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16/07/2008 at 13:41
Edited: 16/07/2008 at 13:42
G-Sport    pirate
16/07/2008 at 14:22

good work Mike and a nice report.

See you on the beach in Grotty next May.

Ironholgs    pirate
01/05/2009 at 15:43

Just thought I'd bump this up and see how everyones preparations are going ?

I'm really looking forward to it and a have been training well ( for me anyways ).

01/05/2009 at 15:48
not started training yet so I know it's going to be a slow one but I should be ok to finish.
Ironholgs    pirate
01/05/2009 at 15:51
Nine weeks on sunday, so as long as you have your base fitness ( which I'm sure you do ) you'll be fine.
04/05/2009 at 07:28
Been training on a specific IM plan since the end of October, everything's looking promising so far although I'm still a tad worried about making the 1st lap cutoff. My swimming has improved loads, I did a 2.5km on Saturday in exactly 1 hour which is light years from where I was this time last year. I've taken my 1km time from 25:04 to 23:20 and last month swam under 2 mins for 100m for the very first time! Yes, I know it's still not earth-shattering but looks a lot different from my previous IM best of 1hr 52. Cycled 120km in 5 hours yesterday followed by a 6km run - endurance is not in doubt,  it's speed!
Ironholgs    pirate
04/05/2009 at 08:23

Good quality swimming there Ultra-Ironwolf, a 2 min saving over 1km is a great improvement.

Its our first Open Water swim session tonight, is pouring down and cold here so the prospect of jumping in a lake tonight at 7pm doesn't fill me with enthusiasm.

I raced my local clubs 10k on Friday night, its a very hilly and tough course so I was very pleased to finish in 42:50 which is 2 mins faster than I've ever ran on that course before.

I then spent the weekend practicing taking the bike to bits and packing it up ready to take to Germany.....I also managed to ride it a bit as well

04/05/2009 at 19:08
Did my first training cycle since November this morning 90 km followed by a spinning class (which I'm mentally equating to another 20 km). Now just need to double it and add in the other bits.  As Holgs says, base fitness should see me finish but I'm unlikely to PB.
05/05/2009 at 06:25

Oh. so you're leaving that for the following week at IMCH, huh?

Seriously though, how have you recovered from the trauma in the desert?

05/05/2009 at 09:17

not bad physically. Mentally have a lot of CBA'ed days but glad I got out on the bike yesterday and 18 mile run this morning so hopefully things are turning around just in time. Looks like things going brilliantly for you though. Delighted to see all the hard work put into swimming is paying off.

I'm actually looking forward to IMCH. usually I grin and keep going when I meet the pirate support machine but this year I intend to stop for a chat Barley style

20/05/2009 at 21:08

race numbers are up on the website, guys n gals! Jo you have 512. I'm 641.

45 days to go - as the website so kindly reminds us! eek.........

Ironholgs    pirate
21/05/2009 at 09:20

Viking =1371

Ironholgs = 1540

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