Iron Distance 2012 Training Thread

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

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01/08/2012 at 18:51
Cake you are star buddy
01/08/2012 at 19:00
Still happy if you want to borrow my roadie for he weekend. I'm off to the Olympics Friday for 5 days so it won't be doing anything
purpletrilady    pirate
01/08/2012 at 19:22
The Silent Assassin wrote (see)

OK dummy spat out, toys thrown out of the pram.

Back on board, new rear hanger got, wheel getting fixed, new rear mech ordered.

Who needs food

Bike should be back on the road start of next week



 good news

01/08/2012 at 21:02
Glad you got the bike sorted SA!

I need some help.

Each of my last 4 swims have ended in foot arch and then calf cramps, and they are starting sooner each time. ????

Just 1k meters today and I felt the cramp coming on.

I'm getting worried about the swim at Wales now. I have been putting it down to general fatigue, but now I'm not sure.

Any tips or experience anyone can give me on dealing with this issue?
M...eldy    pirate
01/08/2012 at 21:04


M...eldy    pirate
01/08/2012 at 21:05

and aside from that, there is a possibility of some tenseness in the lower leg hence the cramps, try some pb work for a while and kick from the hips to try and relax the lower legs

Dustboy    pirate
01/08/2012 at 21:24

Crux, is that pool or OW?

01/08/2012 at 21:31
In the pool.

Eating a banana every day already
M...eldy    pirate
01/08/2012 at 21:33

then try the other plan  

IronCat5    pirate
01/08/2012 at 21:42

Typically I'd get them at some point in OW as not kicking off the wall every so often.

Try pointing the toes loosely. This relaxes the calves and I find reduces chances of cramps.

Dustboy    pirate
02/08/2012 at 01:16

Crux, stop kicking off the wall so hard, don't push off, swim off instead, eat another banana before swim, drink half a litre of Nuun about the swim time & get some OW practice.

Or cramp, up to you.

The Silent Assassin    pirate
02/08/2012 at 13:52

so as I am temporary bikeless, ran 18 miles this morning and have OW swimming tonight

But tomorrow becomes a problem, so question to my learned friends do I

1. Put Mrs SA hack bike on the turbo and adjust it so it nearly fits me.

2. Go and sit on a gym bike for a couple of hours

3. forget biking and just do a couple of hours in gym (weights and core strength)

Will be also running tomorrow afternoon/night


02/08/2012 at 14:36

Hit the hack I reckon.

02/08/2012 at 14:38
Hit the hack but don't hit the OH ! Teehee

Glad you've got sorted
M...eldy    pirate
02/08/2012 at 18:01

Any of them SA ... IMO !!

Swim today, 400m w/u
10 x 200 off 3.30 with 20 seconds rest
Nice session, dont ask me what its supposed to do !!

02/08/2012 at 20:32

Melds I've got to ask...I dont understand this swimming language,  what does 'off 3.30 ''mean?

M...eldy    pirate
02/08/2012 at 20:35

200 meters to take 3.30 minutes, 20 secs rest and start again ... repeat 10 times 

Iron Muffin    pirate
02/08/2012 at 21:00

Good swimming Meldy, sounds like it was supposed to hurt!

 I crashed and burnt attempting 5 x 400m last night on  6.45 with15 secs rest. Stopped after 3  More rest or slower pace needed next time.

Have you seen how hard proper swimmers kick?

M...eldy    pirate
02/08/2012 at 21:02

Errr that felt relatively easy?  

Not sure I could do5 x 400 at that pace .. possibly 2 or 3 ?

02/08/2012 at 21:11

Ah cheers.. now I understand!    Think i'll try it and see what happens  

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