Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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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

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 

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