Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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WildWill    pirate
12/04/2013 at 08:52

SD ... you'll ne OK ... just enjoy it


Yesterday was my comute day, so just a short day training wise ...


 - Swim ... drills set

 - Lumpy run ... just short of 5miles



Edited: 12/04/2013 at 08:53
WildWill    pirate
12/04/2013 at 08:58

My (geeky) training dashboard ... for those who are intrested In week 5 of my 20 week prog




12/04/2013 at 21:56

Nice going WW.

Swam this morning, a sluggish 19 minute 800m then a couple of 200s.  Ran for an hour this evening, did some muddy trails and canal.  Lovely.  Currently having a pint of banana bread beer.  That's one of my 5 a day, yeah?

12/04/2013 at 22:25

SD, I've personally found it's better to be a bit undertrained than over.  

I did my 10 miler last Saturday with a goal of 1:30 but finished in 1:30:19(!!).  Darn hills right in the middle.  At my current physical fitness level, I think I left everything on the course and it's still a PR.  

I've also started using My Fitness Pal with a goal of being under 200 pounds for the first time since....I was 16 maybe?  I really have no clue.  If I can hit 199, I will be at minus 80. The good thing so far as that my normal diet isn't terrible out of whack so that's been a positive from using the app.  I just need to be more careful about the munchies.  I go get a drink, for example, and toss my hand in a bag of pretzels or whatever, without thinking about it, way too often.  This has me at least paying attention.

On the family front, my wife also did the 10 miler, completing the local Triple Crown of Running (5k, 10k, 10 miler), and we're scheduled for a half marathon in a couple weeks.  I guess it's getting a bit more serious and maybe she has the bug as last night she asked me to get her some compression calf sleeves for the half.  She also asked me to join her for a bike ride which nearly had me fall off my chair.  It must have been a funny sight seeing me on my tri bike and her on a mountain bike riding 9 mph.

Planning a 50ish mile ride in the morning then a tri on Sunday, the last of the winter/spring series races near us.  400 yards/16 miles/5K.  

19 weeks until IMKY!

Nurse Ratched    pirate
13/04/2013 at 14:39

 Everyone else is very fit and active.
This old croc is nipping out to the shop for crisps and dip, for an afternoon in front of the telly watching the Melrose 7s

Rafiki    pirate
13/04/2013 at 15:19

First centuary ride completed today...now sofa and vino are calling!!

13/04/2013 at 16:41
Good effort IY. Well done to Mrs Yank as well.

Feeling happier with the calf situation. Did park run this morning. Intended just plodding, but wound up doing it in 23 minutes. Calf was a bit tight to start off with but ok once i got going. Stiff again now though but not particularly painful.

1 hour swim tomorrow & a 1-2 hour bike then thats going to be pretty much it. Will do an easy 30 min ride on Tuesday & Thursday.

Sorted out my plan for the weekend as well so stress removed from that part.
13/04/2013 at 16:41
Well done Raf
Tired Badger    pirate
13/04/2013 at 18:52
yes well done Raf
M...eldy    pirate
13/04/2013 at 19:01

14 miles run .... in wind and rain 

Longing for some sunshine 

Nurse Ratched    pirate
13/04/2013 at 19:28

Well done Raf

And good running MeldyMentor

M...eldy    pirate
13/04/2013 at 19:35

Why thank you madam ... wasnt quite what I had planned but turned out ok as they say!

Off for a day trip to Brighton tomorrow to hurl abuse at pirates

Mrs Yank sounds like she is on a roll !!

13/04/2013 at 19:44

You guys killed it today.  Centuries? 14-15 mile runs?  Too soon for that

Rafiki    pirate
13/04/2013 at 20:03

too soon?? Only 34 days, 9 hours and 57 minutes till I'm standing on the start line of IM Lanza..... not that I'm counting!!

You not running tomorrow then M..eldy?

M...eldy    pirate
13/04/2013 at 20:06

Nope .... I am on borrowed time with regards injury so I am more than happy with 14 today

Popping down to support tomorrow

Yank .... as the man says, 5 weeks andcounting 

13/04/2013 at 20:36

Top job Raf!  Working up to my first century ride.  

Good training everyone!

Ran 8 miles in heavy rain today, quite enjoyed it.  Looking forward to a bit of sun, though.  

Hoping to bike in the morning, but weather forecast is, surprisingly, shat.

14/04/2013 at 00:23

Ok, ok, I'll let you lot off then.  I'll be doing the same in 2014 when CDA is in June.

14/04/2013 at 09:55
Glorious sunny 18 degree day in good old Norfolk. Pity i also pulled something in my hip at the allotment yesterday so not sure if i can go too far on the bike now, grrrr.

Hoping a little swim will loosen things up.

Think i'm just going to have to stay indoors wrapped in bubble wrap till next week to avoid any further injury.

Tim, crack on mate. Someone said to me 'if it aint raining, it aint training'. Did think that was holox myself but there you go
14/04/2013 at 13:16

Wonderful work everyone.  I on the other hand have had a few weeks of easiness due to work trips overseas and other stuff that's taken me on an 8 hour round trip commute.


Thankfully I still have 21 weeks until my half so there is still plenty time to loose the weight and get fit.


In truth, my head is already thinking about 2014. Will it be Germany, Austria or Switzerland?  Oh the decisions!


On a different note (and most probably on another thread) does anyone here have any mentor / mentee experience? Am interested in anyone's thoughts on the subject.


Enjoy the warmth people

14/04/2013 at 13:38

Weekly update, not a great deal of excitement this week



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