Iron Distance 2012 Training Thread

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

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25/07/2012 at 21:19

Lovin' the Donna name change.

M...eldy    pirate
25/07/2012 at 21:31

It had to be done ... I cant take credit for someones typos tho   

Doner Kebab    pirate
25/07/2012 at 21:40
Haha. Indeed. Everyday
Doner Kebab    pirate
25/07/2012 at 21:44
Someone with a short life expectancy
Britrisky    pirate
25/07/2012 at 22:40
Mercy, I beg you
The Silent Assassin    pirate
26/07/2012 at 08:37

8 mile very hot and humid run for me last night last, groin felt OK

can still feel Eirias in my legs, but have a 100mile sportive on Saturday


Golden Boots    pirate
26/07/2012 at 09:14

After spraining my bad ankle on friday playing football.. I have had to come to the decision that 2012 is a total wipeout in terms of running and triathlon.

Check this for a year... I think I should win some kind of worst season of the year award! These are only the events I had planned on entering and had paid for most of them

Feb:                 Ballbuster Duathlon - DNF
                         Saucony 10k - 35:09 (pb)
March:             Endurer Obstacle Race - DQ
April:                Thames Turbo Triathlon - DNS
                         London Marathon - DNS
May:                Thames Turbo Triathlon - DNF
                         Sheffield Half Marathon - DNS
July:                 Outlaw - DNF

(And most probably)

August:           Thames Turbo Triathlon - DNS
September:   Gunnersbury 10k - DNS
                        Ealing Half Marathon - DNS

WildWill    pirate
26/07/2012 at 09:59
GB .... I think you need to give yourself a kick up the arse
Golden Boots    pirate
26/07/2012 at 10:10

Either that or a new ankle!! I have been so motivated this year which has been the annoying thing... and have been faster than I could have ever imagined I would be!

WildWill    pirate
26/07/2012 at 10:15
In. My experience tho football doesn't mix with triathlon very well ... To much of a chance of injury .

Have you been seeing a sports physio?
The Silent Assassin    pirate
26/07/2012 at 10:17


I sort of fell into triathlon from running which came after football as I was getting injured to much


Edited: 26/07/2012 at 10:18
Golden Boots    pirate
26/07/2012 at 10:24

The original injury was from running... well an obstacle race thing... that was in March. Then I have pretty much been living at the Physio until the Outlaw which was my first proper run since March... managed to get around 16 miles or so of that without too much pain but a lot of drugs

Then decided to play football last weekend as a one-off, it felt fairly ok... until I put pressure as I was running around and went down on it again... much more painful than last time

I am no longer with the physio, and dont plan on going back really... I just plan to get fat now over the next few months!!!

M...eldy    pirate
26/07/2012 at 10:25

GB .. I have had numerous ankle issues over the years

Whilst you are out there counting the pennies you have lost and the beers you shouldnt have had you really really need to do some stability exercises, buy a wobble board or use a rolled up towel for starters and get some strength back in the ligaments and tendons

Golden Boots    pirate
26/07/2012 at 10:26

I was just at the point where I had enough flexibility that I could start doing things like this, and had been doing for a couple of weeks... oh well back to square 1 for me now

M...eldy    pirate
26/07/2012 at 11:00

IMO flexibility is slightly different to stability tho ... you need to have the strength  

Golden Boots    pirate
26/07/2012 at 12:27

sorry I mean I couldn't do any stability stuff as I had a bit more flexilibility and less resistance in the ankle

I have decided though, as mentioned above, I am going to become fat and unhealthy... and then prepare for a comeback when I'm 40!!

M...eldy    pirate
26/07/2012 at 12:38

Knowing you - you'd miss it and realise you were 41 

26/07/2012 at 13:45

GB i did this stepping off a slow moving canal boat.

Physio used ultra sound on it and it worked wonders along with a few exercises. I'd go in hobbling and come back out with a spring in my step, my be worth seeing if you can get something similar?  If you just rest it you can build adhesion's which leave you stuck without proper movement in it for life.

Edited: 26/07/2012 at 13:46
26/07/2012 at 15:06


27/07/2012 at 09:12

They do have a pesky tendency to stay weak after injury, ankles, don't they? I've been a. stupid and b. stupid enough to break one of mine and knacker the ligaments in the other. Both done when I was young, optimistic and invincible. Neither of them healed properly and they're both wobbly now, with the right one sticking out at a 10-degree angle. Enjoy your middle age, GB.

Off to the physio today. Hoping to get the nod that my hammie is OK to ride again.

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