Fatman to Ironman



  • image That's just showing off. image

    Ay up Rich welcome to the mad house.

  • Blimey, Melds, that is impressive.

    Welcome Rich, order a copy of Be Iron Fit & let us know whicc Ironman you are doing next year please. image

    We have an FB group for Ironman journeying as well https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/287319678021088/

  • IronYank wrote (see)

    Less drinking, more report writing! Chop chop!

    It's on the Outlaw 2013 thread

  • Cheers for the welcome chaps.

    My plan is to get the marathon out of the way before the course of my journey is mapped out - that said a copy of Be Iron Fit will be waiting for my on my iPad when I return from work.

    My initial plan after I entered the marathon was to spend a month afterwards drinking and eating curry and not going anywhere near a the gym or on a road unless in a car - I can see that plan not coming into fruition at this rate.



  • Stick around Rich .. we'll change all that  image

    I'm off for a read Nursey, it'd better be good !!!

  • Welcome Rich!  Ironman next year, then?

    Only 3 weeks til IMUK ... here's my injury update

  • Cheers chaps. I felt like I was the odd one out using my proper name and now the profile update tool is working I thought I would join in the the pseudonyms.



  • Rich Crook wrote (see)

    Cheers for the welcome chaps.


    My initial plan after I entered the marathon was to spend a month afterwards drinking and eating curry and not going anywhere near a the gym or on a road unless in a car - I can see that plan not coming into fruition at this rate.


    Oi! That's my recovery plan image

    Welcome to the loony bin Rich

  • One more week Nursey and its back to training for you  imageimageimage

  • Nice report Nurse!  Just saw your finish video too.  How come it doesn't surprise me that you finished in a kilt?!  

    I notice that last bit as well... "until next year....?"

    UK? Anglian? Outlaw again? Lanzarote? Flying over the pond to take on one?

  • There's one thing which isn't in the report, and which I wanted to say here, and that's to thank Sossige for starting this thread. It's been so good to go through all of this with all of you. The support and encouragement here is fantastic, and I'm sure it will get me through many more IM's

    Thanks SD

    It has been decided that I'll do an IM every other year, but Outlaw relay is looking promising for next year

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    awwww thanks nursey. Bottom line is though, you did it! image

    This thread has been great for support & made some nice new friends from it.  It has been a bit quiet of late but i think thats been down to the abundance of injuries most of us have gone through recently.

    Definitely getting my mojo back now though. Helped by the inspirational achievements by you lot & my tri club chums.

    "anything is possible" 

  • Went out for a ride with a local cycle club last night (SD don't dob me in!) good fund and think it will help me speed up. So this year I'm going to be sociable instead of noddy no mates image in an attempt to speed up.

  • A bunch of the trianglia ladies regularly go on their own group rides. Drop Phillipa an email


  • Swam 4k OW in 90 minutes today, chuffed with that (considering a year ago I was celebrating swimming 100m front crawl without having to stop).  

  • Well done mate.

    three weeks today i'll be cracking open a big bottle of red wine image

  • Tim that is a huge improvement !

  • Go Tim image that's fantastic

  • This time last week Nursey eh?  image

  • Andy, you and me both image


  • Yesterday was my big IMKY prep race, Ironman 70.3 Muncie.  I did this half Ironman last year but it was shortened to about an Olympic as the heat index was about 43C.  So yesterday would be my first time seeing the whole course.  I didn't really have a set goal, except I wanted to PR.  I also knew the bike was going to be flat and fast so I was expecting to push the pace and see how I felt.

    Not to bore you with all the details, but had a good swim, then after about 2 hours on the bike, I realized I could snag a sub-3 hours 56 mile bike split so I pushed it on the way back toward T-2.  That was the first highlight of the day.  I did, however, pay for that a bit later when I walked a good bit of the last few miles of the half-marathon.

    But that was soon forgotten when I crossed the line and realized I had PR'd by 2:07.  That's not two minutes seven seconds but rather two hours and seven minutes.  I do believe I shall call the day a success!

  • Woooooo hooooo IY image

    M...eldy wrote (see)

    This time last week Nursey eh?  image

    Can't believe that's a week gone already Melds. I'm still re-living it in my head every day.  Several times every day!

  • IY !!! wow!!!  imageimage

  • Well done IY. I remember that being cut to an Olympic last year. Time flys.

    Knocked out my first century ride of the year  today in just over 6 hours. Did it non stop, didnt even stop for a pee. Well happy. 16.2mph average  image

    mind you, didnt feel like running a marathon when i got home image

  • IY, top job!

    And Andy that's great going mate, you'll blast the IM ride in 3 weeks.  

    I just did 12 mile bike, first time in two weeks.  I can still feel my knee and it twinged a bit, but no pain and no stiffness (yet, at least).  A longer ride on Wednesday.

    So, what does a wannabe Ironman do on the hottest day of the year?  Decorates his son's bedroom.  I hate decorating.

  • Doggie, didn't stop to pee or didn't need to pee? Big difference haha

  • Didnt need or stop image

    Good news on the knee Tim, take it easy and it will be tip top in a few weeks

  • You need to drink more Doggie.  On a century you should at least be thinking about a pee.

  • I didnt say i wasnt thinking about it image  Drank two big bottles of water/zero stuff

    Weekly update


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