Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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07/06/2013 at 12:45

I was going to try get up the front a bit more this time and then get swam over by everyone. Off the back of Wednesdays lesson Simon made me realise that i'm losing a couple of minutes by keeping out the way at the back, due to the time it then takes me to get over the start line.

You'll be quicker than me on your swim mate, my middle distance swim last year was 51 minutes, if i remember right.

See you tomorrow tim. Dont forget those flap jacks

07/06/2013 at 15:10

Really nice long sea swim this morning although following overnight storms the swell was stronger than I'm used to.

Now I'm off for half a shandy by the beach in the sun.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
08/06/2013 at 12:23

Jeeeeeeeeeeeeez it's hot out there. Think I'll leave my biking and running until a wee bit later in the day

Nurse Ratched    pirate
08/06/2013 at 13:12

I am grinning like a daftie. Firstborn has just passed his first tae kwon do grading. Proud mummy!

08/06/2013 at 14:41

Wal to wall sun in Guernsey today although the force 8 wind is somewhat tiresome.  Back to the land of Council tax and VAT tomorrow.  Boooo!

Nurse Ratched    pirate
08/06/2013 at 20:02

Help, bike assistance required

My bike has been to LBS twice this week for issues with the gears. I went out today (first time since it's last visit) and it's still not right 

Please forgive my complete lack of technical lingo - in the middle ring on the front I can only use the easier half of the gears at the back. When I change up it's ok 'til halfway through the rear cogs but any further than that and the chain is rubbing against the front derailleur (?spelling). Is there a way I can fix this? Because I cannot be arsed using more training time to do the 35 mile round trip to LBS and/or not have my bike in working order.  

M...eldy    pirate
08/06/2013 at 20:13

Yes you can have a twiddle with the bits & pices Nursey but I dont think I canexplain it too well ... have a look at 'indexing' on Park Toolswebsite, to be honest I would be having words with the LBS personally

7.5 mile run for me today and a 60 mile bike planned for the morrow

08/06/2013 at 21:04

112m bike 5k run sportive for me in the morning, really getting the feeling now that these are the last big sessions. Quite nervous this will be my first group ride, all my bike training has been done solo, wasn't sure wether to take the tri bike and go out on my own or take the road bike and try to stay with the group. I've packed the road bike, i'm starting to think that may have been the wrong decision.

I wouldn't be messing with the indexing myself either Nursey, get on to the LBS

Nurse Ratched    pirate
08/06/2013 at 21:07

Yep Melds, I am not impressed with LBS. Thanks for the website suggestion, I'll take a look

Partner in Crime has recommended a couple of places which are open on Sundays, so guess what I'm doing tomorrow?

It pisses me off for many reasons, but mostly because I have started to (finally) feel confident about my Outlaw bike and need to keep that going by getting my last few long rides under my belt. Time is precious enough as it is without having to fanny around trying to get the bike working properly.

Moan over 

08/06/2013 at 21:19

70 mile ride for me today and a short brick run.  What exactly is hot over there Nursey? 21C? It was beautiful here today! 25C or so with a light breeze.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
08/06/2013 at 21:41

Being of a northern persuasion, "hot" means not having to break the ice on the outside cludgy 

08/06/2013 at 21:45

What the duck is a cludgy?

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

cludgie 
n. col. A water-closet, a lavatory.

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

he

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.

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