Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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Nurse Ratched    pirate
11/07/2013 at 16:47
Rich Crook wrote (see)

Cheers for the welcome chaps.


My initial plan after I entered the marathon was to spend a month afterwards drinking and eating curry and not going anywhere near a the gym or on a road unless in a car - I can see that plan not coming into fruition at this rate.


Oi! That's my recovery plan 

Welcome to the loony bin Rich

M...eldy    pirate
11/07/2013 at 18:13

One more week Nursey and its back to training for you 

11/07/2013 at 18:28

Nice report Nurse!  Just saw your finish video too.  How come it doesn't surprise me that you finished in a kilt?!  

I notice that last bit as well... "until next year....?"

UK? Anglian? Outlaw again? Lanzarote? Flying over the pond to take on one?

Nurse Ratched    pirate
11/07/2013 at 21:15

There's one thing which isn't in the report, and which I wanted to say here, and that's to thank Sossige for starting this thread. It's been so good to go through all of this with all of you. The support and encouragement here is fantastic, and I'm sure it will get me through many more IM's

Thanks SD

It has been decided that I'll do an IM every other year, but Outlaw relay is looking promising for next year

Edited: 11/07/2013 at 21:16
11/07/2013 at 22:37

awwww thanks nursey. Bottom line is though, you did it! 

This thread has been great for support & made some nice new friends from it.  It has been a bit quiet of late but i think thats been down to the abundance of injuries most of us have gone through recently.

Definitely getting my mojo back now though. Helped by the inspirational achievements by you lot & my tri club chums.

"anything is possible" 

12/07/2013 at 10:27

Went out for a ride with a local cycle club last night (SD don't dob me in!) good fund and think it will help me speed up. So this year I'm going to be sociable instead of noddy no mates  in an attempt to speed up.

12/07/2013 at 12:27

A bunch of the trianglia ladies regularly go on their own group rides. Drop Phillipa an email


13/07/2013 at 17:17

Swam 4k OW in 90 minutes today, chuffed with that (considering a year ago I was celebrating swimming 100m front crawl without having to stop).  

13/07/2013 at 21:34

Well done mate.

three weeks today i'll be cracking open a big bottle of red wine 

M...eldy    pirate
13/07/2013 at 22:06

Tim that is a huge improvement !

Nurse Ratched    pirate
13/07/2013 at 22:12

Go Tim  that's fantastic

M...eldy    pirate
13/07/2013 at 22:54

This time last week Nursey eh? 

13/07/2013 at 23:30

Andy, you and me both


14/07/2013 at 11:58

Yesterday was my big IMKY prep race, Ironman 70.3 Muncie.  I did this half Ironman last year but it was shortened to about an Olympic as the heat index was about 43C.  So yesterday would be my first time seeing the whole course.  I didn't really have a set goal, except I wanted to PR.  I also knew the bike was going to be flat and fast so I was expecting to push the pace and see how I felt.

Not to bore you with all the details, but had a good swim, then after about 2 hours on the bike, I realized I could snag a sub-3 hours 56 mile bike split so I pushed it on the way back toward T-2.  That was the first highlight of the day.  I did, however, pay for that a bit later when I walked a good bit of the last few miles of the half-marathon.

But that was soon forgotten when I crossed the line and realized I had PR'd by 2:07.  That's not two minutes seven seconds but rather two hours and seven minutes.  I do believe I shall call the day a success!

Nurse Ratched    pirate
14/07/2013 at 12:10

Woooooo hooooo IY 

M...eldy wrote (see)

This time last week Nursey eh? 

Can't believe that's a week gone already Melds. I'm still re-living it in my head every day.  Several times every day!

iron fraggle    pirate
14/07/2013 at 12:39

IY !!! wow!!!  

14/07/2013 at 17:05

Well done IY. I remember that being cut to an Olympic last year. Time flys.

Knocked out my first century ride of the year  today in just over 6 hours. Did it non stop, didnt even stop for a pee. Well happy. 16.2mph average  

mind you, didnt feel like running a marathon when i got home 

14/07/2013 at 17:55

IY, top job!

And Andy that's great going mate, you'll blast the IM ride in 3 weeks.  

I just did 12 mile bike, first time in two weeks.  I can still feel my knee and it twinged a bit, but no pain and no stiffness (yet, at least).  A longer ride on Wednesday.

So, what does a wannabe Ironman do on the hottest day of the year?  Decorates his son's bedroom.  I hate decorating.

14/07/2013 at 18:23

Doggie, didn't stop to pee or didn't need to pee? Big difference haha

14/07/2013 at 18:44

Didnt need or stop 

Good news on the knee Tim, take it easy and it will be tip top in a few weeks

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