Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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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......

Britrisky    pirate
07/02/2013 at 07:57
Great swimming, people!

My injury has knocked my resolve a little, but am getting shamed by you guys - back on the turbo tonight for me! (If I can remember where my bike is ...)
07/02/2013 at 09:13

Great training everyone.  Concentrating on bike and swim this week, split underside of my toe at the weekend (Center Parcs injury!).   

Nurse Ratched    pirate
07/02/2013 at 11:20

Good training everyone.

Am having to squeeze everything into 5 days this week - Mon, swim & run; Tue, rest; Wed, brick; today, Chrissie turbo; tomorrow, swim & long bike; Sat, long run; Sun, lazy, lazy day.

Having had back problems for years, I noticed something yesterday which I'm surprised I haven't picked up on before (nor have any of the many physios I've seen).  The wear pattern on my footwear is very noticeably different from left to right.  Wear on the left is even across the back of the heel, but on the right there's much more wear on the outside of the heel.  It's not just running, because it's the same on my work shoes.  
So now I'm wondering if I've always been a wee bit unbalanced (  ), or if my back injury caused it, and whether it's something my body has adapted to, or whether I should go and see a sports podiatrist and try to rectify it. I don't want to start fiddling about with my shoes and cause more problems, but on the other hand it might help to prevent the back/hip problem form recurring. 

Edited: 07/02/2013 at 11:21
iron fraggle    pirate
07/02/2013 at 13:39

sad day in the Frag household today, we've has to have Elderly Cat PTS   He was an old boy, and been declining for a while, but it's still a shock when you have to make that decision though


training wise : well bugger all so far, but I may get the bike out later and bung it on the turbo.

WildWill    pirate
07/02/2013 at 13:55

Fraggle ... sorry about the puddy cat


Today for me ... just a lunch time run around the back lanes ... just short of  4.5mile. gat a long drive late so that will be all

That could be it for the week as I have a busy few days ahead of me.


07/02/2013 at 13:57

Frags - sorry to hear about your cat; even though you have made the right decision in not letting your cat suffer, I know that pets become an integral part of the family.

Get the bike on the turbo later.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
07/02/2013 at 14:00


07/02/2013 at 18:22


NR - if you go and see someone then get a recommendation, sometimes orthotics or whatever can make things worse

my knee is really playing up so very little training here, even the turbo was a bit painful this morning. Could go swimming but I am shattered now, work is just knackering at the moment.

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