Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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27/09/2013 at 15:09

managed my longest sim ver.

3.8km in 1hr39 ( 50m not registered and 7mins of waiting )


thats me able to make it through the easy part and out onto the bike inside cutoff.

chuffed actuallly. not bad for a fat lad? who hadnt swum in 20yrs this time las year.

lots too do - getting to 112miles in one go on a bike is going to take a while.


ready to repair the treadmill deck over the weeknd and aiming at the aquathon event in november as my anniversary race .... aiming to complete this time without mangaling my ankle this time.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
01/10/2013 at 14:48

Good swimming Sgt

Went for a wee run yesterday to see whether my back was up to training again,  and it went ok. Still a bit stiff (and far too slow) but feels good to have done it.  Thought I'd try the bike today.  Only did 9 miles, but my back was not very happy at all for the last couple.  Feels ok again now that I've stopped.  I think I'll leave the bike for the  rest of this week and try getting back in the saddle after the weekend.

I'm going clay pigeon shooting on Saturday for the first time, and it's something I've wanted to try for years.  Other than getting shot, I wonder what bizarre injuries I could pick up?

Rafiki    pirate
02/10/2013 at 14:32

Just had a text from Gastank - he's 100 mile from Barcelona, already to pop his Ironman cherry this weekend!

Nurse Ratched    pirate
02/10/2013 at 14:38

Been for a swim (1k), no niggles from my back and I feel invigorated.  Bloody marvellous 

Nurse Ratched    pirate
02/10/2013 at 14:45

Go, go, Gastank   Hope he remembered to pack the Baconlube

02/10/2013 at 16:39

Yay hope Gas has a good one, have visions of him being followed everywhere by erstwhile science types trying to check they got all the prep right.

Cake    pirate
02/10/2013 at 18:04

 Go on Gastank.  Where the hell has he been missed him on the threads a little. Raf do you have his number? if he's ok with it would like to follow him on the tinternet if I can (being chased by zombie's this weekend so not sure how much internet time will have). Already am for a some mates and there is someone from anouther thread doing it as well.

02/10/2013 at 19:00

Evening all. still away hence the lack of updates.

my first event since IM coming up on Sunday. Pune 5k charity run  

5 weeks left till i return to the UK, back to some form of normality untIll I lose my job at the end of the year, at least i'll get to ride my bike again 

Rafiki    pirate
02/10/2013 at 20:41

Gastank is number 808 on Sunday for those that wish to follow him

Cortina5    pirate
02/10/2013 at 21:09

w00p! Go Gasbag!

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
02/10/2013 at 23:27
Thx people now in not very sunny Calella!! Race number 808, had a few last minute training issues but I'll get it done! Science types following me around - check finished last barrage of tests on Monday and sent last set of errr biological samples to lab on same day... Follow up testing Monday after race before we leave - interviews with Spanish media tomorrow - 220 triathlon last week (it's online somewhere!)

Actually racing might be less stressful!!! Run is going to be a pig, but hoping for a solid swim and bike, Jessica has had a complete overhaul this year and only her frame remains

I'll be racing in my charity colours, bluerange, yet to decide on Tri suit vs. separates

Jess is very recognisable in white BMC time machine with world champ go faster stripes, matching helmet, green bar tape black spin on this deep section wheels
Nurse Ratched    pirate
03/10/2013 at 00:26

In his own words


Nurse Ratched    pirate
03/10/2013 at 00:28

That was meant to be a link.  iphone not playing

Cake    pirate
03/10/2013 at 11:04
Cake    pirate
03/10/2013 at 11:05

Gasy race well mate and will get you some bacon next time I have the pleasure of your company.

M...eldy    pirate
03/10/2013 at 18:41

Good luck Gasbag ... race well and dont be shit  

04/10/2013 at 13:34

good look gastank ! race hard.

04/10/2013 at 21:48

good luck gastank, I've missed you on the threads!

04/10/2013 at 23:50

Good luck Gastank, smash it!

05/10/2013 at 17:22

Good luck Gastank, enjoy

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