Iron Distance 2012 Training Thread

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

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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
http://www.teammk.com/node/6141
Looks like fun


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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.
WildWill    pirate
19/03/2012 at 11:25
Agree with the 9/1 .... it was ideal for Regensburg last year as it was almost spot on for run between aid stations, then walk through the aid stations

M...eldy    pirate
19/03/2012 at 11:47
muffin top wrote (see)
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.

Oh I dont know ... if they have done races before they will be quite used to that  
19/03/2012 at 13:48
Cat5 in the Hat wrote (see)
I han't seen that one Melds. I'm doing the smaller Longest Day one from Dorney the 15th April (week before Chiltern Dipper?).


At the risk of sounding like I am repeating myself, I am doing that one too, but the smaller version!

Ironholgs    pirate
19/03/2012 at 13:58

Cake - Muffin is a lady, I can confirm this after meeting her the week before....although I obviously didn't look too closely as we were cycling at the time.

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
19/03/2012 at 14:16
Most young boys run away from you mate !!!
Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
19/03/2012 at 14:26

True.. I thought of LB last night  (no silly not in my dreams) I was in Warrington dropping Sprog 4 off for a train....

19:15 on a Sunday, The place looked shut

Darkness    pirate
19/03/2012 at 14:43
Usual Monday 10k for me at lunchtime, this time in 42 mins dead which is definitely a pb.  Effort miles (3 & 5) both done in 6 mins 5, as I was running with a much better athlete which spurred me on.  Dreaming of a sub 40 some day!
M...eldy    pirate
19/03/2012 at 14:54
42 mins ??  Nice biking   
19/03/2012 at 16:00
Cake wrote (see)
 Nice one muffin. daft question I throught you where a lady purely from the avertar are you a young lad by any chance?

LMAO Cake!!! Does your dyslexia extend to gender recognition? Muffin is female. Unless I've been kidding myself for the last 23 years .

WildWill    pirate
19/03/2012 at 20:04
I was up at 4 this morning to head south so was a bit tired going not tonites training session ... But had a good one when I got e

2hrs 30mins spinning as ...

30mins build to 110% LT - 100rpm
30mins at just under LT - 90-110rpm
30 mins of 1min out of saddle, 1min seated climb
30 mins of 2min out of saddle, 1min seated climb
5min recovery
10 min tabata style
5min recovery
5min tabata style
5min recovery

Felt great

M...eldy    pirate
19/03/2012 at 20:07
Nice training Will !


I had a sports massage and I think I might log it 
WildWill    pirate
19/03/2012 at 20:11
On fetch or daily mile?

;)
19/03/2012 at 20:13
I'm a bit gutted tonight, having come out of work this evening and found my beautiful cross bike stolen, lock cut off.
It was a present from my husband, and I was really enjoying commuting and training on it. Feeling v sad.
WildWill    pirate
19/03/2012 at 20:16
Nightmare ... I hope the b'stards get their come upance
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