Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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03/11/2013 at 07:52

I'm new too ..... doing HIM Vitruvian in August next year. Need all the help I can get. pig x

Nurse Ratched    pirate
03/11/2013 at 08:48

Hi flyingpig

You'll get lots of help and advice here.  Some of it might even be useful 

Do tell us a bit about yourself, and how you ended up in this mess!

03/11/2013 at 14:29

Welllllllllllll ..... Mum of two strapping lads and married to a dedicated push-biker. Used to do triathlon several years ago when my boys were tiddy-widdy. Never trained properly and was always told if I ever traineor insistently I'd be quite dangerous as mentally I'm clearly off my rockers and in need of medication. Am now in need of next challenge and really fancy a full ironman and ultra but am a bit scaredy-cat of actually stepping up to the mark as I have yet to stick to or complete a proper training schedule for anything and realise that I probnobly need to be a bit more 'realistic and consistent' in my training to get there. Bit pansy wet girls shirt just plain scared too ..... Why? Cos I HATE being physically sick!!!! Sad but true ...... Anywayhoooo..... 

03/11/2013 at 14:35

Weird .... My ipad just stopped typing? 

....... Sooooooo I think it's my turn now to hanker after a stooooopidly expensive bike, spend hours cycling and ...... 




Honest reason, I thiNk like most women, I REALLY NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT.... Ideally about 3 stone, realistically if I can shift 2 yippeeeee ..... Bearing in mind my 'baby' is going to be 10 next month I can no longer say 'oh it's just baby weight' anymore.... And honestly, doing triathlon before I was the fittest, slimmest and healthiest I'd been since rowing at university. 

So, here we are again only this time it's a HIM maybe a full IM, maybe a 50miler and even a dream of UTDMB one day.  


Ive been laughing out loud at the forum posts for years whilst lurking and have finally plunged in to join in the fun and banter.  

That just about sums it up. 


Piggy. X 

iron fraggle    pirate
03/11/2013 at 15:06

Hi Piggy and welcome to the madhouse 

back from a few days in Cornwall with the boys, and did bugger all training apart form re-fuelling     - though having said that it was blowing a right old hoolie a lot of the time so walking the hound on the beach was extra hard work. I did take may kettlebell with me and did workout with it (once), but the trainers and run kit never made it out of my bag 

Inset day tomorrow, but my boys go back to ttheir school, so I have an extra day to myself   and I may, just may get the bike out of the garage 


nice to see our Gassy friend becoming the poster boy for Challenge Weymouth then 

Nurse Ratched    pirate
03/11/2013 at 16:24

Great introduction Piggy. You do realise you've just committed to doing an ironman?

Frag - howdy burd!  Sounds like a good break.   They're putting Gas on a poster? Don't they want people to enter? 

No training for me today, just leaf raking and lots of slash-and-burn gardening 

iron fraggle    pirate
03/11/2013 at 16:36

it was a bloody busy break Nursey - I could do with another half term to get over it 

am now just about over my post-driving headache, in time for a nice glass of vino 

Rafiki    pirate
03/11/2013 at 17:46

I was poster boy for the Reading Tri and people still entered - honest!! Mind you if they put Gas on one, it'll have to be a big poster

Nurse Ratched    pirate
03/11/2013 at 19:40

Unless they're coming from a,"Come on, anybody can do it" angle

03/11/2013 at 21:29
iron fraggle    pirate
04/11/2013 at 07:52

Run away flyingping, run away !! 

04/11/2013 at 10:22
*trotting away in her little four legs with curly tail blowing the wind flapping wings like mad for lift off with a oink & squeak*
Cake    pirate
04/11/2013 at 12:10

 Dam it the pig legged it before gastank could explain baconlube?

iron fraggle    pirate
04/11/2013 at 14:48

Nurse Ratched    pirate
05/11/2013 at 09:26

Baconlube - official sponsors of Fatman to Ironman.  And I've got the e-mail to prove it.

05/11/2013 at 09:52

I've been away from the forum for ages and now the thread is too long for me to find what I want to know  

Did Rafiki and Sausage Dog do their IM's? How did they do? Can anyone link me to race reports?

M...eldy    pirate
05/11/2013 at 20:54

Yes and probably not  ... NEXT  

Welcome to the piglet, yes, you have likely signed up to an IM just by being here

I havent done a lot this week and need to either rectify that or just forget the week and start a new one

I do have 2 new tyres on my car tho

Nurse Ratched    pirate
05/11/2013 at 22:16

I have swum on Monday and ran 5 miles today *sticks tongue out at Meldy* 

Khanivore, get the dates of Lanza and Bolton and find the thread pages around that time. The reports will be in there somewhere and you won't need to read every single page.  

Rafiki    pirate
06/11/2013 at 08:18

Khanivore - mine is half way down this page, and Meldy's is a few pages later:



Nurse Ratched    pirate
06/11/2013 at 15:50

Squeezed in a quick 1k swim at lunchtime. I'm learning how to do tumble turns, just for a bit of a giggle. 't ain't pretty

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