Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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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

WildWill    pirate
11/06/2013 at 07:58

Good times there Tim

Well done Joddly


Yesterday fro me was focused on seeing f i could train 'around' my injury.

Did ...

 - 2 hrs spin including a RPM class
 - 1 hr 'running' on the cross trainer
 - 15min stretch

The running was not as good as propper running but its better than nothing and did not put and strain on my calf, as it seems to be mainly the impact of running that gives me greif. 

Edited: 11/06/2013 at 07:58
WildWill    pirate
11/06/2013 at 08:01


I've also entered the Virgin Money cyclone sportif in Northumberland. (104miles) at the end of the month

The last time i did it ... just before my IM PB 2yrs ago ... i found it so hard with hill after hill after hill that it took me almost 9hrs to complete 


I hope to be a little faster this time 

Edited: 11/06/2013 at 08:01
Nurse Ratched    pirate
11/06/2013 at 16:31

Brick done today. Bike still feeling great, happy nursey.

Amazing what a couple of good rides can do for one's frame of mind  

11/06/2013 at 16:42

Well done to all those who raced this weekend there's some super fast times coming in now.  My weeks just been flipped upside down but for a good reason long term so mostly this week I shall be riding my bike.  I'm helping out down at the swim session tomorrow so might see a few Norfolk pirates.

iron fraggle    pirate
11/06/2013 at 16:46

nice one nursey, I'm the complete opposite here today  

[warming blokes TMI alert]  'tis TOTM chez Frag and after 4 days of massive pmt mother nature has finally called.  I can cope with uncomfortable/pain, but the past 36 hours I've had nausea on and off   I'm fine if I stay still(ish) but if I move about I feel like  .  Luckily it's recovery week as I managed my planned hour long bike ride, and am plucking up the courage to do my run later  - yes I know I'll feel better for it, but at this precise moment I'm not so sure..

Nurse Ratched    pirate
11/06/2013 at 18:14

(((((Frag))))). It really is a shitty feeling. Are you eating ok or is the nausea putting you off? Take it easy with the run.

Oh, and the drugs do work

iron fraggle    pirate
11/06/2013 at 21:06

Have run and felt fine actually running, but within 5 mins of stopping I felt all sicky again   -  hoping a good nights sleep and so co-codamol will sort me out 

12/06/2013 at 05:24

Hey guys just going to jump in here...How did you decide when you were ready to go from Olympic distance to half ironman? I'm thinking of doing the Miami man in November and then think of doing an IM a year later. But I just don't know whether the just dive in and sign up or what. Eeeeep. 

12/06/2013 at 05:26

And...how did you become pirates? Does it involve planks and cold water and terrible food or has it all got civilised and cyber now?

12/06/2013 at 07:54

Hi hannah.

i just signed up for stuff that looked good then trained towards it. Just go for it, i havent felt ready for any event ive done so far, proven on Sunday, but still finished

If you have done an olympic you will be able to do a half ironman imo. Good luck 

ps. Which full ironman will you be doing in 2014

Nurse Ratched    pirate
12/06/2013 at 07:54
HannahB wrote (see)

And...how did you become pirates? Does it involve planks and cold water and terrible food or has it all got civilised and cyber now?

Oh it's much, much worse than that ...

I've only entered one tri up to now and had a DNF. Outlaw will be my first triathlon finish. 

Jump in Hannah 

WildWill    pirate
12/06/2013 at 07:59

Morning all

Last nite for me was ...

 - 45.5 mile bike ride around kent
 - 30mins core and stretch

12/06/2013 at 08:35

Hannah, what Soggige said, if you've done an Olympic you can train for a half. Sign up first then worry about it.  

12/06/2013 at 09:55

Hannah, what Sossige said again. Just dive in, sign up and work towards it

I think if you're at Olympic distance level you can train for a full Ironman, no problem. I couldn't swim 25m in January this year, and I finished a half ironman two weeks ago and have a full ironman in about 6 weeks from now. 

Jump in, it's all possible

Edited: 12/06/2013 at 09:56
M...eldy    pirate
12/06/2013 at 10:11

The shortest distance I did was 1/2 IM, I'd already signed up to IM by then

WildWill    pirate
12/06/2013 at 10:27
M...eldy wrote (see)

The shortest distance I did was 1/2 IM, I'd already signed up to IM by then

So you are saying that you prefer long and steady.. to short and fast


Edited: 12/06/2013 at 10:27
M...eldy    pirate
12/06/2013 at 11:22

Don't you have a 6 hr spin session to do or something Will??!  

Britrisky    pirate
12/06/2013 at 11:55

I did one Oly last July, loved it then did HIM in Sept and am doing IM this July (Outlaw), so yes, just do it

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