Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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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.  

Ironholgs    pirate
17/05/2013 at 08:48

Good luck for Sunday SD, hope the legs behave.

Hope everyone else is doing good. Sorry not been around much, a triathlon forum isn't the best place to be when injured and being a miserable bugger

Had an MRI scan on my knee this week, get the results two weeks tomorrow. So hopefully after that there will be a diagnosis and a plan of action to a return to running without too much pain.

WildWill    pirate
17/05/2013 at 08:59

G'day all

IH - Hope the scan comes back with favorable results



I weighed in this morning

14st 2lb

.... Thats 198lb

.... Thats under 200lbs

.... for the first time since Ironmam Regansburg 2011


Edited: 17/05/2013 at 09:01
Ironholgs    pirate
17/05/2013 at 09:02

Woo hoo nice one Will.

And thanks, me too.

17/05/2013 at 11:33

Well done Will!

Swam 1.2 miles this morning (half IM distance) in 45 minutes, really chuffed with that.  Hope I can repeat that performance at Grafman in 3 weeks.

WildWill    pirate
17/05/2013 at 14:33

Nice swim Tim


A recovery day for me today .... 1 hr run @ a nice slow pace 

iron fraggle    pirate
17/05/2013 at 15:08

^^ super slimline Will


Did my first OW swim of the year last night and it was chuffin' freezing. The first 15 mins were awful, as the cold made my face/sinuses very painful, nearly jacked it in after one 750m loop, but manned-up and did a second one .   Cycling done today (just a short one) and it's run and swim tomorrow.

17/05/2013 at 15:36

Nice one fraggle.  I did my first ever OW swim on Wednesday, wasn't as horribly cold as I'd expected (we were told lake was at 12 degrees).  

Planning a long bike ride early in the morning.

17/05/2013 at 16:19

Big weekend for me.  Doing something called "Tri-Fest."  Sprint tri tomorrow morning, short break, then an Olympic.  Sunday half ironman.  Not quite sure what possessed me to sign up for this madness but should be fun.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
17/05/2013 at 16:30

Good training all you busy bees.

Good work Will, y'ole racin' snake 

Holgs, hope the knee gets sorted soon

Good luck (not that any of you need it) for those racing this weekend.


59 mile bike for me today, through the beautiful Borders countryside


(I did stop the bike to take that!)  Rather lumpy in places, but it was such a joy to have NO WIND to fight against (my sacrifice of a bottle of chardonnay and a bag of Doritos to the weather gods must have worked)
And the best bit of all is that I didn't get one single niggle from my back 


iron fraggle    pirate
17/05/2013 at 16:44

  nice one Nursey

17/05/2013 at 16:53

Good luck IY, quite a challenge.

Good stuff Nursery!

Nurse Ratched    pirate
17/05/2013 at 21:30

Just realised that I have some cracking sunburn on my legs after today's ride!

18/05/2013 at 00:04

what is this 'sun' of which you speak?

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