Iron Distance 2012 Training Thread

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

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03/09/2012 at 10:48

Last training weekend prior to IMW for me. Lovely, hilly, 11.5-mile run in the sun on Saturday. Then a monster party on Saturday night where I danced my ass off  . Then attempted to ride 120 miles home on Sunday morning. Wasn't feeling the love and I gratefully accepted a lift from the wife and kids who were passing in the car after 72 miles. Not ideal, but I'm not going to worry about it.

Looking forward to getting a bit of spring back in my heavy legs over the next couple of weeks. And then... gulp.... Tenby .

03/09/2012 at 11:47
Envying all you peeps doing IMW it really is one of the best races out there!
bburn plO.dder    pirate
04/09/2012 at 09:31

Enjoy your taper all you IMW peeps, you deserve it after all the hard work

I had a better week last week. Monday and Tueday were a write off due to family stuff, then Wed - Sunday, I managed 2 swims, 2 runs, 1 long bike and 1 gym session, so I'm quite pleased with that.

Kids went back to school today, so hopefully training can get back into a better routine.

Just signed up for this , if any NW based pirates are interested. Sounds challenging without being bonkers hilly!!


04/09/2012 at 09:41

Looks a nice ride, BP. Solid training too! 

Good read of "Going Long" last night. The section on "Peak Weeks" was spot-on. Last week should have been the first Peak Week and I missed it (there goes my chance of a Kona slot). But I'm mad for Peak 2 and some race-specific bricks. That and a distance OW swim are the focus for me this week.

Plus shopping for kit  and finding ways to keep my fat face out of the fridge .

The Silent Assassin    pirate
04/09/2012 at 13:02

The most training I'll be doing yesterday and today is cleaning and putting new tyres on the bike



Cheerful Dave    pirate
04/09/2012 at 14:02

50 miles in the Surrey hills for me last Friday as my last serious bike session before Tenby, & a 10 mile run Saturday.  I'm light on running miles but it'll be fine on the day, one way or the other.  No chance for an OW swim as I has tickets for the cricket on Sunday, but 2k in the pool was OK.  A bit of bike sorting (new chain, everyone knows gold ones are faster) and that'll be it.

Can't blame you for bailing, STIL, another 50 miles or a lift home, no contest really.  Wrecking yourself just to get miles in at this stage is counterproductive anyway.

04/09/2012 at 15:21
Bburn that ride looks of interest. il see how my motivation is after imw.
Iron Muffin    pirate
04/09/2012 at 18:49

Hello NW pirates  That looks like a ride worthy of post event and early christmas beers.


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.

The Silent Assassin    pirate
06/09/2012 at 20:31

My tyres got changed last night


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!!
The Silent Assassin    pirate
10/09/2012 at 08:29

turbo and run friday night.

family stuff on Saturday

Sunday 33 mile ride (new tyres and cleats tested, tyres are fast but heavy going uphill)

followed by 6 mile run, then a 2.5K swim later in the afternoon.


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