Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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04/02/2013 at 20:27
Meldy - my Father said as much. That said, he soon changed his tune when asked if he fancied coming with me. He was a biiiiig fan back in the 70s / 80s and has most of their albums on 33".

I hope he enjoys it although I'm quite nervous about taking a 63 year old out to a pop concert!
M...eldy    pirate
04/02/2013 at 20:41

Lol!   My father took me to see the Stones when he was a similar age I think 

Ironholgs    pirate
04/02/2013 at 22:14

Interesting comments about the NFL, I was a running back at university and then an offensive tight end, quite simply the hardest sport I've ever played. The padding is needed because of the full on contact.

The six nations, a bit like the superbowl but played by public school boys so obviously lot less gay.....pass the soap Hugo.

Ironholgs    pirate
04/02/2013 at 22:15

and Cat, league is a much harder game

Cortina5    pirate
04/02/2013 at 22:20

To paraphrase VT'd, it is hard to keep one's top hat on whilst playing league.

Ironholgs    pirate
04/02/2013 at 22:21

ha ha that has actually got me laughing out loud, that's why we all wear flat caps, much easier.

05/02/2013 at 09:30

Bloggage ... real life

WildWill    pirate
05/02/2013 at 20:04
Quite a busy day today

. Insanity workout

. 50min run including hill reps

. 1:35 spin
. 30min core and stretch
Ironholgs    pirate
06/02/2013 at 08:44

Managed to walk a couple of miles to work this morning without feeling like a wreck, progress I guess. Hopefully running again next week.

06/02/2013 at 12:32

Whats up Holgs, Ill, injured, assume i have missed something?

Did a 30min/15min brick session last night. Looked like a snowman when i got in.


iron fraggle    pirate
06/02/2013 at 13:29

First kettlebells class last night, and I really enjoyed it . Arms ache a bit today, so not really looking forward to my swim later as it's gonna hurt.

and in other news, my foot is recocering well, and the physio says I should be able to run on the x-trainer next week

Rafiki    pirate
06/02/2013 at 18:24

Well a year ago I managed a full 25m of front crawl - non-stop!

Tonight, managed 3.8km ....... so maybe this Ironman thingy might just come off!!  

06/02/2013 at 18:30

well done rafi - when you put things like that it shows how much progress can be made in a relatively short time! I am planning some long swims at half term when I will have chance to spend more than about 40 mins in the pool

WildWill    pirate
06/02/2013 at 19:58
Well done Rafi

For me tonite

- 50min easy spin
- 5.2k swim

Quite pleased as I was feeling shitty before hand
06/02/2013 at 20:04
Well done all. Cracking day for me

45 minute run then an hours swim. Fastest pace ive done. 86 x 25m in an hour.

Also lost another 4lbs in 2 weeks so now only 2 lbs off last years all time low. 13st 11lb, hoping to be closer to 12 stone by Ironman time.
06/02/2013 at 20:59

Well done WildWill, Rafi and SD! Great days for you all.

Bad news for me... After my 13 mile run on Sunday I've injured myself.

At least 1-2 weeks doing no running or cycling at all, not good. The nurse initially said 6-8 weeks off but changed her mind for some reason. Oh well, I can use these next two weeks to concentrate on my swimming now. Every cloud

06/02/2013 at 22:37
Unlucky Budgie. Did you join Trianglia in the end?

Ive been going to the Monday swimming session at the high school. I think i'm starting to see benefits from it. Wednesdays is supposed to be a really good class as well, unfortunately i cant make it because it clashes with Arleyas karate.
06/02/2013 at 22:43

well done everyone.


is anyone using power meter/virtual power to support their bike training ?

Looking hard at trainerroad and a kinetic road pro to maximise the outcome. Ive read the book ( half way so fat - nervous thatthe test is hard to get right )


M...eldy    pirate
07/02/2013 at 02:47

Budgie how come she changed her mind?  Seems a big diffence between 6-8 and 1-2 !!   What exactly have you done?

I am just updating a few things training wise as I seem to have a niggle that refuses to go away so may well be honing my biking and swimmin skills for a while .. Why are thing never simple?!

Gym later today once I have hauled my carcass out of bed and I think I shall reaquaint myself with the cross trainer and see how I go

07/02/2013 at 07:08

Good work SD. My swimming is also getting quicker. I do 100 lengths in an hour. Finished in 54 minutes yesterday




it's only a paddling pool though......

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