Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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17/02/2013 at 19:43

Fell off my bike.  Ouch!  Amazing how road rash can still get you through shorts AND tights without damaging the clothing.  Bike OK, rider bruised ego.  Jumped back on and finished 2 hour hilly ride, 32 miles.

17/02/2013 at 20:56

Weekly update


Hope your ok mate? Go steady, dont want to lose my wingman before Bolton!!



17/02/2013 at 20:59
ctpotato wrote (see)

After spending my teenage years, twenties and early thirties running track in spikes and road running in lightweight shoes 

Spent most of my twenties drunk,  thirties drying out, forties becoming a triathlete & hopefully an ironman in 24 weeks time

M...eldy    pirate
17/02/2013 at 21:02

You'll be a bit sore in the morning I reckon Tim, take it steady

18/02/2013 at 08:03

Tim - hope you are ok!

SD - I also spent most of my twenties drunk (and other substances) thirties pilling on the weight having kids, forties pretending to be a runner/triathlete

Ironholgs    pirate
18/02/2013 at 08:55


Hope that you are ok Tim.

I had a busy weekend at the Bike and Tri show in Mancland.Had over 100 people at both talks. Was good fun but am knackered. Nice to meet Bitrisky, Razor, Horse and a few other pirates......but sorry to tell you Meldy that no one slapped me


18/02/2013 at 12:29

Hope you're all okay this morning Tim.

Cara has just had a thorough clean and lube up. Looking nice and shiny now Hopefully she'll run a bit smoother now! I know it's supposed to be a rest day, but a quick 10 miler is needed to 'test' her out again.

It'd be rude not to, right?

iron fraggle    pirate
18/02/2013 at 12:45

2K swim done, just waiting for lunch to go down then I'm off out on the bike -   I *love* being on half term when the kids aren't

18/02/2013 at 14:06

Holgs, glad the tri show went well, wish I could have made it.  

Feeling OK this morning, bit stiff & bruised, that's all.  You learn from your mistakes (i.e. be aware on crappy country roads).  Bike needs a good clean!

SD, rest assured I'll be there...

Nurse Ratched    pirate
18/02/2013 at 14:20

Glad you haven't siezed up Tim.

One mile swim done.


Rafiki    pirate
18/02/2013 at 14:27

 A little too much concern for Tim and not enough concern for his stead if you ask me

18/02/2013 at 14:29

Yeah, Raf. I was thinking the same thing.  Bones heal, broken carbon doesn't!

18/02/2013 at 16:30

Ha!  The bike's fine.  Cheapo aluminium ... heavy, but strong!

Rafiki    pirate
18/02/2013 at 18:28

Phewww!! That's a relief

M...eldy    pirate
18/02/2013 at 19:06

Holgs I think the word you left out there was 'yet'   '

Horse, swim, run, gym for me

Tired Badger    pirate
18/02/2013 at 20:44
Made the most of being off for a week with the kids and got a longer session in the pool this morning 4k done, and a 8mile run tonight. Looking forward to going to see my mum in the yorkshire dales on Wed get some hill training miles on the legs.
Edited: 18/02/2013 at 20:44
Ironholgs    pirate
18/02/2013 at 20:52
M...eldy wrote (see)

Holgs I think the word you left out there was 'yet'   '

Horse, swim, run, gym for me

quite probably Madame.

19/02/2013 at 16:57

Lovely run this morning, cold, frosty, watching the sun come up.  This is what it's all about.  

M...eldy    pirate
19/02/2013 at 18:30

Blimey !!  Everyone out enjoying 'spring'  ??

60 miles biked ...fabulous day for it

19/02/2013 at 18:37

45 mins on the rollers this lunch in the car park at work.  That's almost certainly what this isn't about.

Masters swim class tonight.  I'm told the highpoint of the session will be a 200m and then a 400m time trial.  Oh yipeee!

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