Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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Nurse Ratched    pirate
23/04/2013 at 19:42

Just a thought SD ...




23/04/2013 at 20:08
Yes, just what i need
WildWill    pirate
23/04/2013 at 20:33
Evening all

Wk 7 D 2 for me

- Swim ... Including a 2k TT @ 52 strokes per min ... 38:44

- 2hrs spin
- 15mins core
24/04/2013 at 08:39

One hour run yesterday morning inc 5 x 3min hard.  Then a great swim with NEWT yesterday evening.  Feeling good this week, back in the saddle.

On Sunday I'm doing a recce ride for Blaeafon Triathlon.  Hills?  No, cliffs.

24/04/2013 at 17:11

Riding up cliffs DTT? That sounds exciting!

So, I'm Ill again... Is anyone else getting ill a lot ever since they've been training more?

It's getting really frustrating, I just don't know how to sort my immune system out. I take multivitamins, eat well and sleep well but I still come down with something every few weeks or so it seems.

Does anyone have any suggestions what I can do to help at all? 

24/04/2013 at 18:06

I did Ironman UK last year and man was it an experience! No less because of the fact that I did it with a broken toe.

I've written some advice on how to deal with the day here:


WildWill    pirate
24/04/2013 at 20:40
Evening all

Wk 7 D 3 .. For me ..

- 50min spin ... Intervals session

- 30min spin ... To de-stress after work
- 8k swim as 8x1000m ... About 9mins faster than last time .. And no cramp this time
24/04/2013 at 21:28
Well done Tim, have fun Sunday

Hiya Budgie, what sort of ill? Man flu etc? I seem to have had a sneeze or a sore throat since January. Sounds like your doing all you can to stay well.

Maybe you should pop and see the quack.
M...eldy    pirate
25/04/2013 at 01:19

I was going to pop in here and update my swimming prowess but then looking at Wills splash session its going to look like 3 laps of a paddling pool

I am a tad busy, normal service will be resumed shortly  

25/04/2013 at 09:06

50 min ride yesterday, ave 18mph!  Then a brick run.  And I was out at 7:00 this morning for an hour on the bike, busier at that time than I thought but a good way to shake the cobwebs. 

25/04/2013 at 10:58

The Blaenafon course is an interesting one, there are a lot of times when you think how the hell is there another hill?? And by the end it just feels like you have climbed about 10 times more than you have gone down.

I hope the weather is good for you DTT as it gets blustery up the top, I was managing 4mph on a flat into the wind last week on the course. and it has to be the worst road surface I have ever seen... have fun

25/04/2013 at 12:33

Just returned from the South Africa IM but can't report too much on the race as I (and my dad) got food poisoning at Joburg airport which laid me down for 3-4 days.

I watched the race from the hotel sun lounger; the swim seemed fairly choppy with some of the competitors saying there was quite a bit of swell further out.  However, conditions were perfect for the bike, not too much wind and the sun out. The course is relatively flat and fast and the times reflected this. Re: the marathon, many were finding the heat difficult, but again, apart from one hill up to the university, the course is flat with fabulous support throughout.

Port Elizabeth is very cheap, the hotel was great value and, as a season opener, it seems a great IM to do.  I'll be back!

25/04/2013 at 12:52

Gutted, unlucky

WildWill    pirate
25/04/2013 at 13:25

Sorry to here you were ill Sue


Thusrday is a short day for me, so ...

Wk 7 D 4 was ...

 - Swim ... 1800m of drills (and to loosen my shoulders after last nites long swim)

- Spin .. just short of an hour including a RPM class


Edited: 25/04/2013 at 13:26
25/04/2013 at 13:34

BBT, I'm doing the Blaenafon route on Sunday for the first time.  I've driven it, even my car found it hard.  Still seriously considering mountain bike, but will probably man up and take the road bike.  

25/04/2013 at 22:24

2100m swim in an hour tonight with the Tri club.  Feeling good!  If a little weary...   

M...eldy    pirate
25/04/2013 at 23:57

Oh Sue that is very very bad luck indeed .... How frustrating
It does however sound a lovely place for a race

Nice swimming Tim, I am swimming and running tomorrow I believe  

Cortina5    pirate
26/04/2013 at 04:10

Sue, Shiiit. I hope you can find something else and smash it.

Rafiki    pirate
26/04/2013 at 08:22

Bad luck Sue.....just Lanza to look forward to now!!

First open water of the year last night - went to do 1500m just try out the new (secondhand) wettie, but felt good once I'd warmed up, so did 3200m in the end. Not extremely fast, but felt strong all the way round so pleased with that.

WildWill    pirate
26/04/2013 at 09:21

My Geekness has increased ...


I now have graphs Comparing ..

  • This Years actual training to my targets
  • This Years actual training to 2012 (a poor/mediocre outing)
  • This Years actual training to 2011 (a PB outing)



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