Iron Distance 2012 Training Thread

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

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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-5    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!!

The Silent Assassin    pirate
12/09/2012 at 13:52

See your already signed for Outlaw again bburn plodder


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



Iron Muffin    pirate
12/09/2012 at 14:34

Good training again Max and OC. Thanks for the offer but I will pass on the marathon, 'tough as old boots' didnt sell it to me.

I had a rubbish 30  mins on the turbo this morning. I just felt dreadful.

bburn plO.dder    pirate
13/09/2012 at 16:12

I know a few of you IMW peeps are travelling tomorrow, so I just thought I'd pop on here to wish you all the absolute best of luck.

I hope you have a fab race and get the results you want. Can't wait to hear the reports on Monday


13/09/2012 at 17:47

Just popping in to wish everyone doing IMW or Challenge Henley good luck.

M...eldy    pirate
13/09/2012 at 17:51

Race well those that are racing, support well those that are supporting

I shall be plugged into 

purpletrilady    pirate
13/09/2012 at 18:43
O.rangeCannon I came, I saw, I knitted wrote (see)
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*
O.rangeCannon I came, I saw, I knitted wrote (see)
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*

I know the feeling ! I've just starting running again, I ran up a hill today and couldn't believe how hard it was and my heart rate went through the roof.

I'm enjoying it though - a good challenge 


13/09/2012 at 19:51

Race well all and good luck   

Iron Muffin    pirate
20/09/2012 at 09:27

Feeling inspired after watching IMW, I went to my local tri track session last night.

Real wake call to how slow I am  and was way behind everyone else. I am determined to keep it up, atleast until i am not last

24/10/2012 at 19:47

Need dark morning and evening inspiration guys, am finding it really hard to carry on the training as the nights draw in and the weather gets progressively worse! Any ideas/inspiration/tips would be much appreciated.


24/10/2012 at 20:14
Same here but ibusually take a couple of months break from any form of orgsnised training about now and get walking, MTBing etc anything that takes my fancy gotta get the Cornish marathon out the way in November then its foot off the gas and recharge the batteries
24/10/2012 at 21:38

I am a member of the local gym and find myself back in there after hardly going near the place in the summer.  

I also use the turbo a lot during the dark mornings and nights.  But we will have some great winter days when the long runs are a pleasure(ish).  I do admit to cutting down the long bikes in the winter.  I did a 2hr turbo yesterday instead of going out  

The Silent Assassin    pirate
25/10/2012 at 09:43

I'm back trainin after IM Wales, not to to structured but get out on the bike at weekends if dry, try and swim once a week to keep it ticking over and have entered a 10 mile race in Decemberand a half marathon early next year to make sure I'm continuing the running, plus have lost 18 pounds after seeing some of my pictures from IM Wales (Fat Ba*****d)


25/10/2012 at 10:47
Good weightloss Q!
MTri    pirate
25/10/2012 at 10:56

Good weight loss indeed.

I'm back inthe gym, nadhave been for a month or two, after 3+ years away, and it;s tedious.  But just concentrating on general overall strenght and flexibility, nothing too structured.  

Gym work is supplemented by regular running, and the odd bike abd MTB, and will remain like this over winter.  Longer bike rides will start in the spring.

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