oh bugger, another fat newbie.....

getting started with stupid questions and a goal

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09/09/2012 at 21:21

Good work Sarge, see the running can be okay. Hope the swim went well, I often live in fear of the greenpeace rescue at the pool! 

Managed to get out on the bike tonight... Did a bit of bike diy in the week and all seems to still be working. Quite chuffed with myself really. Run and pt tomorrow.

Karma, I had a bit of a topple not long ago. Most embarrassing. Well done for staying focused through your nights. I simply can't manage training when on nights.

09/09/2012 at 21:53

grab a turbo trainer MrsD and set the bike up ready to rock when you walk in the door!

it'll help you get to sleep being mentally and physically stressed while the sun is shining.

( hated shifts - glad I now get to work until the work is done instead ! )


09/09/2012 at 21:56

Hmm didn't do any training today as last night was a killer never normally work nights so a week of mixing up nights and days has not been fun at least I have done 5 days this week looking on the positive side

09/09/2012 at 22:20

Oh dear.... jsut got my early bird email for Ironman UK ....  Bolton, 4th August. no doubt its £400+ or so and with 5000 onthe earlybird list I might have to jump or fall.

Its further out than Outlaw, but their is a chance of fitting in a half Iron before hand as per Fink. More time to get ready and track progress into finishing.

Decisions are needed far too early in my training - making it a punt in any case as I cannot buy a wetsuit to fit today and im getting the distinct feeling the bike is too big to get comfortable on tri bars.

missed my swim slot. traffic/household duties/feeding kids . Still, I did run today and I shall bike tomorrow. Swimming will have to wait another week...

anybody watch the 70.3 championships on livestream via ironman.com ?



10/09/2012 at 14:40
So, ironman 2013 is ??375 !

Anybody know how severe the course is ?

Hotel swimming session beckons, 18m pool! So 23 lengths = 400m then onto a treadmill for a gentle 3miler... Should confirm my aquathon plans are more than pipe dreams

50mins turbo l2 tonight. Might watch outlaw on channel 4 internet tv whilst spinning away in darkness....

This is proving to be much more fun than i expected. Just want my outlaw pre invite to arrive on a good day and ill be out of excuses AND ??250
purpletrilady    pirate
10/09/2012 at 17:45

Hi SgtLard

Outlaw is a relatively easy course and is a good one for a first timer, esp if you are slow. Its flatish and has a 17hr cut off.

Its also cheaper and has great pirate support 

10/09/2012 at 18:24

Come play at Outlaw Sarge! You know you want to. Top work on the training, hope you're resting well too! 
Pt session attended, unfortunately wrong day and wrong time. All round balls up. Run instead. Bike over to boxfit tomorrow. Hoping for turbo next month... 
Keep plugging on Karma, the mix of days and nights is a killer. Seems to take me ages to get back on an even keel. 

10/09/2012 at 23:27
Wonderful 50 mins turbo at l2. Watched outlaw 2012 replay on channel 4.

This is getting addictive.......

Outlaw 2013 ... We shall see ;-D
11/09/2012 at 17:02
It's a tough bike course at Bolton. For the Outlaw I didn't come off the big ring once and I'm no bike god

Really enjoyed Bolton bike tho
11/09/2012 at 22:03
Oulaw early bird entry opened.

Fcuk it. Im off the fence and looking forward to 8 months of missery ad 14hrs-/+ of hell for a snazzy tshirt and bragging rights.


Just remember, you talked me into it.
purpletrilady    pirate
11/09/2012 at 22:05
SgtLard wrote (see)
Oulaw early bird entry opened.

Fcuk it. Im off the fence and looking forward to 8 months of missery ad 14hrs-/+ of hell for a snazzy tshirt and bragging rights.


Just remember, you talked me into it.


12/09/2012 at 09:17
Cue "another one bites the dust"
12/09/2012 at 10:08
Should of mentioned, ran 38'18 for 5k pb!

Feeling great right now, although a little tender

Hotel swim tonight and another run tomorrow although ill step the pace back and maybe push the distance out.... A 10k baseline as a mini goal by the end of the month perhaps?

Back to fink and finding the prep races as per his gudance...a half iron seems the most problematic date wise?

He haw!
12/09/2012 at 10:32
Should i start a bolg? Or is that really sad
13/09/2012 at 10:12

Think Marshman best for Outlaw timing Sarge. Have been scrutinising. No training for me, sickly child. 

13/09/2012 at 10:34
Sorry to hear that mrsD. Wishing a swift return to ealth for your little one!

Ill look into marshman directly.

Ran 2.65 in 35 but at l2 like a good boy before breakfast in the hotel. Meeting room has a river of chocolate sweets down
The middle of the table. Todays focus is on not succumbing to the sweets!

May try some turbo tonight when i get home....

Best regards to all
Cortina5    pirate
13/09/2012 at 12:56

Marshman is good preactise for the big day. There is nothing to look at scenery wise, and you'll get plenty of practise cycling in to the wind on the flat. Good mental training


14/09/2012 at 11:43
So.....outlaw is filling very fast. Must be popular.

Got a little knee niggle....not worrying yet, might skip a run and do an extra bike and see if it gets better

Swimming on sunday

How hard is open water swimming? Marshman is a lake swim in may so wetsuit required and i wont get much Time to practice much - just enough time for a couple of swims and playing with body lube

Oh, and I should probably mention doing outlaw to the family :-O

How is everyone else doing?
15/09/2012 at 09:06

I was just revisiting the thread and spotted Cake's kind advice :

Cake wrote (see)

.......... You could go crazy and do both.

Three things came to mind :-

a) I was thinking the same thing

b) why would it be crazier than going from nothing to outlaw in the first place

c) why not add ironman 70.3 and do a hat trick ?


Im a little worried Ive pushed too hard as my knee is still a little sensitive....must do a turbo session today .

Been looking at FInk, and I dont think I can do the build phase timings - I thought I saw some guidance on how to tackle the timings and zones IF your not fit enough, but I cant find it now....

Ive got 9wks before the 30wk cycle starts for Outlaw...so 9 wks to be fit enough for the 30wks....

and A good morning to everyone!

M...eldy    pirate
15/09/2012 at 09:12

What about the Fink build phase do you think you will have trouble with?

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