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
07/03/2012 at 13:55
slowerthanilook wrote (see)

All those much needed long rides will take care of themselves as the daylight hours open up, won't they guys? So getting in plenty of moderate length rides now is cool prep for spring. I bloody hope so anyway. I'm doing Wales, so not in quite so much of a rush, but I've not done any longer than 45 miles yet this year .

same as me, but do have an 80 mile sportive on Sunday, with Mrs SA, ironholgs and Cona

Iron Pingu    pirate
07/03/2012 at 14:09
I'm another slacker on the bike, haven't done more that about 30 miles since IMW.  Like STIL though, I'm waiting for the longer days .. not long now
07/03/2012 at 14:32
Glad to see I'm not the only one who hasn't exactly been caning the bike

I've done the grand total of about 60 miles on the bike this year so far. I have at least had my 3 longest runs and my longest swim ever though.

Easy 3 mile recovery run last night and a spin on the turbo tonight.
Slagiatt    pirate
07/03/2012 at 14:32
same here re the bike .. commute to work and back a few days a week (26 round trip ) and a couple of longer rides (but definately not "long") since last september .  waiting for the sun to put its hat on
Iron Pingu    pirate
07/03/2012 at 14:45
I did tons of cycling last year, but this year I've got VLM in April and it's really cocked my training up!  I did very little running last year due to various injuries but so far this year (fingers/toes crossed) I'm ok.  I don't much fancy a long cycle on a weekend after a 16 mile run! 
Iron Muffin    pirate
07/03/2012 at 15:06
The Silent Assassin wrote (see)
same as me, but do have an 80 mile sportive on Sunday, with Mrs SA, ironholgs and Cona

I have just entered for Sunday.  Very scared as have never done a Sportive before or a ride more than 60 miles for that matter.

 Will you have pirate kit on? I would like to hook up with some friendly faces.

07/03/2012 at 16:13
Slower OW sorta started but my crash, one mates manflu and anothers 3 week holiday to Sardinia has sorta put it on hold we usually start to bin the pool around now and try for at least 2 OW swims a week soooo open invite to anybody holidaying in the East Cornwall area PM me and come and join us for a dip Neil (clear link) did last year we had a great evening swim. What happened to Clear Link?
Golden Boots    pirate
07/03/2012 at 16:19

I am the same with the marathon training meaning a bit of a lack of bike training... except I havent really been run training either!!

Longest runs are 1 x 15 mile and about 4 x 11 miles.... and VLM is only 6 weeks away!!! I have normally ran about 3 x 18 mile runs now and would thinking about getting in  3 x 20+ mile runs over the next 3 weeks!

07/03/2012 at 16:32

Windy and very wet 60 mile ride done.   But have to confess to stopping off for a sausage sarnie and coffee half way round 

better get in the pool for the first time in months soon!

Hope    pirate
07/03/2012 at 17:22

Turbo and a run at silly o'clock for me today.

Pingu, I almost text you yesterday to see if you fancied a bike ride soon. Let me know if you're up for it.

I really need to start getting some long bike miles in. Lets hope for some nice weather for the next few weekends. I'm *so* over the drowned rat look!

M...eldy    pirate
07/03/2012 at 17:26
I am glad I chose yesterday to bike rather than today!
Hope    pirate
07/03/2012 at 17:30
It's bliddy windy and cold here. I am proper LONGING for the warm weather now lol!
M...eldy    pirate
07/03/2012 at 17:33
Yep, time for I spring I think
Hope    pirate
07/03/2012 at 17:35

mmMMMmmmmm..... Sunshine

M...eldy    pirate
07/03/2012 at 17:40
'both' of them Cake ... !

Hope that photois very warming 

I get a rest day tomorrow which sadly means its a back to work day which isnt so good !
WildWill    pirate
07/03/2012 at 19:28
Recovery session for me today ... my poorly chest is getting the better of me....

50 mins easy/steady spinning
15 mins core work
Hope    pirate
07/03/2012 at 19:53

Hope you get better soon WW.

M...eldy    pirate
08/03/2012 at 08:21
Yipppeeeee a rest day ... altough my first rest day of the set means I have to get up at 5am to go to work ...!!
08/03/2012 at 08:25
Amen to that Cake!!! Can actually see some sunshine in the Costa del Kent today!!!

Recover well WW.

Little spin on the turbo last night, and the same planned for tonight.

Planning to do this week's long run as my commute, so just over 10 miles each way. Anyone got an opinion on how effective a split long run is compared to doing the whole lot in one go?
WildWill    pirate
08/03/2012 at 12:57
Just 60mins lunch time circuit training for me today ...

... I have a 330mile drive later
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