Iron Distance 2012 Training Thread

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

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Cornish Digger    pirate
18/03/2012 at 19:14

. Have had chest infection for 2weeks and done NO training. After yestrdays MB ride felt as if I could actually manage to train for rirst time so entered local 10mile race.  1278ft of climbing and really struggled but happy to be running again.

2nd IM training is definately harder than 1st.  After this there will NOT be a 3rd.!!!!!!!!!!!!

18/03/2012 at 19:16
If i had a pound for how many times i have heard that CD (usually from me)
Cortina5    pirate
18/03/2012 at 19:40
Great weekend for both of you RBM & CD! Welcome back!
18/03/2012 at 19:43
18/03/2012 at 19:54
Evening. Long bike today 4.5 hrs. I fear I have over compensated in the eating department though. Have just had a huge pizza for dinner.

Nice riding from you this weekend VT. You'll have no problems!
Iron Pingu    pirate
18/03/2012 at 20:14
Been ill too this week and in a big grump all weekend as I've been unable to do my long run   Hoping to get out for a 10/12 miler tomorrow and push the long run to later in the week.
Hope    pirate
18/03/2012 at 20:17
A 50 min bike followed by a 90 min run for me today..... And I didn't get rained on!! )
Hope    pirate
18/03/2012 at 20:18
Get well soon Pingu!
18/03/2012 at 21:19

70m sportive this morning....felt OK, but as my garmin died on me I had no idea how far I'd gone....oddly this seemed to help (I didn't even know we'd finished until we turned into the last road).

Took about 5 hours, nutrition seemed to I'm ready for my first 100m in a fortnight.   Gulp!

Iron Pingu    pirate
18/03/2012 at 21:46
Cheers Hope, we should def sort out a cycle some time.  Are you doing any of the LCW this year?
Hope    pirate
19/03/2012 at 08:11
Yes I think I will but I haven't entered yet. Could do that today actually!
The Silent Assassin    pirate
19/03/2012 at 08:26

good training all

Pool shut all weekend, so no swimming Saturday, got out for hour on the bike instead

Sunday 20 mile run, legs feeling that this morning

Ironholgs    pirate
19/03/2012 at 08:31

Had a big day on Saturday with a hilly 5 hours on the bike and a 2 hour transition run, and as home just after noon.

Rested yesterday and was out early for a 45 minute run, then walked 45 minutes to work to warm down. Felt rough though today, full of cold.

VTd    pirate
19/03/2012 at 08:36
M..ouse wrote (see)
Evening. Long bike today 4.5 hrs. I fear I have over compensated in the eating department though. Have just had a huge pizza for dinner. Nice riding from you this weekend VT. You'll have no problems!

Thanks M..ouse (you earned the dots so I'll use them).  I also had pizza.  My son was out, my wife eats as much as a budgie so I polished off the remaining 3/4.

Over the next two weekends I hope to push onto 90 miles and then hold that distance for a couple of weeks before pushing on again. 

Larne HM next Saturday and although I think I'm capable of 1:45, I am looking at a 80 mile bike the day after, so I'll probably pace myself round for anything sub 2.

19/03/2012 at 08:37

Sorry - just started to read this thread

Ridgebackmax wrote (see)
me and bruv are doing the MK Code breaker Collosuss on Easter monday are you playing ?

I am doing the Codebreaker (?) that's attached to that one

19/03/2012 at 10:05
Yep hopefully see you there Smunks will be weating pirate cycle top any other takers for this
Looks like fun

Sent from my iPhone
Iron Muffin    pirate
19/03/2012 at 10:15

Pizza and red wine was my re-fuel of choice last night too.

I did the Liverpool HM, previous longest run had been 10 miles and I raced the Outlaw plan (well, other than the finish, I will come back to that....) Run walk 9 and1 worked for me and I was pleased to have the mental strenght to do it and not follow the crowd. High 5 nutrition seemd to be okay, only 1 detour to bushy cover in the park required.

The last mile I let heart rate go through the roof and even did a 'sprint' race finish, all to get under 2 hour 10 minutes! Now I feel really stupid as have stiff legs and dreading training the next couple of days.

WildWill    pirate
19/03/2012 at 10:22
My weekend was too much food and beer

Training was Did manage a couple of short trail runs and a Hike

Last week was my first double digit week coming in at 10hrs 49min which inst bad as this is my first proper month training
M...eldy    pirate
19/03/2012 at 11:18
MT 9/1 is an excellent ratio and it is so very hard to stick to those in the early days when everyone else is tutting at you when you start walking so early on !!
Iron Muffin    pirate
19/03/2012 at 11:23
Thanks Meldy. I could cope with the tutting it was the shoulder barging that was annoying. Admittedly it must have been a pain for the fast folk to have a fat pirate walking in their way after a mile.
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