Iron Distance 2012 Training Thread

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

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seren nos    pirate
16/03/2012 at 10:55
dustboy.can i have some of those tablets please
seren nos    pirate
16/03/2012 at 10:56
Will.hope it helps
16/03/2012 at 13:59
Had a nice commute in picked up wheelsucker half way in and proceeded to play with him for the next 10 miles be had a nice hybrid with gear and i was on my steel fixie could hear him hanging out behind me so poured it on in the last 2 miles and blew him big style i think my mojo is fully restored
Darkness    pirate
16/03/2012 at 14:53
Nothing better than a bit of commuter racing to get the mojo back! Happy days.
16/03/2012 at 15:21
Some good stuff going on here.

Sorry for those on the injury bench - maybe some of Dustboy's tablets all round will help.

Lake - welcome to the dark side!! I'm sure you'll enjoy your sportive, even if not your return home.....

Meldy, I'm very envious of your ride yesterday - that was exactly where we were heading before we bailed. I can feel a sulk coming on.....

Max, it's great to hear your mojo's returning, and your commuting tale had me chuckling!

I'm still only up to 42 miles on the bike and 17 on the run, but with exactly 6 months still to go before IM Wales, it's hard to get too worked up about it.

Happy training all!
The Silent Assassin    pirate
16/03/2012 at 15:26

this weekend i shall be mostly 

short brick tonight - half an hour turbo then 4 mile run

tomorrow long swim - 4k

Sunday long run - 20 miles

and as joddly says "Happy training all!"

Dustboy    pirate
16/03/2012 at 15:29
Er, guilty secret today. Day off work, 70 mile ride planned with Lord H. Well, I got round to his house and we er, had a massive fry up instead. oops!
Hope    pirate
16/03/2012 at 15:40
4hour 28 min bike and a 20 min run done.
It wasn't pretty!
I'm getting used to playing with my new Garmin with maps thing and I need to pay more attention when planning route.... Coz that was fecking hilly!
Dubai Dave    pirate
16/03/2012 at 16:13
Today's Team TT was different! Got to bed at 0100 after 5 pints of cider and was out of the door at 0600, cycled 13 miles to the start, sat around had a coffee then at 0733 my team of 4 was off, half way through lap 1 we dropped Ross off the back, in his defense he only got back from South Africa at 0100 and does only have one leg ! ( See I told you this team was different. So now I was stuck had to hang on regardless, the remaining two members of the team are respectively 16 & 14 years younger than me and neither had a hangover.

The first lap of 10.6K was nothing short of painful with several shouts from me of "Slow down". On the second lap the breeze was becoming more of a wind and the sand started to blow. Going up the hill into the wind was agony. By the third lap the sand was stinging the eyes but when from behind we were going along at nearly 30 MPH. The hill was beyond agony.

On the fourth lap I wanted to die, going up the hill into what was now a full sandstorm was the type of pain which makes the idea of red hot pokers seem tame, a final shout from the mad Dane to sprint and we crossed the line in 1 hour 09 something, fourth team out of 8. Average speed was 37.1KPH / 23 MPH so were in no danger of giving any of the pro's a run for their money. Glad I gave it a shot and sober it might even be fun!

Fortunately the ride home was down wind, though my plans to have 2 hours in bed were scuppered when DD2 decided he didn't want to go to a birthday party! Still over 50 miles for the day, will run tomorrow.
Hope    pirate
16/03/2012 at 16:14
I don't mind hills but I don't think I was quite ready for that route lol!
16/03/2012 at 17:09

Dustboy - like your style 

Some great training going on.  i did 63 mile ride today and off to see my mum in Devon this weekend. Hoping to get a run in along the cliffs  

have a great training weekend all

M...eldy    pirate
16/03/2012 at 17:52
I swam.   Thats all

Devon for me at Easter and I will struggle to find a flat route!!
16/03/2012 at 18:24
Slighty more sedate ride home this evening but very enjoyable.
Rain forecast tomorrow so going mountain biking in the local trails and woods time to get muddy
IronCat5    pirate
16/03/2012 at 20:59

Missed last night's run due to getting home late from work (after a 2.5hr drive). Bike & ran today with the intention of going out at lunch to run again.

Nothing tomorrow. Marlow Du Sunday.

Dubai Dave    pirate
17/03/2012 at 10:17
Ran today, 13 miles across the desert far more fun than the TT

Hope    pirate
17/03/2012 at 15:51
Nice work!
I swam (yes you heard right... Second time this week) and I ran. Beautifully sunny for my pool swim. Biblical rain for my run. No points for planning!!! :/
17/03/2012 at 16:18

This week has been my first proper week training on the bike outside in the fresh air rather than hitting the turbo. I thought that the winter spent on the turbo would be beneficial and i would be flying, however it feels like i am starting again.

Good news, todays bike ride actually felt good, maybe it was a little less windy, maybe i am getting my bike legs back again

17/03/2012 at 17:29
Nice 2 hour run along the coast path between Budleigh and Sidmouth and back....fantastic views but my legs are feeling it now 
M...eldy    pirate
17/03/2012 at 17:44
Oh I love that route Slim, I need to remember that one when I am down that way in a few weeks

12 miles along the canal for me, the rain held off and everything !!
VT'd    pirate
17/03/2012 at 18:22

A 72 mile bike ride for me, my longest by 17 miles.  Not particularly fast but I'm still learning how far I can go at a conservative speed rather than blowing up.  I managed 15.6 mph for a rolling, reasonably hilly route, which took me a little over 4 1/2 hours with no stops.

Shoulders started to hurt after about 3 and a half hours, but my retul fit is next Tuesday so that should smooth out any little issues.

Although the air temp was only 5 degrees, and my fingers/toes were very cold, I worked up a right sweat.  I took a nunn tablet in one of my water bottles for the first time and I'm sure it helped.

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