Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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Cortina5    pirate
28/02/2013 at 12:09

I got a blue foam roller from my local sports shop for £10.

Rafiki    pirate
28/02/2013 at 12:31

Nursey - they look fecking painiful!! I'm with Cat, cheap one from Amazon for me - which also happens to be blue - but does the trick!

28/02/2013 at 13:08

Quick hour on the bike targetting some hills in prep for Blaenavon Triathlon.  About 15 miles inc 900ft of climb.  More work to do...!

Cortina5    pirate
28/02/2013 at 13:14

Rumour has it that the foam colours are related to the ouch factor - white/blue/black.

Nice bike Tim. I've heard it's a killer tri!

iron fraggle    pirate
28/02/2013 at 14:07

Good swim for me this morning, did just under 36 mins for my mile, which I haven't done for years    I think the kettlebells upper body strength stuff is helping

run late while no2 son id diving, then swim & bike tomorrow

28/02/2013 at 14:10

I have a cheap blue foam roller, the trouble is with it is that it has gone soft in the middle so doesn't perform as well as it did, and tbh I haven't used it thaat much. The ones you have linked do look like they would be better in the longer term

Nurse Ratched    pirate
28/02/2013 at 14:59
Rafiki wrote (see)

Nursey - they look fecking painiful!! I'm with Cat, cheap one from Amazon for me - which also happens to be blue - but does the trick!

There's a lot to be said for a little pain Raf 

Good biking Tim and good swimming Fraggle.

 

Edited: 28/02/2013 at 15:02
Nurse Ratched    pirate
28/02/2013 at 15:24

29.1 hilly miles biked in 2hrs 14min (at least, I think it's hilly).  Would be a tiny bit quicker if I could get the bottle out of the cage to have a drink without having to stop .  

iron fraggle    pirate
28/02/2013 at 15:58

it'll come with practice nursey

Nurse Ratched    pirate
28/02/2013 at 16:56

I wouldn't bet on that Frag!

M...eldy    pirate
28/02/2013 at 19:07

Nursey .  as BBT has alluded to, the cheaper the roller the less density, I believe its the Fit66 ones that are quite good?

40 miles on the bike for me, 4 layers but it was very nearly spring  

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
28/02/2013 at 22:11

I have a triggerpoint Grid foam roller.... really hurts! 

 

WildWill    pirate
01/03/2013 at 10:53

At physio at lunch time ... see what he says about my knee ... fingers crossed 

01/03/2013 at 11:36

Hope it goes well, Will.

Got a question for you all.  Strength & conditioning -- what do you do, and how much?  I do some exercises in the house a couple of times per week, but feel it's nowhere near enough.  I hate gyms ... but thinking about fitting a gym/weights session in on a Friday morning (and maybe a swim afterwards too).  

WildWill    pirate
01/03/2013 at 11:48

in the off seasion i do a fare bit, mix of weights (high rep/low rest), core/body weight stuff. insanity etc

At start of program it drops to 1-2 sessions per week (Insanity type stuff) plus occational core work at end of tri specific session

then to 1

then non as i get close to my A race

01/03/2013 at 12:15
DimTimTris wrote (see)

Hope it goes well, Will.

Got a question for you all.  Strength & conditioning -- what do you do, and how much?  I do some exercises in the house a couple of times per week, but feel it's nowhere near enough.  I hate gyms ... but thinking about fitting a gym/weights session in on a Friday morning (and maybe a swim afterwards too).  

I go digging down the allotment for a few hours a week

WildWill    pirate
01/03/2013 at 13:45

Back from physio: Patella Tendonitis, Tight ITB: exaggerated by knee hyperflexion. So not all bad news.

I have had treatment, Need to rest it this weekend but can still train starting from Monday

Plus I nned to look at wearing heals/lifts to ensure my knee is pushed more forward .... stiletoes anyone?

01/03/2013 at 18:55

I expect Raf has got heels some to go with his skirt 

M...eldy    pirate
01/03/2013 at 18:58

I've got some you can borrow Willum 


I have been to the Tri Show and got out virtually unscathed ... it was busy today so heaven knows what it will be like tomorrow and Sunday 

Rafiki    pirate
01/03/2013 at 19:07
BrokeButTri'ng wrote (see)

I expect Raf has got heels some to go with his skirt 

 mine are not for beginners!!

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