Re-run of last year's thread for anybody doing any 2012 iron distance race
I think that is quite a common side effect Max !
That's a kind of embarrassment you can do without, Max, huh?
Did 5 good hours yesterday and had legs o' lead today. Easy bike and a recovery run. Felt like wading through treacle, so happy to get 1 hour 40 of shakey-outy stuff done. Getting a little injury has thrown me a bit wobbly upstairs. Not sure why, because I still got 9 hours done in a cut-back week, with a muscle strain. I guess you just don't want to feel damaged or broken 6 weeks before your A race .
Short bike and a long OW swim tomorrow. Will attempt not to plod.
When you are tempted to plod just remind yourself of the damage that you could be doing, that should bring you back to your senses eh ?
A very hard tri club swim tonight. Managed 2km. Brain wants to start training again, body steadfastly refusing. . Have opened a bottle of HTFU so will see how it goes.
Slower - you're still putting in the time and training well. Even despite mechanicals that would have most people calling time on that session. You'll be fine.
Thinking of throwing in a high volume bike week starting next Monday.
Would maintain my swim, reduce my run to 2 brick runs off the bike and just get out there for several 4 hour bike rides through the week.
The week following I have an enforced lower volume week due to work travel.
Good idea or bad idea? What do you think?
What he said .Happy riding, Crux.
Hi chaps and chappesses, haven''t been on for ages.
Max, hope you feel better soon, best stick to the country trails for runs
Sounds good Crux. More time on the bike the better I reckon.
Slower - your rest weeks sound bigger than my training weeks, so I don't think you've anything to worry about. It's just injuries, they mess with your head.
Since Outlaw I have reverted to my comfort zone, ie. lots of running, no swimming and a little bit of biking.
Anyhow, I've three weeks til my next race (local sprint race), so I've set about sorting myself out this week. Went back in the pool today, and have a bike ride planned for tonight after work . Then lots more cycling planned.
Mr plodder is doing the sprint tri with me. It's his first ever triathlon, so nerves are starting to fray at our house. He doesn't believe me when I tell him he'll be fine - he's been cycling for years, and it's all about the bike
do you recon Mr Plodder will get hooked and want to do Ironman distances?
you can then have the same problems Mrs SA and I have and STIL and Muffin Top have
Not sure, he says not but he enjoyed being at Outlaw so much this year he's already talking about doing the cycle leg of a iron distance relay next year, it's a slippery slope .
And tbh, I thought iron distance was completely bonkers when I first started, so you never know
It must be a training nightmare with both of you doing it, perhaps for purely selfish reasons I should put him off the idea, at least until the kids have left home - which will be a very long time!!
I am having a swim focussed week... give my legs a rest and its too shite for the bike at the momentGood session today and the 400s are keeping at sub 7 for consistency which is nice
If you carry on like this Meldy you'll grow gills.
It will take me even longer to get them off in T1 !!
Max - hope you feel better soon
Some good training going on and it's quite nice to sit back and look at Slower and SA's peak training phase from the comfort of an armchair!
Not quite true as I'm getting back into the groove after Outlaw and managed a 14 mile plod today and even did a 40 min swim last night
14mile plod? That sounds like training to me
Joined my local Masters Swim class tonight - did 1 hr solid FC lengths (I can see I have a LOT of work to do ! ) Esp compared to u M.eldy. I am absolutely exhausted - maybe Ironman will HAVE to wait till 2014 (but I don't want to).
You'll be fine. I always struggle at tri-club swims.
Have been without internet a couple of weeks now since I'm out going it alone. I'm availing of McD's free internet, which ....well it's free.....but I'm having to work hard to negate the happy meal effect every time I visit .
Been OW swimming a lot, in the currently bumpy sea and horrible weather, and in a local reservoir. My biking, although I'm not doing interval or tempo sessions is getting stronger, and I'm back up to 70 odd mile rides at weekends and 35 odd miles mid week.
Last weekend's marathon trashed my running legs a bit so I haven't been doing much in way of running, but I'll have to put that right soon for Dublin in Oct.
A half IM in two weeks and a few sportives lined up. Somone also asked me to partner them for a winter adventure race series, but I don't want to be focussing on just that. Might use it to break up the training and as tough training days.
Good to read everyone keeping well and getting back to the grind.
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