Anyone done an Ironman at the gym?

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oxymoron    pirate
11/10/2011 at 11:10
i thought you married her!
11/10/2011 at 11:16
Doner Kebab    pirate
11/10/2011 at 21:58

run the world - @ legoland windsor


12/10/2011 at 15:30

10k run and 45k bike (16k outside, 29k in gym) on Monday.  Easy.

Just got to relearn how to swim.  Biking in gym seems much tougher than outside - never do any freewheeling in the gym.

oxymoron    pirate
12/10/2011 at 16:50

well no, freewheeling on a gym bike is, er, just sitting down!

TheEngineer    pirate
12/10/2011 at 16:55

So if you do a course with not many flat bits, you can do half the distance on the bike to simulate the uphills, and sit down for a bit in between to simulate the downhills?

I suppose you could get rollerskates for the downhill parts of the run... 

12/10/2011 at 17:20
that would be fun - rollerskating on a treadmill.....
TheEngineer    pirate
12/10/2011 at 17:32
One things for sure, Meldy wouldn't stay on long...
12/10/2011 at 17:44
M...eldy    pirate
12/10/2011 at 18:14

SlowEngineer wrote (see)
One things for sure, Meldy wouldn't stay on long...

Fur cough the pair of you !
Holly_Golightly    pirate
12/10/2011 at 21:10
This reminds me of the 'if I maintain the speed during IMNZ I'll do the course in 6 hours'

Not taking into account wind resistance, road resistance, upflats, cornering, poor road surfaces, junctions.... Blah, blah, blah'

Think her finish was 7:30 for the bike in the end.
13/10/2011 at 07:25
We tried doing the bleep test in rollar skates.....turning is not that easy.
13/10/2011 at 08:42
10k run, 36k bike yesterday.
seren nos    pirate
13/10/2011 at 09:48

only needc a bit of swimming now basher and you will have that Ironman sorted this week

out of interest do you always work in k not miles.......I know a few people do ...I keep on having to transfer it back to miles as my old brain cannot seem to work in km

13/10/2011 at 10:16
my old brain's older than your old brain seren and I work in km's mostly but find I have to talk to most people in miles.......

and how long has the UK been metric and taught metric?
seren nos    pirate
13/10/2011 at 10:18
I can measure small things in cm and m but for bigger things I switch to miles everytime
cougie    pirate
13/10/2011 at 10:20
I suspect Bashers gym stuff is in metric.

My gyms just got new kit in - and we've gone from metric to miles again. So no just putting the treadie on 10k for a gentle jog any more !

Would have been nice if they'd told us eh ?
TheEngineer    pirate
13/10/2011 at 11:21
seren nos wrote (see)
I can measure small things in cm and m but for bigger things I switch to miles everytime

Thank god for that. It's bigger in cm.
13/10/2011 at 11:45

I can use metric or imperial generally speaking, but I think I favour km now with distances.  I even talk about weight in kg now rather than pounds and stone. One thing I do have trouble converting is when the yanks say 200lb etc.  Always have to take the time to divide by 14 before I have any idea whether that is big or not.

Bike machine at gym works in km or miles - I prefer km.  Think the runner is only km though.

19/11/2011 at 19:12

did one third  gym ironman today.

did the swim last - 1.3k in 36mins, which i was v.happy  with as it was only my second swim in about 4 years.  The first one was 6 weeks ago when I struggled to 500m in 15 minutes.  So I went longer, at a quicker pace (2.45/100m instead of 3.00/100m) and I was knackered when I started as i'd run 14k (1:23) and biked 60k (won't bother saying the time as you'll only bang on about how it means nothing anyway).  So reckon with a bit more practice I could get that swim time down to 2.30/100m which would get me round in close to 1hr30 for the full swim.

Might have a go at 40% IM next Saturday - 17k run, 72k bike and 1.6k swim.

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