Fatman to Ironman

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16/03/2013 at 19:01

How's my position Brit? This? Or this?


Britrisky    pirate
16/03/2013 at 19:24

loved the "z4 - yes"  

Tired Badger    pirate
16/03/2013 at 20:05
Just bought myself a TT, hoping it will give me more then long enough time to get used to it before the outlaw.

Britrisky... too funny
Rafiki    pirate
16/03/2013 at 20:15

TB - we need photos

M...eldy    pirate
16/03/2013 at 20:17

Top spending Badger !!

Tired Badger    pirate
16/03/2013 at 20:21
it's only a planet x mondeo so i'm sure no pics are required , but it will hopefully be a great improvement over my current bike, not sure how long till its built and i get it fitted.
M...eldy    pirate
16/03/2013 at 20:25

Planet Xare good .... 

16/03/2013 at 20:26

Rode about 30 miles today, followed by a nearly 3 mile run.  First real long training day of my Ironplan so far.  Crazy weather here.  It was 22C today but the weather guys just posted a winter weather advisory for the overnight hours.  

Tim:  I picked up Fears Unnamed. It was rather a random pick.  It will be next on my list after I finish up the King book.  The used book store I was in had several of your books, all for the right price too, so I'll probably be back for more later.

Tired Badger    pirate
16/03/2013 at 20:30
i guess thats why there are so many of them (not that i would know being my first iron distance event)

How long does it take on average to get used to the TT position. I've been practicing with clip on bars on my road bike but i'm only up to about 1hr on them.
M...eldy    pirate
16/03/2013 at 20:33

All depends on your flexibility and if the bike has been correctly fitted to you, once it is fitted then it should be relatively comfortable (although I rarely use mine) it gives you a change of body position .. that said if its an out n out TT bike you dont have many options

16/03/2013 at 20:34

TB:  I used a run/walk strategy to ease into aero bars.  Rode say a mile in aero, a mile sitting up, etc.  My last iron distance event, I went 5 miles in aero, 1 mile sitting up (did my eating and such while sitting up) for the entire 112 miles.

16/03/2013 at 20:45

Ended up just 2 hours on turbo today instead of going out, busy family day. What a cop-out!  90 minute run scheduled for first thing tomorrow in the heavy rain, can't wait!

IY, hope you enjoy that one, collection of 4 of my novellas. 

Tired Badger    pirate
16/03/2013 at 20:52
another silly question, i hvave a speed and cadence sensor for my garmin, can i get another one for the TT bike and pair it with the same garmin? googled answer
Edited: 16/03/2013 at 20:55
Cortina5    pirate
16/03/2013 at 21:20
Tired Badger wrote (see)
another silly question, i hvave a speed and cadence sensor for my garmin, can i get another one for the TT bike and pair it with the same garmin? googled answer

Yes. My 310XT can have 3 bikes. However if you PX TT Mondeo is the same as mine the cadence sensors can be a bugger to fit due to the sharkfin on the chainstay.

I turbo'd on mine over winter 2011/2012 then got it on the road about this time last year. All my long rides and turbos were done on the TT. Only shitty wet weather rides were done on the road bike. I had a Retul fit for mine.

Currently using road bike for long rides and TT for turbo and racing. I loves it!

You should run better off the TT too.

Nice training IY and DTT. Must dig out one of your books DTT.

Tired Badger    pirate
16/03/2013 at 21:38
thanks cat and all, i plan to use my road bike as a wet / winter bike and the TT for everything else. Getting a Retul fit done too, thought it would be worth the extra from what evryone says about bike fits being important, plus it was half price with the bike purchase.
17/03/2013 at 09:44

Morning all,

firstly apologies for having abandoned the forum. After recurrent injuries (ITB) which forced me to take 9 months off trainig, I became fat (14 st. - 5'7"= BMI30!), lazy and stopped training completely. 

After brain washing myself and seeing my parents back off to Italy after the xmas holidays, I had my last drop of alcohol on January 13th 2013 at 18:00hrs. I decided to prepare for the Portishead sprint tri on June 30th, thus strictly following the just finish program of the be iron fit book (I thought by having a schedule I will stick to it and the just finish would start em slowly...) 

I am now on week 6 of the schedule and currently training 6 days a week as follows:

1. two one hours swim sessions per week (one hour is with coach): 16 F/C length=10 min

2. two cycle home sessions (13miles=55 minutes)

3. three runs per week with HR @ Z2. 30-45m avg. 8.5 min/mi (so much better training by HR)

4. one cross fit/boot camp session per week (one hour)

5. I am currently on 1200 calories per day and weight 12st

6. I love it!

I am now considering purchasing a tri compression suit and have had a look around for reviews etc. It appears that the 2xu and the TRI400 skins are the most popular. Price range are similar (£110-£130). I have been using the skins TRI400 shorts and found them very good. Does anybody have any experience on which one is better/worth?

It is good to be back and thank you very much for taking the time to read my post.






iron fraggle    pirate
17/03/2013 at 10:52

Welcome back Plinsky  good training going on there


I am seriously regretting my "run" yesterday - chest is feeling tight and I feel knackered walking up the stairs, obviously I'm not as over my virus thingy as I thought I was    was planning a gentle ride today, but have put it off for a day. Thankfully this week is a 'recovery week' on the plan, so I should be able to get back into it easily enough.


*awaits telling off by Nursey and Melds*

17/03/2013 at 11:13
Make sure you get well over your virus. You could make yourself very ill and risk getting pericarditis: you don't want that as it would stop you training for 6 weeks!

Take care
Nurse Ratched    pirate
17/03/2013 at 11:28

Oh Fraggle, Fraggle, Fraggle...


 No more of that exercise nonsense for you until you're better, young lady.

17/03/2013 at 11:43

I've just put a new post up on my Ironman Wales blog. If anyone would like to have a read it's http://chasethepotato.wordpress.com/2013/03/17/so-far-so-good-so-what/


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