Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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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.

16/02/2013 at 17:15

Of course you are.  You're in Ironman training.  Hunger seems to come with it.

16/02/2013 at 17:16

Some further info on the Scottish/English crumpets.


16/02/2013 at 17:22

mmmm I love crumpets, they are amazing with peanut butter (and I mean proper peanut butter not that horrible sweet stuff like sunpat) or marmite, or cheese. I never actually have peanut butter any more because eldest son is allergic to peanuts so they are banned from the house

Britrisky    pirate
16/02/2013 at 17:43

Oh you poor thing - I could live on peanut butter, and yes, I recently discovered peanut butter and crumpets ...

... figured its got protein in it, so I'm allowed ... 

16/02/2013 at 17:53

well, if you buy the nice peanut butter, like, wholeearth then there isn't any added sugar, just peanuts, so what is wrong with that?

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