Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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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. 

M...eldy    pirate
04/06/2013 at 01:32

Yep P20 is ace, make sure you let it all sink in before you put the wettie on and as a precaution I would put another layer on when you take it off in T1

WildWill    pirate
04/06/2013 at 08:02

Ay up all

Eased back into trainng mode last nite with first attempt at a propper training session in almost 2 weeks. Did ...

 - 1:30 spin including RPM
 - 0:30 core and stretch

Claf held together ok


WildWill    pirate
04/06/2013 at 08:03
M...eldy wrote (see)

Yep P20 is ace, make sure you let it all sink in before you put the wettie on and as a precaution I would put another layer on when you take it off in T1

Yep thats te method i normlly use and have been OK in a couple of realy hot IM's

04/06/2013 at 12:11

Great, thanks guys.  P20 it is.  But no, I WON'T be asking Sossige to apply it. 

04/06/2013 at 20:09

Someone order an oilboy? 

WildWill    pirate
04/06/2013 at 20:46

Evening all


not a bad day for me.


 - 45min run ... Calf still hurting


 - 35miles on road bike.

 - 20min stretch

M...eldy    pirate
04/06/2013 at 20:49

I went for a run  

First one post Lanza and my legs remembered what to do

05/06/2013 at 20:19

Creme de la creme at tonights open water mass start training session

SD, Budgie & Alibear 

hate to think what that slimey stuff was we were wading in though 

06/06/2013 at 08:26

I had a good OW session last night, really settled my nerves for Sunday.  It's a beach start ... I'll be holding back to let the rough & tumblers go first.

WildWill    pirate
06/06/2013 at 08:40

Ay up all


TIM - Good luck at he weekend

I realy need to get my arse in gear and get some OW swiming done .... I've been a bit of a wimp so far this year 


Yseterday for me was ...

 - 35min  Spin session intevals of 1 min on 1 min rec
 - 10min Stretch

 - 1hr spin - drillls and recovery
 - 5k swim as 5 x 1000m

06/06/2013 at 12:20

I find myself back on Guernsey for a few days which will give me the chance to get in a few sea swims across the course for the Sept half distance event that's over here.

As for much of the UK the weather is wonderful with clear skies and a warmish breeze coming in off the sea. Sadly water sea temperature is close to 13 degrees which of course is decidedly chilly. Thankfully I packed a wet suit as speedos at that temperature would, for me at least, be a no no.

06/06/2013 at 13:19

Tim, just read the brief for Sunday. 'Running' beach start, that will be the fastest part of my swim then

Two laps as well so you have to get out the water and run round for the second lap. I havent done a tri where you have had to do that before.

06/06/2013 at 13:41

Hey SossigeDog - check out my blog

theback71@blogspot.com as I was v similar to you and will follow your progress to Ironman with interest!

WildWill    pirate
06/06/2013 at 14:01



 - SWIM drills session


 - short run along the medway ... my cal still giving greaf when i try to run  not bloody happy

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