Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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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

14/07/2013 at 18:59

You need to drink more Doggie.  On a century you should at least be thinking about a pee.

14/07/2013 at 20:28

I didnt say i wasnt thinking about it   Drank two big bottles of water/zero stuff

Weekly update


14/07/2013 at 21:12

Still doesn't sound like enough Even on cool-ish days, I go through about .6 liters per hour.

15/07/2013 at 10:05

Need more hydration than tha SD, I go through 1.5 l in 2 hours/ 35 miles or so. 

Great result IY, 

me, well committed to IMUK 2014 now, swimming has gone from 25m at a time to first 500m this morning ( exactly 4 weeks) and 2000m per session. Would have kept going but r an out of time. 

Got a few knee twinges from the bike ( too much grinding/ low cadence ) but will start running as the ankle is feeling better. 

15/07/2013 at 16:01

Gaz, I have that problem.  I tend to get too "proud" at times and don't shift into the proper gear. I end up grinding up hills and wasted my legs.  I'm getting better at it but need to keep an eye on things.

15/07/2013 at 17:50

Training (or rather, non-training) update ... three weeks left!

15/07/2013 at 18:34

Be fine mate, we'll have a good crack. Got  some nice new tyres to go on my bike & its booked in for a service next week 


Nurse Ratched    pirate
15/07/2013 at 18:43

I have had a whole week of doing feck all apart from eating and drinking to excess 

Back in the pool today and it felt really good. Am going to spend the summer hols just ticking over, then when wee one starts school full time at the beginning of Sept I'll get properly stuck in to the training again (the benefit of working evenings.)


And how the f**k do you turn off predictive text on an iPhone? 

WildWill    pirate
16/07/2013 at 08:03

ay up all


Last nite i did a DIY sprint Tri as part of my Taper ... was fun  

600m Swim
28k Bike
5K Run

The 15-20mins stretching

16/07/2013 at 16:54

I'm off for my first ever track session tonight. I mean really, a bear on a running track?

16/07/2013 at 20:29

Have fun, is that Simons thing? 

Good work Will.

Good evening for me

14 mile bike at a 17mph average & a 5k run in 28 ish minutes. Pain free, happy days.

16/07/2013 at 22:11

Great stuff Andy ... you're back!

16/07/2013 at 22:42

Haha, not really mate. In a lot better place than i was three weeks ago though, thats for sure

17/07/2013 at 00:01

Well done Andy!

Going for a 4k swim tomorrow night, will be interested to see what time I'll do. Managed to swim 1 mile in around 30 minutes last week, which is excellent for me!

Good night on the bike for me too, averaged 18.7mph over 30 miles. It's been a good couple of training weeks!

Bring on The Anglian!

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