Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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Britrisky    pirate
20/04/2013 at 20:16

Well done, Nursey - I guess that's how we all end up healthy at the start line, by making sensible decisions like that.

Got a 70 miler planned for tomorrow with a friend - never cycled with her before, so I hope I'm fast enough for her and don't get us lost ... 

Never cycled that far in one day ... 

M...eldy    pirate
20/04/2013 at 20:32

Brit .. if she is a little bit quicker that will be good for you, if she is a lot faster then you need to tell her as that wont do you much good at all ... enjoy it !

Britrisky    pirate
21/04/2013 at 14:09
Did 80 miles!! As it turned out I was faster than her on the downs and the flat (or my lovely bike and aero bars was), and then she overtook me on the up, so it worked out well as a partnership.

14.4 mph (just fast enough for the cut off, hopefully I'll be a bit quicker on the day). Felt really good at the end as well, so this has been a massive boost to my confidence.

21/04/2013 at 14:47

Awesom Brit!

21/04/2013 at 16:41

Brit - that is brilliant, well done

Ironholgs    pirate
21/04/2013 at 19:20

Well done Brit, good confidence boosting ride.

I did 31 miles on the bike yesterday, first time out in a while and the knee held up which I'm really pleased about.

Well done at London today SD.

M...eldy    pirate
21/04/2013 at 19:26

Well done Brit

Didnt have th best of nights so I shelved the WHC in favour of a home grown 60 mile 'blast' ...  bit of wind and hills

Nice biking Holgs

21/04/2013 at 19:31
Nice training weekend here. 65 miles in the wind and hills yesterday. 3800 feet of climbing. Averaged 16.2 including having to ride slow for a bonking pal.

7 mile run today. I can also tell it's IM season. I'm hungry for about 75% of my waking hours.
WhizKid    pirate
21/04/2013 at 19:52
Oh yank isn't it fun being bloody starving all the time lol..... Nice work on the bike too mate and a big well done too the sossiage at London I truly want too race there...
M...eldy    pirate
21/04/2013 at 20:00

I did London once and didnt really enjoy it all that much ... like trying to run down Oxford St on Christmas Eve !!   Although, it is probably on most peoples list of ones to do

21/04/2013 at 23:37
Thanks Holgs. Managed 4:29:31. Was going well untill 23 miles. My calfs and groin had tightened up so much i had to stretch everything out. Was run/walk from that point on. Although i got under mh 4:30 target still gutted i couldnt run the whole thing non stop.

Still, ive definately got a sub 4 hours in me if everything goes to plan in training/race.

Didnt notice any OTT security. Whole weekend has been hassle free.

Ha ha, agree Melds, Norwich park run is always rammed ffrom the first lap of the park due to the volume of runners, its a right pain. The marathon today was like it for the first 15 miles. Tools walking along the blue line was annoying too.
22/04/2013 at 07:02

Well done SD

Rafiki    pirate
22/04/2013 at 07:57

And what happened to you yesterday M...eldy?? Tooscared of that final hill, or six hours with Barley too much for you? (I only managed 2 before I had to drop him?)

Nurse Ratched    pirate
22/04/2013 at 08:10

Good going Sossige

WildWill    pirate
22/04/2013 at 10:21

Well done SD




Week 6 (of 20) of my training plan now completed.


It was a little lighter than intended due to my dad being in hospital: Did 13hrs 26 from a planned 13:40 … but overall I am ahead of schedule

By the end of week 6 ...

  • I had planned to have done 71:35 Training
  • I have actually done 82:42 Training

By the same time in last years programme …

  • I had only managed 30:26

So going quite well at the moment.


I have 14:55 planned for this week but all depends on hospital visits etc

Edited: 22/04/2013 at 10:22
22/04/2013 at 14:16
Any advice on seized up quads. I can hardly walk today
22/04/2013 at 14:21
Weekly update

22/04/2013 at 14:28

Doing the walk of honor, eh Doggie?  I would schedule a nice deep tissue massage. I had one after my last (and only stand alone) marathon and it did wonders.

22/04/2013 at 16:30
SossigeDog wrote (see)
Any advice on seized up quads. I can hardly walk today

Rest, gentle stretching, walking, massage

22/04/2013 at 18:46
Hot bath, deep heat and a hobble to the end of my road done. May have to set off to work 30 minutes earlier tomorrow

Did a careful foam roller on the quads. That was an interesting pain.

Dawned on me today, after Tim highlighted when we are doing the Grafman.

In the next 7 weeks i have the 5k swimathon, The Slateman triathlon & a half ironman
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