Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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Nurse Ratched    pirate
25/09/2013 at 16:05

Bit bloody quiet around here lately.

Well, after 10 days of forced inactivity I managed a whole 20 minutes in the pool this morning.  It wasn't pretty, but it's done my head a lot of good even if my body isn't so sure!

I was doing some exercises for my back this morning when I felt and heard a 'click'.  No idea what's moved, but I can now stand up straight 


25/09/2013 at 16:19

Nursey, hope the back's feeling better soon.  

Nurse Ratched    pirate
25/09/2013 at 17:24

Cheers Scribe, seems to be on the mend.  I have drugs and malt whisky, so I'll be just fine 

iron fraggle    pirate
25/09/2013 at 17:50

Yes it has gone quiet - I think we're all knackered after our various IM shenanigans.

I'm either coming down with a cold (most likely) or having a severe reaction to the cholrine in the pool last night as my sinuses are on fire and I've got a sore throat *sniffle* 

can I have some of the drugs and whisky Nursey, kill or cure 'n'all that 

25/09/2013 at 21:00

On the sickie front, I have a very snotty pregnant OH and an even worse toddler. Thankfully I seem to be ok although given I seem to be handling half of my body weight in damp tissues, it can't last.

On the training front, yesterday I started the build towards IM Copenhagen. Fun times!

25/09/2013 at 23:14

1hr 20 with run club tonight, 20 mins warm up, 30 mins of climb up a 30% hill and jig 400m to recover then 20 mins back..

fubar but managed one more rep than last week 

Ironholgs    pirate
26/09/2013 at 08:08

Morning All,

Sorry not about much, this time of year is manic at work with the new student intake. Hope everyone is well and training good.

I had my longest run since injury with a steady 5 miler yesterday, felt great. Really enjoying training at the moment with no pressure and no short term goal

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

IronCat5    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

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