Fatman to Ironman



  • Good tracking there Sossige

    Nice swimming .. its a good easy swim up there and hopefully a tad warmer !

  • Tracker link if you know peoples real names image


    Yes, good swimming. Those times have also confirmed i am still the official slowest swimmer on the thread image 

  • Something to work on then!!

  • 78mile bike ride out to Burnham Market & back today. Not been before, its supposed to be very nice.

    May bump in to Amanda Holden or even Johnny Depp who has been spotted there  on numerous occasions. Apparently the village is the Norfolk Chelsea

    have a good day image

  • If you see Johnny, make sure to give him a yaaaahhhrr.

    I'm on a rest day but seem to be gravitating toward the licra, must be the lack of rain playing tricks on meimage

  • Just back from a week in France, not great timing with my first half IM a week today. Was there with my family & my wife's family, managed to get some nice runs in around the lanes around Brisvily (Brittany) -- utterly gorgeous countryside, did a 14 mile run the first day (beating my own half marathon PB)!  Even did a sea swim (sans wettie).  Kept the weight off, mostly.  Looking forward to Grafman with Sossige next Sunday!

  • Holy cow, did you see the Budgie's swim time? If I have the number right, he did an 800 meter swim as part of an Olympic-ish tri a few weeks ago and today he swam 1931 meters in about the same time.  That's what I call conquering the OWS!  He did a grand total of 6:52.  Now I might be worried about getting my arse kicked when we do IMCDA next year....

  • Well done Outlaw'ers

    I guess i should take the swim class this Wednesday that Budgie did last week then


    Weekly update (boring) http://clearseaz-timetogetfit.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/lack-lustre-week.html

  • Nine weeks til Ironman UK.  Starting to get nervous now.  

  • CLEAT ADVICE please -- as I've said before I'm a relatively new cyclist, don't know a lot about the ins and outs.  I'm riding my first road bike with cleats in the position the shop guy fitted them in. Seems to work fine for me, no issues, etc.

    They're wearing now, though, and I need new ones ... I'm looking and 'float' is mention, either zero, 4.5 or 9 degree. http://www.wiggle.co.uk/look-keo-grip-cleats/ 

    I remember the bike shop guy saying he'd set my cleats/pedals up with higher float then I could adjust it down (never did).  So I'm assuming it'd be best for me to go for cleats with 9 degree float?  I know lower float is more power to the stroke, but I don't want to do something at this late stage that'll cause problems. 

  • highr float the better for me ... make sure they are the right cleats, subtle differences with some

  • Will do, thanks Melds.

  • I personally find 4.5 too be perfect for me 9 degrees is a lot of float image and don't even go near zero unless you havea damn near perfect stroke and don't ever move about!

  • Cant you change within a range ??   I always buy the red Looks so dont reallyhave the technical know how!!

  • My cleats are good, they have yellow bits on them 

    hope that helps image

  • Morning all

    Weetabix or bacon roll? Decisions, decisions...

  • Is there truly any choice there? Bacon all the way! 

  • Great minds ... image

  • My physio has said that im allowed to resume training image

    Cycling ok and even a little running image



  • Great news Will image

    *puts on nurse voice* Just don't be overdoing it

  • Good news Will!

    My first half IM on Sunday with Sossige (Grafman).  Weather's looking sunny and hot, so question: best sun cream?  I'm thinking P20.  I'm bald, burn easily, so something that'll last the whole race would be best.  Any advice very gratefully received!

  • P20 is great apply and give time to dry before putting on wetsuit.

    Top tip get someone else to apply bright red raw where I missed a bit!

  • P20 all the way! I used P20 factor 50 in Lanza - 13 hours of racing in bright sun and no sunburn at all. But as Ali said, make sure its dry before you put wettie on.

  • P20
    2 layers !

  • Suncream you can put on before the wettie and it lasts all day? Wow, I'll be having some of that.

    Great swim with the tri club tonight. Just for his own amusement, the bad man made us do a length of butterfly. If I live to be 100 I will never master that. 

  • Yep P20 is ace, make sure you let it all sink in before you put the wettie on and as a precaution I would put another layer on when you take it off in T1

  • Ay up all

    Eased back into trainng mode last nite with first attempt at a propper training session in almost 2 weeks. Did ...

     - 1:30 spin including RPM
     - 0:30 core and stretch

    Claf held together ok image


  • M...eldy wrote (see)

    Yep P20 is ace, make sure you let it all sink in before you put the wettie on and as a precaution I would put another layer on when you take it off in T1

    Yep thats te method i normlly use and have been OK in a couple of realy hot IM's

  • Great, thanks guys.  P20 it is.  But no, I WON'T be asking Sossige to apply it. 

  • Someone order an oilboy? image

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