Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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15/02/2013 at 22:22
Well then. A little jog around the Thames Valley towpath at lunch before a 2k swim this evening. Pool empty for the whole session, just me myself and a very bored teenage life guard.

Another 400m PB tonight too with an additional 45s off which gives me a new total of 6:42 for the distance. Am sooooo happy given a few weeks ago things were going quite badly pool side. The key to the improvement was to focus on the core - engage it and focus on keeping the hips level. I believe the advice came from here so for that, many thanks!

Time for a quick read (some chap called IronHolgs and his 2nd book) before a night of broken sleep. Emerging toddler enamel has a lot to answer for. Damn you molars. Damn youuuuuuuu!
M...eldy    pirate
16/02/2013 at 00:17

Donkey thats some good swimming there ... you are  dangerously close to my pb  

1hr swim for me
1hr core & weights
1.30hrs running and drills and skipping and hopping and jumping

10 hrs at work


Nurse Ratched    pirate
16/02/2013 at 07:28

Great swim with the club last night, hard work and came out of the pool smiling.

I am a creature of the night.  Whose bright idea was it to run at this hour of the morning?  It took me 4 attempts to type the word 'club' in the first sentence.


Nurse Ratched    pirate
16/02/2013 at 07:29
IronDonkey wrote (see)
 Emerging toddler enamel has a lot to answer for. Damn you molars. Damn youuuuuuuu!

Humans are badly designed.  Have you tried giving the wee one teething powders?

16/02/2013 at 08:07

great swiming ID

off to the masters session this morning for another hard session they are very nice to me though

16/02/2013 at 08:59

NR - Not tried those.  Will look into that later today.  Thanks for the tip.  Teething, knee joints, myopia - all could have been worked through prior to manufacture.

MC - thanks!  I'm a big big fan of my masters class.  Have learned alot.

16/02/2013 at 09:17
Morning all, looks like training is going well for most.

Decent week, training still going ok for me. Acquired a pair of Newton trainers for a tenner yesterday, only 20 miles on the clock. Thought i'd give them a try this morning.

Food intake has been a bit naughty this week. Had a valentines day KFC bargain bucket on Thursday. I did have a dozen roses sent to her work so that was the romantic thing i did then had a pizza. So, been a bit naughty but hey ho, tasted good.

So little run then a 2 hour bike for me this morning.

Have a fun day folks.
16/02/2013 at 11:42

SD - be interesting to see what you think of the newtons. I am trying to move to a more forefoot/midfoot strike and was wondering what the newtons would be like

not that I can actually run at the moment - I am guessing for run/walking they might not be ideal so am waiting till I can run properly again!

Nurse Ratched    pirate
16/02/2013 at 12:10

ID, these worked well for my two. 

Nurse Ratched    pirate
16/02/2013 at 12:18

Well, I have had a fantastic morning running with Partner in Crime and our sherpa.  1hr 47min,  slower than I would have liked but that matters not a toss because - a. That's the longest run I've ever done, and b. It's the first time I've got to that pont in a run where my legs are saying "right, that's enough now", and I haven't slowed right down and lost the will, instead I just gritted my teeth and kept going.  I am proud of my wee self 

Rafiki    pirate
16/02/2013 at 12:24

Well done Nursey!

As for Newtons - I started using some a couple of years ago, and did change from heal strike to mid foot strike - which I now prefer. But now I'm used to mid foot running, I find my Newtons really uncomfortable! I now use Inov-8 minimalist range and find them great. Changing to mid foot needs to be done slowly as it rips the hell out fo your calf muscles!!

iron fraggle    pirate
16/02/2013 at 14:26

Nice one Nursey  

2 hours out on the bike for me, I've just inhaled my lunch and am off for a soak in the bath  to warm up

16/02/2013 at 16:43

Thanks NR.  Will give that there powder a shot.

16/02/2013 at 16:45

Nearly 8 mile run on a nearly perfect morning.  Followed that up with a crumpet that the Budgie insist I try to find and luckily I did.  Quite tasty I must say!

Nurse Ratched    pirate
16/02/2013 at 16:58

Hot buttered crumpets. Mmmmmmmmmm. Was it an English crumpet or a Scottish one? 

16/02/2013 at 17:01

Instead of trying to guess, I'll just post a link to the picture and you can tell me what I ate.

Trader Joe's Crumpets

Nurse Ratched    pirate
16/02/2013 at 17:02

Need a side-on view to see whether they're thick or thin 

16/02/2013 at 17:10

They were relatively thick.  A bit thicker than I was expecting.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
16/02/2013 at 17:11

English then.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
16/02/2013 at 17:13

I'm hungry now.

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