Iron Distance 2012 Training Thread

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

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14/03/2012 at 12:57
Nice hilly 22 mile commute in this morning its getting light at 05:45 now woohoo will force myself to the pool tonight to start swim training proper (all be it with a pull bouy)
14/03/2012 at 13:37
63 miles on the bike this morning in just over 4 hours,just hope the cycling gets easier.Running club tonight,yikes.
Darkness    pirate
14/03/2012 at 13:51
Hope  wrote (see)
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!


2 pathetic swims a week is a good week for me.  I see little chance of me moving it up to 3.  At the moment its one 20-30 minute lunchtime swim (which sometimes get missed if work dictates otherwise) and 1 1hr tri club swim (which includes drills, explanation of the session  etc so solid swimming probably 40 mins at best?)  The tri club swim is good and structured but distance is way down on Fink or the like - sub 2k in total.

Can I join you and Wild Will at the back please.

14/03/2012 at 14:48

I'm with you Darkness - 1 structured tri club swim pw and if I get out of bed Monday morning 1 other........

So I'll be seeing you, WW and Hope at the back only slight problem being that the swim is supposedly my "strongest" (= least weak) discipline

14/03/2012 at 17:26
40 lenghts before i got bored and got out concentrated on good technique though, last year the longest i managedin the pool was 40 mins and not often but i did get two 1 hour sea swims in a week during the last 12 ish weeks and got a swim PB at IMW, i seem to have got my swim down from 1:40 on my first IM and doing the full fink program to 1:12 by giving it a bit of a good ignoring
Hope    pirate
14/03/2012 at 19:39

Well RB that's fantastic news because ignoring swimming seems to be my strongest discipline at the moment!

I'm having to re jig this weekends training around the kids. I'm quite looking forward to doing my long bike on  a Friday for a change. I'm hoping I can take the weather by surprise and have a nice day in the sunshine!!

M...eldy    pirate
14/03/2012 at 19:46
I think Saturday is due the worst weather this week .. which is good as I am doing my long bike tomorrow 
WildWill    pirate
14/03/2012 at 19:47
Today for me...

AM
- An easy paced, but lumpy 35min run

PM
- 90mins spinning, then
- 60mins tempo run

Both nipples were bleeding by the end of session ... They are now officially sore
M...eldy    pirate
14/03/2012 at 19:49
Doesnt sound good WIll, wrong top or wrong nipples? 
WildWill    pirate
14/03/2012 at 19:53
It was a runnin vest .. So must be the nipples
Hope    pirate
14/03/2012 at 19:56

Darkness, I'll save you a spot.

Ouchy WW.

14/03/2012 at 20:02
right, my turn for some woe! I have hardly swum since I had a bad ache in my shoulder after Embrunman last August. I went swimming two weeks ago and my shoulder ached for a week afterwards. Went this monday and did about 40 lengths and it is extremely painful again.
Worried that this might be an injury which will put paid to long distance triathlon for me.
I am a crap swimmer but never thought it would be swimming which might put me out of the game.
it certainly cant be an overuse injury!
M...eldy    pirate
14/03/2012 at 20:04
Get to a physio and see what the issue is Slim, sooner rather than later !
WildWill    pirate
14/03/2012 at 20:08
Slim ... Go and see a physio now ... Don't put off .. Just do it ... They may fix you in a session or two ...
14/03/2012 at 20:19
Thanks Melds/WW - guess I better see a physio for the first time in my life!
M...eldy    pirate
14/03/2012 at 20:25
Yep .. do it!
14/03/2012 at 20:26
Have you ever had anyone look at your stroke underwater Slim? Once you have the injury sorted you need to find out if there's anything in your stroke causing the problem.
WildWill    pirate
14/03/2012 at 20:26
It's seeing a physio that keeps me going ... A few years back I was told by the NHS that I would not be able to continue ... At times I find mysel using sticks .. But I never say die ...
14/03/2012 at 20:43

Slim it may be as simple as some stretches or rolling around on a tennis ball.  It might not be life threatening.

Today is my rest day.  I shall be taking full advantage and going to bed soon.

Dubai Dave    pirate
15/03/2012 at 07:06

managed a hard set of intervals last night, cycled pre dawn today and will swim at lunch. Team TT tomorrow which may be hilarious as we have never ridden together, have no tactics and will probably all end up in different places.

Seeing my physio keeps me going.... she's  gorgious  

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