Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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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

IronCat5    pirate
28/04/2013 at 06:15

Nice one IY!

28/04/2013 at 09:15

well done IY

Nurse Ratched    pirate
28/04/2013 at 09:34

Gaunyersel Yank 

28/04/2013 at 13:57
28/04/2013 at 15:15

Well done Doggie! Damn right you're a triathlete!

WhizKid    pirate
28/04/2013 at 16:16

Well done IY on your marathon bloody good effort and result mate and that is a serious pb improvement very well done 

28/04/2013 at 17:58

Great stuff IY!

M...eldy    pirate
28/04/2013 at 18:20

Well done Yankee !!


Last long bike ride for me today and at the quickest pace for a while too so I am more than happy with that ...

Nurse Ratched    pirate
28/04/2013 at 19:44

Dogfish well done

WildWill    pirate
29/04/2013 at 08:55

Good running IY

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Ayup all

 

Week 7 of 20 done and dusted for me.

1min short of 15hours so slightly above target. I felt like I had a solid week but with very little running due to an ankle injury that is troubling me.

FOR THIS POINT IN MY PLAN, THE STATS ARE

2013 Actual – 97hrs 41

2013 Planned – 86hrs 30
2012 Actual – 41hrs 27
2011 Actual – 80hrs 50

 

This week my aim is for a slightly bigger week again PLUS my first proper bike rides with 45miles planed Tuesday and 60-80miles planed Saturday.

 

Also ... I need to get in and see the physio about my ankle 

 

29/04/2013 at 09:19

Great running IY, congrats.

My weekly update - a great week last week.

29/04/2013 at 18:18

Looks like i am totally out of action. Left leg just above the foot is now all swollen up and hurts like a ........

Started hurting a bit last wednesday during my swim, then even more so during the 5k swim.

think i have some kind of tedonites, aggravated in yesterdays swim. Knew my training had been going too well. 

M...eldy    pirate
29/04/2013 at 18:21

Swim with a pull buoy for a while Sossige .. stay positive

29/04/2013 at 18:24

Andy, sorry to hear that mate.  Had it checked out by a physio?  Might just be a case of a couple of day's rest.  You've done a marathon and a 5k swim in a week!

WildWill    pirate
29/04/2013 at 20:09

Evening all 

SD ... Get to a physio and have it looked at ... best to know rather the dwell on what it might be

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not a bad day for me

LUNCH TIME

- Swim including timed 2k in 38:33 ... 10 secs better than last weeks

PM

- 2hrs 30min spin .. Including Sufferfest :local hero

- 30mins core and stretch 

M...eldy    pirate
29/04/2013 at 20:13

I did a mile of drills and short intervals today ~


Tomorrow plan is slightly fluid but I am hoping will include a run at some point

29/04/2013 at 21:16

Sorry to hear you're injured Andy. Like Will said, it's best to know for sure what's wrong. I've gone down to Sportlink before with an injury and they diagnosed it accurately.

Hope it sorts itself out soon! 

29/04/2013 at 21:21

SD - yep - go and see a physio.

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