Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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Iron Pingu    pirate
23/02/2013 at 21:10
DimTimTris wrote (see)

Pontypool 10k tomorrow, first race of the year.  Going to be COLD!

Can't decide whether to do that or not, legs are a bit knackered at the moment .. hmm

M...eldy    pirate
23/02/2013 at 21:16

Depends if you can run it and not race it Pingu? 

Iron Pingu    pirate
23/02/2013 at 21:59

.. true, probably not much point paying to do a race when I could easily plod a 10km at home...

23/02/2013 at 22:03
Evening all.

Park run volunteering
20 minute run
2 hour bike ride

Wind, sleet & snow made it highly enjoyable. Not.
M...eldy    pirate
23/02/2013 at 22:07

Good effort 

24/02/2013 at 13:00

Pontypol 10k done!  Around 46 minutes, I think (stupidly forgot my watch), and if that's confirmed then I'm a happy puppy.  

Wore Pirate colours for the first time and had a couple of 'go pirates!'  

Feeling good!  Esp as tomorrow is rest day, so tonight I have 3 bottles of fine ale lined up 

24/02/2013 at 13:08

Good stuff Tris!

Fink, Going Long, Swim Smooth etc etc all reccomened swimming drills are done while wearing fins.  I'm not really in a position to do so as my local pool has an out right ban on using them due to health and safety concerns.  In truth, the use of paddles is also frowned upon too.  

Was wondering if this is a similar picture across the pools we all use? 

24/02/2013 at 13:26

we use fins in  our club sessions, but I haven't tried using them in public sessions as I wouldn't want to whack anyone by mistake! The lanes get a bit busy sometimes. However, there is a session once a week where I am often alone, so was thinking of taking them along next time I go to that session because I can't see how they can object to that.

M...eldy    pirate
24/02/2013 at 17:19

Fins are not allowed in any 'public' session either
I dont wear them cos they feck my achilles up 

1hr run before work and here I am until 2am again ....

iron fraggle    pirate
24/02/2013 at 17:36

Crap bike ride today. went out with SoupDragon the recce the Challenge Henley bike course; my legs were heavy and tired and not playing ball; it was fecking cold and I my sinuses produced industrial quantities of snot . still, we did about 25 miles.  still feeling a bit rough and tired, so will take it easy for a few days.


on the plus side - my dodgy foot can now cope with running for 30 mins which is fab

24/02/2013 at 17:49

Thinking about it, not being able to use fins is for me probably a good thing.  I imagine using them would cause an overly pronounced flex in the ankle.  Something I imagine that's non too clever for someone 3 months after ankle surgery.  

M...eldy    pirate
24/02/2013 at 17:50

Fraggle, take heart .. there wont be many who had good bike rides today as it is soooo cold.  How was the bike course?

24/02/2013 at 18:48

Agree with M...eldy, the chances of enjoying a bike ride today were slim. I rode 15 freezing miles to join my tri club Sunday group ride only to find them all inside spinning away on turbo trainers!  They had sent an email but I didn't check before I left. It was quite amusing but the ride back was very, very cold and with nobody to talk to either.


24/02/2013 at 20:36
M...eldy    pirate
24/02/2013 at 20:46

There will always be the bike rides that dont fit the pattern or the plan, dont beat yourselves up about them unless they become consistant and then that needs addressing

24/02/2013 at 23:16

Did the second of the winter tri series today.  5K run, 12 mile bike, 400 yard swim.  Sliced off 3:11 from my prior PR.  Still need to work on run pacing.   Went out like a raped up and then held on the last half a mile.  I guess it's new to me as I've only began to work on speed as I've always been a trudger.  Probably still trudging along, just doing it faster!

The Silent Assassin    pirate
25/02/2013 at 09:55

started off my training with a cycle 8 miles to parkrun, parkrun, cycle back 8 miles, then 3k swim in afternoon followed by a 12mile run on Sunday with 30 mins on the turbo as a warmup, the run wasn't pretty as so cold


25/02/2013 at 15:08
iron fraggle    pirate
25/02/2013 at 16:03

55 min outing on my mtb after work today - nice to enjoy a bit of mud for a change

25/02/2013 at 18:30
Good training, well done Tim.

What is it with clowns who turn up for a lane swimming session & twat about in the lanes. Winds me right up, lol, had some guy playing with his kid in a full 50m swim lane last night, throwing her up and down etc.

But that seems to be perfectly acceptable with the hitler youth, power tripping lifeguards, look out though if you turn up with a pair of training fins though.

Grrrrrrrrrrr, sorry rant over.
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