Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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M...eldy    pirate
10/02/2013 at 17:58

2 hr mountain bike
45 min cross trainer
15 min stretching
80 mins rugby
10 mins eating

10/02/2013 at 18:56

Weekly update



Looks like you had a productive day Melds

10/02/2013 at 19:09

2.5 hour mountain bike

30 mins elyptical

30 mins rower

1 hour weight and core

2 hours eating



M...eldy    pirate
10/02/2013 at 19:12

Spoons .. I clearly have work to do on the eating front !!

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
10/02/2013 at 20:42
115 mins spent plodding around in the freezing rain today, then came home to eat a horse... Couldn't find anything from tesco's or Findusahorse so settled for fish and chips

Raf - polar set up, speed sensor calibrated the usual way but magnet and receiver on on the back, on the seat stay ... So speed, distance, cadence and HR all available on every ride whether indoors or out
Rafiki    pirate
11/02/2013 at 08:31

Gas - I was more interestd in how you set the resistance on the turbo (assuming its variable) to mimic the road (we've been 'discussing' this on another thread). Mine has ten settings, so I can obvioulsy make the ride much easier than it would be on the road. I've worked out that at a set cadence and heart rate on setting 4 gives me the same speed as on flat road, but its + or - a couple of mph. Just wondered if I'd missed a more obvious way???

M...eldy    pirate
11/02/2013 at 09:03

Morning world

Tis a snowy one again

I am soooo over winter  

11/02/2013 at 09:06

I got the dreaded hamstring injury over the weekend - off to the physio tomorrow hoping it's not too serious - only 8 weeks before SA Ironman

11/02/2013 at 09:27

My weekly update if you're interested!

Britrisky    pirate
11/02/2013 at 09:50
Fingers crossed, SS
11/02/2013 at 09:52

Thanks Brits - I would have my legs crossed as well but it hurts too much!

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
11/02/2013 at 16:40
Aha.... Intetesting I'll now have to check but I only have 5 resistance settings so I use the spinning one, which enables me to move through the gears to change the resistance rather than loading the flywheel
11/02/2013 at 18:27

This heavy snow's not all bad, I was the only one in the pool at 6.45am this morning. Nice.


11/02/2013 at 18:35

About to dive into something about as crazy as Ironman.  Do I hit the "register" button?  Sprint tri on Saturday, May 18, then about a one hour break, followed by an Olympic on the same day.  Next day, the 19th, is a half-iron race.  You get a discount if you do all 3 as well.

11/02/2013 at 22:42
Do it
Ironholgs    pirate
12/02/2013 at 08:55


I returned to training last night with a gentle 2 mile run, felt pretty relaxed and my chest seemed fine.Will test again with a run at lunch. Hopefully ease back in this week, busy at the Manchester triathlon show all weekend and then hit the ground running and back on the plan on Monday.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
12/02/2013 at 11:55

Go for it IY




Bib tights and overshoes arrived form Wiggle today, first time using either - cosy Nursey!  The tights seem rather short, in body and leg, but we'll see how much they stretch once they're on.


M...eldy    pirate
12/02/2013 at 15:53

Are you speaking in a slightly higher key Nursey??    

Nurse Ratched    pirate
12/02/2013 at 16:50

 Thankfully not Melds.  Perfect fit, but you'd think the Wiggle site would mention that they come with an integral Wonderbra.  Oh well, hubby likes them.

Overshoes - what a revelation! Warm feet 

Brick done, 45 bike, 15 run.

M...eldy    pirate
12/02/2013 at 17:00

Nice training 

I ran for 45 mins and lived to tell the tale, for this I am very greatful !

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