Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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Cake    pirate
18/07/2013 at 12:06

 Excellent news mate, not long now so take it easy and get really for your big day.

19/07/2013 at 08:36

My knee threw me a dummy.  Feeling much better, so went for a gentle 3 mile run last night and now it's stiff as hell.  So ... icing, and doing nothing at all for a few days.  P*ssed off ... only two weeks left.  Just hope if it flares up during the race I  can just run through it and put up with the discomfort afterwards.  Not a great plan.

20/07/2013 at 19:27

evening folks. 11 mile walk done today, practising for IMUK Run 

Seems to be a bit of flapping about wetsuits at ironman UK??

cant see the water temp being warm enough to warrant a no wetsuit swim myself. 

20/07/2013 at 20:12

Century ride done along with a short brick run.  IMKY in about 5 weeks. Feeling good about things.  

Doggie, it seems odd to mention England/no wetsuit swim.  Has IMUK ever been non-wetsuit legal?

20/07/2013 at 20:34

Don't know IY? I wouldnt have thought so.

Needs to be over 28.8 degrees for wetsuits to be prohibited. I think people are reading the 24.5 degree rule as no wetsuits, full stop.

Warmest temp ive heard of in the uk this year has been 23.

Nice century ride mate. Off for a 50 miler to the coast tomorrow.

20/07/2013 at 20:39

Yeah, I don't speak celsius but similar rules over here. There is a hard fast temp above which no wetsuits are allowed and a lower temp, above which, awards aren't allowed.  At least over here, we think it's in response to safety concerns to let more people wear wetsuits at a higher temp to prevent drownings/panic attacks.

21/07/2013 at 06:47

 

2 weeks today should be halfway through my Ironman swim 

Will be my last event of the year.

Cancelled the club relays & sprint tri i had booked as i'm off to India to work for 9 weeks 

Then back to the UK to be made redundant 

Then i will be starting my own business 

Exciting & scary 6 months coming up 

if anyones up, The Slateman Triathlon is on C4 at 7.30am, one of the tri's i did this year. 

In a smiley's mood today 

have a nice day 

21/07/2013 at 15:53

Just under 56 miles done today @ 16.2 mph average, would have been faster had the garmin route planner not taken me on to Hemsby beach 

Feeling a lot more confident of completing the Ironman now. 

New tyres going on now. Bought a pair  of these, they came highly reccommended by numerous club members 

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-track-bike/Vredestein-Fortezza-Tricomp-Folding-Tyre/VREDTYRF250

21/07/2013 at 16:23

Nice ride mate!  Two weeks...

Nurse Ratched    pirate
21/07/2013 at 16:50

You lot are all so busy training hard, you're making me feel very lazy. Run planned for tomorrow but it will be somewhere unknown as we're on holiday this week. 

Today I have mostly been in a bikini

 

on a beach

 

in Wales 

M...eldy    pirate
21/07/2013 at 17:26

Whoooo hooo Nursey 

21/07/2013 at 19:27
21/07/2013 at 19:33

Had a drive over the bike course today, looking good and not too hard for you guys 

Nurse Ratched    pirate
21/07/2013 at 19:39
SossigeDog wrote (see)

pics please

 

Your wish is my command

 

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24/07/2013 at 12:12

Hoorah, wheres the thread been? I've not been able to open it since Sunday.

Did it get suspended after Nursey's dodgy pic, that i am unable to view.

Cake    pirate
24/07/2013 at 12:16

The whole RW site's been b*ggered. I think they forgot to put 20p in the meter?

24/07/2013 at 12:16

So, I started this thread back on 18/04/2012 at 07:27 with the view to doing an  ironman.

That is only 11 days away  

Injuries are ok now but i'm only up to a 5 mile run that i did on Monday. That was a struggle as well in the heat.

Still, feeling fairly positive & looking forward to it

 

24/07/2013 at 12:48

good luck Sossigedog and well done for starting a very inspiring thread. oh and are you still a fatman?

24/07/2013 at 16:03

Lost 3 stone but still got a decent belly on me 

Edited: 24/07/2013 at 16:03
Nurse Ratched    pirate
24/07/2013 at 19:18

I would re-post the pic Sossige, but I wonder if it had offended the delicate nature of someone at RW Towers, and it could very well have been what caused the crash!  I can PM it to you for a small fee 

Well, my two post-Outlaw weeks had contained a whole hour of exercise (swimming), so it is time to get my arse in gear again. Away on holiday this week so have done two short runs, 20 mins each, with another planned for Friday. Home on Saturday and back to my version of normal. I'm also trying to stop eating as if I'm still fuelling IM training, and stop drinking as if I'm still celebrating finishing Outlaw!

So how are you feeling about your IM Sossige?

Edited: 24/07/2013 at 19:19
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