Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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Rafiki    pirate
10/02/2013 at 12:46
Gastank wrote (see)
Finished my turbo session, went for a sprint finish and got up to 65.5 km/h... Managed to avoid a heart attack and then had 15 min cool down

Overall 52km covered 

how do you calibrate the speed on your turbo Gas?

10/02/2013 at 14:42

Did 90 mins hard on the turbo in our garage, went to go in the house and discovered Mrs CTP had gone out for a few hours and locked me out of the house. Unscheduled brick session in the sleet and rain ensued as I ran round town looking for a spare key!



Edited: 10/02/2013 at 14:43
10/02/2013 at 15:26

Heavy rain, freezing cold, went out on bike to try the Blaenavon Tri course ... feck me those hills are killer, made even worse with the torrents of water and road surface all but washed away in many places.  Thinking that really isn't a route for a road bike.  I'll admit, I turned around and came home, did about 15 miles in all.  Hardest ride I've ever done -- froze and lost several bits of my anatomy.  

Hot coffee makes everything better.

10/02/2013 at 15:31

Afternoon everyone!

Yesterday was a good day.  Before breakfast: 90min turbo in the garage before going straight out for a brick run of 30 mins at a steady pace.  After lunch: Train to London. Evening: Kreftwerk at the Tate Modern with my 60 somethings Father.  Smiles all round.

I had hoped to go to the pool early evening for a 2k endurance swim (WU 300m - Main 15 x 100m at race pace +10s with 15 secs rest between reps - Cool Down - 200m).  Remember, I'm only going half distance this year (Sept) so I'm not needing to put too much into the pool so early in the build phase of things. 

That said.  I'm quite pooped from yesterday so I may give it a miss or simply swim a slow and steady recovery work out. 

(Edited for spelling errors)

Edited: 10/02/2013 at 15:32
10/02/2013 at 16:53

Good training all.

Some how i wound up walking the 5k cross country course my daughter did today.

As she's 13 she was supposed to be in the Junior group, however, due to lack of numbers they bumped her up to the intermediate category (14 to 15 years) to make up that teams numbers, which seemed a bit unfair to me. However, she still came 2nd

So, thats the Norfolk ACF trials done, she now does the Regional in March, a decent result there and it's off to the Nationals. She will run as a Junior going forward apparently.

10/02/2013 at 17:32

SD - well done to your daughter, that's brill

10/02/2013 at 17:36
Pool heaving tonight. Lots of slow slow people. Session on turned into an easy 1.6k recovery swim. T think back mid to late last year I struggled to do a single 50m rep.

He everyone had a cracking weekend. Family meeting tonight. I may discuss with the OH having a go at the full distance this year rather than next (which probably means IM Wales).
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.


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