Iron Distance 2012 Training Thread

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

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The Silent Assassin    pirate
06/03/2012 at 13:53

Saw that on FB Hope, mighty fine run you did there

Hope    pirate
06/03/2012 at 14:17
Thanks. I'll stop going in about it soon, honest!
Golden Boots    pirate
06/03/2012 at 14:25

Great work Hope

Not going well this year... I havent been on the bike for anything over 3 hours and only a couple of times over 2 hours! I am faster at shorter distances than i ever was... but worried about the time that is rapidly going away, espcially as in the next 4 months of training ini already have about 5 weeks where i cant ride at the weekend! 

Hope    pirate
06/03/2012 at 14:32
Im only up to 3.5 hours.
Are you working weekends GB?
Golden Boots    pirate
06/03/2012 at 14:35

No... but have a few trips away and stuff and have had a lot of plans recently. I can't really get out mid-week now because of where I'm living so all weekday bike training will be on the turbo, even when the weather / light picks up

I just feel I have lacked consistency in the biking so far!

Hope    pirate
06/03/2012 at 14:42
If you can't go long go hard I've heard!
Turboing is good. You'll be fine just make the most of the opportunities you do have.
06/03/2012 at 14:53
GB at least you are training well done on the PB Hope
Golden Boots    pirate
06/03/2012 at 14:55
That's true RBM. Have you been able to start back again yet? Like yourself I think my time-objective is probably going to go out the window
Hope    pirate
06/03/2012 at 15:08
GB have you read the Time Crunche'd Cyclist? Worth a look IMHO )
Golden Boots    pirate
06/03/2012 at 15:11
I haven't actually.. I will have a look... didnt think about that, thanks
Hope    pirate
06/03/2012 at 15:16
Wtf has happened to my smiley lol!
No worries. I found it useful, I'm a but on the time crunched side too!
Golden Boots    pirate
06/03/2012 at 15:20

I shouldn't be at all.... no ties or no commitments...

and weekday training has been good enough... but I haven't had a proper weekend ride (apart from the first 8 miles of last weekend's Ballbuster Duathlon before I crashed) for about 4 weeks

Time to MTFU?

Slagiatt    pirate
06/03/2012 at 15:32

Time to step away from the beer

Hope    pirate
06/03/2012 at 15:37
I'd say take the pressure off yourself.
I'm sure you'll surprise yourself. That book is very good!
06/03/2012 at 17:18
Cake try Wiggles DHB road shoes ihave the MTB version very good fore the money
GB i had been back cycling with no problems tried to run yesterday back to squsre one now following the advice of a trsining partner who is a doc and iam now taking a week off the lot then starting cycling and swimming not going to run again for at least 3 weeks tbh i have aways been a strong runner so am not going to worry about that as long as i can get some running in at some point
06/03/2012 at 19:33
Just a turbo before work today.

Max - I'm worried about the Collosus with you and your bruv. i think you're a bit further ahead with your training than me .....decisions decisions. the furthest I've gone recently is 66 miles
M...eldy    pirate
06/03/2012 at 19:59
50 miles for me today .. less windy but still quite cold

Not a particulartly impressive pace but I am still on my winter hack so hopefully the PX will give me some extra !

Run and swim tomorrow and thats the end of my weekend
WildWill    pirate
06/03/2012 at 20:22
A double session day for me today

Lunch time
- 30min versa climber .. Then collapsed for a while
- 30min weights (centurions)

- 6 x (10min spin | 5min run) .. A good blasting
IronCat5    pirate
06/03/2012 at 23:03

Double session yesterday. Nothing today as left for airport at 0645, and finished at 11pm local.

What time did you get Hope?

OrangeCannon kona-6    pirate
07/03/2012 at 00:53
Supposed to be having 2 big weeks.......

But some bugger sendsme on an it conference for 2 days so no morningtraining...or lunchtime gym.....


So ill need to run/ swim tomorrow.... and thursday as well
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