Iron Distance 2012 Training Thread

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

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Iron Muffin    pirate
27/03/2012 at 21:17

Life is a rollercoaster.........

Yesterday = rest day =  I cant do this, I will never get round Outlaw

Today = monster brick = 16 miles hard on bike followed by 11 miles 'run' at race pace = bring it on!

I think I need to start training my brain as well

 Good training and great posts peeps, keep it up.

M...eldy    pirate
27/03/2012 at 21:23
Cat the tree pollens will be active before anything else so quite possibly a touch of hayfever

MT, so much of this is in the head ... bank those sessions like today and use them to look back on when you have a day like yesterday !  Part of the reason I still keep a paper diary ... good for a quick flick through !!
Dubai Dave    pirate
28/03/2012 at 11:03
Good hour in the pool d & d, planned 13 miles run tonight. Just starting to warm up here now, it was 30C as I drove to work at 0745, so soon I will be a wilting, dripping heap. On the plus side the bikini clad trolley dollies are starting to appear beside the pool at lunchtimes
28/03/2012 at 16:24

day off work today so decided to make the most of it............   83 miles on the bike followed by a 5 mile shuffle  

I am well and truly fecked    

28/03/2012 at 18:23
On the Physio's instruction i have to get out and run later (in my case "shuffle") to, in her words "aggrevate my compressed nerve" so that when i limp in tomorrow she will have a better idea where my pain is coming from and how to treat it.     I may be some time!
M...eldy    pirate
28/03/2012 at 18:46
Errrr good luck Mrs SA !!  

I had a stroll along the canal for a few miles and back again, so nice to have some of the day left after an early shift and I do love ducks  
VTd    pirate
28/03/2012 at 19:05

A cooler day here, but it made for a great 60 mile cycle out  along the coast and then back home over the inland mountain.  I stopped in Ballycastle, a small seaside town for an ice cream, and then took the mountain on.  I felt great and was considering another 20 mile loop of the seaside, but time was running short and I had to get home to walk my dogs.

I had a 2 hour T1 to have a bath, walk the dogs and then got out for a 5 mile trail run with a couple of friends.

A great day's training for me.

Edited: 28/03/2012 at 19:06
WildWill    pirate
28/03/2012 at 20:07
Another fairly good day for me today

- Swimming drills

- 40min spinning
- 40min trail run
- 40min weights

Rest day tomorrow ..
M...eldy    pirate
28/03/2012 at 20:20
You like your 40 mins there Will !!
WildWill    pirate
28/03/2012 at 20:24
The swimming was 40 mins too .... Do you think it could be OCD ?
M...eldy    pirate
28/03/2012 at 20:48
Its either that or your watch is missing a few dials 
28/03/2012 at 20:57
Rest day here. Flompalicious!

VT'd please beware overtraining, you're doing an awful lot!
VTd    pirate
28/03/2012 at 21:49

I'm listening M..ouse.

My (very green) reasoning:

I had a couple of weeks off work and thought about building a sound base.  I don't want to overtrain at this early stage and either peak way too early or end up with an injury.  But I also want to get to the 80-90 milers so that I can tackle the upcoming 100 mile sportives without it being too much of a jump up.

I also had previously been wearing a pair of cycling shorts with padding as thick as a pillow and wanted to try out my new 2xu shorts with next to no padding.  I was delighted with the result, as well as the small (up)adjustment that I made to my bar height.

Now my 2 week holiday is nearly over, I wanted to consolidate the step up.  That would see me take on no new distance, just working within what I'd achieved.

That's the musings of an idiot who still believes that if I haven't exhausted myself then I've been slacking, although this time I've loosly followed a program and tried to remain sensible.

Thanks for the advice M..ouse, I have taken it on board and I'll drop back for a week or two.  Actually I do feel I need to.

28/03/2012 at 21:56
You can have heavy bike weeks when you have time off - some of us go on bike focused training camps for a week. They definitely do you good. All you say is fair comment. If you've been biking hard this past week then that's great. However, exactly as you say, do allow the body to get stronger with a recovery week afterwards. (Also make sure those long bikes are at a nice low heart rate.)

All just my opinion, obviously.

VTd    pirate
28/03/2012 at 22:11
Valued opinion
M...eldy    pirate
29/03/2012 at 07:33
A sensible rodent .. whatever next ? 

I might do a Will training day today and do lots of 40 mins

(well, a few anyway)

WildWill    pirate
29/03/2012 at 08:22
Variety is the spice of life ...

Rest day for me today
29/03/2012 at 08:27
Break it up into 40-minute intervals, Will.
Or maybe 39's? The body thrives on turbulence and chaos after all!
29/03/2012 at 08:52

That makes it sound like you have a digestion problem.

WildWill    pirate
29/03/2012 at 09:18
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