Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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Tired Badger    pirate
05/04/2013 at 22:18
Oh the dreaded man flu, well done to the younger bruv holgs. Good training going on,and good racing cat.
I'm hoping to take the TT out for its maiden voyage tomorrow, spent the evening fitting cadence sensors, bottle holders for kit and profile bottle, all ready i think. Just got to find a decent engine to push it
05/04/2013 at 22:58
You'll have plenty of company in the water at Bolton Tim so you should go like a fish

Still no running for me either Cat, will just do the 2 hour session on Sunday and thats it for this week.

47 miler on the bike planned for tomorrow, looks like its going to be the nicest day of the year so far

Sounds like theres lots going on this weekend so have fun folks
Nurse Ratched    pirate
06/04/2013 at 01:10

Have had an arsey couple of days.  Planned my long ride for yesterday, but had a mechanical glitch with the bike, so had to take it to LBS.  They fixed it no problem (I have got to do a maintenance course) but by then i didn't have time to get the ride in, so I turboed instead.  Then planned to bike to the pool this morning (12 miles each way) but woke up with a nasty sore throat and sniffly nose, so I took some drugs and drove to the pool. Still managed 2.5k swim, so  all was not lost.

M...eldy    pirate
06/04/2013 at 03:01

Good training all !!

I did manage a swim earlier today and then I did the 3rd of 4 run technique sessions which was concentrating on arms this time .. my arms are usually quite happy dangling by my sides !

Am on nights now for 3 nights so I shall miss most of the weekend being asleep but if someone can put a fiver on Seabass for me i'd be most obliged 

M...eldy    pirate
06/04/2013 at 03:06

Good training all !!I did manage a swim earlier today and then I did the 3rd of 4 run technique sessions which was concentrating on arms this time .. my arms are usually quite happy dangling by my sides !Am on nights now for 3 nights so I shall miss most of the weekend being asleep but if someone can put a fiver on Seabass for me i'd be most obliged 

06/04/2013 at 14:13

Did 33m on the bike this morning, 2,200 feet of climb.  Bloody hard work, went up over the local mountain (Blorenge, the Tumble for anyone around here!), and hated it.  

Beginning to doubt whether I should even be trying the Blaenavon Triathlon (hills even worse than I did today), maybe it'd do me better training-wise entering an Oly instead around the same time. Only been road biking 10 months ... lack of experience showing today.

Oh, and fell off twice after stopping for breather on the hills.  

WhizKid    pirate
06/04/2013 at 14:56
Dimtim - please don't give up! Keep at it, this is typically one of those times of year when it's hard too keep focus, lack of tris as the season has properly started Etc etc, biking is very blue collar as training goes so just keep focusing on it.... It will be warm soon too and riding in the lovely warm sun is one of the best feelings even, best of luck mate!
Edited: 06/04/2013 at 14:57
06/04/2013 at 21:16
Yep, crack on Tim, need my wing man at Grafham & Bolton!

Did a 49 miler today, no extreme hills for me, Norfolk isnt exactly mountainous. My mate i went with fell off at a junction when he couldnt unclip which was quite amusing.

Lovely day though. Be shaving the legs and wearing shorts soon
IronCat5    pirate
06/04/2013 at 21:57

I ran today. 8km without too many issues. Wet trails are firming up, some soft bits here and there but not wet through. Shorts and t-shirt and sunnies.

Then I washed both cars still in shorts

We had a house viewing today too. The estate agent turned up with a couple, completely unannounced. Our house was a shit-tip too. We'll be having words on Monday...

M...eldy    pirate
06/04/2013 at 23:17

Sossige ... I have fallen off my bike on numerous occaisions and none of them whilst moving.   traffic lights are bastards  

06/04/2013 at 23:20

He's a former NFL player, so probably not famous to the people in this thread, but Hines Ward is training for Kona as part of a promotion.  They show him clip in for the first time and he falls right over.  So if a speedy athletic NFL player can fall off while clipped in, anyone can

WhizKid    pirate
07/04/2013 at 06:16
IY - I think I saw that advertised on the kona world champs from last year isn't for some chocolate milk company or something.... Bleeding yanks get all the best competitions!
iron fraggle    pirate
07/04/2013 at 13:32

As mentioned on the Challenge Henley thread, I've come back from a surprisingly sunny Cornwall having picked up yet another fecking cold   I am now finallu feeling like I'm getting rid of it all. Today I've spent an hour and a half gardening, but felt very wobbly afterwards. Resting HR is usually 55-60, and is currently languishing in the low 70's so I know I'm *still* not 110 %

I think I will have lost about 5 weeks training by the time I get back into it (that is, if it's this week!) so am having to seriously think about Henley and whether I should drop down to the Half, otherwise I'll be playing catch-up too much. Yes i know I have a base fitness which I shouldn't have lost too much of, but going from 0 to IM in 20/22 weeks may be too much of an ask ?

 

Right, more weeds and brambles await me, then a sit down with the end of the Paris-Roubaix

Nurse Ratched    pirate
07/04/2013 at 14:06

Glad to hear you're on the mend Frag.  Only you really know what you can achieve in that time frame, but I'd say don't give up on the full IM just yet.  Suppose it also depends on whether you're going for compete or complete.

M...eldy    pirate
07/04/2013 at 14:42
Frags ... You are not at true '0', you have base fitness and experience behind you with only a relatively short set back
Rest, recover & reassess in a positive mind frame later
iron fraggle    pirate
07/04/2013 at 15:23

I know Melds, but also trying to be realistic as well   - would rather try and do the Half really well than struggle round the full (and yes I know it's a struggle when fully fit anyway!)

 

3 hours of gentle gardening has knackered me out now, but the garden is slightly more weed free and I've made some vitamin D

07/04/2013 at 17:52

Isca Duathlon done, dead chuffed, time was 1:17 which put me 36th out of 102 finishers.  My first ever duathlon.  Second run was HARD!

IronCat5    pirate
07/04/2013 at 20:53

Frags - what Meldy said. She is right (damn it!).

Nice one Tim. Get cramp on the second run?

07/04/2013 at 21:03
Iron Pingu    pirate
07/04/2013 at 21:46
DimTimTris wrote (see)

Did 33m on the bike this morning, 2,200 feet of climb.  Bloody hard work, went up over the local mountain (Blorenge, the Tumble for anyone around here!), and hated it.  

Beginning to doubt whether I should even be trying the Blaenavon Triathlon (hills even worse than I did today), maybe it'd do me better training-wise entering an Oly instead around the same time. Only been road biking 10 months ... lack of experience showing today.

Oh, and fell off twice after stopping for breather on the hills.  

 

DimTimTris, Blaenavon is a bugger of a course but definitely doable.  You're lucky you know what it's like, I've met a few people on the day who are rather surprised by it .  It's a great one be able to say you've done though (and you get a lovely buffet at the end).  On the day adrenaline will get you up them hills...honest!

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