Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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M...eldy    pirate
22/04/2013 at 19:33

Nice hat Yank !!!

22/04/2013 at 19:55
Yay. Only 39 of them in existence!
iron fraggle    pirate
22/04/2013 at 20:52

evenin' all

(is it just me or is anyone else having problems loading this site recently? )

anyway, I am on the road to recovery (yet again ) the black eyes are going down - a delightful shade of yellowy brown at the moment - and the bruising is improving (I can now sit comfortably lol). Managed a half hour run on saturday and an hour on my mtb yesterday.

I may have to do a charity bike ride on sunday with a friend (long story), it'll be 40 miles on road on my mtb as E will be on hers and "very slow", so it'll be a test of mental fortitude

WildWill    pirate
22/04/2013 at 21:02
Evenin all

Wk 7 Day 1

Was only one session today as I was on the road at 4am for a 330mile commute

- I did just short of 3hrs 40min spin .... As Spinervals 13 followed by a spin class

My kit was left rather soggy :S
iron fraggle    pirate
22/04/2013 at 21:33

^ nice !

Nurse Ratched    pirate
23/04/2013 at 08:26

Glad to hear you're on the mend Fraggle.

Our lovely local GB age grouper was in the pool with me yesterday, and she got me to practise drafting her (she did have to slow down a fair bit!).  I was surprised just how much difference I could feel.  She also swam over the top of me a couple of times to give me an idea how that feels. Interesting enough in the controlled environment of the pool, must be a shocker in OW.  I did explain that there would be nobody behind me to swim over me at Outlaw!

Nurse Ratched    pirate
23/04/2013 at 08:27

Oh, and Will - you're mental

Edited: 23/04/2013 at 08:27
M...eldy    pirate
23/04/2013 at 09:33

^^   what she said !


Fraggle ... sounds like an ideal come back ride to me, please wear plenty of padding tho, we know what you are like 

I shall have a quick run after work before a little social coffee drinking  

Rafiki    pirate
23/04/2013 at 09:39

Well I ignored all advice (I am a bloke after all ) and went back to my old, minimalist running shoes this morning and had the most enjoyable run I've had for months. Even think I might be able to finish the IM run now!

But here's a question for you - who has right of way on a pavement (sidewalk for you IY). I was running on the right hand pavement, with the traffic coming towards me. As I approached a petrol station (gas station IY), a man in a Jag started to head for the exit, which meant crossing the piece of pavement I had probably just entered. Now, i looked at him and he was watchnig the traffic coming down the hill, as you would, but I thought any moment he'll look up, see me, slow down and smile. No way, he just kept looking up the road and drove start at the piece of tarmac I was occupying!!. I managed to put a couple of long strides in and he must have missed me by an inch or two - still oblivious to my presence!

Now I would have though as he is a motorise vehicle crossing a pavement, he should give way (there are no white lines anywhere) - which I pointed out to him in a polite, succinct manner!

Two miles later a women pulled out of her drive and did the same thing!!

So who was in the right??

Nurse Ratched    pirate
23/04/2013 at 09:46

As fas as I'm aware Raf, vehicles always have to give way to pedestrians.  Meldy will have the answer.

23/04/2013 at 09:50

Raf I'd say you were right, cars never have a "right" to hit a person.

Also if you're pulling onto a road you have to give way to oncoming traffic whether it's car, horse, bike or person.

 

Rafiki    pirate
23/04/2013 at 09:54

I expect mistress M.eldy will know - but her judgement may be clouded by the fact she believes anyone would have the right to hit me

M...eldy    pirate
23/04/2013 at 10:01

I would say unless the pavement has marking which clearly state that it has ended (as you get with cycle paths et.c) then the veh is crossing the pavement which makes the person who is on the pavement the one with right of way. The driver of the veh should be taking due care and attention when crossing and joining the flow of traffic .... or put simply, have a bit of common sense !!

M...eldy    pirate
23/04/2013 at 10:03

Damn .... I missed Rafis post !!

23/04/2013 at 12:37

Halfway through IM UK training.  Better get serious!

23/04/2013 at 13:02
Can I officially call myself bilingual now? After reading these forums and Doggie's blog, I'm impressed I understand it all. "I was running near the petrol station on the pavement and a lorry nearly took me out but it hit a bin instead!"
Rafiki    pirate
23/04/2013 at 13:12

Very impressive IY! Next we'll have to work on spelling....colour, programme, .....

Nurse Ratched    pirate
23/04/2013 at 13:19

Just been out for a wee spin.  I was rather pleased at doing the first 12 miles in 40 mins, then I turned to head home and realised just why I had felt I was flying along.  The homeward half took an hour and 15 mins. Jeeeeezus, it's windy.  Having to pedal to get downhill is not a lot of fun.

Rafiki    pirate
23/04/2013 at 13:25

I know the feeling Nursey! One route I do takes in part of the Windsor Olly course - a long straight road. Its a great feeling flying down there at 26, 27 mph until you realise its wind assisted and its going to be one long hard slog back!!

FoC
23/04/2013 at 13:32

Good work everyone.  Sooo nice to see the sun once in a while.

Quick question.  As I've mentioned before, I'm planning on tackling the full distance in the summer of '14.  By then I'll be the proud Dad of a 3 and a half year old and, fingers crossed, another very small bundle of joy.

Has anyone any advice or experience of training for the full distance in similar circumstances?  I'm really interested in seeing how people cope with the training, the lack of sleep etc etc.

I'm of the mind that it's doable and that organisation will be key.  I'm also coming around to the view that I'll roll out a minimal training plan as proposed by Matt Fitzgerald et al which seems really interesting and very unlike anything I've done in the past.

Anyway - any advice as ever greatly received. 

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