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
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.

bburn plO.dder    pirate
09/08/2012 at 19:37
Our kids are with grandparents next week. We've already planned OW swimming, brick session and a long bike ride. How times have changed, not that long ago we would have been in the pub every night!!!! We too now have training dates !!
Razor51    pirate
09/08/2012 at 22:27

BB....Was thinking of starting from my house but that would meen you driving over to me in Swinton, if we decide on a route over your way we could meet you nearer your end.

bburn plO.dder    pirate
09/08/2012 at 22:46
I'm happy to drive over to you, if that suits everybody else. Would be good to ride a different route.
Razor51    pirate
09/08/2012 at 23:45

Will let you know, it could be the route over Darwin, Blackburn, Accrinton, Haslingden, Bury and back home , will have a word with Horse he knows the route better than me.

The Silent Assassin    pirate
10/08/2012 at 08:47

Well swimming was sh1te last night, did 1 lap as fast as poss (see the swim Challenge thread) then another, then took wet suit off as to hot, 2 more laps done, had enough got out went home.

Had the "What the feck am I doing?" moment tonight

The OW venue was rammed full of people, now is it just me, I don't like the pool, too many people just messing about, breaststroke mafia (yes I know I take Jordy to the pool for a mess about), but when we go open water usually there's a sense that everyone wants to swim, last night it was full of people paddling FFS.

Am I turning into a grumpy old man?


Razor51    pirate
10/08/2012 at 16:14

Not sure yet mate, are you driving over?

10/08/2012 at 21:21

Sounds like being a nice old ride. Pity that Muffin and I are in Abersoch until the day after. I'm off there again on the bike tomorrow. Hilly hundred miles, similar to last Saturday. Going to ramp it up a bit though and take in a bit more Snowdonia scenery . Cool thing is that I'm really loving the long rides and feeling cool afterwards. Relief! Should get 15 hours training in this week, which I'll be happy with. Still not looking forward to the race, but enjoying my training at least.

Razor51    pirate
10/08/2012 at 21:57

We might take in part of the IMUK course...

Razor51    pirate
11/08/2012 at 09:59
Cake......proberbly looking at around 50 miles with lots of hills for Q.
bburn plO.dder    pirate
11/08/2012 at 18:43
Mr plodder may come, not sure yet. He's got his first tri ever on the Sunday morning so he says he want to save his legs. I keep telling him it's only a sprint and he's been bike riding for years, we'll have to see.

I know it wouldn't be a problem, but it's going to be up to him.

I'm looking forward to it, will be fun
The Silent Assassin    pirate
11/08/2012 at 20:58

Looking forward to it!


Razor51    pirate
12/08/2012 at 19:38

So up to now  we've got,

Mrs SA
B/Burn Plodder
Mr B/Burn Plodder (possible)

So we are looking to to start around 1pm Saturday from my house, are we riding in Pirate kit? .. if we are can anyone lend me a L or XL Monaco.

M...eldy    pirate
12/08/2012 at 19:46

10k race for me today

enough of all that quick rubbish .. back to swimming I think 

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