oh bugger, another fat newbie.....

getting started with stupid questions and a goal

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Cake    pirate
21/08/2013 at 12:37

At the oment just getting back into it. Had to take time off this year because of a family illness and lost a lot of speed and put on to much weight. With luck got a few tri's and marathons in the next 3 months or so and should have me back on track for a IM on 2014.

If you ahve a pirate suit have your throught of hanging it somewher you can see if every day? what I did in 2010 when I popped my IM cherry and the oh sh*t I need to earn that factor helped with motivation on bad days.

02/09/2013 at 16:24

totally fed up. again.

Well, i did a bit ( 1 5k run one 6k run, 1 FTP tester session - trainerroad rubberglove loved it ; FTP w=now at 225relatively speaking ) then holiday ... where things went astray

firstly, their is no 3g in wales. anywhere. ( except on llandudno , at the bottom of the orme tram thingy ) - so trying to register for outlaw whent the links went out was a tad irritting.

so, off we go looking for wifi and wifE clicks on why im so keen to be online and lays down the law : you nearly died last month - you should be dead. youd be dead and then where would we be ( not in wales I thought out loud - which on reflection was not a good choice) ? stop being an incosiderate arse - you cant do 'that' until your 'not a fat slob' ( i edited the choice langauge and got down to the essential components ).  'But its filling up and its a year away when i will have lost the weight and ( tantrum time ) and i wont be able to enter then - so let me enter now and ill cancel if im not thin by january.....honest '

not having a word of it. so no going long. ( shes not great at subterfuge or white lies - so no entering on the QT and what have you ) not going half long. not happy camper. ( queue tantrum )

(dead, my arse - it was a just a touch of atypical double pneumonia - and that only kills the yound and the old some of the time. ive had worse. )

no, i pay for the trousers, but i long since stopped fighting over who wears them.

the upside is i (she signed me up ) joined the gym to get access to a pool, and shes ok for me to enter next year when it wont kill me. 2015.

and I can do olympic distance stuff.

what a load of gonads. 



 Im thinking the same thing you are :

enter and be damned you big girls blouse?

what are you, man or ironman ?

be gratefull, you could have entereed and then had to negotiate ?


f'off lard. youre not funny.


any tips on bypassing the wife ultimatum gratefull received so long as its not involving a shotgun, shovel and a new patio floor.

i wonder if a relay slot might pass muster ? part iron better than no iron at all ? where to sign up i wonder.



02/09/2013 at 16:28


was watching the ITU series the other day and realised they werent using hrt/garmin gadgetry - i pressume its because of the fast transitions - no time to hook up, no point if not hooked up.

so how do they pace themselves without the technogonads ? ( i assume srm cranks on the bike but optherwise sans analytics?

( particularly as the mens race really charged in the bike and then brownlee jumped away and ran home alone )

Blisters    pirate
02/09/2013 at 19:40

Sgt L.
At ITU they are basically racing oly distance.
They have done hours and years of training. They know their paces that they can keep going. The biggest issue though, is that they are going something like 90% of flat out. They know their rivals, and here's the biggie: IT'S A RACE. They aren't after a time, just after beating their rival into second place.
So you swim, and swim hard, preferably in the draft of the leader.
You hit transition hard, and get on the bike so that you're in the front pack. Miss that train and go home, game over.
You ride the pack, tactically. They ride the pack tactically. This is where it can be won or lost. Get a small breakaway that works together and you are basically busting your lungs out. Sit comfortably in the pack behind and you're history. Try making the jump between two packs and the rider behind you will benefit. You'll die.
The small group hits transition 2 hard, and again, you can lose that 10 second gap you gained unless you are more slick than the others.
Then there's a tiddy 10k run. At that sort of range you are going pretty much flat out for all of it. Seriously you're about to puke out your lungs, heart, eyeballs and everything. Don't forget that in the last mile you've got to increase the pace. If there happens to be a rival nearby, the pain is ignored and you try and get just ONE step closer, then another, then plan how you are going to beat them to the line. Are you going to go at 800m? 100m? 10m? Of course, they know your form, you know theirs. You may pass them with 50m to go but get pipped on the line.

Then puke.

02/09/2013 at 19:42

Or collapse in a heap like Jonny at the Olympics last year 

03/09/2013 at 11:11

makes sense.

managed a crappy swim this monring. too tired before and exhausted now. need to make sure i get my 7hrs beauty sleep before the rinse/repeat in the morning

should really do some running/biking later but right now im too wasted


03/09/2013 at 14:54


 This time next year, no more excuses..... £5 in for every 1lb off ! love my OH really

03/09/2013 at 21:32

Ref wifey not letting you go full distance, have you thought about doing the long course weekend in Tenby next year? You could book the iron distance events and see how it goes and adjust as the weekend progresses. I did it this year, managed the 2.4 swim, only managed 72 mile bike the next day( missed cut off), and done the marathon on the Sunday(and I could have reduced that to half if I wanted.

It was really well done, and the bike course is the ironman wales course, so good practice. Plus, I think, it was only about 95 quid for all 3 events. I think it's gone live now.

04/09/2013 at 11:52

I was thinking that would be a good use of time - also the DIY and maybe a lower profile half distance later in the season as I prove myself ?

another swim this morning. feeling it now ( first time back to back swimming 1mile+ ). bike tonight and a little core work. another swim in the morning ( or a run - or a run later )

pool wetronome ordered. need to make the pace consistent and appropriately tasked. need to be sure to set the garmin up properly either way and make a strong push off/turn to correctly record lengths.

hows everyone progressing ?

04/09/2013 at 11:56

whats the likelyhood of the long weekend selling out fast ?

04/09/2013 at 12:31

I think I paid for mine in January this year, I don't think it sells out too fast for the full long course option, but not too sure if you go down booking each event separately. Youre better off booking for the long course and adjusting, if you need to, on the weekend. Seren may be able to tell you when she booked the sportive for this year.

There's also a similar event held near Bath, where you do the swim and bike on the Saturday, then the Marathon on the Sunday, chilli bean triathlon club, I think.

04/09/2013 at 12:37

This is the link to the Bath weekend event, looks like fun as you can mix and match what you want. No idea of price though



Cake    pirate
04/09/2013 at 12:44

Lard The DIY is a very good place to start and your going to meet some cool kids there. For letter on in the year you might like the wild boar half It's low key and cheapish for a half. Did it for the second time last weekend and been very inpressed with the atertude of the organiser's both times.

Cake    pirate
04/09/2013 at 12:48

Oh and very cool piggy bank.

04/09/2013 at 12:51
Cake wrote (see)

Oh and very cool piggy bank.

He'll be starting up a new thread flogging them with shmunks soon

Edited: 04/09/2013 at 12:53
04/09/2013 at 12:55
SgtLard wrote (see)

whats the likelyhood of the long weekend selling out fast ?

The long course website says there is no limit to number of competitors, so you should be able to sign up at any time. It only costs £90 as well which is pretty reasonable


04/09/2013 at 16:04
Richardsdrr wrote (see)
Cake wrote (see)

Oh and very cool piggy bank.

He'll be starting up a new thread flogging them with shmunks soon



now, thats a thought......

Edited: 04/09/2013 at 16:06
05/09/2013 at 10:19

another 1.9k in the pool. this is fun

need some bike and some running ......

11/09/2013 at 09:54

mmmmm, lots of swimming. not much else.

too much tech

need to raise my effort a little ( lot )

how you all doing


11/09/2013 at 09:59

Easy 10k jog before brekkie 

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