Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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

Walking and massage .... walking and massage

Rafi ... what do you think? !!

22/04/2013 at 19:29

I'm in possession of a sweet new hat.  Just in time for summer! haha

Thanks Doggie Dog!



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.


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