IMUK 2013 Bonkers!

Just made decision....!

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22/03/2013 at 23:03

All the best Andy.

24/03/2013 at 19:56
Duathlon today......LOVED IT!

More on this the morrow!!
25/03/2013 at 19:34


Sorry about my lack or posts.

Another terrible weekedn of weather, ahd my bike and my stomach!! all ready for a long one on Saturday and when I woke up everything was whote outside again and it just didnt stop!!.

I ended up doing a 2 1/2 hour turbo session at differnt heart rates and litterally fell of the dam thing as my legs were about to explode.

Sunday was a 10 mile run, it had stopped snowing but was still as cold, when will it end!!. Me and a mate am hoping for a big training weekend this Easter, but we shall see.

RIght time I left my desk at work, late again!!!!

Hope you are all well and Congrats Andy on your new role, money pays the mortgage, always other races o do

26/03/2013 at 13:25

Some great miles and times in there Bones, good going.  Not sure i can get 2 and half on my nemesis 'the turbo' yet, how do you do it???

Duathlon was great sunday, really enjoyed it, loved the change in discipline as you think....ok maybe i can get some time on the bike or the next run!  Could quite get into this multi-discipline lark....even enjoyed the bike....and overtook people, WOWSERS!

run/swim tonight,

WEEK 12 People!!!!!

27/03/2013 at 09:46

ok big news you must read!!!!!

Woke up this morning and cycled into town as usual and did a 6 mile run from the gym. Ran along The Embankment then up and over Tower Bridge. All the way along, both there and back there was this strange yellow thing in the sky. I believe it was called THE SUN!!!!!!. it was weird seeing shadows and even feeling a tiny bit of warmth, although that could have been the 3 layers I still had on to protect myself from the biting wind.

Have looked out the window and its still there, not for much longer though, but if that was summer I will be a happy boy!!

27/03/2013 at 13:27
TrAining takng its toll bones...think you now seeing things!
What colour was it again? I remember it as some orage green sqquare shape? Can you send it down to torbay please!
28/03/2013 at 09:03

no way as its back again today in all its glory and I believe its going to stay for tomorrow as well. I hope so as planning a big training day. It is the talking point for so many people. A bit of sunshine and everyine cheers up and its Friday today (i know I know, but it is if you know what I mean)

IronChris68    pirate
29/03/2013 at 21:57

Just as a heads up, the IM route is about 80% free from Snow, Babylon Lance is single lane at the top with cars still buried in the snow, Sheep House lane is closed, the feed station at Rivington is under 4-5ft of the white stuff and single lane, lots of ice and melting snow, hopefully no-one is planning to come to Bolton for a recce soon as I think with teh cold weather and the amount of snow that the route will be un passable in places for a week or two at least

30/03/2013 at 02:36

Cheers Chris ......not actually been on the route, thanks for the heads up.


Pike race  at 3pm so I'd better get some shut eye.

01/04/2013 at 11:33

morning all, wuick update

Friday  90 mile bike climbing 8452ft, 5hr 42min, bit we did some hills!!, had all weathers but it was great, did a 4mile run off that with my wife.

Saturday morning swim with my wife, lots of members of the public in the pool though, he he. All doing some very weird things in the lanes and we ploughed up and down.

Sunday 12 mile run 1hr 40min, very pleased


Today, Nothing, nothing nothing!!!

Have put my bike in to the chap who built it. Currently have a  rear 23, but having a 27 fitted so as I can spin faster up those hills!


Keep eating the chocolate (as we can)

01/04/2013 at 12:20

Well done Bones you are really putting the work in, it will pay off on the day.

A brief summary of my training weekend thus far: 

Friday - 40 mile bike ave pace 18.3 mph.

Sat - 1hr bike followed by 1hr run (8 miles)

Sun - 83 mile bike, 2000ft 4 hrs 58 mins.

Today - 30 min spin @ 100rpm followed by 1 hr run easy.  

Week 13 everyone, enjoy. 


02/04/2013 at 15:32

Great training you guys!

Have you seen that the start lists are out?

02/04/2013 at 16:41

Uh oh, i'm bloominn well on there.....bugger!!

Seriously though thanks for heads up Jo, all that tiny bit more real!!!


03/04/2013 at 11:46

Wow - that suddenly seems real...1623 entries in total.  This is going to be a monster swim start!!

And my age group M40-44 has the most.

M18-24 54
M25-29 160
M30-34 254
M35-39 261
M40-44 328
M45-49 223
M50-54 112
M55-59 37
M60-64 12
M65-69 3
M70-74 1
F18-24 4
F25-29 21
F30-34 39
F35-39 32
F40-44 30
F45-49 24
F50-54 19
F55-59 8
F60-64 1
Total 1623

IronChris68    pirate
03/04/2013 at 11:57

O H B U G G E R, I'm on there, the swim start should be fun as Tim says. 122 days and counting 

03/04/2013 at 14:42

17 weeks on Sunday!!

03/04/2013 at 14:44

So if you're doing a 20 week plan, you're too late...

03/04/2013 at 16:00

im number 177!!, thats funny as I follow that bus most of the way home, a constant reminder!


Plan what plan?, no one said anything about a plan, should i be worried

Edited: 03/04/2013 at 16:03
03/04/2013 at 22:01
Timmy g, we both in the official mid-life crisis category!,!
Sports car or ironman......IRONMAN!!
04/04/2013 at 08:50

I hear there are only 4 more days of winter left before it warms up. I suppose the raiin will start then!, ah well cant win them all.

Tues night was club run fun!, 30 mins of hill sprints up the side of Greenwich Park

Wed morn 15 x 100m sprints in the pool then a fast pedal into work

Last night spin class, I was tired after and thought I would treat myself to taking my bike on the train home as it was gone 8pm. I had forgot my oyster card (you just dont do that in London) and left my wallet in work so had no money either. I was only a couple of miles from work but could nt be bothered going back so cycled home and glad I did as I flew home, must have been the spin class that lossened me up.

Club 5k handicap tomorrow night, also need to plan what Im doing this weekend.


Well done everyone keep adding those length and miles.

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