Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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Nurse Ratched    pirate
28/03/2013 at 17:28

Holgs, I loved the photo of you holding the knackered seat and smiling.  How long did the smile last for ...?

28/03/2013 at 17:32

He was smiling cos of where it'd been wedged.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
28/03/2013 at 17:35

5 mile run this afternoon, dead on 50 mins. 

Steak for tea 

28/03/2013 at 19:06
Evenng all. Swapped my rest day to today as still feeling a bit shitty. 10 days off work now

Welcome runnin. Best advice is sign up for an Ironman now, buy a copy of 'Be Iron fit' & crack on. Sounds like your further ahead with your fitness than a lot of us 2013 cherry popping ironman candidates. good luck.

Now off to find some pleasant images to look at & wipe away ones of Holgs with a seat post wedged where it shouldnt be
iron fraggle    pirate
28/03/2013 at 21:05

*still* suffering from this sodding virus - every time I try and do some training, I feel really awful the next day    Am off to Cornwall tomorrow for a few days at my mum's, so hoping to come back recovered and raring to go - and not *too* full of pasties

no internet connection where we're going, so I'll see you on the other side

Cortina5    pirate
28/03/2013 at 22:13

Godspeed Fraggle!

29/03/2013 at 08:24

fraggle - hope you recuperate fully at your mum's - have a good rest.

29/03/2013 at 12:03

Been suffering with man flu just at the itme i wanted to get back to serious training. so only managed a couple of 40 min turbo sessions and a slow 30 min run this week. Had a good  walk this am and done some core work outside with hopes to get on turbo later today. Still congested though and struggling with temptation to enjoy the sofa....


Got a psrint Tri in early june plus a 100 mile bike, aiming for an olympic late season and then poss try for first IM next year....

Nurse Ratched    pirate
29/03/2013 at 13:12

Swim this morning. Just for a change I did it all with a pull buoy, which I normally only use for drills, and did 2.5k in 1:02:03.  I'm ignoring the 3 seconds as they can be accounted for by having to swim around the blue rinse flotilla. How can 4 people take up the entire width of the pool?

Edited: 29/03/2013 at 13:15
WhizKid    pirate
29/03/2013 at 14:07
Nurse ratched - they always manage too take up the majority of the pool, and apparently some of them can't read medium and fast lane.. Why do a painfully slow backstroke in a medium lane is beyond me, I'm no amazingly fast swimmer... Far from it... But common really winds me up! Rant over
29/03/2013 at 19:13
Lol, pool rage. Same when a fast swimmer goes in the slow lane & feels the need to race you, tumble turn in front of you, swim under you, over you, kicking you & being a general all round pest.

Hope everyones had a nice Good Friday. 1 hour bike today, despite the blue sky and sun most of the day, i managed to time my ride perfectly to catch some snow.

Calves feeling a lot better, probably going to try a gentle park run tomorrow.
WhizKid    pirate
29/03/2013 at 19:16
Agreed with idiots in the pool.... Bloody club swimmers who are always faster then me... Stick them on a bike then we will talk I'm looking forward too going for my first park run tommoro can't wait!
29/03/2013 at 20:27
Nice one, wheres your park run?
29/03/2013 at 20:30

Nice Good Friday trifecta today.  1 mile swim, 33 mile bike, 1 mile run.

Have a half-marathon in the morning:  http://www.runthebluegrass.org/  No real time goal in mind but it's such a beautiful area and I'm a sucker for a nice medal.  Think I'm going to go out with the two hour pace group and see how it goes.

WhizKid    pirate
29/03/2013 at 20:44
Newbury (greenham common to be exact) I'm really looking forward too it... However legs still sting a bit

Yank - don't do what I did on my half and go too hard! I ended up going stupidly too fast too begin with and almost crawled the last mile, couldn't run for 3 days post race, best of luck mate!
30/03/2013 at 08:03
Wonderful 90min out and back run this morning along The Ridgeway. Mighty cold and icy in places.

Bike session later before settling down for the arrival of the inlaws ????
30/03/2013 at 08:05
For some reason my :/ emoticon turned into a wodge of question marks. Bless. Wasn't intentional and I cant edit it from this Windows 8 device. Oh well.
30/03/2013 at 08:09

IY - good luck for the HM, 

gym, spinning and masters swimming for me this morning, before dropping kids off at the in-laws

Nurse Ratched    pirate
30/03/2013 at 13:27

Hope the half goes ok IY

A shade over 37 miles biked this morning.  OUTDOORS ! Clear, dry roads but still lots of snow on the fields, blue sky and sunshine - stunning.  And, after some sound advice, managed a fair bit of it on the aero bars without being wobbly. 's all good.


30/03/2013 at 14:22

Nursey, I also did 37 miles! Lovely day.  But I'm still not keen on aero bars, need to build confidence there.

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