Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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M...eldy    pirate
21/02/2013 at 17:45

Just the one?  

Ironholgs    pirate
22/02/2013 at 08:46

Morning All,

A lot less chilly then yesterday. A great session in the pool last night, the usual 300-400m of warm drills, floats etc... and then 20 x 75m off a diminishing rest recovery. Really pushed hard and enjoyed it.

22/02/2013 at 08:53

well done spoons and holgs on the swimming. I am no longer the slowest in my lane at tri club now - I know that cos I keep catching people up and having to hang around a bit.  just need to sort out my legs and kick and I will be getting there

 

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.

IronCat5    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

FoC
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 

FoC
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??

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