Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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23/04/2012 at 21:11
Results just through for yesterdays Tri. I came 42nd out of 120, really happy about that.


http://www.activeoutdoorsport.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/East-Coast-Overall-Results-PDF.pdf
23/04/2012 at 21:33
Well done with your time SD!

gastank - it's a canary, not a robin! I'm a Norwich City fan, what else could my picture be?
Edited: 23/04/2012 at 21:34
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
23/04/2012 at 21:51
I'm colour blind - its a robin

P.S. your name is still wrong
WildWill    pirate
23/04/2012 at 21:58

Are you sure it's not a coloured in magpie ?

;) 

Nurse Ratched    pirate
24/04/2012 at 09:40
Hi SD. Are you (and Lewis and all the other beginners) using a specific programme?
Awaiting arrival of Be Iron Fit, but have been looking at Triathloning for Ordinary Mortals, which focuses on overall time spent training rather than time/distance devoted to specific disciplines.

Had thought I'd go for IM Wales, but am now really fancying the Outlaw. Do any of you vet's have a preference? It might end up depending on the logistics of which is the better time of year. Anyhoo, it's 2 years away, so plenty of time to decide!

And now a daft question - is it considered bad form to get an M-dot tattoo having done an iron distance race that isn't "Ironman" branded? (I'm only putting myself through all this so I can add to my ink!)
24/04/2012 at 12:34

Good questions. I was thinking of the Ironman branding. I would be looking to add the said tattoo when i complete the distance. But again, i wouldnt want to do it if it was considered 'bad form'. It will probably influence me to do an Ironman branded event instead of Outlaw if i'm honest, just so I have the 'ironman' title

No scientifc training plan for me

I'm doing park run every Saturday. Tuesdays I'm doing a run & increasing by half a mile each week.

I cycle 3 to 4 times a week between 30 & 70 miles each time.

I swim a mile a week, hopefully increasing the amount of lengths i manage front crawl each week. I'll be adding an open water

 On top of that, I've also signed up to loads of events this year, they are listed on my charity page.

 http://www.bmycharity.com/clearseaz

Next year I will continue as above but increase all my Triathlons to Olympic distance. Add a marathon in & hopefully a half IM. Helvelyn Tri looks like it will be quite tough as well.

2014, i will see how things have gone & then hit a proper training plan in the run up to IM

I know my 2 year plan may seem a bit excessive, but after my experience of the London marathon in 2006, I dont want to experience another injury (wife would kill me for one) & would like to actually enjoy doing at least some parts of the IM My lack of preperation for the London marathon did take the shine off the day.

24/04/2012 at 15:32
Hi SausageDog! Glad you didn't change your name after reading the first few posts, its given me a good chuckle at my desk!

I'm new to the site myself - hello all! - though not new to triathlon having completed a few sprints and olympics up until Llandudno 2009 when i knackered my back on the run then in Jan 2011 I snapped my ACL and am only just back - scuse the pun - to a (fairly) good knee for running. 2 stone later its back to square one and my aim is to complete an Ironman in 2013 and a Half IM this year, probably 70.3 Miami - if I have to suffer why not somewhere nice!!

I too am attempting to chronicle my deeds on my blog http://darksideofthebike.blogspot.co.uk I thought i'd check out the pirates triathlon crowd after reading a book by one of them last summer, so here I am! be gentle with me!
M...eldy    pirate
24/04/2012 at 18:23
If you have read the book then you know we are not gentle   


The year for IM that you are looking for folks btw is 2013 .... dont put things off, its more than possible in 12 months 
24/04/2012 at 19:17
Welcome dark, i will have a look at your blog this evening.

Quite happy with 2014 for me thanks

I look forward to reading about everyone elses race and training next year though.. Please share your training & event stories on the fb group as well, my friends have commented on how inspirational some of our stuff is.

Everyones training going well this week?
42 mile bike ride yesterday & a 3 mile run tonight for me, quite painful on the legs though, not sure what thats about???? I should warm up and stretch first i think, i know i should do it, normally skip that though. I always manage to stretch after.
M...eldy    pirate
24/04/2012 at 19:21
Au contraire ... warm up gradually on the bike, IMO its the after stretching that is important rather than stretching cold muscles
Painful legs?  Could be all manner of things, is your bike properly set up ?
Nurse Ratched    pirate
24/04/2012 at 19:43
SD, 'fraid I don't do Facebook.
Had some mega rain here today and, since a tumble last year, am v nervous of wet roads, so hopped on the turbo instead. Must get over that, can't really wimp out of IM because it's raining on the day!

Believe me, I would do IM in 2013 if I could, but until jr goes to school, I just don't have the time to devote to training properly.
24/04/2012 at 20:20
M.....eldy, thanks, i'm fine on the bike.
Pain is when i run. Although didnt have any pain during sundays tri. Thats why i'm thinking its due to running on cold unstretched legs.

Just ordered that book

IronCat5    pirate
24/04/2012 at 21:35

2014 FFS!

My first post on here (circa early 2011) was about stepping up to a novice distance tri, and maybe an iron-distance before 40. By October 2011 I'd signed up for the Outlaw!

24/04/2012 at 21:56
Damn you pirates for putting doing an Ironman next year in my head, lol.
Rafiki    pirate
24/04/2012 at 22:08
Do it - there'll be lots of us newbies doing one as well - we can all make fools of ourselves together
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
24/04/2012 at 22:19
Right one down

.... Two to go.....

Nurse? Sorted the sprog yet? I don't think you're really applying yourself

GovtFunded?
Nurse Ratched    pirate
24/04/2012 at 22:47
Yes, shocking lack of commitment on my part. (I would put a wee smiley in here, but it appears I don't have the technology). So what you're telling me is that I can train for IM on 5 hours a week? I'm in!
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
24/04/2012 at 22:52
5hrs plus running with stroller - might be possible....

Might have to research....

..... You didn't say no this time though
Nurse Ratched    pirate
25/04/2012 at 00:04
Well I shall leave the research to you. Happy hunting.
25/04/2012 at 00:31
I'm all up for 2013, just would prefer somewhere at least a little warm! Living and now training in Manchester has given me my fill of cold & wet!
NR, have you checked out Get Iron Fit? Some great time saving tips and at least the first 10 weeks of the just finish plan only calls for max 6 hours a week.
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