Iron Distance 2012 Training Thread

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

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Orca    pirate
27/06/2012 at 22:35

I fly tomorrow and I'm not sure if I'll have internet access as I'm staying in a hostel in Austria but just wanted to wish all the Outlaws the very best of luck on Sunday and I'll be thinking about you as I slog through the Austrian IM course. Good Luck All!

Dubai Dave    pirate
28/06/2012 at 05:19

Good luck Orca, Austria is great.

28/06/2012 at 06:01

Broken back? Blimey!

Can't believe it's just about here for most of you guys - will keep an eye on the PC Sunday and virtually cheer you all on   GOODLUCKGOODLUCKGOODLUCK!!

As for me, despite wandering round trying to train for an unknown period of time with pneumonia, I am astonishingly still in one piece and feeling just about human again! I've had a couple of mini swimbles and a few turns on the bike. I'm off to try a wee run-ette this morning. I'm still no 100%, my chest feels slightly tight at the "top" of each breath, IYKWIM, but I am streets ahead of where I was last week.

I'm still going to have a go at Roth next weekend, but it is definitely a case of getting sensible head on, and if I DNF, I DNF. Can't be helped. There's always the consolation of currywurst and beer

Dubai Dave    pirate
28/06/2012 at 06:27

Currywurst good luck PuP

have just been looking at the Horseman sept 2013, a IM in Devon retirement may have to be postponed. Max its very near you!

28/06/2012 at 06:44
Good luck PUP
DD I heard the bastids its at Roadford and should be a cracker i have done the 1st IMUK, IMUK Bolton , Outlaw and IM Wales so it is tempting but gonna deffo take a break next year save my pennies as i need to start ticking off my bucket list (which keeps growing!) which is
Celtic Man (new addition it looks fantastic)
Feel a lot better today after Flowerpowers doctors orders and total rest just done 30 mins turbo i could breathe and the snot was below industrial levels gonna run 30 mins at lunch swim 30 after work and then pack and rest
28/06/2012 at 07:42
Last day at work for me which is a good thing as i have been unable to concentrate all week travel up tomorrow
28/06/2012 at 07:53

Good to see Celtman on your list there RBM!! Make sure and bring a midgie net if you do it.... We had five people from the club taking part, two of them came joint 6th! If you want to read a wee race report...

Good luck to all those racing at the weekend. I'm doing Roth so I've an extra week to wait 

28/06/2012 at 09:22

I'm going up on Saturday , hoping to be there at around 1130.  Max your bruv has my mobile number give me a ring on the sat. have a good trip up tomorrow  

No more training for me. That's it!   just packing now

28/06/2012 at 12:26
Will do Slim he is tapering in Holland at the moment so that probably involves beer lots of
28/06/2012 at 14:12

Short turbo this morning, quick 4-mile trot over lunch with Muffin Top (her last run prior to The Biggie on Sunday) and a long turbo tonight while she is out on a stress-relieving meal with "the girls". 2.5 hours on a work day is going to feel very rewarding. Then I'll need another 2.5 hours over Friday/Saturday to hit my volume target for June. Ought to be easy, but travelling to Nottingham on Sat needs thinking about.

Sooooooooooo wish I was doing Outlaw with you all!

28/06/2012 at 17:20

Yoga tonight stretching deep breathing and trying not to think about nottingham for 90 minutes.


29/06/2012 at 10:50
Ridgebackmax wrote (see)
Will do Slim he is tapering in Holland at the moment so that probably involves beer lots of

Beer and cheese......

29/06/2012 at 10:53
flowerpower wrote (see)

Yoga tonight stretching deep breathing and trying not to think about nottingham for 90 minutes.


Bloody hell, RBM has knocked you into shape.

Nottingham 90 mins, I am thinking more on 13 hour plus on a good day

03/07/2012 at 12:57
Orca wrote (see)

 I'll be thinking about you as I slog through the Austrian IM course. Good Luck All!

So what's your news, Orca? I heard that you finished OK... hope that's the case

Congrats to all the Outlaws. It was great to witness your races and I'm massively respectful of you all.... from Winners, to completers, to those that gave it a crack but didn't reach the finish line. Hope you're all feeling proud today.

With "IronMuffin's" Outlaw successfully and gloriously completed (although she's feeling the Post-Race Blues big time today), it's over to the ugly half of the team to deliver my sde of the bargain! 3 weeks until The Hairy Arse in north Wales, and less than 12 until IMW at Tenby. Planning to train hard until the Sunday before the race and taper for just 1 week. Anybody think that's especially stoopid?

Consensus around our table at the post-Outlaw piss-up yesterday was "you look like a right gimp on your profile picture". Hope the new one makes me look less like a man who lives in a cage in the basement with a leather mask on.

03/07/2012 at 18:08

hi all

Im new to this page but am about to do the ironman  uk in 3 weeeks when should i taper?? hope ive done enough training ?any advice on nutrition ?

03/07/2012 at 18:21
3 week taper 1st week 70% of your max 2nd week 50% last week very easy just to keep stuff turning over lots of sleep and keep to a fairly good diet in the last week works for me
03/07/2012 at 18:28

My only issue after The Outlaw is all the bites I have around my neck, wrists and feet/ankles!  I have literally been eaten alive    That will teach me to spend so long in the swim.

Didn't get the time I hoped for but I will always be a completer and maybe i had ideas above my station.  

Great weekend though and thoughts are already turning to what next?  

04/07/2012 at 09:24

Morning All

I was wondering if anyone's got my top (pink and grey lycra hoodie) and (blue) arm warmers? I chucked them at the pirate support group on the run just before the finish chute bit.  Daffy seems to think the pirate lady with the labbie might have them? 

If anyone does can you pm me please? If not no worries - it'll teach me to be more organised in the future**

** disclaimer: at shorter distances!!

05/07/2012 at 07:50

Up at "sparrow's" this morning to go running hill reps. Any of you Outlaws feeling pangs of loss for your training routine might smile at that one and enjoy a few more days of recovery before you throw yourselves back in .

Feels like I ought to have a high intensity sharp session of hill reps on foot and on the bike, as well as the longer hilly ride at the weekend. Really enjoyed it

15 mins warm up on the flat
10x2-min intervals on a sharp incline
15 mins warm down

I'll stretch the middle bit out over the weeks ahead. What do you think? A sensible workout?

05/07/2012 at 08:31


This thread's going to go a bit quiet now we've had Outlaw. It was difficult not to feel a tad envious of folks' tapirs in the last couple of weeks, and now there's a lot of people in recovery mode. 

Well done to all who started Outlaw - the wind made it tough, and times were slower than expected (plus the bike course was two miles longer than last time). I didn't hang around afterwards - it would have felt wrong, having taken the relay-slacker option.

Despite just doing the bike leg on Sunday, I've gone down with a lurgy so it's a quiet week for me too. Shouldn't be a problem with more than 10 weeks before IMW.

STIL, your plans sound sensible, though as a cautionary tale I gave myself a tendon injury by doing reps up too steep a hill just before last Autumn's Ballbuster. The hills at IMW aren't steep (esp as I think they've taken out the section down through the castle) so might you be better with longer intervals on a less steep hill?


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