Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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23/05/2013 at 22:25

Maybe

just realised ive done london marathon, swimathon & slateman in the last 5 weeks. Guess that hasnt helped in calf recovery. I get the Grafman out the way then have 8 weeks till ironman so should be good by then. Although due to work redundancy issues & me potentially starting an offshore job i may end up missing Bolton anyway now 

Nurse Ratched    pirate
24/05/2013 at 07:53

Sorry to hear about the work situation SD, hope it all works out for you 

24/05/2013 at 09:23

Hi SD, hope things get better for you quickly?  Would aqua swimming offer the calf any restbite?

 

Nurse Ratched    pirate
24/05/2013 at 09:53

I have the delights of a dicky tummy this morning, so I'm thinking I'll postpone my 70 mile bike. Will turbo tonight if things have settled down!

24/05/2013 at 10:21

SD, you're a machine.  Look forward to meeting up for Grafman.

Swam 1.2 miles in 45 mins in pool this morning.  That's good for me, hope I can repeat the performance in a lake in 2 week's time (Grafman half)! 

M...eldy    pirate
24/05/2013 at 11:53

Morning all


24/05/2013 at 12:01

Afternoon 

Now, are you coming swimming? I want a catch-up!

M...eldy    pirate
24/05/2013 at 12:11

am I feck  

24/05/2013 at 15:04

Would that have been a "no", then.... ?!

M...eldy    pirate
24/05/2013 at 15:20

It would 

Back to normal next week I think, I have a flippin 800m swim to do as part of a relay in Notts for the VUE Emergency Services Tri .... the sun had better come out for that one, I have a tan to show off 

Nurse Ratched    pirate
24/05/2013 at 16:45

Welcome back. 

(Oh crap, I'd better start working   )

24/05/2013 at 18:40

SD, hope it all works out for you!

Is anyone doing The Outlaw Half next weekend?

Edited: 24/05/2013 at 18:41
Rafiki    pirate
24/05/2013 at 18:44
M...eldy wrote (see)

, I have a tan to show off 


Obviously not acquired during the initial bike stage of the race!!

M...eldy    pirate
24/05/2013 at 19:11

No, that was rust  

25/05/2013 at 08:52

Morning all. Has anyone seen my training motivation anywhere? 

Thanks for the well wishes. Even though it would be at the expense of missing the Ironman this year which would be a gutter, obviously earning comes first, so i'm quite anxious to get this offshore job. Not to mention the money is more than double my current salary.

What with work thoughts & niggly calf i'm struggling to crack on. Cold weather when its nearly June isnt helping to enthuse the mood either.

Going out for a 4 hour bike today & a 15 min run brick. Hopefully.

Grafman should be good Tim, looks like its going to be a bit warmer by then.  Need to locate a suitable evening meal venue for us, i'll try find something this evening.

25/05/2013 at 13:02

SD - out of interest and for no reason than net curtain twitchyness, where abouts offshore?

Having worked offshore in a few places (and being born in such a place), I'd say definatley go for it if you can.  

25/05/2013 at 15:17

SD, hope your motivation comes back soon. I lost my motivation for training not so long back, it's very frustrating.

Was half expecting to see you down Whitlingham this morning. Looking forward to wednesday's open water swim now, I really enjoyed it which I wasn't expecting.

25/05/2013 at 20:22

Hi Budge, did you enjoy it? I'm doing every Wednesday & every other saturday down there so will see you midweek.

Felt better after my bike and run today, although run was quite painfull. Managed 58 miles in just under 4 hours followed by a 12 min run. Bike was non stop as well which is probably the longest ive spent in the saddle ever.

ID. Job is on a dive support vessel in the Persian Gulf. My cousins the chief officer, which is how this has come my way. His OCM liked  my CV so has also reccomended me, so its currently with head office to say yay or nay. Fingers crossed. Checking my email every 10 minutes for the last 2 days

26/05/2013 at 09:22

SD - Sounds a wonderful opportunity!  Good luck!

26/05/2013 at 17:51

Really enjoyed it actually SD. I'm hoping to get there early enough on Wednesday to get into the lesson, I've heard good things about them.

Nice job on the bike and run!

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