Re-run of last year's thread for anybody doing any 2012 iron distance race
Was thinking about it Razor, not sure about whats going to be better, that or a hilly 100
Crux - everyone is different but you cannot catch up on training missed - so dont do anything drastic!
What I would do is a 3-4 hr bike on saturday followed by a 1.45 - 2hr run on the sunday. All nice and steady but if you complete it then I think you will feel more positive about IMW. I would then do consistent training up until the last week - nothing particularly long but just consistent. Then taper...job done!
Crux - sorry you've been poorly. I agree totally with what Slim and Max say. It's taper time now, and attempting to cram in too much extra training in these last weeks is going to leave you at the start with fatigue at the start. I reckon Slim's spot on with those targets for the coming weekend - they are the same as mine! Actually I'll be running first, and maybe you should do it that way round too, to decrease the risk of setting back your knee.
Hang on in there!
Bad luck with the knee injury, Crux. Going from nought to 100 now is only going to break you. The time to get fitter has passed. Best you can hope for is to arrive fresh. Maybe try to look back on some of your earlier training before you got the cold and focus on positives.
Reading back over the last couple of days it seems like everybody's going to sack the long, slow stuff and go sprinty. Have you been reading too much Kitten Cat ? I might join you. I'm keen on faster/flatter rather than longer/harder too.... unless Slim convinces me to do Embrunman .
Had to rest yesterday. Felt soooo weary. Swim set at lunch today and I was knackered at the end; 1km warm-up, 2x400 as my main set and then 200m warm down. Still tinkering with stroke mechanics and I think I'm making it harder for myself. I should settle for an 80-minute swim at Tenby and get over it. Can't help it if I have a mermaid for a swim partner!
Last knockings for me before taper starts on Sunday, so feeling knackered is probably about right. Looking at 80-100 on the bike tomorrow and a 2-hour run on Saturday. Then crash diet for a fortnight .
swim for me tonight, will be 2.4mile effort, then short turbo and run on friday, followed last long bike Sunday (hurrah!)
I'm looking for a swim of a mile, maybe 2k tomorrow morning, followed by a 3h ride, probably laps of Box Hill so it'll be quality rather than quantity in terms of mileage. 10-15 mile run Saturday with a parkrun in the middle, and winding down after that I would think. Two weeks of sorting kit, packing & re-packing is about right.
4k swim last night in 1:34:00, 10 laps of a 400M loop, i still think its a little over 400m, but, I'll take that time
Good swimming, a great time. SA.
I managed a 1600m in the pool yesterday, slow (just under 40mins), but it was all front crawl, and without a pull buoy. That, for me, is progress .
Not happy this morning, got up at silly o'clock for a bike ride, only to find I had a flat back tyre . Sorry to say I went back to bed!!!
unless Slim convinces me to do Embrunman . STIL - if you've read my report and still aren't convinced then I'm afraid there is nothing more I can do!
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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. .
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.
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?
SA try contacting Barlos, I am sure he will have one to loan
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