Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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27/03/2013 at 12:11

Will, like the playlist although I am not sure I would class all of those bands as punk

I never take music out running - it just annoys me and I like to be aware of what is going on around me, both to appreciate nature as well as the security aspect of knowing if someone is coming up behind me

Rafiki    pirate
27/03/2013 at 13:29

Always run with music during training, but never in a race....that's just rude!! And recently I've stopped listening to music when I ride..... apparently that's dangerous or something  (but then I only wear helmet when its cold!)

27/03/2013 at 13:59

I never listen to music whilst training outdoors, but usually listen to something when I'm stuck in the gym. My dissertation at university next year is actually about the effects of music on athletic performance, looking forward to researching the area and doing some tests!

Will I find that listening to Bieber makes us all faster? 

27/03/2013 at 14:47

When i was member of a gym maybe 8, 9 years ago I do recall the gents used to run and cycle faster when Can't Get You Outta My Head came on.

Probably more to do with the video... 

WildWill    pirate
27/03/2013 at 15:38

Audio books are good for realy long runs when on your own 

27/03/2013 at 18:51
Evening all.

Not the best week for me. Had to sack the running due to injured calf. So, done extra cycling to make up the time.

Now suddenly come down with a freaking cold yet again so had to bin tonights swim as feel like $hite. Was all going so well. Only 25 days till VLM.
27/03/2013 at 19:40

This is going to sound mighty strange but today was I think my first real swim workout ever.  Yes, that's after 3+ years of doing this.  Yes, that's after 2 Ironmans.  

It was my 3rd or 4th session in a group swim training group and I recall a comment I made last week to the coach (who's also been working with me separately since before Christmas), "Why do we get so much rest time in-between 25s, for example? I don't need that much rest time."  She replies, "Then you aren't working hard enough on the given distance."  So today, after about 1200 yards of various things, she has us do 20x25, leaving on 30 seconds.  

This was new to me, and I was told that we would start a 25 every 30 seconds.  I think to myself, "Hmm, I can do 25 yards in about 25-26 seconds normally so shouldn't be a problem."  Well, by about the 6th or 7th of the 25s, I was begging for a little rest.  I made all 20 but holy crap, I was wrecked.  Obviously, it's going to make me a better swimmer and I now know how to better push myself.  

M...eldy    pirate
27/03/2013 at 20:04

Mathschick .. I thought exactly the same,ace soundtrack Will but not what I would call punk, love The Ramones 

Yanky that sounds like a damn good swim session!

I swam today as well, just the hour and a mixtures of 400's on drills and pace and anything else I could think of!

Off to Devon for the Easter break tomorrow but will look in when I can, planning on some nice bike rides hopefully !!

WildWill    pirate
27/03/2013 at 20:14
Well Punk / New wave

Evening all ... A good day for me

- 45min trail run at a steady 10m/m pace

- 8k swim as 8 x 1000m .. Struggled with cramp the last 2k so they were a bit of the pace ... Also found I swim faster when there's another swimmer in my lane
M...eldy    pirate
27/03/2013 at 20:15

You struggled with cramp when you did the 6k Will, time to relook at the plan ?

WildWill    pirate
27/03/2013 at 20:19
But this time it it started 2k later ... So that's progress ... Method in my madness
WhizKid    pirate
27/03/2013 at 20:32
8k swim you are some special type of crazy
M...eldy    pirate
27/03/2013 at 20:34

Method my arse Willum  


WildWill    pirate
27/03/2013 at 20:40
I may do a couple of 10k swims this year .plus I've too almost 2mins off my 1000m TT tis month
27/03/2013 at 22:01

I'm obviously nowhere near as old as you lot. Never heard of anyone on the playlist. 

27/03/2013 at 22:02

I have ear ache. Swimming related I'm guessing. Any suggestions?

27/03/2013 at 22:35
Do your strokes with your arms, not your ears?

27/03/2013 at 22:55

I'm like dumbo in the water....

27/03/2013 at 23:15

Andy, look after yourself, a cold will give you enforced rest.  Hope you shake it soon.  Been to physio about the calf?

IY, good swimming mate!  I'm loving the tri club swim sessions now, really looking forward to open water swimming in May (once we've hacked a hole in the ice).

WW ... 8k.  Respect. 

M...eldy    pirate
28/03/2013 at 06:36
Spoons ... Ear plugs

Happy holidays everyone
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