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 Pingu    pirate
08/03/2012 at 13:40

10 mile run into work this morning, lovely day for it, over dressed as usual and ended up way to hot.

I have a blister on the side of my foot now.  I NEVER get blisters, wtf is that all about.  I've run much further distances in the same shoes recently so why blister now.  Hurrumph ...

Ironholgs    pirate
08/03/2012 at 14:18

hmmmmm bacon.

big day yesterday with a 2 mile swim and a 10 mile run. Coached swimming intervals tonight.

08/03/2012 at 15:28
I know having a total no training week is doing me good injury wise. BUT I am climbi g up the walls with supressed energy currently speedwalking everywhere :/)
M...eldy    pirate
08/03/2012 at 18:20
Climbing up the walls should probably count as training I would think!
08/03/2012 at 18:29
Darkness    pirate
08/03/2012 at 20:59
Missing a load of sessions this week, due to work and a dodgy alarm clock. Haven't got a proper swim in for 2 weeks, only cycled one day this week so far and 2 runs of just 45 and 50 mins. Hope to get back on track tomorrow with my long run (11 miles planned) before work and then a 30 min lunchtime swim.

08/03/2012 at 21:09
Hope wrote (see)

mmMMMmmmmm..... Sunshine

Spring is apparently planned for this weekend

M...eldy    pirate
08/03/2012 at 21:16
Oh great .... 2 late shifts!!
Hope    pirate
08/03/2012 at 21:22
Yes, I have ordered Spring for the weekend OC.... The universe had better not let me down!
WildWill    pirate
09/03/2012 at 09:13
Im charting my THIS YEARS training against LAST YEARS, as i was in my best shape ever last year ... and at the moment ... i am quite a bit behind

Darkness    pirate
09/03/2012 at 12:01

Got my 11 mile run in this morning posting a very consistent pace of between 7min 30 and 8min per mile, avg 7min 45 which I am satisfied with for my long run without pushing too hard (fair play to GB and others who can knock out 6 min miles though).

In my rush to get out the door to get my run in I forgot my wallet and will be relying upon the kindness of others to feed myself today, so the planned lunchtime swim is probably off.  I really need to get the swimming back on track ASAP.


Dustboy    pirate
09/03/2012 at 13:07
Bloody hell, 7.45 MM!!! Don't think I can do that on a bike!
The Silent Assassin    pirate
09/03/2012 at 14:52
muffin top wrote (see)
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.

Yes will have pirate kit on, we aim to be away in the first few groups, but we will be keeping an easy pace most of the way round, you are move than welcome to hook up on our little group, make a change from Mrs SA sucking my back wheel for the entire 80 miles!

09/03/2012 at 16:58
40 mile bike today. Training going ok in that it's consistent but dont feel as fit as this time last year!

taper for all of tomorrow for Silverstone Half on Sunday!
M...eldy    pirate
09/03/2012 at 18:39
Good luck with that one SLim, forecast is quite good for the weekend but not sure on the wind factor!!
09/03/2012 at 19:45
Thanks melds - I've heard the wind will be ok!!
M...eldy    pirate
09/03/2012 at 19:47
and the weather??
WildWill    pirate
09/03/2012 at 20:35
just a short trail run tonite
M...eldy    pirate
09/03/2012 at 20:52
me too Will, it was lovely up there today !
09/03/2012 at 21:26

I was just wondering (ie fretting cos I've had a few bad rides the last few weekends), what are people up to for long rides at the moment please, timewise?  I know it's wrong to compare really but would just like to get a bit of a feel.

Thank you please

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