Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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04/04/2013 at 19:59
Likewise Tim. Still, it was nice not to get snowed on for a change
IronCat5    pirate
04/04/2013 at 20:42

Twas good DTT. I like reading, and struggle to put a good book down.

First TT of the seaon. Well paced but horrendous time. V cold and v windy.

M...eldy    pirate
04/04/2013 at 21:18

Things can only get better eh Cat  

Rafiki    pirate
04/04/2013 at 22:01

You doing the Butler's Bonk Duathlon this weekend Cat?

05/04/2013 at 11:36

Swam a mile this morning, not as fast as I'd like.  Find it quite difficult swimming on my own!

Long bike tomorrow, then Isca Duathlon on Sunday.

05/04/2013 at 15:25

Decided to start thinking about nutrition a bit more so picked up an app to track calories and weight.  Hadn't weighed myself since last September's ironman.  Put in 5 pounds over the winter. Sure beats last year's 15 pound gain over the winter.  Swam and ran a mile this morning.   10 mile race tomorrow then long bike on Sunday.

05/04/2013 at 16:35

There's minimal and then there are these:

http://www.xeroshoes.co.uk/

Woysers!!

(Quick note, I have no connection with the above company nor do I use or endorse the products contained therein the link above)

Rafiki    pirate
05/04/2013 at 17:04

They look like very expensive flip-flops!!

Actually, the look exactly like the shoes the Masai wear - which are sole shaped bit of rubber cut from old car tyres, with some rope the same place those zero shoes have them. The Masai will have them for copyright!

IronCat5    pirate
05/04/2013 at 21:44
M...eldy wrote (see)

Things can only get better eh Cat  

Got thge results...10th of 22, so not too bad. All the times were slow

Rafiki wrote (see)

You doing the Butler's Bonk Duathlon this weekend Cat?

Nope, not racing until the 21st Apr. Last minute training (though haven't run for a week due to Achilles).

Ironholgs    pirate
05/04/2013 at 21:51
Hope everyone had a great Easter. Had great fun supporting little bruv in his successful attempt to become British 100km champion

Other than that have also had man flu but hoping to get a couple of hours biking in both days this weekend.
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  

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