Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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Ironholgs    pirate
22/02/2013 at 09:01

Nice progross maths

M...eldy    pirate
22/02/2013 at 09:09

It was a tad chilly here this morning as well ... I am so over winter

22/02/2013 at 09:09

Missed NEWT swim last night so went solo this morning, managed a mile in about 45 minutes, dead pleased with that!  It got easier as it went on, the first 30 lengths felt really tough then I warmed up.  Concentrated on trying to keep form, but I'm sure I was splashing like a drowning antelope at the end.  Still ... I'm happy.

Cortina5    pirate
22/02/2013 at 09:11

You're all doing very well. Due to work the past couple of weeks I've had to run/bike in the morning for necessity. Today I chose to run in the morning . Easier here as by 7am it's light, whereas in Europe it's still dark at 7am. Blighty does have its upsides.

M...eldy    pirate
22/02/2013 at 09:21

Tim thats good progress!!

I have a turbo session planned for later this afternoon and a bit of a gym sess afterwards

Ironholgs    pirate
22/02/2013 at 09:23

Nice one Tim.

Enjoy Meldy.

22/02/2013 at 09:30
Well done IronAntelope.
iron fraggle    pirate
22/02/2013 at 09:45

Morning all, I'm just back from walking the hound and I'm frozen and not looking forward to going out on my bike later   (it may well end up being another bung it on the turbo session instead)

Nurse Ratched    pirate
22/02/2013 at 09:55

Rather nippy here, but instead of driving the 25 mile round trip to the chemist to pick up my prescription, I'm going to bike it.

Some good swimming going on folks

iron fraggle    pirate
22/02/2013 at 10:02

brave Nursey!

M...eldy    pirate
22/02/2013 at 10:26

25 miles is good ... just as your toes start to go numb its time to come back again !

I dont have another long one planned until middle of next week so hopefully spring will have arrived by then

22/02/2013 at 10:37

Interesting chat this morning in the pool with a lady who only swims with a pull bouy.  She argued that since she competes in wet suited open water events, the bouy mimics the body position she normally gets with the suit on.  She also mentioned a kick, for her at least, wasn't something she really bothered with.

An interesting viewpoint and one I've seen on at least one other thread here.  For me this type of approach is counter intuative.  I would rather work on the mechanics of the whole stroke and achieve a suitable position in the water with or without a suit.  Goodness knows what would happen to this lady should the water be deemed to warm for suits?

That said, each to thier own. 

M...eldy    pirate
22/02/2013 at 10:47

Donkey ... Seren is exactly the same, not for the want of nagging thats for sure !!

Rafiki    pirate
22/02/2013 at 11:21

I'm with Seren - a lot easier. The following (badly written) article did it for me .. pull bouys

Nurse Ratched    pirate
22/02/2013 at 12:13

It's trying to snow 

22/02/2013 at 12:28

Rafiki - thaanks for the link.  I'm still to be convinced although I follow the logic

The "what if" issue of not being able to use a suit come race day is too much of a deal breaker for me.

22/02/2013 at 12:42

All this swimming talk..... I'm reading Chrissie Wellington's book. She said she does a 10km session - 100 x 100m intervals - WTF??

M...eldy    pirate
22/02/2013 at 12:54

I have just seen a tweet by Jodie Swallow who has done 10 x 600 and I thought that was extreme enough
I guess thats why they are at the top of their game and we are nowhere near them

The Silent Assassin    pirate
22/02/2013 at 13:15

Is the training thread for this year then?


If so I have just written my training plan and like all good training plans it starts with a rest day, just as well, knackered I am after all that writing


WildWill    pirate
22/02/2013 at 13:19

ive done a couple of 10k's open water 

but the longest ive done in a pool is 7.5k (as WU, 7x1k, WD)


But then i'm a fan of long swims rather than short intervals

Edited: 22/02/2013 at 13:20
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