Iron Distance 2012 Training Thread

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

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03/08/2012 at 22:31

25th August

Horse,    pirate
04/08/2012 at 00:06
Are any pirates doing the cross bay challenge 12th August ?
M...eldy    pirate
04/08/2012 at 17:47

Hi Horse!   I think someone else posted that they were doing the Cross Bay Challenge somewhere this week but I really dont remember who!!

No training for me today ... I have been watching instead 

Horse,    pirate
04/08/2012 at 22:52
It's been a fantastic sporting spectacle today and this evening. It's no coincidence our country starts with Great. Superb everyone.

I've not done a great deal for a couple of weeks, I've had a chest infection, been out on the bike a bit, 25 to 30 miles at a time. Out again in the morning, gonna do the loop on the Bolton Ironman course with Razor.
M...eldy    pirate
05/08/2012 at 08:37

Glutton for punishment ... enjoy

I have come back to work for a rest 

06/08/2012 at 10:18

Working from sunny Abersoch today, having ridden over here at the weekend. Glorious 97 miles through the hills past Bala. Averaged 16.7mph and really enjoyed it. Punctured just as I arrived and feel a little guilty not to have fixed it and ridden on. Still - fairly race-specific 5:45 in the saddle and I finished fresh as a daisy with no hamstring aggro, so all good.

Bit of sea swimming and a couple of runs yesterday and today. After 6 miles of steep hills in the sun yesterday, I reckon I'll focus a couple of weeks on hill running. Another 100+ hill miles later this week. Feels good! 

06/08/2012 at 12:26
Good weekend tum has finally sorted itself and antibiotics have kicked the tooth into touch got some great run and cycling in and a couple of sea swims in nice bouncy surf conditions plus a massive feel good factor from a the Team GB sucess
Iron Muffin    pirate
08/08/2012 at 09:17

Glad you are feeling better Max.

Loving the team GB uplifting mood. Spent an hour in the pool last night trying to swim like Adlington. Apparently she has the best stroke mechanics and I tried loads of drills around improving my catch and bending the elbow more. Early days and it did feel like I was more powerful and higher in the  water.

08/08/2012 at 10:23

Swim last night. Warm up - drills - then 4x400 on 9 mins - warm down.
Congestion levels marginally lower than they are for a long OW swim, but the click-click-click of my sinuses and all night mucus attacks confirm that I swam hard .

Bike hill reps later. Considering doubling up but not feeling very "Iron" currently. 

The Silent Assassin    pirate
08/08/2012 at 11:36

30mins turbo followed by 1hours hard run for me tonight

also not feeling very "Iron" at the moment

what are bike hill reps?

don't have any hills near me that take under 30mins to climb


Edited: 08/08/2012 at 11:37
08/08/2012 at 13:04

Had a real moment last night where I just thought "why aren't I down the pub with my old mates, or having a glass of wine in the garden, or watching the telly like a normal bloke". First time in 18 months of doing this lark. I think it's because I enjoy the training and fitness much more than I do the racing.... and it's getting close to showtime.

No 30-min climbs on The Wirral, mate. But we have plenty of sharp little kickers that take 5 minutes to trundle up.... so the only solution on a short session is to trundle back down... and repeat .

Edited: 08/08/2012 at 13:05
Razor51    pirate
08/08/2012 at 13:37

SA... you could come over here and come out with Horse and Me, we'll find you some hills mate.

bburn plO.dder    pirate
08/08/2012 at 13:55

Plenty of hills out my way too, if you fancy popping up, always happy to ride, as long as you don't mind going slooowwwwly

The Silent Assassin    pirate
08/08/2012 at 15:35

Razor / bburn plodder

more than happy to come over any time, you lot are close to each other aren't you?

Weekend 18/19th August sounds good


bburn plO.dder    pirate
08/08/2012 at 16:26
Could do 18th, but have Clitheroe sprint tri on 19th, Razor, Horse are you free??? (I just had a flashback to Are You Being Served!!!) , anybody else fancy a hilly jaunt around lancs?
The Silent Assassin    pirate
08/08/2012 at 16:42

If its a goer I'll shout IronHolgs as well


Razor51    pirate
08/08/2012 at 18:47

Let's see if we can sort some dates out that suit. I'll check with Horse when he's off.

bburn plO.dder    pirate
08/08/2012 at 19:03
I can basically do any weekend except not the bank holiday weekend, not 22/23rd Sept and not Sunday 18th Aug.

It would be great to get together for a nice hilly ride!!
Razor51    pirate
08/08/2012 at 19:06

OK, Lets see who's available on what dates,

Razor ...!8th/19th

Can we have alternate dates

The Silent Assassin    pirate
08/08/2012 at 21:27

Will try and get Mrs SA as well


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