Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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27/04/2012 at 20:10
The bible arrived today 'Be Iron Fit' read a few pages, might have to put Chrissies biography to the side for a bit.

Anyone got exciting things planned this weekend?

Park run then a 50 mile cycle loop out to Horsey in Norfolk tomorrow.
Sunday - 1 mile swim & 3 mile walk.

Also got 2 stages of tour of Turkey & 3 stages of tour of romandy to watch.
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
27/04/2012 at 20:42
Saturday - bank, get tyre changed on car, printer in and.... RETUL 3D bike fit!!!

Sunday - long run, thinking 2.5 to 2.75 hrs - weather forecast is not good though
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
27/04/2012 at 20:43
Hells surely you mean Florida November 2013?
28/04/2012 at 10:16
Good start to the weekend, if you can put the monsoon out of mind.

Park Run PB today, finally broke my 26 min barrier. Think i got around 25.30, forgot to stop my watch.

Wind & rain outside says sack the bike ride but i know i'll be angry with myself if i do. Time to man up.
29/04/2012 at 14:57

Hope everyones had a great weekend, despite the shite weather.

Weekly Blog update done, enjoy.


29/04/2012 at 15:24
2013 out of the question for me really, I'm climbing kilimanjaro next summer which is costing me a small fortune! And I'm 30 in 2014 so would be pretty awesome to do IM in my 30th year!
Feel everyones pain re fitting in training. Full time city job and 2 live in step kids. Hubby is gonna have to be mega supportive!!
29/04/2012 at 15:34
Kilimanjaro, wow, lucky you. I'd love to do that. Would be a bit out of my price range though.

Ive had this on my dream radar for a while.

29/04/2012 at 20:33
Can anyone suggest some swimming goggles that dont mist up please? I have a pair of speedo ones that are so called 'anti mist' but that statement is a crock of....

Doner Kebab    pirate
29/04/2012 at 21:27
Any - put a tiny bit of washing up liquid in them and give them a rinse out - mist free for about 3 swims
29/04/2012 at 21:46
I'll give that a go, thanks.
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
29/04/2012 at 21:54
Zoggs predator flex, and they're polarised so ideal for open water... But they are pretty good straight out the box....

...and I always used good old fashioned spit as my demister
29/04/2012 at 22:01
My spit seems to have lost its 'de-misting' qualities.

I'll check out the Zoggs. My open water training begins in a couple of weeks.

30/04/2012 at 07:22
Morning all, london Marathon entry done. Despite the issues i had in 2006 thought i'd have another go. Train properly this time though.
Nurse Ratched    pirate
30/04/2012 at 10:06
Good on you, SD.

Hoping Be Iron Fit will arrive today.

What are the vet's thoughts on buying a tri suit?
30/04/2012 at 10:16
"What are the vet's thoughts on buying a tri suit?"

never seen a horse in one

oh - that sort of vet!!

well if you want one, why not?? suit or 2 piece - your call

some advantages - you can wear it in all disciplines; no need to change; dries quickly; comfy

some disadvantages - padding for bike is too thin for many; can be expensive; suits are difficult if you want a dump

overall - get tri specific kit to do tri in
Nurse Ratched    pirate
30/04/2012 at 10:42
Cheers, FB. Think I'll buy one and stay off the All Bran
30/04/2012 at 12:23

with my vast triathlon experience i'll agree with FB.

1 Tri & 2 Dualthons Tri-suit has been great. I wouldnt fancy spending more than an hour in the saddle in it though.

I'll be doing a full change between disciplines at the IM 

Nurse Ratched    pirate
30/04/2012 at 13:29
Yes, the padding issue is, well, an issue. Has taken me long enough to find cycling shorts/tights with comfy padding, so not sure I want to change to something else. Still think I'll order a suit and see what it feels like.

Yippee! Fink arrived in the post today. (Hubby - "Great! You're going to be fit enough to do the ironing" Funny man)
Edited: 30/04/2012 at 13:30
30/04/2012 at 14:34
RE: Tri-suits/kits

I think they're great up to about Olympic distance and maybe a HIM. HIM or longer, I'd take the time to change into cycling shorts and running shorts. A few extra minutes in transition is worth it if you're not trying to qualify for Kona or something else like that.

I feel the same way about a bike fit (also a great investment). Sure, you'll be faster if you hold aero in that exact position the whole time but how many of us "regular guys" can do that? So I chose comfort over being aggressive in some cases.
30/04/2012 at 14:39
I have been thinking about giving this tri thingymagig ago for a while, been reading a bit and lurking around here for a while reading some other posts, and I am staring to think that perhaps I may be able to do an IM in 2013 (taking the maths classes from gastank, and I think that 2014 for him is a swear word).
As soon as I get a job and the entries open for 2013 I think I will sign up.
Having never done a tri before it is a little scarey atm.

What would be a good first timers IM distance event?
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