Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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IronCat5    pirate
18/03/2013 at 09:05

Thanks Melds.

ID - always best to start with a rest day.

Plinsky - not bad. Don't forget you'll need to dump you helmet, grab running cap etc. I don't bother with elastic laces for LD events, rather ensure the trainers are on tight.

WildWill..... wrote (see)

Had a very lazy weekend  only a bit walking and some core work ... but i did pick up my new car 

What did you get???

WildWill    pirate
18/03/2013 at 09:09

An Insignia with the body kit big alloys options.


Got a great deal (£6.5k discount) and fits my needs of being good on my 660mile round trip comute  

18/03/2013 at 09:16


insigna are massive! is it a TDI for that mileage??

WildWill    pirate
18/03/2013 at 09:33

My old car was an A6 Quattro and I also have an A8 Quattro (V8) - so im use to big cars.

Yep - got the 2.0 CD TDI

18/03/2013 at 16:40

Picking up my NEWT kit tomorrow!  

You can never have enough kit.

iron fraggle    pirate
18/03/2013 at 16:45

Good going Cat - it was fecking cold round these parts yesterday!

yet another rest day here, as my virusy/chest infction thingy has still not b*ggered off completely

18/03/2013 at 16:59

Here's my week 10 update...

Fraggle, hope you improve soon.

18/03/2013 at 18:32

What's a NEWT kit? Link?

18/03/2013 at 18:36

IY, it's my Tri club.

WildWill    pirate
18/03/2013 at 20:06
Evening all ... A good day for training for me today

- 1mile tempo swim ... was my fastest pool mile from cold in a long time (29:53)

- 2hrs 30min spin .... Including Sufferfest local hero
- 20mins run
- 10mins stretching
M...eldy    pirate
18/03/2013 at 20:17

6.5 miles of intervals for me and back to work for the night


Nurse Ratched    pirate
18/03/2013 at 20:50

You lot have been busy.

I'm on a rest day and I spent it learning about wound management, including (among other things) how to use maggots to clean wounds. 

Schools here are closed tomorrow because of the snow.

18/03/2013 at 20:57
Mmm... My training pretty mediocre:
30 minutes run at lunch time and one hour swim this evening. Tomorrow 15 miles bike ride +/- swim.

Going to Glasgow on Thursday evening (work thing). Does anybody know the length of the crown plaza hotel swimming pool, please? I have tried to look it up but unsuccessfull.

Many thanks,
Tired Badger    pirate
18/03/2013 at 21:03
Nice report Cat well ran, and good training everyone.
18/03/2013 at 21:05
Sorry to ask again:
Has anyone tried any of the compression tri suits, please? Any suggestions? Dim Trim Tim, which programme of the Finlk book are you following: just finish, intermediate or competitive ?
18/03/2013 at 21:43
Evening all. Good training by the looks.

Good write up Cat, sounds like it was a nice character building event.

Well done Tim, 2 minutes on a turbo would do my head in let alone 2 hours.

IY, your Trianglia Beanie will be in the post on Wednesday.
18/03/2013 at 22:06

Excellent news SD!  

What's your t-shirt size? I'll have to try to hunt down a tri club tech tee for you. Similar to the one the Budgie wore at Stafford yesterday.

IronCat5    pirate
18/03/2013 at 22:10

Thanks guys.

30 minutes recovery turbo at lunch then hour swimming tonight.

DTT - what SD said

I have a few tri-suits but none marketed as compression. Having worn compression gear I'm not sure I'd want a compression trisuit My 2XU shorts do put a bit of squeeze on.

18/03/2013 at 22:23
I had a pair of compression socks. They were ok when i first used them but more recently i started to get inflamed & itchy ankles everytime i wore them so dont bother now.

I do wear calf compression sleeves though, not sure how much difference they make though.
18/03/2013 at 22:53

Plinsky, I'm following the competitive plan (almost).

Andy & Cat, I'm not a massive fan of turbo, but if I'm just up for an hour's ride and it's raining, you can put an hour on top of that with getting ready and cleaning bike etc afterwards!  2 hour Saturday turbo was just fecking lazy, though.  

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