IMUK 2013 Bonkers!

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04/03/2013 at 09:16

Morning all, some great training going on here. Didnt go the the TCR show, just had too much on over the weekend.


Well done on your first 40 miler TT, keep it rising.

Saturday I decided against another long one so blew the cobwebs out a bit and did a 35 miler climbing 2210 ft in 1 hr 55mins, avg 18.2 mph woith an avg cadence of 91.

Straight into a 6 mile run after then stood in my ice bin!

Sunday I did an 8.5 mile run in the sun, felt great.

05/03/2013 at 20:53
Excellent going to have that climb and getting over 18mph, that's still well in dream territory for me!
And........You're starting to like that ice bath business aren't you!?!
Good training bones.

That was what I was gonna go with...tri bars long as I can get used to them, took them off for my Sunday ride but wish I had left them on as the roads were dead first thing. They have gone back on now.

Sprints and a swim for me tonight, rest yesterday, a few races coming up soon so quite looking forward to them!
05/03/2013 at 21:01
By the way joddly, could you see my haytor ride on garmin connections?? It shows quite a peak for the haytor part!! Brilliant coming down though....if a tad scary!
05/03/2013 at 21:22

Good profile TT! Should have been down on your bars for the descent, though......

05/03/2013 at 21:27
Yeah, missed out. But it was quite a narrowish lane and scary enough with fingers on the brakes never mind just holding on!
07/03/2013 at 09:34

Morning all

quick catch up, have missed 3 spin classes this week due to work, only would have gone to one in case you were getting impressed. 6 mile run Tuesday night then 70 length in the pool yesterday morning.

On my cycle home from work last night as i was changing down just before home my gear cable snapped, I now have a single speed. I will get it fixed at the weekend though.

Have we all noticed the days are getting longer and brighter and for me the fridge is getting empiter!!

07/03/2013 at 21:17
That's one way to convert to single speed!
Sounds like all going well bones on the swimming.
Yeah appetite deffo going up and up!
Did anyone notice we nearly a third of way through training!?
( can we start tapering yet???)
08/03/2013 at 08:48

Morning, A third of the way through, oh god thats a worry, wel maybe the weather will warm up by the end of the 2nd 3rd!!!.


SIngle speed for me on my commute this morning and it was great, still gave some a run for their money on the Old Kent Road. Will get it sorted at the weekend though as its good to have a choice!!.

Just deciding on nwhat to do this weekend, any ideas??

09/03/2013 at 17:48

Whatever happened to Spring? We've got snow forecast for tomorrow! Bones, I hope the bike's sorted now - I guess a ride must be on the schedule for this weekend?

What was a quiet recovery week for me has just got quieter. As soon as I set off for my run this morning, my back started twingeing but it was OK on the uphills, and not too bad on the downs. As I hadn't run properly at all this week I decided to keep going, an it was only an hour. Now I can't stand up straight at all!

It's fine sitting and bending forward, so I did consider a bike this afternoon, but decided not to risk it - if things are the same or better tomorrow, though, I'll have a go.

Wrap up warm, team!

09/03/2013 at 18:10
Yeah, beautiful day today so got a nice run in, then swim and swim coach again this affo.....forecast zero degrees tomorrow...rubbish!
Mother's Day so bit of a spoiling brekkie for my lovely wife then out for 8 ish for another cold ride!
Just when you think...brilliant springs here!
Sorry missed your post bones....I recommend run and a brick and a Sunday feast! ( that nearly rhymes!)
Got the layers at the ready for the morning...again!
10/03/2013 at 14:53

Is this the thread for those doing Bolton?

Less than 5 months to go and I'm still running in the snow...let's hope it clears up before the day!!

At least I got 90km done on the bike before it started raining yesterday

10/03/2013 at 16:02
Hey tommy, yep you spot on, we all on the long road to Bolton, good to have you on board the bonkers boat!
Good timing on the bike, inevitably you either time it just right or the heavens open on you when furthest away from camp home!
No snow down in torbay but the cold rains back and it sucks!
Got out for 40 m again today, found it bit easier than last week so good signs.
Had a lovely Sunday roast feast extravaganza this afternoon and if the mighty reds can muster a win i will be a very happy chap!
Looking forward to that all important rest day tomorrow. Ta ta!
10/03/2013 at 16:53
Sorry timmy, meant timmy not tommy...bloody predictive text stuff!
10/03/2013 at 17:25

Hi Timmy, and welcome to the Bolton thread. I remember you from the days when we were both iron-distance newbies at the Outlaw training day, and of course your spectacular finish on the day itself! It seems such a long time ago.

No training for me again - my back is still rubbish, though I'm definitely getting better at standing upright. Biking will definitely be the first thing I get back to - just wish I knew when!

Well done everyone else on some good training - especially in the conditions.

10/03/2013 at 17:42

Sorry to hear on the back Joddly, hope gets better soon.  (Tis injury season!)

10/03/2013 at 17:49

Rubbish about the back - still a lot of recovery time left yet though.

I've stepped it up a bit this year from the Outlaw days - my target is to finish in the light in Bolton


10/03/2013 at 19:46
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10/03/2013 at 20:44

Sorry to hear about the back Joddly, I hope it recovers soon.

Welcome Timmy.

65 miles for me today. I rode from home to the IM course and did a loop. The wind was bad going up Sheephouse and there was snow on the grass verges. To be hoped that it clears up for August!!!

Training is going well since the 7th Jan I've done - 

24.50 hrs Swimming, 55 hrs Bike & 30 hrs running.    

Week 10 starts this week, already a third of the way there. 

Keep the faith everyone. 


11/03/2013 at 09:22

Morning all and welcome Timmy,

Sorry to hear about your back Joddy, this weather isnt helping, More of the white stuff around this morning, but its not causing any problems.

We just need some warmer weather, we should have a pact that if any of us win the lottery we all go away for some warm weather training, agreed?

OK for me this weekend, 70 miles on the bike on Saturdat, 4hrs 11min, climbing 4754ft, av cadence 88, avg speed 16.8mph. Straight into a 4 mile recovery run then into the ice bin, although I think it was warming in there then on my bike

Sunday was a 9 mile run on tired legs then again the ice bath, but didnt have time for a long hot soak after just a qucik shower so I took ages to warm up

Well doen Stephen on your bike, can we all follow you on race day so as we know where we are going.

Good biking as well TT, the miles are going in the right direction

11/03/2013 at 10:14

Anyone planning a recce to the Bolton circuit once things thaw out? 

It's a least 3hrs drive each way for me from sunny Bedfordshire, so I'll have to plan it in advance.  I'll probably be looking at May/June time.

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