Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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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!

26/05/2013 at 21:00

Simon started the lessons at 6.30pm last Wednesday.

weekly update



Nurse Ratched    pirate
28/05/2013 at 18:39

70 miles biked today. Very enjoyable, but had to stop and buy a sandwich at 50 miles as I had a mad craving for something savoury.

Pay day on Thursday = chamois cream 

M...eldy    pirate
28/05/2013 at 19:09

I'm not sure thats a good substitute for sarnies 

Nurse Ratched    pirate
28/05/2013 at 19:18

Less fat than mayo

28/05/2013 at 20:18

Hope everyone's training is going well.

I've got a dilemma... I have ITBS and the Outlaw Half is coming up on Sunday. Does anyone know any quick relief for ITBS? I've searched online but just interested to know peoples experiences. I've just bought a foam roller and an IT band compression strap.

On sunday I was out for a 70 miler but only ended up doing 26 miles due to really bad pain in my knee. I'm really concerned I won't be able to do the Outlaw Half on sunday, I've been looking forward to it as much as my iron distance race in July.

28/05/2013 at 20:19

Evening ladies. Nice riding Nursey  


Nurse Ratched    pirate
28/05/2013 at 20:37

Cheers SD.  Any news on the job front?

28/05/2013 at 22:13

Not yet. 

Sent my CV to a couple of mates who work offshore & uploaded it to an offshore careers website tonight.

Cortina5    pirate
28/05/2013 at 22:37

Budgie, give it a go. The only thing that really works is rest and rollering.

28/05/2013 at 22:48

Budgie, you could go and see Becky Schofield from Trianglia. She has a place at the top of hall road. 

With my IT band issue during the great barrow challenge. I managed to get through day 2 & 3 riding very gently. A massage i had on the evening after day 3 made the final day a lot more bearable. swimming you'll be fine. Run/ walk if needs be.

Use your foam roller as much as you can on it. That will really help. there are also some good stretches you can do on it here http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/sport-injuries/knee-pain/iliotibial-band-syndrome/stretching-exercises-itb-syndrome

Ibruprofen also helped  good luck matey. 

WildWill    pirate
29/05/2013 at 07:56

G Day all


Im still crocked with a calf injury

So yesterday was just a single short session of ...

1:15 - easy spin
0:20 - core and stretch


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