Iron Distance 2012 Training Thread

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

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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  

M...eldy    pirate
02/08/2012 at 21:14

You need to predetermine your CSS to make sure that you are on the right rest intervals for your speed
(as far as I can make out anyway)

IronCat5    pirate
02/08/2012 at 21:17

It always confuses me too. I thought off 3:30 meant you do them every 3:30 and whatever is left is your RI?

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

In that case its off 3.50  

The key is the consistency of the swim (3.28 fastest on the last one, 3.35 slowest in the middle somewhere) !!

However, I know what I am meant to bedoing/done ...  

03/08/2012 at 08:37
Still not right got root cacal booked in and still on antibiotics foe tooth and waiting on test results for "tum" issues getting some training in though great lumpy sea swim out in some big waves last night had to cancel my pre wotk run this morning though tum to wobbly Doc agrees may have picked up something dodgy OW swimming
03/08/2012 at 10:17

Max - sounds awful.  They were going to do root canal on me a year ago but I didn't like the sound of it so i told them to just pull it out...a lot cheaper too!  

Did you get the email about the LW?

03/08/2012 at 11:23
Slim i had already had root canal and crown done on it years ago and its always niggled on and off my new dentist has found that the clown that did it missed one of the nerves which explains why it was niggling and has now gone ballistic gggrrrrr! thought about having it pulled but at my age i need to keep what teeth i havent knocked out over the years
Got the woody message still camping me and Flowerpower are coming up from Cornwall looks like bruv has found a decent excuse to avoid it
03/08/2012 at 13:04

Perspective of a duff swimmer on those intervals.... you need to invest in getting your pace and rest intervals right rather than rely on somebody else's. Otherwise it's just a world of misery.

6-mile lunchtime trot here today. Very pleasant. Big ride tomorrow across to Abersoch in north wales... 100 miles through Snowdonia .

03/08/2012 at 14:36
STIL love Snowdonia for biking and running i try to get up there at least once a year
M...eldy    pirate
03/08/2012 at 18:00

Last swim session of the week done and dusted

03/08/2012 at 19:55
Got a coastal path run from Fowey to Talland Bay planned torrow (lots of handy potential bush stops ) with a nice swim in Talland Bay to cool off
M...eldy    pirate
03/08/2012 at 20:06

Taking it easy there then Max 

Womens Tri for me tomorrow (watching not participating)    !!

03/08/2012 at 21:39

Max - are you sure Little Woody is ready for Flowerpower and her naked transitions!  

My bruv seems to have also found a good excuse to stay away - never mind, more beer for me 

M...eldy    pirate
03/08/2012 at 21:43

When is the LW ??

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