Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
30/10/2013 at 21:06

Love my turbo... but it (me) is being rehomed Apparently my dining room T2 pass has expired

Need to get STC up and running now for winter, which combined with Cross Bike will do nicely

Nursey, a marafun uggghhh very brave

In other news i've been invited to the Challenge Weymouth official launch next week

01/11/2013 at 21:09

Hi all. First time on here and a Triathlon virgin


Just booked to do the Sprint in Henley and commenced training around a week as I am extremely unfit and overweight, so plenty to do.


Anyone else doing Henley next year?

M...eldy    pirate
01/11/2013 at 21:14

I am surprised that Henley are entertaining anything in the form of Triathlon 

Welcome to the darkside, pull up a plank and tell us about yourself

Me, I have swum, I am still awesome.

01/11/2013 at 21:56

My training to date has been painful - swam 1350m this week, but suffered a big cramp last night which is still with me! Does anybody know how to stop this happening and anything to help when it does?


ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
01/11/2013 at 22:06
Welcome Jelly

Try eating bananas or simply upping your salt/potassium intake
Nurse Ratched    pirate
01/11/2013 at 22:31

Hi JellyB

Today I have turboed with Chrissie.  Tonight I have been singing for my supper

01/11/2013 at 22:37

Thanks Challenge - will try that.


Hmmm, Nurse - not sure I really understand, but good luck with your marathon by the way!!


Have aerobic bike booked for Tuesday, but started on weights this evening - high reps, lower weights to try and build some core strength.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
01/11/2013 at 22:42

Oh JB, there are lots of strange and wonderful things* on this thread that no-one understands





*mainly us lot 











Edited: 01/11/2013 at 22:43
Nurse Ratched    pirate
01/11/2013 at 22:44

Don't know what happened with all that empty space there 

01/11/2013 at 22:54

That's ok then - as long as everybody is the same boat, that works for me..

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
02/11/2013 at 08:56
I'm not getting in a boat with M...ouldy

Rafiki    pirate
02/11/2013 at 09:32

You know M...eldy doesn't need a boat, she just floats like all  witches

Edited: 02/11/2013 at 09:33
02/11/2013 at 11:21

Welcome JB! When and where is your first Ironman going to be?


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 

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