Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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26/04/2013 at 14:47

Thanks for your support, although IronCat wins the prize for being closest to what I went through.  Back training for Lanza. but my energy levels are very low - alot can happen in 3 weeks though, starting this week.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
26/04/2013 at 15:39

That's pants Sue .  Hope you're on the mend.

1 hour run yesterday, 1hr45 run today, 50 mile bike planned for tomorrow - please, please can it not be so bloody windy.

iron fraggle    pirate
26/04/2013 at 16:56

Rafi - whats the water temp like ?  awaiting my new wetsuit from Snugg then I'll be joining you

WhizKid    pirate
26/04/2013 at 16:59

Rafi do you swim at the lake in reading (the tri2o one?) just wondering as I'm probably gonna go next week, was a regular there last year.

iron fraggle    pirate
26/04/2013 at 17:23

it'll be a veritable pirate fest then Jamie, it's my local too

Rafiki    pirate
26/04/2013 at 17:23

Yep, I swim at Tri20 and it was a scortching 16 degrees last night - well, they what they said. Wasn't too bad - a little chilly on the last lap, wish i'd gone for 2 hats though - my brain was getting cold!!

Rafiki    pirate
26/04/2013 at 17:25

Cat and Bedders swims there occasionally, as does No Way Out - he's the other guy with a Pirate swim cap.

WhizKid    pirate
26/04/2013 at 17:37

Nice nice well let us know when you guys go as I would love too come and draft someone as my swim speed is less the. Desirable!

26/04/2013 at 18:47

Our lakes reading was 12-13 degrees this week so looking good for our OW sessions to begin next week

Tired Badger    pirate
26/04/2013 at 21:21

Just swam in my local lake too..... wait for it 5 degrees. Not good did one lap 400m 

WhizKid    pirate
26/04/2013 at 21:35

fook that badger.... I went too pool where it was a crazy 23 degrees...but I soldiered on and did 3200m non stop

26/04/2013 at 21:48

Lovely off-road run in the sun, didn't see a soul.  Top notch.

Hoping to start OW swimming next week too.

M...eldy    pirate
26/04/2013 at 22:52

Swimming in polar conditions can never be good for anything unless you are a seal

I swam in a nice pool at an ambient temperature for an hour and 5 mins

I ran and hopped and jumped and did funny drills for 2 hours

Now I am at work until 0700 ....   living the dream 

27/04/2013 at 08:17

SD - is that Whitlingham?

27/04/2013 at 16:27


cant wait to get back in the lake again. 

WildWill    pirate
27/04/2013 at 16:49

G'day all

rest day for me today ... But I have been and bought a nice new shiny pair of trainers

yesterday was an easy hours run


Edited: 27/04/2013 at 16:49
28/04/2013 at 01:24

Good evening (or morning for most of you) everyone.  I tackled my second stand alone marathon today on minimal training.  My longest training run was about 4 weeks ago when I did a very hilly half.  I was inspired to do it after Boston and by a couple of friends who were signed up for the half (like me) but decided to give it a go.

My only previous stand alone was one year ago, same marathon, where I had a miserable time on the way to a 5:17.  Still a PR, but felt terrible for days.  So I was a little afraid of today.  However, I had read that bike fitness and such is a good substitute for general run fitness and I had that under my belt.

End result today: 4:47, a PR by 30 minutes.  I went out with a pal who kept a very close eye on our pace and we kept it right at 4:48 pace (his goal) most of the way. I don't feel nearly as crappy but did need a couple shots of bio freeze on my right knee and hip over the last 10 miles.  

Edited: 28/04/2013 at 01:26
Britrisky    pirate
28/04/2013 at 06:04

Great running, IY - well done, a real tribute

Cortina5    pirate
28/04/2013 at 06:15

Nice one IY!

28/04/2013 at 09:15

well done IY

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