Iron Distance 2012 Training Thread

Re-run of last year's thread for anybody doing any 2012 iron distance race

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seren nos    pirate
13/03/2012 at 12:51
I almost thought about going to the swimming pool today.......first time in almost a year that I have gone to the pool...........but I soon changed my mind so back to normal........
13/03/2012 at 12:51
SA not to worried when i get a refund as long as i get one, but things are a bit tight and would hate to lose the lot if i cant toe the line, i have seriously considered a speedwalk of the mara , but unless i can do myself justice the motivation to get up at stupid oclock and train has vanished, which is unusual for me. I am probably just being gay and should HTFU and JBDI before someone says it
WildWill    pirate
13/03/2012 at 12:53
MAX - i was in that position with motivation until a couple of weeks ago ... now my mojo is starting to return
The Silent Assassin    pirate
13/03/2012 at 13:11


Mrs SA is in the same boat, can't run, she has a dead line of end of March as to final decision

13/03/2012 at 13:19
SA looks like we are both in the same boat realistically if i cant run painfree by the end of march for an hour i will pull stumps WW my mojo was massive before i came a cropper i was really flying and motivated as i had a secret sub 11 target in my head, as that has in all probability and having done Outlaw before that vavavoom has sorta gone I will take myself off to a corner and givr myself a good talking to
M...eldy    pirate
13/03/2012 at 17:57
....if that doesn't do it Max give me a shout and i'll give you a talking too
13/03/2012 at 18:14
Sorry Melds i have resorted to shouting at myself in a corner whilst watching you tube clips of people like Jane Tomlinson and the Hoyts if that dosent do the trick i will of course call in the professional
13/03/2012 at 18:24

Max - really feel for you matey.   I still can't run.  I was diagnosed as having dehydrated discs a few years back.   A few weeks back the sciatica came back with vengeance.   I am able to swim and cycle, but running is impossible.   Each time i attempt to run i get a pulling sensation in my calf, with numbness in my leg.   Wish there was a "quick-fix" solution but just have to give it time to heal.    Its Outlaw decision time for me at the end of the month

13/03/2012 at 18:41
Cheers Mrs SA hope it all comes right for you. if i can get the run going to be honest would probably cure my motivational problems its just frustrating as i can bike and swim just gotta exercise some patience which is not one of my sttong points
M...eldy    pirate
13/03/2012 at 19:07
Mrs SA, can you do pool running at all?
13/03/2012 at 19:46
Fingers crossed for both of you. be a real shame for either of you to have to pull out.
13/03/2012 at 20:10

Meldy .... never actually tried it!!!   How does it work?

M...eldy    pirate
13/03/2012 at 20:13
I havent tried it myself but I do know that people have had a lot of success with it and it may be worth a try if it gets you <<cough>> back up and running ?
Hope    pirate
14/03/2012 at 07:48
Little brick session this morning, turbo and run. Really enjoying the mid week stuff now that I've got the hang of the training early thing.
I really REALLY have to do something about my lack of swim motivation though. Still only swimming twice a week and then it's really quite pathetic.
It's hard to make myself do something I'm really rubbish at lol!
I will have to use bribery. 3 swims a week for the next month and I'll buy myself something nice.... That should do it!
WildWill    pirate
14/03/2012 at 08:15
Hope ...

I have only swam 2 or 3 times this year due to an on going chest problem ... i'm at the Doctors on Friday so hopefully will get that sorted so at least i can get myself to a get round level or not drowning skill level
Hope    pirate
14/03/2012 at 09:08
Oh well Ww, we can keep eachother company in the not drowning wave
Seriously, hope your chest problems sort themselves out soon.
seren nos    pirate
14/03/2012 at 09:11
We are all a great advert for fitness and health aren't I want everyone to report for duty at the end of the month in tip top shape please.....

I am going to try and go on the bike this is the first day I could manage going down stairs after the ultra on the hopefully I will be able to get on the bike
14/03/2012 at 09:14

How did the Ultra go Seren?

Hope    pirate
14/03/2012 at 09:20
Enjoy Seren.
Dubai Dave    pirate
14/03/2012 at 11:57
managed a 3K swim today that the longest swim I've done since IM Austria, it was surprisingly OK.
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