Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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02/06/2013 at 13:16

Just back from a week in France, not great timing with my first half IM a week today. Was there with my family & my wife's family, managed to get some nice runs in around the lanes around Brisvily (Brittany) -- utterly gorgeous countryside, did a 14 mile run the first day (beating my own half marathon PB)!  Even did a sea swim (sans wettie).  Kept the weight off, mostly.  Looking forward to Grafman with Sossige next Sunday!

02/06/2013 at 18:15

Holy cow, did you see the Budgie's swim time? If I have the number right, he did an 800 meter swim as part of an Olympic-ish tri a few weeks ago and today he swam 1931 meters in about the same time.  That's what I call conquering the OWS!  He did a grand total of 6:52.  Now I might be worried about getting my arse kicked when we do IMCDA next year....

02/06/2013 at 19:51

Well done Outlaw'ers

I guess i should take the swim class this Wednesday that Budgie did last week then


Weekly update (boring) http://clearseaz-timetogetfit.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/lack-lustre-week.html

02/06/2013 at 20:38

Nine weeks til Ironman UK.  Starting to get nervous now.  

02/06/2013 at 20:44

CLEAT ADVICE please -- as I've said before I'm a relatively new cyclist, don't know a lot about the ins and outs.  I'm riding my first road bike with cleats in the position the shop guy fitted them in. Seems to work fine for me, no issues, etc.

They're wearing now, though, and I need new ones ... I'm looking and 'float' is mention, either zero, 4.5 or 9 degree. http://www.wiggle.co.uk/look-keo-grip-cleats/ 

I remember the bike shop guy saying he'd set my cleats/pedals up with higher float then I could adjust it down (never did).  So I'm assuming it'd be best for me to go for cleats with 9 degree float?  I know lower float is more power to the stroke, but I don't want to do something at this late stage that'll cause problems. 

M...eldy    pirate
02/06/2013 at 20:53

highr float the better for me ... make sure they are the right cleats, subtle differences with some

02/06/2013 at 21:14

Will do, thanks Melds.

WhizKid    pirate
02/06/2013 at 21:18

I personally find 4.5 too be perfect for me 9 degrees is a lot of float  and don't even go near zero unless you havea damn near perfect stroke and don't ever move about!

M...eldy    pirate
02/06/2013 at 21:25

Cant you change within a range ??   I always buy the red Looks so dont reallyhave the technical know how!!

02/06/2013 at 21:26

My cleats are good, they have yellow bits on them 

hope that helps 

Nurse Ratched    pirate
03/06/2013 at 08:12

Morning all

Weetabix or bacon roll? Decisions, decisions...

03/06/2013 at 09:35

Is there truly any choice there? Bacon all the way! 

Nurse Ratched    pirate
03/06/2013 at 09:37

Great minds ... 

Edited: 03/06/2013 at 09:38
WildWill    pirate
03/06/2013 at 11:28

My physio has said that im allowed to resume training 

Cycling ok and even a little running



Nurse Ratched    pirate
03/06/2013 at 12:40

Great news Will 

*puts on nurse voice* Just don't be overdoing it

03/06/2013 at 20:53

Good news Will!

My first half IM on Sunday with Sossige (Grafman).  Weather's looking sunny and hot, so question: best sun cream?  I'm thinking P20.  I'm bald, burn easily, so something that'll last the whole race would be best.  Any advice very gratefully received!

03/06/2013 at 22:22

P20 is great apply and give time to dry before putting on wetsuit.

Top tip get someone else to apply bright red raw where I missed a bit!

Rafiki    pirate
03/06/2013 at 22:25

P20 all the way! I used P20 factor 50 in Lanza - 13 hours of racing in bright sun and no sunburn at all. But as Ali said, make sure its dry before you put wettie on.

M...eldy    pirate
03/06/2013 at 22:26

2 layers !

Nurse Ratched    pirate
04/06/2013 at 00:20

Suncream you can put on before the wettie and it lasts all day? Wow, I'll be having some of that.

Great swim with the tri club tonight. Just for his own amusement, the bad man made us do a length of butterfly. If I live to be 100 I will never master that. 

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