Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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IronCat5    pirate
18/03/2013 at 23:03
DimTimTris wrote (see)

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.  

Don't get me wrong - I'm a big fan of the turbo; I've ridden outside some 8 times this year, and 3 of those were races. I get a lot of bang for my buck with the turbo, I make the time count and it hurts. I think 2 hours on the turbo could be a challenge, though Sufferfest's Blender is 1h40....

I agree about the pre and post-ride faff!

M...eldy    pirate
19/03/2013 at 05:38

Morning team

Up and at 'em  

I expect you are all in to your second hour on the turbo by now

19/03/2013 at 06:02
Morning: sat having breakfast b4 work... Cycling home later today 15miler...
M...eldy    pirate
19/03/2013 at 06:08

Plinsky of reply to one of your earlier questions, I would go for compression shorts and a non compression top, you may find the top a bit restrictive and most people would shy away from a one piece, especially if racing long and even more especially if its a compression number ... you'd be in the portaloos for a month  

19/03/2013 at 06:49
Thanks M...eldy, that's helpful. My tri 400 short are pretty good - I shall stick to those and not worry about a suit.
19/03/2013 at 08:23

Morning all.  I'm back on Guernsey for a weeks holiday and boy life is good over here.  It's a little after 8am and I'm tapping away nursing a huge mug of coffee having been for a 45 min sea swim.

Apart from the water's temperature, I really enjoyed it.  Stunning weather here today.  Clear blue skies with a view out to the north of Alderney and the French coast.  13 degrees too.  Almost tropical.

Plinsky - I'm only planning on doing a half distance this year with the 24 week plan being my own that's pretty much an adaptation of something from the recent November and February issues of Triathlon Plus magazine. 

Nurse Ratched    pirate
19/03/2013 at 11:51

I'll be turboing tonight since I'm under house arrest thanks to the snow

19/03/2013 at 12:35

I take my bike out in the rain too clean it

iron fraggle    pirate
19/03/2013 at 13:41

Feeling well fecked off now, and still not properly better    walked to work today, which is about 1.5 miles,  and about 70% uphill - felt exhausted by the time I got there

consoling myself by the fact that Mr Frag is on his second course of anti-biotics to get rid of it (so I'm not being a wimp!) and I've booked myself into the spa tomorrow evening, so I can do gentle swimming and sit in the jacuzzi/steam room all night

M...eldy    pirate
19/03/2013 at 17:49

Patience woman !!!

iron fraggle    pirate
19/03/2013 at 19:17

I don't bloody well have much left at the moment Melds!

seren nos    pirate
19/03/2013 at 19:24

fraggle.joining you on teh pissed off bench........suffering form a head cold since the weekend........this month has been a wash out....niggling achillies put me on gentle training for a week.stomach bug wiped me out for a week..then 5 days good training before this head cold knocked me off course again...........

never had such a run of illness.......

 so patience is almost run out

 might go for a sauna tomorrow 

WildWill    pirate
19/03/2013 at 19:41
Evening all

A good day for me ...

- Swim (Drills)

- 5mile run

- 1hr 30min spin ... Including RPM class
- 5 mile riverside run
- 15min spin ... To cool down

... Now I'm hungry
Edited: 19/03/2013 at 19:41
19/03/2013 at 20:16
Jes! Great work WW! I thought I had done a lot by doing a 75 min bike ride... Will get there one day...
WildWill    pirate
19/03/2013 at 20:35
I do most my training Monday -Thursday cos I work away from home
19/03/2013 at 22:06

I usually sleep like a log, but after a swim session always find it a bit more unsettled.  Is it just me?

Tired Badger    pirate
19/03/2013 at 22:17
New bike will be built next Tuesday, now to get it fitted
Tired Badger    pirate
19/03/2013 at 22:21
Will how do you get on not having your bike with you all week, is the spin bike a good replacement? what about gym bikes, are they worth using or is it better to just replace with extra run sessions?I only ask as i have a few weeks away with work in the next month
IronCat5    pirate
19/03/2013 at 23:24

I used to use a hotel gym bike with one of Chrissie W's AudioFuel sessions. Got me through endless hotel stays.

20/03/2013 at 03:31
3:31 am: can't sleep... Going to be short of a swim session this weekas going away with work and the swimming pool in the hotel is only 14 meters. Ironcat 5 Should I spin on a gym bike instead? If so for how long? Or should I get in a cheeky QC?

Tired Badger: I never have a y problems sleeping after a swim session (says being awake in the middle of the night!) - although last night it was a 75 min cycle home session.
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