Iron Distance 2012 Training Thread

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

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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


Iron Muffin    pirate
09/08/2012 at 07:45

Nice hilly ride ,isnt that an oxymoron?

I would like to join in but my free dates are limited, Can do sun 19th in Aug but then its Sept.

The Silent Assassin    pirate
09/08/2012 at 08:32

30 mins turbo followed by 6 mile run, last night and I actually felt good and like I might be making an improvement,

Mrs SA said I looked dead fresh when I finished!

Or she might have just said I looked dead

Razor51    pirate
09/08/2012 at 10:25
That's more like it......;-)
Edited: 09/08/2012 at 10:26
The Silent Assassin    pirate
09/08/2012 at 16:01

Mrs SA can make it on 18th August as well, so do you guys want to arrange a good metting point and a time say 13:00

bburn plO.dder    pirate
09/08/2012 at 16:34
Sounds good to me.

Razor did you have anywhere in mind?
09/08/2012 at 16:37
Wish I could make it over, but already have commitment on the 18th.

On the training front, just back from a 3hr bike + 1hr run brick. Gorgeous day but hard work in the heat.

There's some talk of open water tonight too! Best get a little rest before that or I'll sink!
Iron Muffin    pirate
09/08/2012 at 18:34

Good training Crux. I am ready to go to do half a brick, waiting for STIL to get in on his bike and then we will trot together

The kids are are was with grandparents and we are having hot training dates this week.  I did mention the cinema but maybe next year.

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