate
03/02/2013 at 19:38

I need to get back out to run tomorrow as well .. shelved one yesterday to be on the safe side and forgot that I'd find it difficult to slot in tomorrow!

Looong old day at the office today and still 90 mins from home time

03/02/2013 at 21:10
Hi Everyone. No real training this weekend aside from a little jog along the South Bank having had a day and night away in London with the newly 2 year old being hosted by the Inlaws.

Very touristy. Houses of Parliment. London Eye, Tate Modern (lost on me although my OH was / is an art historian in a past version of herself so she loved it).

Cracking weekend. Back to it tomorrow.
Rafiki    pirate
04/02/2013 at 10:35

IronDonkey - Tate Modern was lost on me too, until I found the bar on the 6th floor

Hours turbo first thing this morning, whilst watching Rihanna's top 20 videos on telly - seemed to go very quickly  

04/02/2013 at 14:49

Rafiki – There was a bar?  Damn it. I’m sure I’ll find something similar when I’m back there next weekend for one of the Kraftwerk concerts.

As for training, I ran before breakfast and had a really enjoyable session in the pool this lunchtime.  It was busy with 6 people in each of the lanes.  Thankfully we were all adult enough to give each other space so there wasn’t really any feeling of being hurried or that anyone was holding others up. 

Anyway.  Back to work.  Wish I didn't pong of Chlorine all the time.  I do shower pre and post swim, honest!

Nurse Ratched    pirate
04/02/2013 at 15:47

Swim this afternoon. Didn't have time to do a full Fink set so I customised it slightly; warm up, some drills, 5x100m, cool down.  Timed my 100m  and was pleasantly surprised to see that they got progressively quicker (not by much!).
Then a 30 min run with our local GB sprint age grouper.  She was well warned to expect a 10 min mile, and was very gentle with me! 

It is blowing a gale and trying very hard to snow.  I don't want to go to work this evening, I want to sit in front of the fire.

iron fraggle    pirate
04/02/2013 at 16:07

Iron DOnkey - you lucky b*gger getting Kraftwerk tickets! which show are you seeing?

training : having a quiet one today, have biked to work and back, and did an extra few on the way home, but in effect a 'rest day'.  Early swim tomorrow, then a bike in the evening on my way to a kettlebells class , but it will be downhill on the way back home though . Also, physio tomorrow, so I'm hping to hear the mgic words ' you can run on the x-trainer soon'

04/02/2013 at 17:29

Nothing like a weekend in Center PArcs to knock the training out of whack.  Still, managed a run, and a couple of hours in the swimming place 4 days in a row must be good cross-training.  I'm knackered.

04/02/2013 at 17:45

Fraggle - I managed to get 2 tickets for the Saturday "Man Machine" gig - I just got very very lucky. 


Britrisky    pirate
04/02/2013 at 17:57
Swim for me after work - I was enjoying overtaking the breaststrokers (well most of them anyway) until what can only be described as torpedoes got in. Granted they only did one length at a time, but I'd never seen anything move so fast - when people swim past me I often take a sneaky peak at their swimming style to see if I can pick up any tips - not these lot - they went past as a blur!!
Running Postie    pirate
04/02/2013 at 18:10
Brit I was doing that as well today, how can someone that looks totally unfit, glide past you so effortlessly, it makes me sick!!! I reckon the beer gut must be some kind of serious floatations aid
04/02/2013 at 18:13

I had someone like that in the pool a few weeks back. Huge chap, huge belly but boy did he move

04/02/2013 at 18:29
My belly has the opposite effect
M...eldy    pirate
04/02/2013 at 18:34

Good training guys n gals!

Kraftwerk ... I am not sure some of these bands should be allowed to tour anymore, I dont want to be reminded how old I am !

If you can see other swimmers then watch them under water, thats where the real difference is  

WildWill    pirate
04/02/2013 at 20:19
Had a pig of a day today so needed to work off the stress.

. 2hrs 30min spin ... Including RPM class and spinnervals
. 30min core and stretch
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