Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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25/08/2013 at 17:33

looks like he is halfway through the bike - around 3 hours for the first 56 miles on the bike

M...eldy    pirate
25/08/2013 at 21:52

Good going Yank !!

That'll be a half decent bike time even allowing for half time slippage

Nurse Ratched    pirate
25/08/2013 at 22:46

06:20:16 bike for IY 

25/08/2013 at 23:16

Good going  

26/08/2013 at 05:45

Ironman Louisville done. 14:12.  PR at the distance by 23 minutes.  PR at this event by 1 hour 43 minutes.  I'll take that all day.  I, however, did overcook the bike a bit.  My fastest ever training ride on the course was 17.2 mph, with only a tiny brick run to follow.  Today, I did it in 17.67 mph, with a marathon of course to follow.  We had very cool weather to start so wonder if hydration was poor and then we turned around with a heat index at the start-ish time of the marathon at 33C with a bright sunshine and very little shade.  Took me a good half the marathon to get over my obvious dehydration issues.  Oh well, a PR is a PR but some lessons learned

26/08/2013 at 09:40

well done IY

iron fraggle    pirate
26/08/2013 at 09:42

awesome IronYank 

Nurse Ratched    pirate
26/08/2013 at 10:44

Go IY! Brilliant result 

Cake    pirate
26/08/2013 at 11:15

 Yank  brilliant mate 

FoC
26/08/2013 at 11:22

Yank - excellent news!

As for me, I've signed up for IM Copenhagen in Aug of next year.  Yeeeees! 

26/08/2013 at 11:44

Well done IY, major congrats!  14:12 ... my exact IM UK finish time!  Now have a rest....

26/08/2013 at 12:34

Well done IY, great news on pb..

 

makes my little 9 mile training run seem very insignificant.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
26/08/2013 at 14:53

1500m swim at lunchtime. Now that smallest child is at school, and I am working evenings, I have lots of time to get some quality exercising done. Best get planning. 

Or I could just become a laydee wot lunches

M...eldy    pirate
26/08/2013 at 19:04

60 miles on the bike, 2 pints of guinness, 1 pizza 

26/08/2013 at 19:17

Well done IY

27/08/2013 at 10:18

Well done IY.

Top work at the weekend too, AliBear!

27/08/2013 at 15:09

Entered the Outlaw Half this morning. Loved it this year, looking forward to a much better finish time next year!

28/08/2013 at 12:06

2k swim in 49 :55 thiminor n, 5 mins faster than last time despite fighting the Lancaster saga version of the Thames barrier! 

Ironholgs    pirate
28/08/2013 at 12:50

Good Jaaaawb IY

Great swimming Gaz.

FoC
29/08/2013 at 12:24

Took myself to my local pool this morning – 1st time at the 6.30am early birds slot which is £2 less expensive than later in the day.  It’s also a little bit, and I mean a plenty bit, more serious by way of the atmosphere from those in attendance.  I was tempted to put in a few lengths of breast stroke, half hour or so into the session, just for the giggles. 

In any case, I  did my best and completed the full length distance in a little over 75 mins.  This time last year I struggled to do 50m so naturally I’m right dead happy.

Might have a pint this evening to celebrate 

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