Iron Distance 2012 Training Thread

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

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02/05/2012 at 11:14
Dubai Dave wrote (see)
 PuP: Summer in Dubai, how to cope. 1) Go on holiday for as long as possible. 2) get up very early to run / cycle 3)slow down..... a lot. 4) load your bike up with drinks 5) you will adapt 6) August isn't too bad, hot but dry, September is horrible hot and humid. 7) get a treadmill and a turbo. 8) swim indoors at the Rashid bin Mohd bin Maktoum Olympic 50M pool out on the 611 there is never anyone there.

Thanks Dave! I already plan to do 1) - we'll be in Germany/Blighty for most of July, then I'll have done my main event so will spend most of August dodging any kind of physical activity most likely...have a turbo already (and we are VERY well acquainted!).I will check out that pool - at the moment I swim at the Ladies Club on Beach Road - it's an outdoor pool,temp controlled - do you think it will get too hot to use it?? 

It's suddenly got so hot, hasn't it?  My first summer here - longing for rain already...

Good luck with the Marshman, and wrap up warm

Hope    pirate
02/05/2012 at 14:25

Hello troops.

I keep forgetting to pop in here, but I have been training honest. Unless by training you mean swimming... then not so much.

I pulled out of the Marshman too. I'm afraid I am far too affected by the cold to make the trip worthwhile.

02/05/2012 at 19:25
NV wrote (see)
Lake, your idea of not too bad and mine differ. I thought it was freezing! Did about 1.2k and still had no feeling in my feet by the time I'd driven home. Still, apparently it's warmer than it was last week.

NV - it was freezing, but not as freezing as it was two weeks ago...I only lasted 5 mins then.  Any improvement has got to be better than that.

Holly_Golightly    pirate
02/05/2012 at 21:27

Looks like it might actually be dry at the weekend.  That's a relief! And it looks like the water temps are rising a bit so I might actually get an OW swim in over the BH weekend.  Whoop!

I did a 2 1/2 hour wattbike today.  It was a real sweatfest.  

02/05/2012 at 21:37

Opted to solo swim tonight instead of the club 90minutes.  I only did an hour and the calf was trying to cramp up the whole time.  I am putting it down to the exercises that I am doing for this poxy ankle.....trying not to let it get me down but it is a struggle today.  Rest day tomorrow thank goodness.

Jaffa, you need to be a member of one of the tri clubs that swim the lake. 

IronCat5    pirate
02/05/2012 at 22:24

My brick session tonight was mostly dry. HR was lower than normal, but then I did spend most of today sat down. Made up for it with a strong 15 minute run.

Need to check my tri bars are spaced centrally as LH shoulder is tight again, though it could be due to yesterday's hard swim. Tomorrow is bike (AM or lunch), then I'm going to OW swim for 30 minutes in the evening in Reading.

M...eldy    pirate
02/05/2012 at 22:27
Holly .. do you think they will be up to a decent temperature by the weekend?  Looking at the rain thats forecast I am not so sure on that one !

Saffers keep on stretching out those calfs ..
Holly_Golightly    pirate
03/05/2012 at 06:28
Datchet was showing 13.8 yesterday. Last year I went with hat and boots when it was 13.  I would prefer it to be nearer 14 still to go in truth. You know how delicate I am
M...eldy    pirate
03/05/2012 at 06:31
Oh thats not too bad at all then .. but then parts of Datchet are quite shallow aren't they?

I'll wait a few more weeks I think yet 
Holly_Golightly    pirate
03/05/2012 at 06:38
Indeedy, Datchet is quite shallow all the way down the back.  It'll really have to be up above 14 for a proper length swim though so probably best to leave it a while.... (talked myself out of it again, haven't I?!)
Dubai Dave    pirate
03/05/2012 at 07:29

Pup: You can swim ourdoors in a temp controlled pool all year and I do, but the pool up at the Rashid bin Mohd is 50M and is always empty.

Cycled 50K at dawn, will swim at lunch before jumping on a plane at 0200 back to blighty, really not looking forward to freezing my nuts off at Marshman but what the heck were Triathletes and meant to be tough so provided I pack ALL of my cold weather gear we will give it a go.

03/05/2012 at 08:16
What are peoples reccomendations for attire for the Marshman? Im thinking just a tri suit might be a bit cold on the bike?? What do people usually put on?
Dubai Dave    pirate
03/05/2012 at 08:27
In my case it will be tights, tri shorts, base layer, pirates cycle top, arm warmers, buff, overshoes, gillet and maybe a beanie but then I'm not exactly used to cycling in anything below 30C.
IronCat5    pirate
03/05/2012 at 09:34
Tri top + shorts + arrmwarmers. Gillet/jacket/skull cap/overhoes/winter gloves etc in the transition box. Probably to be forgotten in T1!
03/05/2012 at 10:32
What Cat said. Probably without the cap though.

03/05/2012 at 10:34
there's probably going to be a changing tent available btw - I know Mike was talking about setting one up 'cos of the conditions
03/05/2012 at 12:18
15 degrees according to the email!!! Really?
03/05/2012 at 12:46
Cant be as bad as Bala last year
03/05/2012 at 16:26

Don't you all look shiney on this new Forum software? Especially you NV... Delts look even more buff! Not sure it does much for the fuller figure, Buddha.

Finally got both tyres onto my new lovely wheels, and got both wheels on the bike. It looked HOT!! Then the back tyre went flat again. Another puncture. So that'll be another 8 broken fingernails, 2 broken tyre levers, 98 swear words and 2 hours before i can try to inflate again. Might even get out for a ride by the weekend! Oh well - at least they were cheap!

And isn't this fourm software ssssslllllllooooooowwwwwwww? Mine is tending to time-out before it posts. Here goes nothing!!

Edited: 03/05/2012 at 16:27
Doner Kebab    pirate
03/05/2012 at 16:36

at least it works with chrome now

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