Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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WildWill    pirate
02/07/2013 at 14:12

Just had a look my training log having just finished week 16 of my 20 week plan

And volume wise I have passed the amount of training I did in total when I got a PB in 2011

Also done almost double the amount of training that I did for the Outlaw last year.

My 7k OW swim last week  was 20 mins faster than the equivalent swim last year

The sportif that I use for a bench mark of my cycling fitness was completed on Saturday -  1hr 20mins faster than when I last did it in 2011

If only I had not injured my calf preventing my running

Edited: 02/07/2013 at 14:13
seren nos    pirate
02/07/2013 at 14:17
SossigeDog wrote (see)

Trianglian Will Hall made it to within 2 miles of the French coast yesterday. Unfortunately he had experienced breathing difficulties for a while & so couldnt finish the swim. Shame, as he would have been on for the world record. Sterling effort though.



you forgot to mention that although he was only 2 miles from the french coast....because of the strong tides and choppy conditions he had already swam 39 miles.an amazing swim in the time........shows that even an amazingly strong swimmer can be beaten by nature playing cruel tricks

02/07/2013 at 19:05

Will try to be at Gas Hill on Friday Sossige! Will you be competing??

Hope everyone's training is going well, the events are creeping up!

02/07/2013 at 20:27

Well pointed out Seren.  He's an amazing guy, truely inspirational. Was gutted for him. I'm sure he will be back for another crack at it though.

Ankle feeling loads better now, so got back on the bike this evening for my first training session in 12 days. Went ok, hoping to do a decent OWS tomorrow. If no issues there i may even be back to jogging next week. 

Good work Will. Damn injuries, my calf issues and tendonites have totally ruined my training plan.

Next time i train for an IM i won't overdo it on events or try changing to a more minimalist shoe during the 30 week training plan. Live and learn i guess.

Hopefully see you there Lewis, i'll be about halfway up gas hill with Arleya & the wife. Taking the union jack chairs to add some class to the event

02/07/2013 at 21:17

Well done on your swim time Will. I can't imagine swimming 7km right now!

Good to hear your ankle is a lot better SD. My bad knee is pretty much fine now, but I woke up this morning with pain in my other knee (I think nature is trying to take me down before the big day). I was planning to do my first run in 7 weeks tomorrow, around the lake after the swim, but I'll see how my 'good' knee is beforehand.

I'll keep an eye out for your union jack chairs!

03/07/2013 at 14:24

6 months successful IM training, then 4 weeks before the race I get a painful knee.  Off to see the physio later ... hope it's not bad news.  Feck it.

WildWill    pirate
03/07/2013 at 20:05

 sorry to here that Tim

Get the ice out. 15mins per hour for next 3hrs ... And keep it elevated 

M...eldy    pirate
03/07/2013 at 22:44

I did nothing today .. and I shall do nothing tomorrow

Severely lacking in sleep this week due to the neighbours having a loft conversion 6 inches from my pillow

04/07/2013 at 08:26

Strained knee ligament.  Not a bad strain, but no cycling and running for at least a week.  So no more big runs or rides before IM ... main aim now is to maintain fitness and not get fat.  And swim a lot.

WildWill    pirate
04/07/2013 at 09:18

Tim -

Youve done the training so you'll be OK - just focus on recovering from the injury and do nothing that puts that at risk 

Edited: 04/07/2013 at 09:18
04/07/2013 at 12:56

Worked for me. I did nothing for two weeks. Laid on the sofa as much as poss and ate junk food for two weeks. Ankle now better but my wetsuit no longer fits

Swam 2400m open water last night, 1 hour bike on Tuesday. 90 min ride planned this evening. Getting back on it now. Although i'm going to give the running a miss till next week just to be sure i'm not broken anymore

05/07/2013 at 13:57

90 minute bike ride done last night, no dramas. 80 miler planned for tomorrow


Good luck to the Outlawer's this weekend. Will be nice and warm for you by the looks, dont forget your suncream !

05/07/2013 at 20:05

Since I'll be spinning around the IMKY course tomorrow for most of the day and might not get on until late, good luck to the Outlaw-types.  The hay is in the barn, trust in your training.  You've put all the work in, now go enjoy the fruits of your labor.  

I was going to write something like:  let me be the first to say, "YOU are an IRONMAN!" but I suppose you become Outlaws on Sunday?

Edited: 05/07/2013 at 20:09
06/07/2013 at 18:57

80 mile bike ride done @ a 15mph average, no ankle pain.  Pleased with that.

did start to struggle after 70 miles though, went through 5 gels, two bottles of drink & a pack of nutrigrain biscuits

07/07/2013 at 18:18

Nice one mate!  Good to hear you're back training.  4 weeks from now....!  

I've had a weekend on food and booze, knee still a bit sore so waiting to see physio again on Wednesday.  Main concern now is that I'll pile on a stone in the next 4 weeks if I can't train, so tomorrow I start taking a LOT of care about what I eat.

07/07/2013 at 20:14
08/07/2013 at 18:24

2 mile run tonight, first run in three weeks and not too bad 

Was going for a bike ride but got a puncture, replaced tube with a new tube, that i must have punctured in my bike bag, doh.

Good job i found this all out tonight and not on the IM course

Cortina5    pirate
08/07/2013 at 19:09

W00p SD! Also did a 2 mile run today. Things are looking up. 

WhizKid    pirate
08/07/2013 at 19:42

Nice work SD also did my first run in 3 weeks a massive mile (had a headache) but my leg wasent in crippling plain after taking advice from our resident physio Dr cat5

08/07/2013 at 19:49

Rock n roll, we are so fit 

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