Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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12/05/2013 at 10:42

Thanks for the replies! Will give these Zoggs a go. They seem reasonably priced too which is always a bonus.

12/05/2013 at 21:36
WildWill    pirate
13/05/2013 at 08:21

A recovery week for me last week ... but it was a poor one as i was about an hour under target  target was 12:20 i only managed 11:25 .. i fell short on swimming and cycling and went over on running (even though a chunk of it was vey slow)

Overall, at the end of week 9 i have done 126:21 training aganinst a target of 114:56

Comparing to previous years at this point ... last year I'd done 65:51 and 2011 (PB year) Id done 111.34


Going into thisa week im feeling a bit under the weather ... so will have to see how it goes ... but my targe is 14:05 with a big chunk comeing ftom the bike and a 14mile run 


IronCat5    pirate
13/05/2013 at 08:40

Good week Will, even though it was a knock back one. And if you're going to be a bit short it's best to do that on an easy week. Probably good with you feeling under the weather too.


WildWill    pirate
13/05/2013 at 20:15

Evening all

just 1 session for me today


 - 2hrs spin ... Including a Sufferfest vid

 - 4 mile hard tempo trail run

 - 30 min core and stretch


M...eldy    pirate
13/05/2013 at 20:28

Evening rabble

All packed and ready to go  

WildWill    pirate
13/05/2013 at 20:29

Have fun 

13/05/2013 at 21:39

Have a good one Melds

IronCat5    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.

IronCat5    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.

IronCat5    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.

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