Iron Distance 2012 Training Thread

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

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M...eldy    pirate
04/09/2012 at 18:51

Glad I live South 

Iron Muffin    pirate
04/09/2012 at 18:54

You are most welcome up here.

M...eldy    pirate
04/09/2012 at 19:03

I'm sorry, do I know you ??  

Iron Muffin    pirate
04/09/2012 at 19:14

We even have horses and Pimms up nurf

M...eldy    pirate
04/09/2012 at 19:17

Nuff said  

05/09/2012 at 08:39

3.5k ow swim last night felt OK. Tried changing my breathing rythm from bilateral to something a little more speedy but it just buggered-up my sighting, so I was swimming marginally less slowly in pretty patterns around the lake. Perhaps if they introduced an "artistic impression" mark I'd be OK?

Supposed to be doing a fast brick tonight, but legs currently feel a little leaden. May knock that on the head and push it back to tomorrow. But hopefully I'll feel a little more spritely later.

New chain... new tyres.... what to buy, what to buy? I do need a new bike 'puter

Cheerful Dave    pirate
05/09/2012 at 09:15

In all seriousness, a new set of tyres isn't a bad move, but put them on the week before and not the night before because you'll feel a right numpty getting a pinch flat coming out of T1.

06/09/2012 at 23:20
My bike is currently in for a service so im hoping it runs like clockwork.fingers crossed
07/09/2012 at 09:01

Lush training session last night. Did one of the BT brick sessions they recommend in "Going Long" and loved it. Great to do a session with some spring in my step instead of feeling like my shoes are full of lead. Couple of fill-in sessions today & tomorrow and then another BT in North Wales on Sunday.

bburn plO.dder    pirate
09/09/2012 at 17:42
Good weekend for me. 8 mile run yesterday in the sunshine.

Got some new tyres and put them through their paces with a "tootle" up Waddington Fell this afternoon. Chased down some chap and passed him easily on the climb......unfortunately he flew past me on the descent. I am such a wuss on a downhill!!!

Even managed a boozy bbq on Saturday night. Good weekend!!
10/09/2012 at 09:18

Nice one, Plodder. All the Kudos is in the uphill, isn't it? Any old fatty can go downhill like a bullet. Hope you sneered at him .

So.... you've waited until race week and put slow tyres on your bike, Q? Are you using Wales as a tune-up for next year's double? Tenby not hard enough for you without a handicap? Hard as Peak District rock, you are, mate!

Not much training here over the weekend. Rest day Friday, but woke up with some pain in my hammie on Saturday. Went for the usual morning run anyway, which was a mistake. Hammie's strained again. Same one as I struggled with 6 weeks back. Ho hum. No dramas. Anybody have a view on this? I'm guessing I RICE it and see a physio and it'll be peachy by the weekend.

Edited: 10/09/2012 at 09:19
bburn plO.dder    pirate
10/09/2012 at 09:44
slowerthanilook wrote (see)

So.... you've waited until race week and put slow tyres on your bike, Q? Are you using Wales as a tune-up for next year's double? Tenby not hard enough for you without a handicap? Hard as Peak District rock, you are, mate!


That made me laugh,  my thoughts exactly

STIL, sounds like RICE defo needed for your hamstring. and might I suggest no more running until the big day..????

10/09/2012 at 10:12

Your old ones were probably featherlight on account of being worn down to the core. Beaut pair of Schwalbes on now... if all else fails you'll look good!

No more running it is, then. Thank you both.

10/09/2012 at 10:24
Shwalbe ? Continental? Vredstein Fortezza tri comps been my tyre of choice for years they are the dogs danglies
11/09/2012 at 11:49
1500metre pool swim last today.spent yesterday watching the tour of britain go past. Im going down on thursday.Going to register on friday and maybe do the practice swim
OrangeCannon kona-4    pirate
11/09/2012 at 23:36
Back training again...
This is my 3rd week and its killing me..... a summer spent eating too much chocolate is taking its revenge....

*not a happy bunny*
12/09/2012 at 04:30
OC same here just started a serious 10 week program after months of unstructured faffing to get ready for The Cornish Marathon in November and evrything is aching
anybody fancy a tough as old boots scenic marathon this is the one
bburn plO.dder    pirate
12/09/2012 at 09:07
Cake wrote (see)

Bburn That sportive looks interesting Don't think the missus would be up for it but if you and muffin are playing it might be a good weekend away is anyone else interested or best to ask after IMW?

Not sure if Muffin is doing it, but me and "him indoors" have signed up . I've done a few events organised by these people and they've all been good, so far!!

bburn plO.dder    pirate
12/09/2012 at 14:03

Cake, I will be playing to win , no mercy .

SA, yep, I have signed up for Outlaw, but as a team next year. I'm doing the run, Mr plodder is doing the cycle, and at the moment my sister-in-law has volunteered to do the swim.

Having said that, she is already saying she may not have much time to train, so there's a fair to middling chance I'll be doing the swim and run, not that I mind in the least

How about you guys?


Edited: 12/09/2012 at 14:27
Iron Muffin    pirate
12/09/2012 at 14:30

All chat of next year on hold in our house until after Wales. Although STIL will have to learn to chat while gardening and painting

Nice one plodder, another Iron couple on the way



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