Iron Distance 2012 Training Thread

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

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21/03/2012 at 14:35
The Silent Assassin wrote (see)
Jaffa_ wrote (see)

  thought it had been ok until I tried to climb the stairs to my desk,

Happy training today

stairs to your desk!!!!!! you got some sort of giants desk that has stairs to it?

You've seen the length of my diddly little legs mate,  I need stairs to get everywhere
Iron Muffin    pirate
21/03/2012 at 19:11

Good luck woth the physio Mrs. SA. really hope you can get sorted and resume running.  If not justr sorted and no back pain will be a winner.

slowerthanilook wrote (see)

Just waved my wife off for a training ride on my bike. I'm preparing to file it in the "no good will come of this" box.

Agreed. Now I really want a carbon bike and yours is too big. Lock your credit card up.

WildWill    pirate
21/03/2012 at 19:55
Another good (for me) day

- Weights session

- 2hr zone 1/2 riverside run

My legs are sore so I'm glad that tomorrow is a recovery day
21/03/2012 at 22:08
Don't you think there's something rather satisfying about a recovery day when you really need it, Will?

I'm still grieving for my stolen bike, and trying to contact local clubs. I'd like to post on the Team MK site, as they're nearby, but I'm not a member. I wonder if Slim or Max's bro might be persuaded to ask them to keep a look out for a small (50cm) black & white Colnago World Cup cyclocross bike with (perhaps still) eggbeater pedals and a black Selle saddle?

Meanwhile I will resurrect my old commuter, which had been consigned to the turbo, at the weekend.
M...eldy    pirate
21/03/2012 at 22:22
Joddly I do know someone who is if the boys cant help just let me know

Keep a look out on Gumtree as well
21/03/2012 at 22:29
Joddly - when my MTB was stolen, I was advised to inform all local cycle shops especially if you can let them know the frame number in case it came in for repair or service.  I was told local cycle shops will inform the police if a stolen bike comes their way
22/03/2012 at 07:35
Nice turbo this morning for 50 minutes but i think it will soon be time to chuck it in the cupboard for the year as the morninngs are getting better all the time got an hours run and sea swim planned for this evening followed by carbo loading with fish n chips
22/03/2012 at 07:49
Joddly i will give my bruv a ring and also ask him to put in on his MK facebook contacts
22/03/2012 at 08:10
Thanks, Max, and everyone else for all your help.
22/03/2012 at 09:59
joddly wrote (see)
. I'd like to post on the Team MK site, as they're nearby, but I'm not a member.

Most clubs are happy to put something like this up on their sites even for non members - partly fellow feeling, partly because they know it could so easily be one of their members - I know our tri club has these alerts up on quite a regular basis (unfortunately) - worth asking anyway

hope something comes of it

Razor51    pirate
22/03/2012 at 10:11 running is really strong, pacing myself at high end Z2, avg 76%,of max HR which is on the mark, towards the end of my run I increase my pace and max was at 94%, last night max was 96%.  Am I wrong to be pushing myself to my near max HR or is this the norm as fitness improves. I dont feel any ill effects after a run, in fact i feel really good....any comments would be helpful.
Another 5 miles last night high end Z2 but it felt tough.
22/03/2012 at 10:34
Razor i generally try to do the same with my runs make em "quality" and stick a bit of omph intowards the end but i am always mindfull that i do not push it so hard that i accumulate fatigue into the next session
WildWill    pirate
22/03/2012 at 14:27
Bit of a recovery day for me today as i have a long drive North this afternoon/evening

- Swim - 2400m
- tried to push the pace a bit but failed ... 48mins
22/03/2012 at 15:40

First physio appointment this morning.   Never thought a sports massage would hurt so much  I had to apologise for swearing at one point.   The Physio seems to think my back problem stems from poor stomach/pelvic floor muscles which is tilting the pelvis when i run and causing the compressed nerve.   As i write this i am sat on a gym ball !   Very good for strengthening the stomach and pelvic muscles I was informed .

Orca    pirate
22/03/2012 at 15:47

That's good (I think) Mrs SA isn't it?
Were they able to give you any timeline on when you could expect to see improvement?

Max, did you say Sea-Swim??? Good grief, it's a bit early for me, it'll be another month before I brave the great outdoors for a sea swim!
Legs feel good after this morning's massage but I'm enjoying my rest day. Have to do things like grocery shopping and throwing out anything that went green in the fridge while I was away this evening!

22/03/2012 at 16:12

Orca - no unfortunately she didn't.  Its a case of how longs a piece of string.   She was very thorough and keen to get me out there running again though.   Lets hope its weeks as opposed to months.

My next appointment is next Thursday and i have been asked to go for a run on the Wednesday night to "aggrevate" my sciatica.  Sounds harsh, i know, but when i see her the next day obviously in some discomfort it will give her a point to work from (if that makes sense!!)

22/03/2012 at 16:15
Yep sea swim we have the Slateman lined up in May and Lake Padarn is bl00dy cold. In May so we thought we would get acclimatised looking out of the trsin wingow on the way home and its lashing down at least i will have a wetsuit my freind swims all year round and thinks wetsuits are for wimps
22/03/2012 at 16:32
Mrs SA wrote (see)

The Physio seems to think my back problem stems from poor stomach/pelvic floor muscles which is tilting the pelvis when i run and causing the compressed nerve.  

Let me guess Mrs SA - it's tilted anteriorally? i.e. the opposite of when you tuck your butt under....

22/03/2012 at 17:41

Podds .... er ... yes i think so.   She got me to stand sideways in front of the mirror and look at my posture.  I was quite taken back at how curved my posture is.   She then asked me to tighten my pelvic floor muscles. It was amazing how such a simple exercise can dramatically alter your stance.

M...eldy    pirate
22/03/2012 at 18:01
Pilates really does have the answer to most things Mrs SA

Glad you have a direction now to go in  .... fingers crossed 
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