Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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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!

M...eldy    pirate
07/04/2013 at 22:04

Cat ... Meldy is always right    

Razor51    pirate
07/04/2013 at 22:24
Listen her ^^^,

Park run yesterday and 40 miles on the bike this morning with Horse, it was sunny this morning but fekin freezing, :-[ well done to the person who invented overshoes
Cortina5    pirate
08/04/2013 at 08:28
M...eldy wrote (see)

Cat ... Meldy is always right    

And don't we know it

11km run this morning. I have had the best part of the day.

WildWill    pirate
08/04/2013 at 08:46

G'day all


A bit of a rest week for me last week ... and yes it was planned ... very little in the way of training


Did  few short run / walks and a daily workout DVD


Back into trainng tonite 

08/04/2013 at 09:18

Pingu, thanks for that.  Yeah, I'll stick with Blaenavon, still 4 weeks to get some more hill training in. 30th anniversary this year, so there's cake promised...!

iron fraggle    pirate
08/04/2013 at 09:22

Morning all, feeling much much more postitive today you'll be pleased to know. Physically feeling better day by day, I can now actually see myself out on my bike before the week is up


down in Cornwall I had the delight of visiting the lovely people at Snugg and being measured for a new wetsuit (hopefully a go-faster one). Just about everything was measured, which was interesting   got some gloves too, and he's making me a made to measure hat (ie pinhead sized!) so when the lake opens in 3 weeks I should be 'warm'   can't wait


08/04/2013 at 09:26

fraggle - glad to hear you are feeling better

did the Sussex half marathon yesterday - well, race walked it because I still can't really run much, but was only 10 minutes slower than last year when I ran it, so my running is rubbish but my fitness isn't too bad

Rafiki    pirate
08/04/2013 at 10:37

Fraggle - I was out with the guys from Tri2O yesterday - they told me the lake is currently 5 degrees!! So I hope you wetsuit is extra warm!!

iron fraggle    pirate
08/04/2013 at 11:33

flippin 'eck Raf   make that a June outing for the wettie then

M...eldy    pirate
08/04/2013 at 12:48
No .... Just Northern
08/04/2013 at 16:50

Here's my Week 13 write-up. Becoming quite an expert at falling off my bike.  Isca duathlon was great.  And other stuff. 

WhizKid    pirate
08/04/2013 at 17:41
I'm straylian DF3 Queensland Gold Coast
WildWill    pirate
08/04/2013 at 19:59
Ay up maras ... More northern for you?

Steady day training wise for me today ..

- 1mile steady swim at 52 strokes per min

- 2hrs spin ... Including Spinervals 16
- 30mins core work
Edited: 08/04/2013 at 20:00
M...eldy    pirate
08/04/2013 at 22:15

Nice one Will

Core and a short run for me today

Long swim and a turbo for the morro I think

Glad things aer looking up today Fraggle ... take it nice n easy

WildWill    pirate
09/04/2013 at 19:57
Evening all

I enjoyed my training today ...

- 5mile run with main set of 4mile tempo, accelerating each mile

- 2hrs spin including Sufferfest : The Hunted
- 15mins stretching
09/04/2013 at 21:54

Tough swim tonight, lots of leg and toe cramps -- that doesn't usually happen!  Finished the whole hour, though.  

WildWill    pirate
10/04/2013 at 20:09
Tim .. Cramp when swim mining is a nightmare

A good day for me, with my first long run of the program. All my runs this year have been in the 3-6mile range tonite a did almost 13

- 2k easy paced swim (non stop)

- Just short of 13 mile run ... Negative split
- 30min recovery spin
M...eldy    pirate
10/04/2013 at 20:20

Nearly the same as you will

8 x 400 swim and then a 10.5 mile run 

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