Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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30/04/2012 at 18:43

2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and a marathon

Welcome aboard!!!

Edited: 30/04/2012 at 18:43
30/04/2012 at 18:53

Welcome Robert.

Like me, I think most on here are going to pop their cherries on The Outlaw.

Nursey - I've read the first few chapters, love it. Thanks to whoever recommended it.

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
30/04/2012 at 22:13
You're welcome I'm happy to take you all down with me regardless of which year!
Rafiki    pirate
30/04/2012 at 22:15
gastank wrote (see)
You're welcome I'm happy to take you all down with me regardless of which year!

And that's why I'm running away to Lanzarote!!
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
30/04/2012 at 22:41
You may still get me there too if I can afford to bring old people...
30/04/2012 at 22:50
Outlaw looks like a good one to start on, I had been thinking maybe IMW, to get a few extra months training in and it is probably the closest one to me, and could maybe take a caravan done there to stay.
O well decisions decisions.
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
30/04/2012 at 23:11
That's quite a contrast there RD, IMW is supposed to be one of the harder IMs...

... You need a new name, opening offer...

BrokeButTri'ng
DaRockyRd
TriCaravaning

And my favourite for students...

GovtFunded
01/05/2012 at 01:36

IMW is supposed to be one of the harder IMs...
Thanks for the heads up, I will look to do Outlaw, perhaps I can wave at a few pirates as they pass me by too

... You need a new name, opening offer...
Argh more decisions
Well BrokeButTri'ng made me laugh
01/05/2012 at 02:00
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Edited: 01/05/2012 at 02:11
01/05/2012 at 07:32
Morning all. Looks like a few developments here overnight.

New forum name
&
New Outlaw 2013 participant

Best get your 'Be iron Fit ' order in
01/05/2012 at 13:06
Ordered the other day on the kindle, to impatient to wait for the postman to deliver Read it all too, and already sorted out a training plan to lead me up to trying to improve on my half marathon PB in Oct.

First day of training plan was yesterday - started with a rest day. Can't start off too quickly
Edited: 01/05/2012 at 13:30
01/05/2012 at 13:56
I'm in to brake my IM duck in 2013 was hoping this year but outlaw sold out sooooo quick. I know they re opened for 50 more places but I've not done the training so 2013 it is
Nurse Ratched    pirate
01/05/2012 at 15:05
This is great. I'm going to have so many experienced IMen mentoring me for 2014.

Started reading Be Iron Fit. All makes sense so far. And an excuse for more shopping - HR monitor.
01/05/2012 at 16:04
By the time your in to your training you will be wanting the top of the range Garmin GPS running watch too...and one for your bike.... Too much shiney gear in this sport
Nurse Ratched    pirate
01/05/2012 at 16:13
Already have a shiny Garmin GPS. I'm a kit magpie!
01/05/2012 at 16:16
I have a Timex Ironman GPS the GPS signal can be a bit shakey on it, I so want a Garmin one now.
01/05/2012 at 20:10
Garmin edge 800 on my bike & just got a Garmin forerunner 110.

I used mapmyride on the iphone for my first 6 months of training. Does the job if your on a tight budget. I still upload everything to mapmyride site as well. I like the workout calendar. Plan routes on Garmin connect as its not as clunky as mapmyride.

Last big kit purchase is the wetsuit. £100 budget for that. Should be gerting it on Monday, although cant try in open water as apparently the lake is too cold to open for swimmers

41 mile cycle last night, 3.5 mile run tonight, shins are stinging a bit.

Going to go for the competitive training program from the Don Fink book, although i will be perfectly happy just to finish the IM within 17 hours.
IronCat5    pirate
01/05/2012 at 21:00

I have a Garmin 310. My 305 fell off the bike so I upgraded .

Next big purchase will be some bling wheels. I'm not sold on tubs for LD triathlon. I can't justify throwing away all that training and time and expense for the sake of a punctured tube.

I'm doing Fink's intermediate, but only 2 swims per week. even that is a large amount of time.

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
01/05/2012 at 21:32
Good name choice.... Who's next and where the hell is our other recruit got to?!? BudgieSmuggler where have you gone?

Rafiki    pirate
01/05/2012 at 21:35

I think he's flown away.....

And Roweena in the Lanzarote thread may need your help in the naming dept

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