Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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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

12/06/2013 at 12:03

just wondering what peoples average 1.5 k / 3k open water swim times are?

i am at 30 mins for 1.5k and then 1:03 for 3k.

Am i going to be out of the water last

Tired Badger    pirate
12/06/2013 at 12:24

I think thats middle of the pack times for the swim Bj

12/06/2013 at 12:32

middle of the pack suits me fine, as long as that doesnt include getting beaten up the entire way round!


Tired Badger    pirate
12/06/2013 at 12:37
Cake wrote (see)
Budjude wrote (see)

just wondering what peoples average 1.5 k / 3k open water swim times are?

i am at 30 mins for 1.5k and then 1:03 for 3k.

 This way madness lie's.

Has Yoda turned his Jedi power towards Tri

12/06/2013 at 12:40

i wont be racing anyone other than my fat knackered alter ego so i always win

I was last out of the 3k swim last night and it was the first time i have been out last, but the first time i have done that distance so wasnt sure. Werent that many who did the distance and they beat me by a good 10 mins i would say.

i always seem to struggle to relax for the first 5 mins and then it dawns on me that i can swim and that the water isnt that green

now getting out of my wetsuit is a whole other kettle of fish! i am thinking a good 5 mins in T1 at that alone....


12/06/2013 at 12:41

To avoid being last out of a swim, sign up to the same events as me


12/06/2013 at 12:57

are you doing the ullswater tri or ultimate half this year ?



12/06/2013 at 13:00

Pah SD and Cake I will fight you for the last out the water but still within the cut off prize. 1hr 59mins 59seconds it mine, all mine

Latest swim time is 55mins for 2000 meters.

Rafiki    pirate
12/06/2013 at 13:09

Happychap got that exact time at Outlaw a couple of years ago I believe - 1 second before the cut off!

Budjude - the other thing to remember when comparing swim times is the conditions of the swim - is it a lake/sea/river swim, how windy is it, how cold is it? You'll never get the same conditions twice. I was almost 15 minutes quicker in the sea swim at Lanza compared to the week before at my local lake.

Edited: 12/06/2013 at 13:10
12/06/2013 at 13:18

See Raf I'm following in my mentors footsteps perfectly.

12/06/2013 at 13:50

The only way I know my open water swim time is from the last event I done, never really timed myself training.

I'll have to see how fast I can swim 800m/1600m tonight I think

12/06/2013 at 17:16

Grafman race report.

12/06/2013 at 18:49

Oh thanks guys! definitely going to jump in I came second in my Olympic distance in San Andres and had an awesome time!!! I will be in the UK for work in September and signed up for a charity place at the world Championships in London...I had wanted to do the snowdonia race as that is where I am from but it is on the same date as my flight back to Bogota. 

I think I will do the half IM in Miami in November as it is easy to get to from here. Signing up after work today, you are all right- if I sign up I will find a way to do it!! Any suggestions about recommended IM for 2014? If I plan ahead I can travel


saludos, H

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