Iron Distance 2012 Training Thread

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

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26/08/2012 at 19:21

Thank you purpletrilady and britrisky. What race are you doing by the way? I am definetly going to take my medal into work with me - might even hang it in the staffroom !

I just entered the Ballbuster Slim! Better get back on the bike tomorrow attacking those hills!

Britrisky    pirate
26/08/2012 at 20:37
I'm doing Rubicon middle distance at Newby Hall near Ripon
27/08/2012 at 14:26

Sounds good, good luck with it! 

27/08/2012 at 20:53

Jesus, this training's getting tough, isn't it? 16 miles trotted round the lovely Chilterns yesterday, which I'm chuffed about. First long run since I twanged my hamstring, and it felt pretty good. But trying to follow-up with a brick today....... Oh My God! It's like my feet had been turned into a pair of black holes, with this irresistible gravitational force dragging my fat ass groundwards. Bloody murder. Could barely manage an "I honestly haven't shat myself" shuffle.... and I'd only done 22 miles on the bike.

Nice work fellas on getting through the Lil Woody. Fair play to you. Fair play too Q & Nobby for getting in a lumpy hundred. I was kind of hoping you'd both slack-off and make me feel a bit better. Not long to go now. Can almost see the sea!

M...eldy    pirate
27/08/2012 at 23:52

Who let you in to the Chilterns ?? 

VT'd    pirate
28/08/2012 at 09:25

Funny STIL, your descriptions are always articulated in the way that I think but can't write. 

28/08/2012 at 09:43
M...eldy wrote (see)

Who let you in to the Chilterns ?? 

Very pretty round there, isn't it? Thanks for letting me sully your woods . Deer, kites, buzzards, posh folk riding bikes in tweeds. Jolly nice.

Cheers, Davey! When are we going to see your happy smiling face over this side next, mate?

Edited: 28/08/2012 at 09:44
28/08/2012 at 10:04
Good work STIL.I got in a 16 mile run yesterday thats my last long run i think. I imagine you will be well ahead of me on the bike with all those long training miles behind you.Doing the manchester 100 this weekend and then taper
The Silent Assassin    pirate
28/08/2012 at 10:16

terrible weekends training

Saturday was wedding anniversary so got a night out to celebrate.

note to self don't try a half IM after a night out

Sunday wanted to do a half IM, swimming went ok 41 mins, T1 ok 5 mins, bike got to 29 mile and puncture, trying to fit new innertube with rain pissing down, and pump doing nothing but blowing out water, managed to get new tube in and half inflated, but cut the ride short to 30 miles, t2 ok 4 mins, run started off ok but as rain had no stopped and sun come out core temp started to go through roof and with last night starting to tell, only managed 6 miles.

After I finished I realised just how much I have had enough and just want this to be over (happens ever year a few weeks before event)

Starting again today

not sure if to do the Manchester 100 on sunday or my own hilly 100??????


28/08/2012 at 10:42

Hi Q. Congrats on the anniversary, and well done (as always) in balancing training with "real world" priorities . Sounds like a bummer of a workout but don't get down on yourself. Based on my pathetically limited experience, why not brick next weekend? Your HIM should have been a hard, confidence-boosting brick, but it didn't work out. So maybe trim some distance off your ride and pop another 6-8 miler on the end of it. Don't knacker yourself though, mate. It'll only be 2 weeks before race day ffs!

I'm chilling my ride plan for Saturday. Turns out the party I'm at is in Leicestershire, so 120 miles from home by the shortest route. That would be stooopid. So I'm working on plan B.

And Bobby.... I don't intend to be "well ahead" of anybody by the end of the bike, my friend .

VT'd    pirate
28/08/2012 at 13:27
slowerthanilook wrote (see)
M...eldy wrote (see)

Who let you in to the Chilterns ?? 

Very pretty round there, isn't it? Thanks for letting me sully your woods . Deer, kites, buzzards, posh folk riding bikes in tweeds. Jolly nice.

Cheers, Davey! When are we going to see your happy smiling face over this side next, mate?

Not sure when STIL, but I have Lanza to think about and then I'll be looking at a full distance in UK mainland towards the tail end of next season.

That'll be this happy face you are referring to taken at last weeks the Irish middle distance championships.  If I really look like this when I'm happy I'm giving up triathlon. I look like a fecking chimp riding a bike .


28/08/2012 at 15:27
No ironman for me next year do i was bored yesterday and looking for a challenge
I haver never run further than a mara so this sounded fun
Signed up and entered anybody else done this?
28/08/2012 at 17:32

Max - I remember reading a thread on the Ultra Run part of RW site on this last year.  Tiago Hefner 2 who did Bala with us in 2011 did the one day version. I think from memory they all seemed to enjoy it ( in a weird kind of way!)

Bala will fit in perfectly as a warm up for this and give you the excuse to still abuse/advise us on the Long Distance Training Thread 2013!  

M...eldy    pirate
28/08/2012 at 17:37

Nice to see you taking it easy then Max 

28/08/2012 at 18:15
I know Melds I am a sucker for punishment but i said no ironman in 2013 not that i was taking up golf
it sounds a bit daft but i was getting a bit IM stale as barring pre race injury or in race mechanical i know i will probably crack it, i got this way with marathons a few years back, i am properly cacking myself over this as i usually cant walk next day after a mara so 2 x 34 mile runs is a mega challenge for me i am really fired up to train for this
Slim i will be looking at a half IM next year funds permitting to keep my hand in i wont rule Bala out but was looking at some of those lake district ones i was going on about a few months back
28/08/2012 at 20:27

Oh.........I thought you were taking up golf.

So, you're still going to do a bit of exercise then!  

28/08/2012 at 20:38
Just a wee bit
OrangeCannon kona-5    pirate
28/08/2012 at 21:36

yay - back on the horse with a 30 min run today.

Longest run for 4 months since IM lanza and boy do bits of me know about it.....legs, knees, calves all ok but obviously biking does nothing for certain muscles in my core / groin area... I feel a little broken.

JJ do not spill your whisky again

bburn plO.dder    pirate
29/08/2012 at 09:45

Just checking back in and catching up. My training is bobbling along aimlessly at the moment. I'm managing about 6 hours a week, but it's a bit random . I need the school holidays to finish, so that we can get some routine back into home life, then I can get my training structured and routine again!

STIL, Bobby Nobby and SA you are all putting in some awesome training. Not long to go now  

Great race reports slimshady and Stubby, you have definitely "sold" the event to me, sounds perfect for my HIM challenge next year.

Ridgebackmax, 2 x 34 mile runs - you are a nutter


29/08/2012 at 11:14

Morning boys & gals,   about time I showed my mug in here.  Good stuff on the IMW training team,  keep at it (albeit abbreviated for taper!) not long to go now.
I've done little for the last 2 months apart from put on weight,  finally managed to creep into the next stone bracket so time to do something about it.   Ran this morning which showed that carrying an extra 12lbs of lard around is not the best idea.

Like the idea of that event RBM,  a pal of mine has just run 7 maras in 7 days in each of the main Aussie cities and he was shot to bits at the end of it,  not sure that a flight each day after a marathon is ideal recovery!  Defo not for me at the moment though,  it's going to be shorter and harder for the next 12 months,  trying to regain some long lost speed and ultimately give a quick 1/2 marathon a go in October 2013.  I reckon I can fit some olys & 1/2IM in next year as part of training though

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