Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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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

IronCat5    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 

iron fraggle    pirate
08/07/2013 at 20:12

just popping in to say Nursey was Awesome yesterday 

Nurse Ratched    pirate
08/07/2013 at 20:32


I did have a bloody amazing sherpa

08/07/2013 at 20:36

I'm really growing impatient waiting for Outlaw news! HELLO OUT THERE?!!

Nurse Ratched    pirate
08/07/2013 at 20:44

IY, I will write a race report once I return to the land of the  living.  Right now I am zombieing!

Quick summary to keep you going: swam, biked, ran. It was hot. I cried. Pirates are awesome. I am an Outlaw 

08/07/2013 at 20:55

Fantastic Nursey, who wasnt going to do an Iron distant tri in 2014 

Well done.

Alibear gave it a great go but was pulled up at in the latter stages of the bike.

iron fraggle    pirate
08/07/2013 at 20:55
Nurse Ratched wrote (see)


I did have a bloody amazing sherpa

**  polishes halo **  

08/07/2013 at 20:57

"Fantastic Nursey, who wasnt going to do an Iron distant tri in 2014" i mean in 2013


08/07/2013 at 20:59
Nurse Ratched wrote (see)
Hi SD I'm doing my first tri in July and aiming for IM in 2014 (now let's wait and see how long it takes gastank to try telling us we'll be doing it in 2013!!) So how did you find your first tri experience?

08/07/2013 at 21:03
Nurse Ratched wrote (see)
Thank you so much for that, Cat. At the moment, hubby works full-time shifts over 7 days (ie 5 days a week, but weekend days as well as Mon-Fri), and I work 3 evenings a week (also weekends as well as Mon-Fri). My only guaranteed free time is 2 hours a day Mon-Fri when wee one is at nursery. I spend one of those hours exercising the dog. Yes I can run with her, but not on the main roads (we live in the country, so there are no pavements!), and I obviously can't swim or bike with her. I do have a turbo, but still can't put in lots of hours on that. This is why I've decided to do shorter events meantime and IM in 2014. Wee one will start school Aug 2013 and I'll then have 5 hours a day Mon-Fri to do as I please - train! I can't commit to IM until I know that I can give it what it needs.

08/07/2013 at 21:04
Nurse Ratched wrote (see)
This is great. I'm going to have so many experienced IMen mentoring me for 2014. Started reading Be Iron Fit. All makes sense so far. And an excuse for more shopping - HR monitor.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
08/07/2013 at 21:25

Oh feck off

08/07/2013 at 22:07

Not checked the forecast but since the beginning of the year it has blown pretty much consistently from the north so the likelihood is that they'll be into a head wind for most of the day. When they hit the coast at Cancale (a pretty little fishing village with some really good sea food restaurants) they turn and head west so there is a chance that there may be some cross winds. Looking out of the kitchen window the turbines are fairly whizzing round at the moment but it could, of course, drop overnight.

Although they'll be passing a mere 25kms to the east of my place, I haven't actually ridden the roads they'll be taking for a while so I went for a gentle spin earlier today to check out some of the route.  www.d2ride.co.uk

I did the climb though the forest of Paimpont on one of my first rides with the local club and I remember arriving at the top purple-faced and panting from the effort of trying to keep up with the local grimpeurs. Surely that ought to be worthy of categorisation I thought to myself.  Sadly, my memory was clearly playing tricks.  The sad reality is that it is a steady 2.5km drag with a maximum gradient of maybe 6% for a few hundred metres.

The area around Pampont forest is quite beautiful by the way. Paimpont Forest is supposedly King Arthur's realm Brocéliande.

Oh, and St Meen Le Grand is the birthplace of 3 time TDF winner Louison Bobet and home to a museum dedicated to him. The race will go right by the museum. There was some kind of function going on there today or I might well have gone in to take a look. Despite living just down the road all this time and passing it on numerous rides, I've still never managed to check it out.

09/07/2013 at 00:35

SD, you are a bastard! haha  I thought only women-folk brought up crap from 20 years ago to zap you! /run

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