Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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13/05/2013 at 21:39

Have a good one Melds

Cortina5    pirate
13/05/2013 at 21:58

Enjoy Melds.

13/05/2013 at 22:50

Blaenavon Triathon done, here's my write-up.  My legs ache.  But very chuffed. 

14/05/2013 at 12:32

great write up mate, well done again. Loving that cake as well

WildWill    pirate
14/05/2013 at 19:50

Evening all.

a solid day for me today...


 - 7.5mile tempo trail run.


 - 2hrs spin

 - 20min stretching


Nurse Ratched    pirate
15/05/2013 at 17:10


I had a bit of a blip last week, feeling thoroughly fed up and pissed off with all the training, and really knackered. Was meant to run on Fri while wee one was at nursery but I was so tired I came home and went to bed for a couple of hours kip.  Felt so much better afterwards. Couldn't train Sat & Sun (work/hubby's work/weans) and went to see the back-fixing man on Mon. I think the rest has done me some good as I'm now feeling reinvigorated and raring to go

Tried to fit in a cycle before picking the kids up from school yesterday, but two punctures put paid to that!

Onwards and upwards - today I have biked and runned and swimmed. Back in the saddle 

WildWill    pirate
15/05/2013 at 20:46

Nursey .. We all go throu blips like that.

A good day for me today...


 - 2.4k swim


 - 45 mile on road bike.

 - 3.1 mile run @ 10mm pace.

 - 15min stretch.

Cortina5    pirate
15/05/2013 at 20:58

What WW said - we all have weeks like that. It's what you do and how you deal with it that counts, and you've got positive mental attitude

Another good day WW.

15/05/2013 at 21:02

First OW swim for me this evening with the tri club, bit nippy but really enjoyed it, feeling a real buzz.  Much more confident of my half IM in 3 weeks now.

Cortina5    pirate
15/05/2013 at 21:12
DimTimTris wrote (see)

First OW swim for me this evening with the tri club, bit nippy but really enjoyed it, feeling a real buzz.  Much more confident of my half IM in 3 weeks now.

I saw the OW announcement on FB; did you swim at Celtic Manor? When I was working in Newport a lot I was trying to find an OW venue but never did. I swam alot at the NISV pool both with and without NEWTS. A great venue - a lane to yourself pre-work morning.

It's great for the confidence, especially knowing there is no side to hold on to.

16/05/2013 at 12:06

Yep, Celtic Manor, really nice clear lake.  Not as cold as I was expecting, and looking forward to getting a couple more sessions in before half IM.  

NISV is a nice pool, wish it was 50m though! 

WildWill    pirate
16/05/2013 at 13:30

Evening all

Easier day for me today (Commute day)


 - Swim - 1mile of drills

- 4.5 mile riverside run at easy(ish) pace

Nurse Ratched    pirate
16/05/2013 at 15:24

7 mile run just done. 1:07:30, which (Garmin says) puts my average pace at 9:39. Since I'm aiming for 10 min/m, I'm well chuffed with that. And even better than the pace, it felt brilliant.

iron fraggle    pirate
16/05/2013 at 15:40

Nice one Nursey      I've just been out on my bike, and it's great to ride without a right old hoolie blowing you about all over the place    Glad I'm not riding in the Giro today - they look very wet and miserable.

First OW swim of the year for me later, so am wibbling slightly (ie lots) but I have to go and get it over and done with


16/05/2013 at 17:09

Good training guys!  Ran this morning, out on the bike in a minute for an hour or so then a quick brick run. 

Tired Badger    pirate
16/05/2013 at 17:18

Nice training all

Im off on hols next week, I'm taking my trainers to do as much running as possible but I'm also hoping to do some sea swimming in french france, will I be okay getting the better half to walk along the beach to keep an eye out for me? It will be my first sea swim. I plan to get past the break then swim along the coast for a mile or two.

16/05/2013 at 20:33

This evening I killed a sparrow with my face.  It flew out at me when I was doing about 16mph on the bike, and el-splato!  That is an ex-sparrow, now pushing up the daisies. 

iron fraggle    pirate
16/05/2013 at 20:36

16/05/2013 at 21:27

Evening all. Sounds like theres been some decent training going on. Ive forgotten what that is 

Nice sparrow headbutting Tim, not experienced that one yet. Got hit in the chest by a bat once when i used to ride my motorcycle. He flew away after it became un stunned though.

All packed and off to Wales in the morning for The Slateman on Sunday  First tri of the year, calfs and ankle are ot 100% but the best they have been since before VLM.

hoping to be back into full on ironman training from next week

16/05/2013 at 22:53

Very best of luck mate!  You'll blast it I'm sure.  

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