IMUK 2013 Bonkers!

Just made decision....!

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22/01/2013 at 21:52

TT, well done on the 10k, good result!

Did a 1600mts swim today without stopping. TBH, I felt fine I just took my time, nice and easy, I could of done more but decided to stick with the schedule. Unlike running and biking I never want to do over and above what the swim plan says.

I am pleased with that effort given that I couldn't do half a length of the pool last August. I am going to jump upto the intermediate swim programme from my next swim session on Friday.  

Just been out for a run for an hour with club mates.  

Happy training everyone, keep the faith!

23/01/2013 at 09:02

No swimming yet but went on a 23 mile mtb ride over the moors near Bolton on Sunday Average speed 7.4 mph had to walk parts of it due to snow drifts, really enjoyed it.


23/01/2013 at 09:13

Cheers Kav, yeah really enjoyed the 10k, nice to go for it, bloomin freezin though!

Woody, bike ride sounds good might need to put chains on your tyres!

We are now getting snow!.... everyones panicking as we dont know what to do when this happens!

23/01/2013 at 09:37

 A view of Lower Rivington on Sunday, swim venue of the first Bolton IM

It was great fun TT and surprisingly I didn't feel the cold too much.

IronChris68    pirate
23/01/2013 at 11:06

^^ Oi, get orf my land... not ventured out on the MTB yet, waiting for the snow to clear a little

23/01/2013 at 12:34

Ha ha taken from Georges lane not far from the Pike. First time I've been on mtb for a long while, didn't fancy the roads with the weather.

IronChris68    pirate
23/01/2013 at 13:12

Woody, you must be close to me mate, I am just off Belmont Road, part of the reason for moving up here was the Mountain Biking.


23/01/2013 at 17:17

Picture looks good Woody, my 2 girls are itching to put the sledge into action on something like that...not sure i'd fancy running it though! 

24/01/2013 at 07:46

Morning all .

Great 10k result TT, and glad you got some proper snow in the end! We had fresh falls again yesterday, but it looks like it all be gone over the weekend.

SK4 - well done on that milestone. Once you can do a continuous mile, the rest is just overcoming the boredom! I can quite see why you don't want to go over scheduled distance.

Woody and Andy - weren't you both on the 2010 iron distance newbie thread too? Ah, those innocent days.......

I'm finally shifting the cough, and have done a swim, a turbo and a run this week. Though I don't feel in great shape, I'm hoping to do an off-road duathlon at the weekend. It could even be a podium finish, as according to the start list, only 3 women have entered!!

Edited: 24/01/2013 at 07:46
24/01/2013 at 11:24

Hi Chris I live on the other side of Smithills from you near Doffcocker lodge. If you fancy a ride out some time give me a shout.

TT It was quite busy on the moors with folk sledging. Running isn't as bad as you might think and far safer running on soft snow than compacted stuff on pavements.

That's right Joddly 2010 was my first, did you do outlaw that year?


IronChris68    pirate
24/01/2013 at 12:27

I do the odd run around Doffcocker, only on the days I fancy dodging geese and dog crap!

I need to get fitter before heading out with skinny people!

26/01/2013 at 14:13

Glad to hear coughs going Joddly, good luck with the duathlon (hopefully running/cycling and no need to change it to skiing and sledging??!!).

Knee still sore but i am 'managing it'!

9 mile run this running along coast and it was a beauuuuutiful morning, then a nice 1300m ish swim (still stop for quick breath at the turns but deffo getting better!)

Swim lesson later, bike tomorrow. snow gone...sunshine today probably howl it down tomorrow!

Hows the snow/moors running going Woody...dodging the sledgers or snow all gone?!

Sounds like the swimming going really well Kav...enjoying it?.. i have to say i am really enjoying it especially when i get a whole lane to myself like today!

26/01/2013 at 15:29

26/01/2013 at 15:41

TT,  re my previous post  -  I have started to adopt the more positive approach to my swimming, I am still sh@te, but I feel better about it. On a serious note things are slowly improving with the swimming, I just keep turning up and putting the sessions in.

Looking forward to a go a this open water lark I am told that it is a lot easier with a wet suit. 

Joddly - Good luck with the duathlon mate. That should be your dose lurgy out of the way for this year.

Did a 2hr bike session today. Third week is nearly over and I am really enjoying it.   




26/01/2013 at 16:07

Like the diagram Kav and definitely true.

I love going up hills for running but had to divert on my thurs eve run as we were doing hills and my knee just said "NO THANKS STICK TO THE FLAT OR YOU WILL SUFFER FOR IT!".

Trying to get same philosophy for going up hills for cycling, once its in there mentally there's no stopping!

Struggling with the hills in swimming though (thats a terrible saturday afternoon joke but never mind!).

Swim coach in half hour so gotta go tackle those deep end hills!

Me too, 3rd week OK so far!

26/01/2013 at 18:14

Hi guys, there are some good bits of positive thinking there!

Duathlon this morning was pretty knackering - all off-road 5k / 18k / 10k. It turned out that the only other two females entered for the "standard" distance wimped out and went for the sprint, so it was me and 22 blokes. No prize then! I'm glad I did it, though, as the course was icy and muddy, so surviving it has boosted my confidence a bit. Didn't come last, either . I had to have a bit of a lie-down this afternoon......

TT & Kav are you both Finking for cycling?

26/01/2013 at 20:19
Hey joddly, sounds tough, well done bet you chuffed with doing that one!

Yeah at mo, I pretty much sticking to fink, maybe few minutes off here and there but in the main staying with it. Swap some bits around also...hence bike ride tomorrow with a nasty wet forecast in store!
27/01/2013 at 10:37

Joddly - You did win the prize for the first female finisher on the standard event, the other two sacked it probably because it was too hard.  I would try not to dwell too much on the confidence issue, follow the programme put the time and effort in as you doing and  you will be fine.

I am following the Fink advanced bike and run programme and I am moving upto the intermediate swim this week. I am going to be in the pool a long time to complete those sessions. I am going to spend more on the bike than the plan indicates certainly in the initial phases to get bike fit. 

27/01/2013 at 10:39

TT - How was the session with the swim coach ?

27/01/2013 at 12:23

Swim coach was excellent cheers Kav, he shows me training exercises to introduce and picks at my technique.  The bloke is a heluva nice fella and really builds my confidence.

he pushed me on to finish my lesson with a non stop10 lengths (first time without pausing for breath)

All in all i did over 2km yesterday. Swimming seems to be coming together, gonna try my wetsuit in the pool either next week or week after just to see difference.

now....QUESTION:  Am i opening a bag of worms saying this...but..coming from a running background, runners (i would say 80% of us anyway) seem to wear hi-viz stuff.  ...Out on the bike this morning and it would seem that in this area all the cyclists seem to wear black clobber (well at least 50%), Why is that?? i think just as/if not more important to be seen on a bike than running??.........(worms going everywhere!!!).

Temting to stay in bed this morning blowing a hoooly today, got a good cycle in though, knee sore at start then tends to ease off, only about 13.5mph average but got lots of hills in!

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