Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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08/06/2013 at 21:45

What the duck is a cludgy?

Nurse Ratched    pirate
08/06/2013 at 21:53

n. col. A water-closet, a lavatory.

Edited: 08/06/2013 at 21:54
08/06/2013 at 22:05


M...eldy    pirate
09/06/2013 at 17:14

64 hilly & windy miles for me .... legs still work 

09/06/2013 at 17:34

The Grafman done. Middle distance PB for me, just. Shocking run again.

6:31:47. Swim 47:56, Bike 3:13:31, Run 2:25:31. Had big problems on the run. Will let Tim share his results

09/06/2013 at 17:35

Congrats SD on the PB.  Sorry to hear about the run.

09/06/2013 at 18:25
M...eldy wrote (see)

64 hilly & windy miles for me .... legs still work 

Meldy, were you on a sportive today that went through Mentmore and Cublington today? I saw someone in a pirate top coming down the hill from Mentmore that may have been you as I was going opposite direction, but you'd zipped past before it really registered.

Edited: 09/06/2013 at 18:26
M...eldy    pirate
09/06/2013 at 18:26

Yes that was me !!  The only pirate on show I believe !

09/06/2013 at 18:34

Thought so , I'd cycled over Ivinghoe beacon and someone had thoughtfully laid out signs for me so I followed the route for a while then turned around and did it in reverse. only saw the one pirate top. looked like a good ride.

M...eldy    pirate
09/06/2013 at 18:39

It was all going well until they turned up Toms Hill in Aldbury  

09/06/2013 at 19:14

well done SD, 2:25 for a run that that you had problems on is good

Nurse Ratched    pirate
09/06/2013 at 20:53

Good going SD

I am a very happy nursie. BIKE FIXED! By someone who seems to know what he was doing. Took it to bits, gear cable replaced, put it back together and advised me what to do if it still wasn't perfect when I rode it. Took it out for a spin, needed a teeny tweak as advised, going like a dream 

Now all I need is someone to fix the piece of shit Fiat fleet car I am currently sitting in waiting for the RAC man, when I should be seeing patients.

iron fraggle    pirate
09/06/2013 at 21:42

Good going SD   

Nursey - good news about the bike. that'll give you loads of confidence  (shame about the car though )

Well I'm pretty much sticking with the training plan at the moment  and looking forward to this week's recovery week 

09/06/2013 at 22:36
Tired Badger    pirate
10/06/2013 at 12:57

sportive was fun.  48 miles into the 166m bike my right hand shifter broke, being the bike numpty that I am I looked at it for a second before ringing the event organiser. Tehy dispatched the mobile mechanic, who chucked it on his stand shaked his head a few times and said can't do much with these shifters. Amazingly in a hour he did a temp fix by putting a shifter on my tri bar, which although bloody awkward got me round the 116 miles. 

Now just the problem of a cheap winter road bike that cost me £300 neading a new set of shifters - thaty'll be about £200 quid then. 


Sportive completed 116m bike , 5 m run - barclaycard bill


Nurse Ratched    pirate
10/06/2013 at 14:18

Well done on getting through the ride with a wonky bike Badger.

I cycled this morning and cannot believe the difference in my bike since it was fixed yesterday. I now realise what hard work it's been biking with knackered gearing! Did 36 miles today and averaged 15.9mph, which is speedy for me 

iron fraggle    pirate
10/06/2013 at 14:22

nice one Nursey 

10/06/2013 at 14:25

Well done Nursey, it would be absolutely flying for me - I only get up to those speeds with a tail wind!

10/06/2013 at 15:05

Grafman (my first half iron distance) was great!  Brill to meet SossigeDog at last, and I'm delighted at my time of 5:44.  Swim 41:39, bike 3:02, run 1:52.  Aching now, but in a good way. 

10/06/2013 at 15:12

Great time DTT now for the full one

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