Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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02/03/2013 at 10:41

Thanks. I work for Aviva. We do get quite a few decent opportunities come up. I used to get loads of free Athletics tickets till the sponsorship stopped recently.

Managed to knock over a minute off my park run PB again today.

Now stands at 22.02  Surely thats got to be my lot for now. In the last 3 park runs i've reduce my time by 2.30+

Nurse Ratched    pirate
02/03/2013 at 10:41

 Running tips please SD

02/03/2013 at 12:06

blimey that is good going SD well done

02/03/2013 at 12:57

Good work SD - is that at Eaton park?

M...eldy    pirate
02/03/2013 at 18:08

Evening all .... 60 freezing miles on the bike

I am more than over winter.

I did see some lambs tho .. although I did think that they must be frozen bless 'em 

02/03/2013 at 18:29

I got stared out by a wild boar today during my run, he was scary and almost certainly quicker at running than me!



02/03/2013 at 19:25

32 miles on the bike, I rode up Fiddler's Elbow (for anyone who knows it ... the hill from Llanfoist up over the Blorenge to Blavenavon).  That was hard.  Stopped a couple of times to catch my breath, but pushed on and did it, pleased with myself. 2,100 feet of climb, averaged 15.1mph (moving time).  Legs a bit achy now  

Andy, bloody great 5k time, that.  MY PB is about 22:30.  

02/03/2013 at 21:46
Eaton Park Spoons.

Guess it must be all the training making me fitter. No secrets.
M...eldy    pirate
03/03/2013 at 08:03

Morning world

Enjoy the day, I shall be at work til 5pm and asleep by 7pm 

03/03/2013 at 08:07
SausageDog wrote (see)

Guess it must be all the training making me fitter. No secrets.

What a great quote and how very true. No shortcuts I'm afraid!

Britrisky    pirate
03/03/2013 at 14:20
First 'proper' ride out today on road bike, on a CTC ride. 50 miles in 3 1/2 hours - pleased with that, because I wanted to go faster.

Has anyone experienced 'going up' a group on a cycling ride and then getting dropped? I think I'd need a lot of determination for that ...
M...eldy    pirate
03/03/2013 at 14:31

I only ever really cycle with Barlos ... no one else would put themselves through that  

Rafiki    pirate
03/03/2013 at 16:11

 indeed, Barlos must be commended for willing to cycle with you

M...eldy    pirate
03/03/2013 at 16:15

I dont remember asking you !!   

03/03/2013 at 16:46

well done Brit. I have yet to get outside on my road bike this year but I do do most of my training really early and it is still dark and frosty then. Hopefully next Sunday I will get outside for a nice long relaxed ride

M...eldy    pirate
03/03/2013 at 18:07

Are you north of the boarder Mathschick?

I had to scrape the car this morning and I'm darn sarf  

03/03/2013 at 18:25

depends which border you are talking about Meldy - I am near Nottingham

M...eldy    pirate
03/03/2013 at 18:33

Thats North to me 

I am in Bucks, you are in nosebleed territory  !!

It is still flippin cold round here tho

Cortina5    pirate
03/03/2013 at 19:20
M...eldy wrote (see)

I am in Bucks, you are in nosebleed territory  !!


Has to scrape the car at midnight this morning to drive back from a wedding!

03/03/2013 at 19:50

Britrisky - I know a few people who were persuaded to move up a group in a club and got dropped. It made them quite disheartened to be fair. To the point where they formed their own group & now stick together.

I'm not a big fan of group rides, i go on the occasional reliability ride with Trianglia . More benefit to us triathletes to cycle on our lonesome anyway, we cant ride in groups at an event.

2 hour run done this afternoon, longest run time ever


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