Fatman to Ironman

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26/02/2013 at 16:36

Good stuff, fraggle!

Nice hour's run today through woods and along canal.  NEWT swim later.

M...eldy    pirate
26/02/2013 at 19:18

You take it easy with those weights Frags!

I am on a quick turnaround at work so very little sleep and back at a desk already ...
Looking forwards to the Tri show on Friday, may need to keep the bank cards locked away!

Cortina5    pirate
26/02/2013 at 19:48
Nurse Ratched wrote (see)

Swam yesterday (but not as fast as Meldy), short brick today - 45 min bike & 20 min run.

Pay day tomorrow so I'm going to treat myself to a foam roller.  Although I'm thinking 'treat' may not be the case.

I hate my roller. Best thing I ever bought, though markedly the least exciting and it completely lacks any carbon .

Could do with it now for the ITB. Wine bottle it is then!

Nurse Ratched    pirate
26/02/2013 at 21:06

Good man - empty the bottle and you won't feel the ITB

26/02/2013 at 21:53
Evening all, good training. Blinding swim Melds, thats over 3 minutes quicker than my 400m thing i did, lol.

Foam roller is one of the best things ive bought. I use it daily on my calfs, hams, quads & IT band.

Tried to do my back with it but nearly snapped my neck, so be careful with that one!
WildWill    pirate
27/02/2013 at 08:02

Just looked and next week is week 1 of my IMCH training plan 


It goes like this

MON AM - 40min SWIM include 1kTT
MON PM - 1:45/0:20 BRICK
TUE AM - 35min slow SWIM
TUE Lunch - 40min trail RUN
TUE PM - 2:00 BIKE(inc Sufferfest)
WED PM - 50min BIKE followd by 3k easy SWIM
THU AM - Insanity
FRI PM - 1:00 easy RUN
SAT AM - Insanity followed by 10min tabitta(sp?)  BIKE 

Tired Badger    pirate
27/02/2013 at 09:01

How long it the plan Will?

WildWill    pirate
27/02/2013 at 09:03

21 weeks .... well its a 20 week plan with a down week when I'm on holiday at easter

Tired Badger    pirate
27/02/2013 at 09:09

I though it seemed quite intense for week 1, but as its a 20 week plan, have you followd 20 weeks before, how do they compare with the 30 week plans (fink)?

WildWill    pirate
27/02/2013 at 09:25

I don't like Fink ... I always do 20 weeks I normally average 10(ish) hours per week training for a few weeks prior to the plan, have a week or 2 off then start the plan.


I base my plan on the ones on BeginnerTriathlete, but have to heavily modify it due to my lifestyle.

My PB was Regensburg 2011 when i Managed to get (reasonably) close to what i planned

Edited: 27/02/2013 at 09:25
27/02/2013 at 09:52

2.5km swim this morning in 52 minutes with a 400m time trial at the end in 7:47.

Need to beat Meldys sub 7......

M...eldy    pirate
27/02/2013 at 11:47
Crack on Spoons, 6.38 to beat!!!
M...eldy    pirate
27/02/2013 at 11:48
Sorry, that is my pb
End of session pb was 6.50 which prob means I'm not trying hard enough on my pb attempts!
Rafiki    pirate
27/02/2013 at 11:49

 you keep this speed work up Meldy.....it'll just give me a wheel to aim for on the outskirts of PdC!

M...eldy    pirate
27/02/2013 at 12:02
Talking of which, do you have an excuse for Saturday? Me & Barlos are cycling
27/02/2013 at 20:51
Evening all.

Big progress with the billateral breathing tonight. May not look pretty but i managed to do my last 20 lengths of tonights 84 doing billateral

Did some alternate stroke/breathing lengths as well
2 stroke then 3 stroke then 4 stroke then 5 stroke. Then back to 2 again and so on.

Well pleased with tonights progress.

Did a 6 mile run as well, starting to feel quite fit (as i sit here munching skittles)
M...eldy    pirate
27/02/2013 at 20:55

Well done sossige . swimming that is, not eating skittles

27/02/2013 at 21:01
Thanks, find it hard to believe how far the old front crawl has come.

Might have to finish my sessions with a 400m TT, see if i can catch you and spoons up. My best so far is 10:19 i think, so a way to go yet
M...eldy    pirate
27/02/2013 at 21:03

It can be done  

Cortina5    pirate
27/02/2013 at 21:06

I must get back in the pool at some point. Got carried away with duathlons and tapering. Next Monday perhaps...

I reckon the key to overtaking Melday at IM is a speedy T1

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