Fatman to Ironman

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Nurse Ratched    pirate
19/04/2013 at 21:31

All the best for tomorrow SD

Fraggle - yes you do need to get over the nerves, sooner rather than later, but please take it easy.  Good to hear all is well at the moment with your uncle, sounds like a stressful week all round. (((((Frag)))))

M...eldy    pirate
19/04/2013 at 21:44

Listen to Nursey  ....  it makes sense

2.5k swam today and an afternoon drinking coffee and earting cake, tomorrow I shall run it off 

19/04/2013 at 22:06

Good luck on Sunday SD

19/04/2013 at 22:09

Doggie, any extra security measures runners have to go through after the Boston bullshit?  Just curious how the future might look after the idiots in Boston.

(If you've not been following it today, they've got 1 of the bombers in the morgue, the other is subject to a massive manhunt which has essentially shut down the whole city.)

WhizKid    pirate
20/04/2013 at 06:37
They have beefed up security at the London mara with a crap ton of extra police, especially as mo Farah is racing
Nurse Ratched    pirate
20/04/2013 at 16:23

I've just done this.  Had signed up for the 86 mile route, but at the first refreshment stop at 22 miles I had to get drugs from the attending doctor for my back/hip/SI joint. I though it had settled after it's latest blip 10 days ago, but apparently not. I had a hard think at that point about doing another 60+ miles and decided to switch to the 50 mile route.  So I have finished happy and healthy and, most importantly of all, fit to carry on IM training.  
It was a brilliant ride, if a bit lumpy in places.  Beautiful country, near perfect weather, and the 38mph forecast gusts didn't materialise.  I think having a 15% hill 5 miles from the end was a bit sadistic, but I didn't get off and push the bike!

M...eldy    pirate
20/04/2013 at 18:50

Good decision Nursey ... well cycled

15 miles run for me and a long bike tomorrow, a bit back to front but cest la vie !

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?)

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