Iron Distance 2012 Training Thread

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

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31/08/2012 at 13:10
Good swimming SA and Bburn.An hours cycle followed by 30 minute run this morning for me.I can tell im training tired so a rest day needed tomorrow i think.
31/08/2012 at 16:09
Back to bed? Thats the positive mental attitude i keep banging on about
Had a splurge of running this week so the knees are a little sore i shall punish them for their weakness with 2 hours on the fixie tomorrow got new wheels to try out
bburn plO.dder    pirate
31/08/2012 at 16:26
Ridgebackmax wrote (see)
Back to bed? Thats the positive mental attitude i keep banging on about
Had a splurge of running this week so the knees are a little sore i shall punish them for their weakness with 2 hours on the fixie tomorrow got new wheels to try out

I know, I've felt guilty all day. Managed another mile swim this lunchtime, and I will do an hour weights in gym tonight - that's my punishment!!

PMSL on your poor knees. .

31/08/2012 at 18:32
An hour in the pool would be punishment for me
Cortina5    pirate
31/08/2012 at 19:03

I managed to get out on the bike today. First ride since Sunday's tri. Didn't swim Monday due to the BH, and won't swim tonight either.

The Silent Assassin    pirate
01/09/2012 at 09:35

so dilema today

my pirate skin has started to give me a bit of chaffing round the bottom area.

so have tried my pirate shorts and monaco, which seem to be fine.

I'm sure I have agreed to lend my monaco to someone for IM Wales

Does any one have a large /extra large monaco that they could lend to the perosn I have agreed to lend mine to?


01/09/2012 at 13:53
Fraid not SA mine are a tad smaller
Knees duly punished with a well hilly route on the fixie which we did at a pretty mean pace and not a niggle or peep out of my knees treat em mean to keep em keen
M...eldy    pirate
01/09/2012 at 18:12

SA try contacting Barlos, I am sure he will have one to loan

02/09/2012 at 20:39
Last 100 mile cycle for me today the Manchester 100.It was an enjoyable ride,6hrs 14mins. Alot of people punctured so I seem to have been lucky. A few climbs through delamere but mainly flat.
The Silent Assassin    pirate
02/09/2012 at 20:51

OK so couldn't do my hilly 100 today, the route across the pennines had visibility down to 10 meters in some points, so decided to do ride out across Cheshire, saw Bobby Nobby at one point, not sure if I have been pushing to hard this week or nutrition wasn't great or a combination of the two but I did 93.5 miles and could hardly turn the pedals after that, so that's it for me and now into tapir, i have done as much as was possible and if that's not enough then so be it, but I am completely knackered and am looking forward to the tapir and then meeting loads of mates at Tenby.


Edited: 02/09/2012 at 20:57
02/09/2012 at 21:00
Shame about the hilly ride SA but maybe for the best if you were training tired anyway.I feel the same saying ive done as much as i could fit in.Hopefully it will be enough.Looking forward to heading down there now.
Razor51    pirate
02/09/2012 at 21:01


Sorry we missed you this morning, what time did you set off? we were off at 8.15.Finished at 1.15 but riding time was 4.23.

I was one of the unfortunate one's who got puncture, front wheel slid from under me and I went down like a bag of shit and I've got the road rash to prove it, pics on PSOF.

02/09/2012 at 21:07
Razor likewise sorry i missed you.I was due to set off at 7.45 but got stuck in the traffic.Ended up setting off at 8.20 i think it was.I timed my ride at 6.14. Took gels and powerbars with me so didnt stop at the feed stations. Ive seen the pics hope your ok mate.I saw a few people sliding early on before the roads dried out.
Razor51    pirate
02/09/2012 at 21:21

Yeah, no probs mate, well done on your 100miles, we did the  100k. You must have passed us while I was getting patched up at the first feed station...

02/09/2012 at 21:31

Well done to everyone on the long rides this weekend.

I'm now really feeling set up for a taper. Had a good ride today - a flat, local sportive gave me four hours of riding, then went for a 40 minute run off. Yesterday was a fairly tough 2hr run. I'm a bit tired, but not totally knackered, and looking forward to some shorter rides and runs next week.

Happy tapering !

M...eldy    pirate
02/09/2012 at 21:32

Where did you find a flat 4 hrs round here ??  !!!

02/09/2012 at 21:39

It really was pretty flat!

It was the OxBucks sportive - less than 900m climb over 70 miles. It's a circuit with Bicester in the middle, and starts just down the road from us, so v convenient.

Plus you got a free hot dog at the end .

M...eldy    pirate
02/09/2012 at 21:40

Bargain, why didnt I know about that one? 

Joining us tomorrow ??

02/09/2012 at 21:46

Not quite such a bargain - I I forgot to mention the £30 entry fee.....!

Busy day at work tomorrow, so I can't get out at lunchtime - may get an early swim in, though.

M...eldy    pirate
02/09/2012 at 21:47

ok ... may see you Friday (and poss Thrusday for me)

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