Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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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

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 


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